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My little one loves these building blocks and plays with them a lot. You get 70 assorted blocks in a bag and we paid £10.00 for them online. Given the amount of play time that my little one has had from these they have been a great purchase.
They are suitable for ages 1 to 5 and there are alternative colour selections as well in the range as well as different size bags. The 70 piece set has an assortment of sized pieces ranging from eight hole to single bricks in the set. It is not an exclusively pink set, there are other colours to add variety however there is a lot of pink in the set as well. The different colours alongside the pink are white, yellow a pastel blue colour and a vivid pink as well as a lighter shade of pink.
The build quality on these blocks are excellent and they are very easy to assemble hence their suitability for very young children, made from moulded plastic they have a substantial chunky feel to them, there are also a couple of pink slated roof bricks which help to really finish off a construction no matter how hap hazard the build might be. There are designs avaialble if you want to construct a castle, my little one needs help with this but she loves the end result. Not only do they click together easily but they are also easy to break apart as well.
These blocks are great for hand eye coordination and concentration skills as well as the fun of building and letting your childs imagination have free reign. The colours are attractive and the blocks are big enough not to be a choke hazard however they do require supervision. Also they are really easy to keep clean. The only downside is they do hurt if you step on one with any protection on your feet.
The bag they come in is a robust plastic and makes storage easy and it also means they are easy to remove when it is play time. It has a zip to seal all the blocks in and to prevent spillage when being removed, it is a good quality zip that little hands can cope with.
These are a well made toy which allow your child to play either on their own or with others, I'm pretty sure we will be putting down on her birthday list for another set as then she will be able to build a lot more things in the future.
I actually prefer Lego to Megabloks however this set was given to my youngest daughter for her first birthday so she uses this set for in my parents house since it is my father who looks after my children whilst I work.
You can buy Megabloks sets in many places such as supermarkets . online and in toy shops so they are not hard to get hold of. I have seen a multicoloured pack which is suitable for either sex of child and then the pink version which obviously is more for a girl however I haven't seen a boys version of them. The blocks cost around £15 for a bag of 70 pieces, it states on the bag that these are suitable for ages 1 to 5 although I'm not sure why they put an upper limit on it as I think that is down to each individual child.
The blocks come in a plastic bag which is pretty durable, our bag hasn't got any rips of tears and the zip which it opens and closes by works perfectly still and this is nearly a year later.
Inside the bag there are 70 pieces of four different colours, there are lilac, pale pink, dark pink and white so they are certainly girly colours. There are pieces which are one prong wide and pieces which are two prongs wide and then there are lengths of one, two, three and four so there is quite a good range of different sizes which I think is good.
The pieces are made of plastic but quite flexible plastic as it doesn't crack or break at all, the pieces fit on top of each other well but they are not quite as sturdy as Lego which we do own a lot of.
My daughter was happy when she saw these but she loves the Lego Duplo so I would have expected her to like these too. She will sit and play with these for hours and if my Mam needs to get jobs done when she looks after my youngest she will give her the bag of bricks and she barely moves. My elder daughter likes to use these to make high towers and see how high it can go before it falls over.
These are a great cheaper alternative to Lego Duplo and is great value and durable, my daughter has got a lot of play time out of these and she still loves them.
We love Mega Bloks in this house, we also love pink (well, most of us) so when I spotted this bag of Mega Blok pinkness in Toys R Us recently I had to buy it even though we currently have enough of these large plastic bricks to build our own full sized house. The durable plasticky/rubbery bag contains seventy Bloks of assorted sizes, the majority of them are shades of pink but there are lots of other colours included that you won't find in the traditional sets of Mega Bloks.
The colour scheme of this set is decidedly pastel; there have been some hot pink bricks thrown into the mix but mainly you're talking baby pink, white, pale yellow and baby blue. They're all very pretty and perfect for my uber feminine five year old who definitely plays with this set more than her others which feature brighter colours, her eighteen month old brother is absolutely not bothered what colour the bricks he throws around the floor are but I've noticed Hollie tries to keep him away from this set as she adores the pinkness so much.
The Mega Bloks are made of chunky plastic and all fit together nice and smoothly, regardless of how many 'pegs' each brick has. There's a good selection of large eight peg bricks all the way down to single pegged ones - and all the sizes in between. What sets this pink set apart from any other are the two slanted pink 'roof' bricks - all the better for making fairy tale castles of course! As the Bloks fit so beautifully together it really only depends on the imagination of your little one as to what they are able to build, there are a couple of suggestions on the bag itself but I'd recommend visiting the Mega Bloks website for more ideas and even detailed plans for structures.
Hollie, obviously, likes to build the aforementioned fairy tale castles but is happy to build anything pink really! She wasn't too happy at first when she saw this wasn't an unadulterated bag of 'pink' but she soon saw the sense in having the small selection of other colours as it makes the bricks so much more versatile. One brilliant thing about having so many pink bricks is that she can make flat 'faces' and people which look relatively lifelike, we've got other sets of Mega Bloks so she tends to swap and change between the sets - the girl-figure she made today with a bright red dress (Bloks from the other set) looks absolutely brilliant!
