Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mega Bloks Barbie® Build 'n Play Super Star Stage {Review & Giveaway}

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Although her answer has sometimes changed, nearly every time I (or anyone else) has asked Little Sister B what she wants to be when she grows up, she proudly declares: a rock star.

Is it the glitz? The glamour? The costumes? The lights and the stage? The loud, danceable music? I'm fairly certain the answer is all of the above... plus more.

So while I'm 99% sure that my little girl will end up following a different career path, for now I'm happy to support and encourage her continued dreaming and imagining. That's what childhood is all about, right?

While we've done plenty of dress-up and pretending, we were recently introduced to a new way to extend the rock star love that even includes one of our favorite little characters. There's just no way to not be excited to rock 'n roll with Barbie and her friends as they put on the hottest show in town with the Mega Bloks Barbie® Build 'n Play Super Star Stage!

Mega Bloks Barbie Rock Star

Best known for their colorful, easy to manipulate building blocks, Mega Bloks has taken things to a new level time and time again by introducing new ways to play with them. Their sets have expanded to include trucks, farms, trains, recognizable characters, games, and much more to encourage imaginative play.

And this Super Star Stage truly is an example of Mega Bloks' creativity and attention to detail. Special concert pieces like silver scaffolding, huge amplifiers, glittering blocks and a sparkling disco ball set the mood, while the stage elevator and large video screen let everyone enjoy watching Barbie perform anywhere at the concert.

Could they have added any more to a young girl's dream toy?

Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Super Star Stage

Right out of the box it was easy to see that Mega Bloks hadn't spared a single detail when it came to including pieces for this set. 

However, as the Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Super Star Stage is designed for children aged 5-10, I could see that parents would want to consider their child's personality and preferences when giving this as a birthday or holiday gift.

Have a child that loves to build and create on their own? Then give them this set as is so that they can put it all together! But if you have a child (like mine) that has less patience and would rather be able to immediately play with Super Star Barbie, Raquelle and Teresa? Then you might want to consider opening the box ahead of time to get a head start on some of construction steps.

Mega Bloks Barbie Super Star Stage

After feeling slightly overwhelmed at the number of pieces that this set includes, I was happy to see that Mega Bloks included clear, step-by-step instructions that showed me where every last piece was to go.

Mega Bloks Barbie Stage instructions

In all, it took me approximately one hour before our mini singing stars were ready to get up on stage and rock the roof off with their keyboard, guitars, multiple microphones, working elevator and more!

Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Super Star Stage review

Again, the details! Mega Bloks easily could have made the Build ‘n Play Super Star Stage much less complex, but that would have been so much less fun!

Instead, they included an incredible amount of buildable accessories so that you almost feel as though you're really at a miniature rock concert. The 5-panel stage platform, stage elevator, glittering block stands, set pieces, scaffolding, sparkling blocks and stairs, backstage area, television camera... the list just goes on and on!

Mega Bloks Barbie

Plus, although I assembled the Super Star Stage per the instructions, there really is no right or wrong way to put these pieces together.

A child can keep this huge two-story rock show as is, or simply remove parts, move them around, build them taller or wider, or even combine them with any other of the Mega Bloks Barbie sets to build a whole new fabulous world of fashion, friends and fun!

Mega Bloks Barbie options

Around here, however, we've had a rockin' good time putting Super Star Barbie, Raquelle and Teresa up on stage to watch (and listen) to them put on the hottest show in town.

The girls have a blast putting the characters in various locations so that they can play the keyboard, spin the turntable, sing into the mic, and more. And who wouldn't find it fun to use a working elevator that sends the rider spinning in circles as she moves up and down?

Mega Bloks Barbie Stage elevator

But, of course, no rock concert would be complete if you didn't have real lights and sound, right?

The Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Super Star Stage includes both, with real controls that let kids direct the show in two different ways!

Mega Bloks Barbie Stage controls

Mode One lets you choose the volume level and start up the real multi-color flashing lights and change between four different songs as Barbie and her friends play their latest hits.

Mode Two, however, lets you choose the music — simply play or sing along to your favorite songs on the radio and the concert lights flash along in time to the music!

Mega Bloks Barbie Stage lights sounds

This set has done nothing but impress us since its arrival and the pretend concert experiences that we've had have resulted in all sorts of laughter and smiles. Even though this set and the characters are small, they have "performed" for a multitude of stuffed animal fans and have been extremely well-received each and every time.

Even better, as the characters' accessories and hair are interchangeable, it is extremely easy to have the stars take a quick trip "backstage" to change clothes in between acts!

Mega Bloks Barbies

If you have a girl in your life that loves Mega Bloks and Barbie and dreams of being a rock star, the Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Super Star Stage just might be the perfect gift for her. This buildable, multi-story, out-of-this-world concert set is only limited by imagination!

