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KRE-O Transformers: Sentinel Prime

Friday, August 26, 2011

A couple of days ago, I told you about Fan Expo Canada and how you can stop by the Hasbro booth to check out their new line of construction toys called KRE-O. Lucky for me, I got to test one out myself! Some of my friends on Twitter felt pity that I had the difficult task of putting together over 380 pieces but fear not. I came. I built. I conquered.

Now, it's true that where Transformers are concerned, there is more than meets the eye. It was slow, at first, but once I sorted the pieces by colour, then by size, and sent the kids to bed, I found it was much easier. The first page recommends that you do so. Sort by colour and size, that is. (It doesn't mention the kids.) This particular set is called Sentinel Prime, a 2 in 1 construction set that can be built in vehicle (firetruck) mode or robot mode. It's recommended for kids ages 8-14 but everyone knows I'm smarter than a fifth grader. I tackled it anyway. If you didn't catch some of the play-by-play on Twitter, I've put together a little collage of some of the steps along the way.

KRE-O Sentinel Prime Transformer
KRE-O Sentinel Prime Transformer - Vehicle Mode

From very early on, it felt like I was missing a piece. And, unless my son misplaced it, it looks like I may need to print out an order form to replace part number #00045. But it's located underneath the firetruck near the rear so it isn't crucial from a structural standpoint. The instruction manual is printed in colour and clearly shows how to build in each mode. The vehicle mode requires 87 steps whereas the robot mode requires a little over 100! Now you understand why I went with vehicle mode. Plus, my son is crazy about firetrucks. He doesn't need to know that it can be rebuilt into a robot for at least another couple of years, right?

KRE-O Sentinel Prime - Vehicle Mode

The final result is really cool and took me about and hour and a half, give or take. I think my son will love playing with it. I do foresee issues with the side panels where the ladders are located since they come off easily. I'm thinking I could use the spare parts to better secure these panels. The four KREON figures (SENTINEL PRIME, SOUNDWAVE, THUNDERCRACKER and Fire Chief) are really cute, too. By the way, did you know that KRE-O works with other leading brands? Bonus!

KRE-O Sentinel Prime Transformer


I plan on attending Fan Expo today, barring any severe traffic delays in downtown Toronto. If you plan on coming, stop by booth #304 and if I'm there, come say hello. You can also get your picture taken with Bumble Bee. In the meantime, I'll be giving away not one, but TWO KRE-O prize packs courtesy of Hasbro!
This contest is now closed. The winners have been announced below.

TWO lucky readers will get to try out some seriously cool KRE-O products. Each prize pack, valued at approximately $134.97, will include:
  • Optimus Prime with Twin Cycles (the most advanced set available!)
  • Bumblebee
  • Megatron
That's a sweet prize, I know! So how can you win? By filling out the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck! (If you don't see the form, you might need to click on the words "Read more".)







Disclosure: I was sent a KRE-O Sentinel Prime construction set to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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40 COMMENTS

  1. I like the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Construction Set best

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  2. My favorite is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON Construction Set.
    ro20del at yahoo.com

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  3. My favourite one is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Construction Set

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  4. my favorite is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Construction Set
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I like the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS PROWL. My 7 year old son would SO much love this prize!

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  6. I can't choose!!!!!!!!!!! But I think my son would go for either the Optimus Prime or the Bumblebee construction set! So COOL!!!!!!!

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  7. I'm thinkin' my boys would love any of the Transformers, but especially Ratchet

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  8. My favourite one is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Construction Set, Bumble Bee too!

    calvert0 at telus dot net

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  9. They are all so cool. My girls are just getting into Lego so they would love this stuff :) I like the decepticon figures. You always need a bad guy :)

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  10. I like the Kre-o transformers optimus prime. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  11. KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Construction Set would be a HUGE hit with my nephew

    ty

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  12. my favourite is Optimus Prime
    terkim at gmail dot com

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  13. My favourite is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Construction Set

    sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

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  14. The KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Construction Set looks like something i know my son would like.


    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I like the Bumblelee!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  16. Optimus Prime KRE-O set of course!

    hayliemacnab@hotmail.com

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  17. I like the KRE-O Transformers Mirage Construction Set

    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  18. my favorite is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Construction Set

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  19. the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MEGATRON Construction Set is really cool
    staceyx at telus dot net

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  20. I like the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS STARSCREAM Construction Set
    mommakoala(at)cogeco(dot)ca

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  21. KRE-O TRANSFORMERS STARSCREAM Construction Set and then the Bumblebee set

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  22. One of my faves is KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Construction Set

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  23. I really like the Kre-O Transformers Megatron Construction Set, #30688.

    They all look like they would be a lot of fun to put together.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline

    dod@rogers.com

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  24. My Fav is the bumblee and I am sure my little guy will too!

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  25. My favourite is KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Construction Set.

    tleesfb at yahoo dot ca

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  26. I like this one:

    Black Boys Shoe Cross Design
    Price: CA$35.95

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  27. my favorite product is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOT JAZZ Construction Set

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  28. i like the optimus prime...i should say my son likes it...

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  29. I love bumblebee
    frugalmommieof2 at gmail.com

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  30. I'd have to choose either Bumblebee or Optimus Prime...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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  31. My favorite is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE Construction Set

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  32. Thanks for using the time and effort to write something so interesting.

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  33. I like the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS STARSCREAM

    sweetpeg at gmail dot com

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  34. KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  35. My favorite product is the transformers optimus prime or the transformer bumble bee.
    janicebudgellpollard at hotmail dot com

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  36. Optimus is always the best. It's in his name!

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  37. My favourite set is the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS STARSCREAM Construction Set.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  38. I like the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS MIRAGE Construction Set

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