Storage is simple as the bricks just dump into the bag and this then does up with a sturdy zip that runs all the way around the top. The zip has been made so that little hands can work it, I've never known either this or any other Mega Bloks zip to stick - and incidentally while we've only owned this pink set for a short time, our other set is at least two years old and the bag is still in tiptop condition. I personally like the fact that the bag unzips all the way round as it means both Hollie and David can access the bricks and also put them away after themselves (in a fashion), an inferior set of building blocks we have comes in a bag that only opens up halfway and that's a nuisance as it seems to make it such a harder job to put the blocks back after playtime.
As far as I'm concerned I love Mega Bloks. They're huge fun for kids of any age (adults too, thankyouverymuch!) but also promote concentration and encourage children to play independently. Hollie used to use our previous set when she was learning to count and the same would be completely possible with this pink set, also younger children can benefit from improved hand to eye coordination as they learn to fit the Bloks together and suss out which ones will go together the best to create their masterpiece. Anything that encourages creative play is wonderful in my opinion, kids in general spend too much time watching DVDs and playing computer games - Hollie can work the iPad as well as I can, which is commendable but it's still better to see her playing with more traditional toys that encourage her to use her imagination.
The Mega Bloks are so easy to keep clean; I'd been expecting this set to get dirty quickly as they're all such pale colours, but this isn't the case and they don't show the grime up any worse than the brighter bricks. If I notice dirt on a specific brick I just wipe it over but now and again I'll tip them all into the bath with Hollie and they get clean as she's playing in the bath water with them - lazy, yes, but it works a treat!
I absolutely recommend this set of Mega Bloks, if only to ring the changes if you already have the traditional set of primary coloured Bloks. Obviously these are pretty gender specific but the fact that the pink bricks are interspersed with other pastel colours means it's not totally embarrassing when your son is seen playing with them - they *are* more for little girls though, and strangely I've never spotted a corresponding blue set for the lads!
I bought these for my daughter 1 and a half years ago when I was purchasing items from Argos for her 1st birthday. I had picked something which was £10.00 but in the 2 for £15 range so I thought that I might aswell pick another gift for the extra £5.00 and these were it.
I was pleasently surprised when these were handed to me as I didn't think that there would be as many in the bag as there were - 70 pieces in all!!! The blocks were made up of 1pc, 2pc, 3pc and 4pc in length (if you know what I mean?!?! Lengthwise - I cant think of a better way to describe it). There were pink, purple, white and blue blocks in the bag although other packs are availale with different colour scemes in.
When she recieved them she wasn't that interested in them so my 6 year old decided to claim them for herself and spent hours playing with them building different castles and houses :) It wasn't until my youngest was over 2 years old that she began to play with them, as soon as she did they became a firm favourite with her and replaced her other toys for a good while! She has stopped playing with them as much but I still see them appearing around 3 times a week.
The bricks are nice and chunky so easy for small children to grasp and could help improve their hand-eye co-ordination and their creativity. Another thing that I like with these are that you can expand the collection with other Mega Blocks from this size range and they can all be played with together rather than having to purchace a new set and play with them separatley.
This set can be purchaced from Argos for £14.97 at the moment in 'Pink' or multicoloured (70pc bag) or you could pay the extra 2 pence as they have a set on sale at the moment - 100pc Pony bag with added animals for £14.99 (think I might expand ours with these).
Overall highly recommended as they will keep childern amused for hours on end. (and adults come to think of it - my other half thinks I don't see him making what he wants when he is meant to be joining in the play)
My daughters are currently playing with their mega blocks as we speak. There's enough for both of them to play happily together...something which shouldn't be taken for granted!
The bag which we have says it's for 1 year plus, but my 8 month old daughter has no problems using these at all. As the blocks are so large and sturdy, they can't really be swallowed- and their co-ordination doesn't have to be perfect.
We originally purchased a bag containing 70 pieces in pink, blue, purple and white, but there are a variety of other colours available. We have since added more blocks to our collection-including a mega blocks kitchen and a winnie the pooh mega blocks. As long as they are in the same age range, all the blocks can be used together.
Our bag of mega blocks cost £14.99 from Toys r us, although I have seen them in places like Asda and Argos-quite often in the sale.
I think the bag of 70 pieces is ideal as a first set of building blocks, which is exactly what this was for our daughter. 70 pieces was an ideal starting block for her, but as their hand/eye co-ordination and imagination improve, they tend to need more blocks. After six weeks, my daughter was no longer content with the one bag.
I would recommend these blocks, particularly as the size of them enables me to get on with my jobs, knowing that they can't choke on them. The bright colours distract both of my daughters- and I can zip them up in a bag when they're finished.