A friend of ours loves to build models from building blocks. My children are always so jealous of the cool game characters that grace his front window. Now we can have one in our front window too, thanks to the “Mega Construx Pokemon Construction Set“.
The “Mega Construx Pokemon Construction” comes with over 800 construction pieces, divided up into labeled bags and two instruction books.
The instructions are similar to those found in other construction sets. I like how they highlight the areas where the pieces are meant to click together.
I falsely made the assumption that the labeled bags only held the parts required for each set of steps. This resulted in me using Pikachu’s nose in the wrong spot. I found myself at step 129 looking for the missing piece that I accidentally used in one of the beginning steps.
I wish I had taken the time to familiarize myself with both the instructions and pieces before I started. For those not familiar with the pieces, several of them look very much alike and cause me some trouble as I picked the wrong parts.
The suggested age is 8 plus, but I would think slightly older. The pieces are compatible with our Kre-o and Lego sets. It took us a little over four hours to complete the model. We had to take it apart to find Pikachu’s nose, and then I dropped the body, so that added extra time to our project.
The pieces click together tightly and can be difficult to take apart. Again, I wish I had taken the time to fully explore the instruction book, as I discovered that there is a 9-in-1 tool included to help you disconnect pieces. Check out the video to see how it works.
The finished Pikachu stands approximately 10.5 inches from his feet to the top of his head, or a little over 12.5 inches to the top of his ear. Pikachu’s arms, ears, neck, tail and legs all move. The neck and tail are a little more difficult to move than the other parts.
The kids are proud of their “Mega Construx Pokemon Jumbo Pikachu” and look forward to building more of these sets.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary “Mega Construx Pokemon Jumbo Pikachu Building Set” through the Amazon Vine Program in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.