Retailing for around $59.99, this brightly-colored set can be purchased on Amazon, from ToysRUs.com or in stores near you. You can also find out more about this and all of the adorable Mega Bloks Barbie products by visiting the Mega Bloks Barbie website and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be having a rockin' good time in their house as well, because...

One lucky person will win a
Mega Bloks Barbie® Build 'n Play Super Star Stage!

Mega Bloks Barbie giveaway


©2013, MEGA Brands Inc. ©2013 Mattel. All Rights Reserved. A big thank you to Mega Bloks for providing a Mega Bloks Barbie Stage for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Lee Ann Kaplan said...

The kids get to build it! And its for girls!

Laura Miller said...

I love that she has to put it together!...it will occupy her for a very long time!...Mommy win!

Kristie said...

I like the multi-color flashing lights!

Joanne said...

I like that you can put it together however you wish!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I love the flashing lights and music options!

dawnmonroe83 said...

I love the size, the lights and I love that it makes them use thier imagination.

The Tesdalls said...

love the music

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I love the flashing lights, I think my daughter would have a great time building this!

Karen F said...

The flashing lights are great!

Mami2jcn said...

I like the flashing concert lights best.

mecarolks said...

I like the multi-color flashing lights.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I know it sounds silly but I like that it has step by step instructions because I really struggle to put toys together for my children

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like that it plays music.

Christina said...

I love the 2 play modes and that it inspires creativity in my kids!

JJ Caraway said...

I love that it has lights and sounds and the child can chose which way they want the show to go. There are so many features that I love about the Mega Blocks Barbie Build'n Play Super Star Stage.

Francine said...

It plays music

john said...

I like the interlocking pieces that allow a child to build what they want.

Lisa Ehrman said...

I like that you can customize the volume and pick the music.

Cserafini said...

I like the music and the lights.

Sylvia said...

I like the stage elevator and lights

Sylvia said...

I like the stage elevator and lights

Faride H said...

I like the little stage set up and the flashing lights feature. SO cute!

Mammamayor said...

Live that it lights up,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Mikaela said...

I really like that it as ha flashing light feature to make the stage seem more real!

Julia Cosgrove said...

i love that it has real lights and sound to add to the entertainment.

Ellisen said...

OOoooooo. Someone is going to love this for her birthday!

Sara Estep said...

I like the music!

Sweetpea said...

I love the flashing lights

steve weber said...

the flashing lights and music.

Bethany C. said...

I like the flashing lights.

kellyr78 said...

I like the little Barbie figures.
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Tim A said...

love the fact that you can combine it with other sets

SueZH said...

I love the sparkly blocks and the lights.

Making of a Mom said...

I love the flashing lights. I think my daughter would think that is so cool!

bxcrochet said...

the cute little babies and the lights on the stage.

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Gianna said...

Lights and music.

ann said...

I like the music and lights. The Barbie dolls are cute too. Kids can be creative with the legos .

leanne_mac said...

my daughter would love the barbies

Carrie Phelps said...

I love that the characters' accessories and hair are interchangeable.

Renee Walters said...

I like the multi-color flashing lights! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Mijal Photography said...

I like that their hair is interchangeable... how fun!

bison61 said...

the stage elevator, glittering block stands, sparkling blocks and stairs, television camera.

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Michelle Frame said...

I love that it has lights and sounds.

Dorothy Teel said...

I love that you can use your imagination and put it together however you want, it has lights and music and is wonderful for play and can be changed to suit your desires. even dolls can change clothes..

pinksarahh said...

I love the light up stage!

Vunda Vall said...

i love the lights and music!

Jeremy said...

Love the lighted up stage.

abfantom said...

I like all the different musical instruments Barbie can play

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Sharon Kaminski said...

I like that the characters' accessories and hair are interchangeable.

BrunoDogg2 said...

I love the concert lights that flash along in time to the music!

Kim Kihega said...

I love the lights and music!

Robert said...

My neice would love the 2 mode stage.

Holly S. said...

The little figures are so cute!

Tiffany Schmidt said...

The stage lighting up is awesome. Also the figures are adorable!

Tracy Jones said...

I like that it has working stage lights and the mode that makes the lights flash to your own music.

Chic & Fabulous Couponaholic said...

The lights the size and the fact that it is Barbie!!

walk9 said...

The flashing lights and elevator

Bakersdozen said...

I love the flashing lights.

nickieisis3 said...

I like the multi-color flashing lights.

kroch said...

My favorite feature is the real multi-color flashing lights. It gives the stage that something extra that every toy needs.

Sandra Davis said...

i like that mode One lets you choose the volume level and start up the real multi-color flashing light

Anastasia Fall said...

I love that there are lights in this! That just adds a little extra bit of fun :)

CSeppala said...

I love that it takes attention to detail to put it all together!

Laurie Nykaza said...

