Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fun with Mega Bloks- First Builders and Amazing Spider-Man Review

Brayden received his first set of Mega Bloks for a gift on his very first Christmas... Who knew that six years later they would still be such a hit?! We have since purchased many different Mega Bloks sets but I'd have to say that his most favorite are the Amazing Spider-Man sets that we were recently sent to review.

There are a total of twelve different Amazing Spider-Man sets and the lovely folks at Mega Bloks were generous enough to send us three different sets to review. I cannot even begin to explain how excited my boys were when our package arrived.


The first (and most popular) set we received is the Bridge Showdown. This set features 250 pieces to build a Spider-Man Jeep, Lizard Attack Walker with working launcher, and Battle-damaged Spider-Man and Lizard micro action figures. Geared for ages 6 and up, these sets were a little tough for my boys to put together by themselves but with mom and dads help they were ready to go in no time!


Along with the Bridge Showdown we also received the Spider-Man Speeder which contains 80 pieces and a Spider-Man micro action figure, and the Lizard Sewer Speeder which contains 91 pieces and a Lizard micro action figure. My boys love to play with all three sets to form the ultimate Spider-Man/Lizard show down!


Since Trevor is a little young for the Spider-Man Mega Bloks (though he still enjoys playing with them under parental supervision), the kind folks at Mega Bloks also sent us a First Builders Big Building Bag to review. This set comes with 80 of the larger blocks for ages one and up, and best of all it comes with a reusable storage bag to keep all your blocks in one place when they're not being used.

Mega Bloks first builders

Mega Bloks first builders

The larger blocks have been a favorite of ours for years! They're super easy for little hands to assemble and the possibilities really are endless when it comes to building. To encourage parents and children to play and build together, Mega Bloks recently launched the Mega Bloks First Builders Let’s Build! mobile app which features easy to follow instructions for over 20 different creations. How cools is that?!

You can purchase the Amazing Spider-Man sets and the First Builders online at www.megabloks.com and in stores at Target, WalMart, and Toys R Us. Christmas is right around the corner (wink, wink)!

Disclosure: I was provided with the product(s) mentioned above free of charge by the company or PR representative for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. All opinions are my own.

106 comments:

Kathy said...

Love your blog! Fun seeing your boys playing with the Mega Bloks and having so much fun! My kids love them just as much.

cncgirl00 said...

My 4 yr. old daughter has had megablocks since she was a year old and they still are in great shape as well. She loves them and plays with them a couple of times a week. I like that the first builders bag had a block with wheels on it. She would love that.

Irma said...

My son loves megablocks. I know he would love the one your son is playing with that has wheels. And he would also build it like your son, lets see how high I can build it...Thanks for this awesome giveaway

June Isbel said...

Love to play Mega Blocks with my Grandchildren! The invention of these are GREAT! Koodos to who ever did!

Raina said...

What a great review. I love your blog. I want Megablocks for myself (lol!)

Laura Miller said...

I love this!!! Brings back memories! My little girls are now big enough to play with them!

Anonymous said...

TERE HIDALGO-RODRIGUEZ

I LOVE YOURO BLOG. MY GRANDSON LOVES PLAYING WITH MEGABLOCKS. THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY YOU GIVE US TO WIN.

Kayla Burnett said...

My son loves mega blocks! He plays with them daily!

bonnie m said...

I really hope I win this. my grandson has a birthday the end of Oct and he loves this stuff. It would give me a great gift for him!!!

Amy Jo said...

My 3 year old daughter just received her first set/bag of Mega Bloks for her last birthday. I love their zip up bag. When she's done, she puts them in the bag, zips it up & puts them away. I love that they have this now.

sarah buki said...

i love toys like this that let kids be creative!

Carolyn Colley said...

My grandson loves mega-bloks and my granddaughter does too. Thanks for the review. You are doing a great job.

Amber Nara said...

I think it is so neat your son had such a great time helping you do this review! This seems like with the quantity of pcs. that it would really challenge my sons mind and creativity!! i am excited to win the spider man giveaway!! Thank You

krystal rivera said...

my sons would just die for these!!!!

