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My youngest son was three in May and this Mega Bloks Wagon was one of the gifts he received from a family friend.
My eldest son had quite a few bits and pieces from Mega Bloks and most of it had been handed down to Logan, so as a result he was quite pleased when he had removed this from the wrapping. It contained 24 blocks of various sizes, but there was still room for him to add about 10 -15 from his own stash, although they were all heaped on top of each other! The wagon, or trolley as Logan likes to call it, is in lovely bright primary colours and very unisex, my daughter also loves it but she either has to wait until Logan decides he wants to transport something (or someone) different to blocks or sneak a play when he is at playgroup. Everything is made of the same or very similar plastic as the usual blocks and all edges are clean but not sharp. The wheels run well, but definitely better on carpet than laminate and tile. The handle is quite chunky, but light, none of my children have any problems gripping it, but there is no texture to it so would be slippy if damp. The handle also folds into the bucket which saves space for storage. Of course, Logan loves tipping the basket up and dumping the blocks (or any other toys) all over the floor.
I will admit, that my children sit in the basket and try to pull each other along too. The basket does seem quite an adequate size for a toddler, but looking on the site, it is not recommended! The weight of my little ones seems to keep the basket quite steady though and it doesn't tip up. With the toy being fairly low to the floor I don't suppose much harm can come to them as neither of them can pull it along at any speed, but obviously it's not an activity I encourage. When they aren't being quite so destructive, the wagon is also used as a supermarket trolley and transports the playfood from the shop (my sofa) to their play kitchen.
The blocks which come with the wagon match the others we already have, but a nice addition are two figures and a wheel base. We didn't have those before, just the standard blocks. Logan loves these different additions and loves making cars to carry the people and I think these parts probably get more play than the wagon itself.
This wagon definitely gets a recommendation from me. It is of the quality I have come to expect from Mega Bloks and apart from the intended use, it has encouraged my childrens imagination, turning into a car and a supermarket trolley. It is easy to keep clean with a damp cloth and is light enough to be moved around easily. It also acts as small storage, it's amazing how many bits and pieces you can fit into it if you try!
The recommended age range is 1+ and I would say that is correct. At age 3 my son has been able to play with the blocks for a long time now and he can sometimes get a little over excited with the wagon, using it for the use they actually warn you not to! However, it is very hard wearing and suitable for a number of uses and Logan still loves it. The rrp is around the £30 mark, which seems expensive to me. I've recently bought a pink one for my neice for £17.99 which is more realistic, I think offers can be often found for these type of toys.
This chunky little wagon from Ritvik can be used to store blocks or other toys, carry blocks from one construction site to the next, or even be part of the building set. With wide blue wheels and a sturdy yellow handle that folds down, the wagon will provide hours of fun just loading and unloading all those blocks. The blocks come in different sizes and are easy for small hands to grasp, but they are large enough to pose no threat of choking. Also included are two Mega Blok people, a boy and a girl, and a flat trailer-like object with wheels. The seat-like area in the wagon might be tempting to sit on, but could easily tip over. Though sturdy, this wagon is not meant to hold children.