Multi-color flashing lights so cute the girls will love playing with it for hours of fun.

lisa neutel said...

I love that it even has flashing lights! Super cute

Kristy S said...

The lights are neat

Jammie Morey said...

The music, my niece would love this!

traci jarrett said...

that it would keep them busy for a long time

Belinda said...

I like that you can choose the volume and that it has flashing lights.

Staci Luker said...

I like that it has real lights and sound

elfqueen98 said...

I like that their hair and accessories are interchangeable, thanks for the giveaway.

hhkaufman78 said...

I love that the kids can sing along.

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KJ Skib said...

There are many different accessories that you can add!

Jeanna Johnson said...

My favorite feature is the that it includes real controls that let kids direct the show in two different ways!

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

I like that you can turn the volume DOWN! ;p

Rebecca Parsons said...

The thing I think is the neatest is that it plays music.

Kelly Nicholson said...

light up stage!

polly said...

Love that it has Lights & Sound

Meghan Finley said...

I love the costume change aspect

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like that you can choose the music you want to play.

Sadie said...

I like the lights and the music.

Chelsea said...

I like that you can choose the music!

Michelle said...

I love the lights and sounds. Fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Debora Cook said...

My Grand daughter Megan will have a Blast

CatOLuck said...

I like the real lights and sound most.

Courtney B said...

I like the controls and that everything lights up!

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hedgerhousehold said...

I like that it has lights and sound

Tamar said...

I like that it's got lights.

CHRIS HOEY said...

my grand daughter would love this! She's a sassa frass!!

Emerson Lane Originals said...

I'm loving the lights and sound. My soon to be 3 year old would be in Heaven...and so would my 8 year old son...because his sister wouldn't be grabbing his legos anymore...lol!

The Attic Girl Site said...

I like the light up stage

Pamcakes said...

My daughter would love that the characters' accessories and hair are interchangeable. :)
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tina reynolds said...

I think my daughter would love the fact it has real lights and plays music

mogrill said...

I like that it lights up.
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caro Ramos said...

love the sparkly blocks and the lights.

wildcat32 said...

I like the mode two that lets you play along to the radio.

Cynthia Sizemore said...

I love the flashing lights and music.This would be a great Christmas gift for my friends daughter.

Connie said...

Flashing lights and creative building play time.

Linda said...

I like the fact that they are interchangeable
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Andrea said...

My daughter loves pink, singing, dolls - this is right up her alley.

Pam OLeary said...

I like the lights and music

Kristen said...

I like that you get to build it yourself...that's so much of the fun!

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the colors & the lights flashing

Nicole said...

I love that the lights flash in time to the music

Randi said...

Love the lights and music. :)

Xty C said...

I really like the music choices

Dave said...

the lights and that they have to build it

Dave said...

the lights and that they have to build it

Lisa Konieczke said...

I like that you can change the style of stage and audio and lights. You couldn't do that with my Legos when I was little. I know this is Mega Bloks but I dont think we had Mega Bloks back then.. I had Legos. This is really cool. My girls would love this.

Kelly Urban said...

I like the lights.

Nikki Strong said...

I like the light up stage.

bettycd said...

legos, or any of the like brands where you build it with blocks - has been a boy toy. But we have girls that grow up to be architects. It makes sense that Barbie needs things that could be built. If kitchens toy s are being remarketed aimed at boys, then block toys should be marketed like this

Megan Parsons said...

I like the lights and that you can change their hair!

Rebecca Orr said...

I like that it really "works" it is the real deal with lights and music!

Candace Calkins said...

I like that it's for girls, I usually see so many more "boy" lego/lego-like sets! Also, love the music and lights.

QueensNYCMom said...

Wow my daughter saw the lights and her face lite up

QueensNYCMom said...

Wow my daughter saw the lights and her face lite up -Anita

iggysaysno said...

i like the real lights

Kathy Davis said...

I like that you can control the volume level.
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ufg8trj said...

love the flashing lights and music

♥Cari♥ said...

I love that you can change the volume.

Stephanie Gossett said...

I love that you can adjust the volume! Every toy should have that!

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Thank you for hosting..and for this chance! Have a great week!

Beau said...

I love the look of the barbie figurines.

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jcwega27 said...

My daughter would like the flashing lights.
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Catherine R said...

The flashing lights and sounds.

Ken Ohl said...

the flashing lights. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Ellen C. said...

I like that you can choose music from the radio to play. Thanks for the chance.

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Victoria Nyquist said...

My favorite feature is that the characters' accessories and hair are interchangeable! My niece would love being able to change the barbies!

Robin O said...

I am most excited about trying out Mode Two, because it lets you choose the music. So fun!!!!

Sam Stamp said...

I love the flashing lights and the music!

kdrae said...

Love that you can sing to your own music and the lights!

Kellie Conklin said...

