Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Try it Tuesday & Review {Giveaway: Mega Bloks}



Happy Tuesday! It is another wonderful week of
"Try it Tuesday & Review" 
and there is also a giveaway for one lucky reader.

Wahoo!

Mega Bloks
 is proud to announce the launch of the NEW Mega Bloks website: www.megabloks.com !  And let me tell you, it looks awesome! Mega Bloks also has a blog found {HERE}.

Why do they have a new look?
"The main objective of the new look and feel is to provide a modern and user-friendly online experience as well as a refreshed style that reinforces the Mega Bloks identity. 

So what’s NEW with their site? 

1-The new home page focuses on fresh content at multiple levels: A gallery of featured products from our shop Direct access to our most popular brand websites; More visibility for social media; Featured videos; Most recent blog posts.


2-They now have an improved SHOP experience with new catalogue features such as powerful searching and filtering tools and a fresh new design.  For the first time ever, consumers can leave reviews and rate each product in our Shop!  Creating an account lets users keep track of their “Haves” and “Wants” to create their ultimate Mega Bloks wishlist!


3-New Kids Zone and Video landing page


4- New “About Us” page which presents our key brands and redirects consumers to the Board Dudes and RoseArt, as well as our corporate website: megabrands.com 

Wait, there’s MORE! 

 The new Mega Bloks World of Warcraft website is live (http://warcraft.megabloks.com/) as well as the Mega Bloks Skylanders teaser page (http://skylanders.megabloks.com/). Check them out! "


BREAKING NEWS!
As a reviewer, I'm excited to announce the news about Mega Bloks First Builders Let's Build! mobile app is now available on itunes in the App Store. It is FREE! It also provides an enhanced play experience with their Big Building Bags (80 piece and 60 piece).







Play Features:
Their app encourages parents and young kids to build and play together as they go through easy-to-follow building instructions for colourful animal, boats, vehicles and more. Key features include:
  • Selection of over 20 models
  • Easy-to-follow block by block animated instructions
  • Fun and surprising visual and sound effects
  • Photo-sharing function with family and friends via email, Facebook and Twitter
  • Link to the Mega Bloks Family Club where parents can find out more about our products, fun activities and more.
In my opinion...
I was given the opportunity to review the mobile app along with Mega Bloks Big Building Bag. It was perfect for my two year old. First, we opened the PVC Free Eco Friendly bag and poured out all of the blocks. Then I downloaded the free app. It was super easy and didn't take long at all. Plus it was FREE and if you know me, I love free ANYTHING. The app was incredible! I showed it to my husband and he was amazed as well. It really helps parent and child build together.



Eli was excited to check out Mega Bloks First Builders blocks.


We first made a jumbo jet. The app was so easy to follow. First, we chose an object to make. Second, the app told us the type and quantity of blocks to gather.  Then the app showed us each step along with pictures instead of words. Perfect! We also could build in our own speed. It was awesome! Once we were finished building, the app showed us the final product. I was pretty amazed!


Here is the jumbo jet.


Eli was super excited!


We also made a dog.


And we made a caterpillar.


I was pretty impressed with the caterpillar I made. 


Here, Eli was trying to build himself.



We also made a crocodile.



Eli didn't want to put it away.

Overall, I loved the app and the new blocks to play with. Also, Mega Bloks has a girl-themed "pink" color scheme, including pink, purple, blue and white. They think of everyone!

 "Play, store and take it with you wherever you go. The practical storage bag keeps all of the pieces securely in one place and comes with a hand-strap to make carrying the blocks a snap!"

What else does Mega Bloks have?

I was also privileged to receive The Amazing Spider-man bridge showdown.
It was available this past Spring 2012. Also, it is ideal for children ages 6 and up! I haven't seen the new Spider-man movie but I plan to. I'm a huge Spider-man fan. I have all three of the Spider-man movies and of course I saw each one a few times on the big screen. So, I was excited to try out Mega Bloks new Amazing Spider-man Jeep and Lizard Attack Walker. I was one lucky girl! 


I decided to start making the Spider-man Jeep first. To be honest, I was a little confused at first and overwhelmed by all of the pieces. However, once I did the first two steps, I felt like a pro and of course got really into it. It was so fun, I couldn't stop. I also had to put on a movie for my toddler so he wouldn't bother me. Ha ha! It definitely isn't for toddlers because there are about 250 small pieces. It felt thrilling to finish and my husband joined me. He made the Lizard Attack Walker but felt that it was too old for a six year old. He also mentioned that some of the pieces were hard to snap in so I had to step in and help him. There were also a lot of extra pieces so that was exciting. Overall, I enjoyed making the Spider-man Jeep. I felt like a kid again and it was fun to accomplish a small project.


I was quite proud of my ability to finish building the Spider-man jeep. 

    I let Eli play with the Jeep but I definitely was watching him. I didn't want him to break my (I mean) his toy. I'm actually going to put it away till he turns five and then give it to him as a gift. I don't think he will remember. Then, we could start over and he could put the pieces together.

    It features:
    • Buildable Spider-Man Jeep
    • Buildable Lizard Attack Walker
    • Spider-Man and Lizard Micro Action Figures with battle damage!










    The best part about this review is Mega Bloks sent me double of each product. So, one lucky Sweetly Made (Just for you) reader will receive:
    -Big Building Bag
    -The Amazing Spider-man Bridge Showdown

    The giveaway will go till July 24th and the winner will be announced on July 25th. The giveaway is open to the US and anyone 18 and older. Thank you for your support! Good luck!

    {This is a rafflecopter giveaway so please be patient}

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services from Mega Bloks for free in the hope that I would mention the products on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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    1 comment:

    1. Those are so fun!! Glad your little guy got to play with fun blocks.

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