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This has got to be the coolest present I have ever bought my son!
The set consists of:
16 huge plastic brick pieces
4 base plates
Pack of chalks
You also get a booklet showing you how to create the castle, plus other uses for the bricks. You can make various other castle shapes, a long wall or even build it around the head of a bed to create a little den at bedtime.
Ten of the bricks are 10" x 12.5" and two window bricks measure 12.5" x 12.5". When built up as in the picture the castle measures 44" from the floor to the top of the doorway.
The stickers make it a lot more fun. You get the ones shown, plus ones for the inside of the castle such as a treasure chest and log fire. You also get a blackboard sticker (hence the chalks).
It is simple to put together and after a few goes you will be able to do it from memory rather than having to keep referring to the instructions. You literally just build it up as if you would with standard Mega Blocks or Lego so it is easy for even small children to do.
The only problem with this toy is the bulkiness of it, especially if you don't have much storage space. We have loads of space and used to keep ours in the cupboard under the stairs but found that we hardly ever used it as it was always packed away.
We have since found a novel use for it. We copied one of the pictures from the instruction booklet and it now makes an unusual fire surround in our living room! It actually looks quite cool and we usually get comments on it.
This means that it is always out and is very easy to just change the shape for a play session; then whip it back into a fire surround when they've finished playing - Plus, my gas fire is quite old and isn't in-keeping with the rest of the room so I'm glad to cover it up!
I love this toy and so does my son, I only wish they had them when I was a child.
The nearest I got to this was a make-shift den, created by draping my duvet over two adjacent chairs, lol!
I would highly recommend the Mega Bloks Castle as it is great fun and is great for developing children's skills as they need to think logically to create the castle, then think creatively to play in it.
Build your own castle and crown yourself king of your room or your backyard. Using new and innovative giant blocks, the MegaPlay Adventure Castle from Mega Bloks is a fun new way for you to build and rebuild your castle just about anywhere, anyway you'd like. Build inside or out, or turn it into a unique headboard for your bed. You get about 30 pieces in all, including 14 giant and sturdy indoor/outdoor blocks, flags, a toy sword, a toy shield and an book with even more creative play ideas.