I love that the characters have interchangeable hair and outfits! Sounds silly, but the girls I watch love making dolls switch clothes :)

Paula said...

Real music??? Sold!! My girls would be in heaven!

Karolyn said...

Legos for girls with lights and music, need I say more!

Stephanie Larison said...

The light up stage is so cool!

Kerry said...

My daughter would love that she could sing along to her favorite songs

Jodi Holmes said...

I like the accessories you could add!

sherylssg said...

My niece will love the music feature with flashing lights. She loves to sing.

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Natalie Yeoman said...

I like the music option

Bo said...

I love that it has real lights and sound!

PaulineMilner said...

I like that it has multi colored lights that change. My Niece would be thrilled to have this. It really is a nice product. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Keep up the exceptional blogging.

SharonC said...

The multilevel stage and the disco ball.

karenb834 said...

what I like about this is that its for the kids to build as they wish, the lighted up Stage is fantastic, but it seems to me that there isn't a wrong way its how they want to build it.

mel said...

i love that you can build it any way you want.

Jennifer Q. said...

I like that you can change the outfits between the dolls and design it how you want it.

Richard Fyock said...

I like the building part the best, but the kids would like the lights and music.

sweetsue said...

I love the lights and really love the pink blocks!
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judithelenore said...

I love the light up blocks! really cool!

Jennie said...

Omg! I love that it plays music and lights up, how cool is that!??!?

Trisha B said...

My favorite feature is that you can play your own music while the lights react for a real concert experience.

Kimberly said...

I like that it has real lights

Juliet said...

I love that you can pick your own music.

Amo said...

I love that the hair and accessories are interchangeable!

gahome2mom said...

It really plays music! Wow! This is a neat Barbie toy for girls! Thanks. gahome2mom/gmail/com

noreen said...

They get to build it and then play

Allison Downes said...

I like that you can build it and then play with it

Thank you for the nice giveaway!

teachinmomma123 said...

I like the light up feature and music.

Sue Hull said...

I love the light up stage and how the clothes can be changed.I have 2 nieces who would love this.Thank you :)

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I like the music and lights also
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I like the flashing concert lights best.

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Couponing with Christy said...

I like the music and lights feature.

Elizabeth Pettit said...

the light and pink! uggg its so cute!

Colette S said...

My daughter will love that the volume can change and that includes the lights and such.

Kevin said...

My daughter would love the Barbie figures to play with.

Jennifer Lleras said...

I like the light up features!

Kelly Amos said...

I like that it has lights and sound!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

My daughter would love the lights and the sound. She likes to sing and dance around.

Jaydensgrandma said...

My granddaughter would love the various stages that could be built.
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Brittany said...

I like the color scheme. My daughter would most likely say the add'l lights and music feature.

Becca Ann said...

I love the flashing lights

Karen Drake said...

I like that the characters' accessories and hair are interchangeable so they can change their wardrobes.

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I love that it has two super star modes from which my daughter can choose from.

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Rebecca Dula said...

I like that the clothes and accessories are interchangeable.

amanda mclemore said...

That it plays music!

ape2016 said...

I like that it has real lights. My daughter would love the sound (me, not so much, lol!)

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tavernie said...

I like the Flashing Lights!
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irishcahbomb said...

I like the music options

one frugal lady said...

it has lights and sounds!
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Lisa Graham said...

I like that the characters' accessories and hair are interchangeable and you can change their outfits for the kids to enjoy longer.

Caitlin McClure said...

I like the music

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I like the lights - that would probably be my daughter's favorite part too
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shewhisperswords said...

I love that this is a kissing cousin to legos for girls. My daughter is very into my sons trios and legos, we build on a daily basis here and I think this Barbie set would be no exception when it came to her fascination with building. Best of all, Daddy seems to be her favorite building buddy, and such a large complex set opens up an entirely new window for them to share time together.

Christina said...

I love that it has real flashing lights.

Libby.Terrell said...

I like the lights and music.

Gennie Lancaster said...

I like the real lights and music!

Timothy D said...

I like the bright colors.
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michedt said...

I love the lights and sounds. I mean, where were these types of toys when we were growing up?
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Sara G said...

I love that it's for girls! Not that others are not, but this is perfect for my granddaughter!

brendaelsner said...

I like the lights and music!!

SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

flashing lights and music =)

dvice12 said...

I like that you can combine them with any other of the Mega Bloks Barbie sets

Gates family said...

I love the price and knowing my daughter would play with it for a long time.

MELINA said...

I like the flashing lights, sounds, and music.

Kambrea said...

The lights and music!

Roberta said...

The music!

kathy pease said...

I love the the real multi-color flashing lights

Rochel S said...

Love that it has real lights and sound

craftymom said...

I love the music!

Teresa Thompson said...

Mode Two, however, lets you choose the music

Sarah Marshall said...

I like the lights!

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