Thomas and Friends building sets
Thomas and Friends building sets
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Enter the world of Thomas & Friends with new preschool building blocks playsets from MEGA. Celebrating the 65th anniversary of this beloved brand, MEGA's building sets allow kids to create their very own Thomas & Friends stories. Kids will love interacting with their favorite engine friends through the creative play offered by these playsets.
The buildable, four-foot long Busy Day at the Quarry playset includes detailed Thomas and Mavis characters, a working crane, coal, a coal chute, buildable blocks, and a ramp. Kids can help Thomas and Mavis transport rocks from the quarry to the dock. Use the storage bucket to climb and race the engines up and down the ramps. The crane helps Thomas lift heavy rocks.
Race Thomas down the ramps and bring him to new heights with a working ferris wheel, part of the Thomas at the Sodor Fair playset. This scenic, buildable set includes a decorated Thomas, a working Ferris wheel, building blocks, a fair tent, and ramps. Build and rebuild the fair to make every visit unique!
These are great sets for any young Thomas fan. The packages double as large pieces of the set-up and as durable storage units. The directions are easy to follow, and all the sets fit together so you can make a huge diorama. However, each set is fully self-contained with lots of play value and lots to keep kids engaged.