MannysGrammy said...

Thanks for posting about these sets as its nice to know ahead of time which sets are easy enough or just too hard for 6 yr old/4 yr olds (but really me!) LOL
Some have such tiny, tiny pcs they are so hard to see/hold/snap together so we ernd up NOT being able to use/put together intended toy~thats the worse!
Love your site~thanks!

Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle said...

Thanks for the review. The kids in my family love these. It's amazing to see what little great creations they make with them. :)

Lord SkyOak said...

My kids all love Mega blocks.

CHELESA sims said...

My kids would love this. My son is a block guy.We have some blocks and he walks around with them.

Silent Poet said...

Thanks for your review. These seem so fun :)

-Rachael Henzman

jlapage said...

Such great products; thanks for the opportunity to win! :-)

crystletellerday said...

i had these when i was little

freddie said...

I have 5 grandchildren and they have all started out with Mega Bloks and now it's time for our 5th grandson to start. It will be so much fun watching him as he begins to build.

Jennifer Hiles said...

My daughter got something similar to the First Builder set for her 1st bday and she really enjoys it, I think she would enjoy it more if you could build something (like a car or house, etc.) out of them!

Mike Davis said...

My Jesse who is 9 next month has all his sets from even when he was little-- and they are the perfect hand size for Pierce who will be one in Oct. but we really could up date a few of the new items,They are a great block, that really last.Worth the purchases

Amy V said...

my 19 mo old LOVES these bloks...and i love how sturdy they are! i didn't kow they made spiderman ones!

Angela said...

This app sounds great and since my kids understand my iphone better than I do they will love it!

Lori Thomas said...

My son loves his mega bloks, always fun to play with

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great addition to my son's building blocks and equipment.

ArleneWhit said...

Mega Bloks ROCK!!! Great post! Your boys are adorable! :)

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Anita Jones said...

awesome review! my youngest daughter would love to have a set to play with. not so sure my older daughter would enjoy them as much though.

shanon hyatt said...

Mega blocks are a wonderful toy/tool for kids- they keep them entertained for hours and not only are they using their hands they are using their little brains to be creative. All my kids have had mega blocks growing up. Thanks for sharing this review.

meg said...

Well they sure didn't have Legos like this when I was a kid1 LOL! I could just see myself having fun with these with my Grandson :) What a great way to play and get away from all the tech. and T.V.

RANDY FULGHAM said...

I KNOW 3 LITTLE BOYS,MY NEWPHEWS WOULD ENJOY IF I WIN THEY WILL BE HAPPY I AM SURE.

Megan said...

No matter how much technology comes into the world, I don't think blocks will ever go out of style - there is just something satisfying to a kid (and a grownup, for that matter), about building something!

jamie lafever said...

Fruit Market Hello Kitty is too cute. would like to win those

Angie G said...

Wow a Megablok app - that I have to check out!

Courtney M. said...

There's a Megabloks app? I will be looking that up right now! I love Legos and Megabloks. My husband is super anal about them, though, and even though they are similar, he likes them in separate bins. #pain

Tiffany Overton said...

I would love to have these for my kids. I had these when I was little and pkayed with them for hours. They were such fun! I would love for my kids to enjoy them like I did!
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Inez McLeish said...

Thank you for the review. Megabloks Rocks! My boys and now my grandboys play with these awesome toys.

Sarah B. said...

With two boys (another boy due in 3 weeks) Mega Bloks have always been a hit in our house. What a fun giveaway!

Sue Hull said...

I love the Mega Blocks because they're easy for little hands to hold onto.As you said they play with them for many years so you get your money's worth for sure. Thanks for the Awesome review! :)
Have An Awesome Wkend! :)

ann said...

These are great. The kids love the blocks big or small. They can build with them and also be creative and design their own things to. Keeps them busy and having fun. They been around along time. Its nice that they have them for different age group too.

