KRE-O Autobot Jazz
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What It Is
Hasbro's new KRE-O brand provides builders ages 6 and up with the opportunity to experience Transformers in a new way—as a construction toy. Each KRE-O Transformers set features two types of builds: a robot or a vehicle. The bricks and pieces of the KRE-O sets are compatible with other leading brick brands.
Autobot Jazz is a 122-piece set. As fans know, Jazz is the second-in-command for the Autobots, and when he's not a robot, he's a Pontiac Solstice. Kids can build Jazz as either a robot or a car. (The only way to "transform" the model is to rebuild it.) Two KREONS (minifigures) are also included.
Why It’s Fun
KRE-O Transformers Autobot Jazz is great for kids who are both building fans—and Transformers fans. Since this is the first time that the Transformers brand has appeared in this kind of configuration, there's a certain level of novelty to this as well. Kids will like building Jazz (either in vehicle or robot mode) themselves and creating their own Transformers adventures.
Who It’s For
KRE-O Transformers Autobot Jazz is for ages 6—12. Older building and Transformers fans are likely to want these as collectibles.
What to Be Aware of
It took us about 40 minutes to build Autobot Jazz as the robot. The instructions are very clear. Kids at the younger end of the age spectrum may need a little help or patience with the smaller parts, and grown-ups should definitely help with applying the labels.
There's some articulation in the finished models, but don't expect them to transform. If you want to turn Autobot Jazz into the car, you're going to have to take the pieces apart and put them together—that's transforming the long way. But for kids who love construction, that's all part of the excitement.