2011 Holiday Gift Guide: MEGA Bloks Blok Squad Construction Site | Toronto Teacher Mom

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: MEGA Bloks Blok Squad Construction Site

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Do you have a creative builder to shop for this holiday season? If they love MEGA Bloks and construction vehicles, then you've got the perfect 2-in-1 gift with the new Blok Squad Construction Site complete with a 4x4 truck, track loader and road roller. This 395-piece set includes 3 Blok Squad construction workers, pylons and more.

The Blok Squad Construction Site is ideal for children ages 5 and up but I couldn't wait to put the vehicles together for my three-year-old son. He is fascinated by pretty much anything that can move. Sadly, the same cannot be said for the vacuum cleaner. Will work on that later. With the number of tiny pieces that came in the box, I wouldn't have previously let him play with them but he is now well past the stage of putting toys in his mouth. Obviously, he cannot follow the instructions but the manual included easy-to-read illustrations in full colour. And I'm always up for a good puzzle or two. By the time I got to the third vehicle, however...

Blok Squad Construction Site

In all honesty, I really enjoyed putting the construction vehicles together. I just wish my son had been a little more patient while I put it together. My daughter, who is 6, offered to help but gave up rather quickly. But I didn't mind in the least. I first tackled the 4x4 with wagon. Here is what it looks like partially complete:

Blok Squad Construction Site

I then moved onto the remaining 200+ pieces and built the track loader, which was a little bit more complicated.

Blok Squad Construction Site

Blok Squad Construction Site

Finally, I built the road roller while my son continued to play with the other two vehicles. During this time, I had to repair the truck and track loader because my son likes to play a little rough with his toy vehicles. It's no wonder this set is recommended for kids age 5 and older. But still, he played on.

Blok Squad Construction Site

While my son loved playing with this set, I decided to put it away until he was older. He ended up breaking one of the curved pieces near one of the wheels on the truck. Oops! Mommy learned her lesson. He won't be five for another year and a half so this Blok Squad set will seem brand new to him by then. Right?

Also new to the Blok Squad scene is a Fire Patrol SUV, a Police Force Chopper and a Police Force Pursuit set that comes with a police boat, police cruiser SUV and a police force carrier. They will most certainly keep kids busily entertained for hours on end.

Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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  1. We adore Mega Blocks but this set might be the best i've ever seen!


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