Crystal Irvin said...

thanks for the giveaway

HCeallaigh said...

id love to play with these with my son! i remember playing with similar type thins as a kid!

Anonymous said...

JJ Caraway said......

My grandson has Mega Bloks and he loves to play with them. He loves Spiderman and this wonderful give away would absolutely tickle him if I won. I enjoyed reading your review as it was well written, thanks.

Tabitha said...

My son would love the spiderman one..how fun

Jan Messali said...

My kids always loved Mega Bloks. I'd love to set these for my grandson now. :)

polly said...

my 4 year old grandson loves his mega bloks...we have some here for him to play with too

Lisa's Free Stuff said...

Great review! Looks like they really loved their mega bloks.

rj7777 said...

I love these blocks. Your review was wonderful and makes me want to go buy them now. I will definitely think of these as a great option for Xmas presents for my kid relatives. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

surrealestate22 said...

i loved playing with legos as a child and look forward to seeing what new and "improved" items like these my daughter may enjoy.

Wendi Scharrer said...

We love Mega blocks. I like them most because they encourage your child to use thier imagination! Hours of fun for the whole family! :)

Anonymous said...

My son has always enjoyed MEGA Bloks...it's nice that now that he's over he can still enjoy them with their SPIDERMAN collection =)
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Rev. Kim Justice said...

Love the pictures of your boys playing with the blocks.. so so cute..

desiree said...

ilove them and grand son would love them

tami stasko said...

These are great. Legos are sure to please for hours. Hope I win for my grandson !

Chelsea said...

This looks like so much fun! I have a boy in my preschool class who LOVES spiderman, this would be perfect for him!

Michell Dunlap said...

All of my kiddos love building blocks, plus I love that they use their imagination.

Mama G said...

My kids love to build and get frustrated by regular blocks.

Mary Beth said...

"The first (and most popular) set we received is the Bridge Showdown. This set features 250 pieces to build a Spider-Man Jeep, Lizard Attack Walker with working launcher, and Battle-damaged Spider-Man and Lizard micro action figures."

I was shocked to learn that Mega Block Sets are for more than just toddlers. I had no idea that there were more difficult sets to choose from - I think the Spiderman sets will make an appearance under the Christmas tree for sure.

Thanks for your review!

Jennie said...

My two sins and daughter are all grown qith two kids each. So when they come to Memaws house I always have toys books and things to play and have fun with. It's important for children to play it teaches them about life. Not just how to get along with others but it teaches so much more. So be sure to give you children play time.

Marlene Breakfield said...

My nephews would love these.

Anonymous said...

Mega Blocks are such a good idea! They keep my kids entertained for HOURS! :)

Alyn Yang said...

My 4 year old loves building "castles" for his pigs (the ones from Angry Birds) with mega blocks.

canti said...

I particularly are fond of the first set megablocks. Little fingers need larger objects to grasp successfully and these mega blocks fit the bill!

Heather Wone said...

You are never too old for mega blocks and the possibilities are endless when it comes to building!

Tenielle S said...

My kids love to build with their mega blocks!

Serena Adkins said...

Great gifts for the holidays!

Lina said...

Wow - the Spiderman sets look great! I know my sister would love them and my 3 year olds would love the big Megablocks!

Jessica Hahn said...

I'm so glad your review is on this spider-man set...I have bought that and have it put up for christmas for my 8 yr old. I feel even more confident he'll like it now. Thanks.

Stephanie Mago-Eagle said...

I use to love legos & other kinds of building blocks when I was little these look like they are really fun for kids

peggy fedison said...

my grandkids would absolutely love this and i would love playing with them
grandson would love the spiderman set

Patricia Williams said...

We love our first mega blocks. The boys still pay with them every day. My oldest is ready for a more advanced set. He would love the spider man set.

tami stasko said...

My grandson loves mega blocks. I love that they last for years and you can keep adding on to your sets

Constance Zimmer said...

I have an Autistic daughter who is 20, and she STILL loves playing with megablocks!!! We were both so excited to find that they had Hello Kitty Megablocks now!!! She LOVES Hello Kitty!!!!!

