Review: Mega Blocks (80 pieces)

Author
Eric Cooper
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Do you know what
Mega Blocks are? I didn’t; well, I could infer from the name what they were, but I hadn’t seen them before. Why? Because they weren’t around when I was younger and I tend to gravitate to what I know when I buy toys. One of the perks of this job is getting to try new things and letting you know about them.

Mega Blocks are like ginormous Legos. I hated making the comparison, as Lego has had a problem with Mega Blocks for awhile now (including lawsuits based on the design). I’ll include a link to more information at the end of this review for your reading pleasure. If you know the basic concept of the aforementioned “big name” building toy, then you get the idea behind Mega Blocks. Except for one important distinction: they are HUGE. And, frankly, that’s why I love ‘em.

For ages 1 and up, these toys are meant to be played with by young children and toddlers. These are WAY too big to be considered a choking hazard (but with all toys, please monitor your children for safety purposes – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound in cure). And reason number two: Oh my god, these are so much easier to see, find, and put away. I have yet to step on one (and you know, the smaller something is, the more it’s going to hurt. I don’t know why, but every adult with kids will back me up on that).

Pros:

  • Easy to handle – even small hands are going to find using Mega Blocks easy to handle.
  • Lightweight design
  • Carrying case means all the pieces are put away in the same place (I wish every company would dothis).
  • Tough and hardwearing
  • Comes in 4 basic colors: blue, yellow, red, and green. Great for working with kids and colors.
  • Variety of shapes and widths – all pieces interlock, but variety is the spice of life.

Cons:

  • Because of the nature of plastic, not all pieces interlock super-tight. Although if you’re a small child, this would probably be considered a “pro.”

All in all, I give Mega Blocks a green-light thumbs up. It’s not often you can find a good quality building toy for one year olds, but Mega Blocks has done just that. I look forward to more interactions with this brand and not only for review purposes, either.

For more reading about Mega Brand and Lego, here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Brands

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