What It Is
The MEGA Bloks Barbie line of Barbie-themed construction sets gives Barbie fans a new way to play with their favorite fashion doll. The Build 'n Style Beach House set comes with 129 pieces that let kids build a two-story beach house for Barbie and Nikki. There are two rooms to build: a living room and a dance room, complete with speakers and a dance floor. Place Barbie and Nikki on the dance floor, then slide the tab to make the figures twirl and "dance." Each of the rooms is built on a small base plate that slides into the house. This is a great feature because sometimes it can be difficult for small fingers to reach into the small spaces of a dollhouse. Each of the rooms can be removed from the house base so that kids can play more easily inside the rooms.
There is also a patio with lounge chairs, a hot tub that can really be filled with water, a palm tree, and other accessories. Barbie and Nikki's hair and skirts can also be removed and swapped.
The instructions show kids one way to build the Beach House, but it also includes a few pictures of other builds so kids can use the pieces in this set to build the Beach House in any configuration they want.
The Beach House can be combined with other MEGA Bloks Barbie sets. There are 19 mini fashion figures to collect, and each one can be dressed and styled to create dozens of looks.
Why It’s Fun
The MEGA Bloks Barbie line lets kids build and customize their own Barbie world. We love that this new Barbie-themed construction line continues to offer classic Barbie play—hair play and fashion play—but in a smaller size.
Who It’s For
The Barbie Build 'n Style Beach House is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
It took us about 40 minutes to assemble this set. No matter how long it takes you to build, remember that building is part of the fun and play.
Because the rooms slide in and out of the house, they can be interchanged with other sets in the MEGA Bloks Barbie line.