HiiS GuMMy QueeN said...

my son loves megablocks we use to have them untill the dog chewed them up =[ we loved playing with them thou, love your blog

Deb said...

anything to keep kids entertained

sheila musselman askins said...

my grandson just loves spiderman! but he is a little young yet to put those pieces together...the mega blocks would be great for his little hands and i love that it comes in a reusable bag for storage!

Terri said...

The First Builders Big Building Bag by Mega Bloks for ages 1-5 looks like fun for my granddaughter who turned 2 today. My nephews would love the Spider Man sets. :-)

Autumn said...

My grandkids are ages 2-12, and I think they would all enjoy these.

Meg Isaacs said...

Your boys look like they are having so much fun! I know building block towers with my girls are one of the few activities that I can do with them for more than 5 minutes and not get bored!

Lida Bureau said...

I think its great for all ages :)

momdecker said...

I amgetting my kids mega blocks for christmas. they look so much fun !

fallenangel said...

i'm so bummed... i saw a Mega Bloks Need for Speed set in Target several months ago but my kiddo really wanted a Toy Story 3 garbage truck so i opted for that instead... now i REALLY wish i had bought the Mega Bloks one instead, because they no longer sell it - but that dumb garbage truck is still there >.<

amber_70301 said...

I love that the First Builders Big Building Bag are made for the younger kids, and the reusable bag must come in handy for pickup time. My daughter is younger than Trevor, and Im sure she would enjoy this set just as much as he did. I like his creation! (:

Susie Chadwick said...

My kids love Mega Bloks because they can actually take them apart themselves.

Krissy Higgins said...

My son is OBSESSED with Super heroes. SpiderMan and Batman being his top 2.
It's fun to see him play. It definitely puts his imagination to the test!

Ruth said...

I like seeing your two boys my Grandsons are 7 and 3 and I help keep them while mom is in college and dad is a fireman.Thanks for all the giveaways I have 'nt been entering long ,but I enjoy it.


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Anonymous said...

All my four children grew up playing with MEGA Blocks. Two of them play with them everyday building forts or castles and then destroying them. It is fun watching them play. cgomez204(at)hotmail(dot)com

M.L. Trimble said...

The First Builders would be perfect for my 2 year old grandson. They could be passed down to his 5 month old brother. I love things that can be passed down. More bang for my buck!

Carmen Van Deursen said...

My son is a huge spider man and loves to build with blocks. I like mega bloks because it keeps those blocks a little steadier for rough play. Great combo for my kid.

brich2222 said...

I love these because they really spark the imagination in kids.

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ShannonRae said...

I love your review. Both my boys love blocks

Amber McLanahan said...

Looks like fun for me and my son! (If only we weren't 41 and 17 already! lol)

Sandy R said...

My 2 1/2 yr old grandson loves building blocks. love things that allows him to let his creative juices flow.

Meg said...

My son just inherited our neighbor's old First Builder MegaBlocks, and he loves them!

Gianna said...

My kids LOVE mega bloks.

Angie Adelman said...

My son loves building things and I love seeing all the unique things he can come up with....

Vanessa Foster said...

Your boys make these blocks look like a lot of fun!

Shanna S said...

Thanks for the review! My girls love Mega Blocks. I love that they come in so many different colors and there are endless things they can create!

pduthoy said...

My kids and I build things out of blocks all of the time. These kinds of toys last forever.

juli guthrie said...

MegaBloks has come so far! I love the new Spiderman line! Thanks for the positive review, I'm hoping Santa brings this for my 5 year old this year!

MissMannah said...

Love Megablocks, they are great for building dexterity in little fingers!

Tanya White said...

My two oldest of of 5 children had megablok and played with them all the time. They really showed how creative they can be at such a young age. My 2 youngest have yet to have Megabloks thanks for the review this is a toy I forgot all about.

Mandy Haynes said...

My son LOVES megablocks. He and his Dad build towers as tall as they can and then he knocks them down. It's hilarious!

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