This week my son was pretty lucky little dude. He got a very early Christmas gift when a few KRE-O TRANSFORMERS sets arrived at our door. One set in particular, the KRE-O TRANSFORMERS Destruction Site Devastator was packed with a whopping 650 pieces of fun. Designed for kids ages 8 – 14, my 11 year old son is the perfect age for this type of building set. The really cool thing about this kind of building set is that you can build the characters in their vehicle modes then break them all down and rebuild into their robot modes with the same bricks.
The Destruction Site Devastator set comes with enough bricks to build 1 giant robot, 4 vehicles or 4 small robots featuring your favorite Autobots and Decepticons.
We pulled our set out of the box today and found all the bricks bagged and several instruction booklets.
Since this very large set includes 650 small pieces, we found it helpful to grab some bowls from the kitchen and separate each brick by color.
The booklets are filled with picture instructions breaking down each step into just a few pieces. My son felt a bit overwhelmed by how thick the booklet was but once he saw how easy the instructions were he was pretty psyched. My husband and I also joined in the fun helping him make a few of the vehicles. Personally, I’d really like to see some adjustments made on the colors or at least written descriptions of the color bricks needed. We were having trouble figuring out black from the very dark grey.
Now as for my son, he worked for three hours straight to complete this set.
One thing about the KRE-O Transformers is that they are much like the actual transformers in the sense that they have working parts. The bucket on Scavenger actually slides up and down and the tread rolls when you push it across the floor.
When we finally got it completed there was an entire scene set up including towers and 6 Kreon figures to ride in the vehicles.
In addition to the Destruction Site Devastator, which is the ultimate gift for advanced builders, there’s also smaller sets like the Cycle Chase set and the Deception Ambush set which are great for beginning builders, ages 6 and up. They’re also small enough to fit nicely into a stocking.
This is the kind of toy active boys want to find under the tree so they can start building right away for hours of fun.
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