MEGA Bloks Plant-Based Blocks Polar Friends Safari Friends and Woodland Friends Review (MEGA Brands)

MEGA Bloks Plant-Based Blocks Polar Friends Safari Friends and Woodland Friends
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What It Is

Help build a child's imagination and a more eco-friendly world with MEGA Bloks' new plant-based construction sets in its First Builders line. The blocks are made from sugarcane-based polyethylene, a renewable raw material. And the 100 percent recyclable packaging features a Forest Stewardship Council certification logo, which means it's made from responsible sources. 

There are a variety of sets in the line, including the 10-piece Polar Friends set. The large and chunky blocks have a white, blue, teal, and purple color scheme. Kids can build a polar environment and even build a penguin and a polar bear. Or mix and match the animal blocks to build different animal creations.

The Safari Friends set is a 30-piece building set with enough pieces to build an elephant, a tiger, and a monkey, plus a safari environment with leafy bricks to create a tree. Again, kids can mix and match the animal blocks for some silly animal combinations. Most of the blocks in this set are orange, brown, yellow, and green, with some red, blue, and light green on the animal blocks. 

And the Woodland Friends set has 70 pieces for building a forest filled with a raccoon, a bunny, a fox, a bear, and a deer. These animal blocks can be mixed and matched for silly animal mash-ups. Along with the red, brown, blue, and green blocks, the set includes a few leafy blocks for making trees, as well as two small blocks with printed images of a baby bunny and a baby tiger on them. 

None of these sets come with instructions. The building play is all up to kids, who can either get inspiration from the pictures on the box or build and stack however they want. All of these sets are compatible with each other, as well as with other MEGA Bloks First Builders blocks you may already own. 

Is It Fun?

Yes, these new blocks are eco-friendly, but nothing has changed in terms of ease of building and creative play for toddlers. The lack of instructions just inspires kids to explore the building possibilities. They can create a new scene and a new animal each time they play.

Who It’s For

The MEGA Bloks First Builders sets are for ages 1 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

These sets are compatible with other MEGA Bloks First Builders sets.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy