Monday, March 3, 2014

Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Luxe Camper {Review & Giveaway}

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In the past 3+ decades that I have been on this earth, I have experienced camping exactly one time. I have memories of the uncomfortable tent, the large bugs, sleeping on the ground and the feeling of extreme joy when we returned back to our house.

Let's just say that it isn't a surprise that, if my kids were to have the opportunity to "rough it" outdoors and I was involved, it wouldn't be camping, it would be glamping.

Shorthand for glamorous camping, glamping involves any number of luxuries that one enjoys in their home and takes them on the road for a posh, relaxing trip. Extravagant? Maybe.

But, what can I say? Apparently deep down I want to hang out with Barbie and her little sister Chelsea as they head out on a coast to coast, fun-filled road trip in their Mega Bloks Barbie™ Build 'n Play Luxe Camper.

Barbie Mega Bloks Camper

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 Build 'n Play Luxe Camper truly is an example of Mega Bloks' creativity and attention to detail. Filled with bunk beds, a make-up area, front seats and more, this set also includes two mini-fashion figures and tons of accessories.

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

Mega Bloks Barbie camper

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 Luxe Camper is designed for children aged 4-10, 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 Barbie and Chelsea? Then you might want to consider opening the box ahead of time to get a head start on some of construction steps of all 305 pieces.

Mega Bloks Barbie camper assembly

The girls and I ended up all chipping in on the construction of this camper, as Big Sister E was able to follow most of the illustrated, step-by-step instructions herself, but began to lose patience as time wore on.

In the meantime, Little Sister B played with the pieces that were not in use, until slowly she handed them over, one by one, as this complete set came together to form a colorful, unique playset.

Mega Bloks Barbie camper review

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

Instead, they included an incredible number of little additions and accessories so that you are able to build, decorate and customize the sparkling pink camper and surrounding campsite however you wish.

The lounge chair for kicking back, the fire for roasting marshmallows, the picnic table for enjoying tasty treats, the hot tub for taking a relaxing dip, the scooter for Chelsea to zoom off for a ride... the list just goes on and on!

Mega Bloks Barbie Luxe Camper

And the details don't stop once you peer inside the Luxe Camper itself.

The girls instantly adored the bunk beds, front seats for driving and riding, the make-up area with brush, mirror, blow dryer, lipstick, makeup brush, bottle of lotion and more, and couldn't wait to have Barbie and Chelsea enjoy each one!

Mega Bloks Barbie camper accessories

Plus, although we assembled the Luxe Camper set per the instructions, there really is no right or wrong way to put these pieces together.

A child can keep this camper 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 camper instructions

This set has done nothing but impress us since its arrival and the pretend camping experiences that we've had have resulted in all sorts of laughter and smiles. Even though the pieces and the characters are small, they have provided big fun each time we reach for them!

Even better, as the characters' clothes, hair and accessories are interchangeable, it is extremely easy to use our imagination to change up the adventures with any number of hair bows, flowers, hearts, the purse, skirt and more. Then Barbie and Chelsea are ready for yet another great day of glamping!

Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Play Luxe Camper

If you have a girl in your life that loves Mega Bloks and Barbie, the Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Luxe Camper just might be the perfect gift for her. This unique, buildable, customizable set can be changed time and again and is only limited by imagination!

Retailing for $29.99, 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 luxuriously good time traveling across the country as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Play Luxe Camper!

Mega Bloks Barbie giveaway


©2014, MEGA Brands Inc. ©2014 Mattel. All Rights Reserved. A big thank you to Mega Bloks for providing a Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Luxe Camper 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.

166 comments:

Francine said...

I like detailed accessories

Maria Malaveci said...

I like that it wouldn't be too hard for my daughter to put together.

Gretchen Luper said...

I like the fact that they added the accessories that most wouldn't think of to make the set even more realistic. My granddaughter would love to have this.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like that the clothes, hair and accessories are interchangeable. My daughter loves to switch stuff like around.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite feature is that the characters' clothes, hair and accessories are interchangeable

Melissa Teears said...

I like that it has the stuff to go along outside with it. Like the lawnchair and the scooter

Mami2jcn said...

I like the lawnchair and the accessories.

Robin O said...

This is just fabulous. I especially like the little picnic table and umbrella. Love it!!

Jeanna Johnson said...

I like that the set is customizable & can be changed over and over!

Sarah Issac said...

I like the little campfire!

Heather said...

I like that it promotes imagination.

Lisa Ehrman said...

It's so creative! I like the little fire pit the most.

Marisa said...

I love that it's a camping set with a lot of fun colorful pieces. My daughter loves camping, which she absolutely got from her father rather than me,and she would love this!

sweepinmomma123 said...

I love all of the accessories! My nieces would love this!

AiT8Keys1 said...

I love how it can be customized - built per instructions but can have changes made to it. It promotes little imaginations. All three of my daughters would love this!

BrunoDogg2 said...

I love the bunk beds and hot tub!

a49erfangirl said...

Love that the kids can remove bricks from the camper or even make it taller.

Sylvia said...

I like that you can change the hair and clothes

Claire Rheinheimer said...

I like that a child can use their imagination and build this however they want!

terry maigi said...

You are so right! The details this camper has are awesome!! I think my favorite part is that the dolls clothes, hair and accessories are interchangeable! My daughter would love that

Anita Yancey said...

I like that it has a hot tub and all of the other accessories. That is so cool.

angel d said...

that it can pop out and the details

Mijal Photography said...

I like the camp fire... too cute!

Sandra Davis said...

i like all the accessories like the hot tub, the fire, the lounge chair.....so adorable.

amos122902 said...

I love all the adorable little accessories!

michele376 said...

I like that it can be changed every time it is played with.

Tina said...

i like they come with with hot tub, scooter and picnic table, very cute

Bethany C. said...

I like that it comes with little figures to play with and ride inside.

Christina said...

I love all the little accessories that it goes with, I also love that it is something that my 4 year old and 8 year old could both enjoy playing with.

Jennifer T. said...

I like the interchangeable quality of the fashion pieces for the Barbie girls.

Michelle said...

I like that the clothes and accessories are interchangeable with the sets my daughter already has. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Barbara Platt said...

the dolls

Clair Freebie said...

I love that it can drive around!

Dawn Monroe said...

I like that the figures come with it and you can add excisting legos to it.

Jayne Townsley said...

I like that it encourages kids to build something. Especially that it is marketed to girls because girls are often left out of this type of toy niche.

April said...

Love the hot tub!

KV H said...

I like that it can be customized to the builder's preference.

Xty C said...

I love the lawnchair

Sharon Kaminski said...

I like the idea that it is customizable and can be changed time and again and is only limited by imagination.

mecarolks said...

My favorite feature is that the characters' clothes, hair and accessories are interchangeable

Sarah Coulsey said...

I am loving the campfire and hot tub!! Why weren't these toys around when we were young??

carol said...

I like that it is easy to put together and they could change it whenever they want

Darlene Carbajal said...

I like the detailed accessories.

Heather Swarthout said...

I love that it folds open! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like that it's customizable.

Tara said...

I love this! All so cute and my daughter would love it!

Julie said...

I lvoe how it just pops out and the accessories that come with it this is so cute wish they would have had this when I was a kid

Michelle Hagewood said...

I like all the little accessories. My daughter's have the horse stable one and they love it so this would pair perfectly with what they already have.

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SueZH said...

I like the hot tub.

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I really like the detail of all the little pieces like the flame to go with the fire pit. So clever!

Kimberly said...

I think the little campfire is adorable.

Tamar said...

I love that you can use it with other Mega Bloks sets that are the same size; I also love the play pieces (Barbies).

Debra said...

i like the bunk beds there just so cute

Rebecca Orr said...

The make up area is neat!

Natalie B. said...

Hi! I love how luxurious the camper & accessories are. Too funny really but soooo cute. The bunk beds & make-up center are adorable. Thank-you

jlee said...

I love all the details that really help kids with imaginative play. I love all the other accessories like the brushes and ice cream cones that are removable and adjustable!

leanne_mac said...

I love all the accessories. My daughter would be thrilled.

leanne_mac said...

I love all the accessories. My daughter would be thrilled.

Debbie Jackson said...

I love the detailed accessories that go with.

Mammamayor said...

Love how cute it is,and looks easy to put together, Natalie,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I like the little accessories like the lounge chair.

LesleyfromWI said...

I like that there is no right or wrong way to put the camper together

abfantom said...

I like that my daughter can build the Mega Bloks Barbie Build 'n Play Luxe Camper for a sense of accomplishment and then play with it afterwards.

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ginabad said...

I love that it's adjustable! It's also so cool that you can really add it to your Barbie collection as they roam around in it.

Dorothy Teel said...

I like that it can change designs and layouts and that it helps keep a childs imagination active and I like the accessories that come with it.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

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

walk9 said...

I love that the hair, clothes and accessories are interchangeable.

bison61 said...

my granddaughter would love the make-up area

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Lilia Kharabora said...

I really like its customization! So much fun and imagination for my daughter. :) Thanks for the chance!

Steph0079 said...

I like the hot tub because I know that is the part that my daughter would love the most.

nicolesender said...

I love the camper; it's great.

Marilyn said...

My favorite feature is that the characters' clothes, hair and accessories are interchangeable

bloomerbear said...

My favorite feature is everything! It also looks like to it would keep my Granddaughter happy and having fun and that is all it is about

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Ledford Land said...

I love all the cute colors! My daughter would love this set!

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aperry said...

I love the campfire.

nanuwins said...

I like the camp fire... adorable!

Courtney B said...

i like that it lights up and all the different things you can make it really lets kids be creative!

Karen said...

the lounge chair

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the hottub and all the cute little accessories.
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Shop with Me Mama said...

Love all the fun accessories!!! to cute!

petchk79 said...

I love that this is not all assembled for you, it is more fun that way (although 305 pieces is a lot!) I think it is great that you put it together before you can play with it!

Allison Downes said...

I love the accessories
Thanks for the nice giveaway!

wildcat32 said...

My favorite feature is all the extra additions.

Sherry said...

I love the campfire.

Halation said...

I love all the accesories! CUte!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I like the little hot tub for relaxing
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Lane Mahnke said...

I like that it comes with a lot of little pieces and accessories to play with.

Donna Warrington said...

I love it that it's Barbie for my granddaughter LOVES anything Barbie.

tanya holland said...

I like that it is designed for children ages 4-10, which is perfect for my two girls.

Nancy P said...

I love that it's customizable and can be changed around!

Nicole said...

I love the details and the theme. My daughter loves camping

Shannon R said...

I love that the parts are interchangeable for more looks

Shannon R said...

I love that the parts are interchangeable for more looks

Sarah Jerome said...

I LOVE THAT IT LOOKS SO REAL AFTER U BUILD IT... WOULDN'T KNOW IT WAS MADE OUT OF LEGO'S THAT'S FOR SURE... LOOKS LIKE U GOT CAMP ALL SET UP TO GO..

sherylssg said...

My favorite features are the scooter and the hot tub.

Lynnette said...

My favorite feature is that my nieces would ADORE this!

Shea =) said...

I love it! A block set for girls!! and it has over 300 pieces! AWESOME! =)

Jaime Nicole said...

I love all of the accessories that go with the dolls!

Natalie said...

Love that the characters clothes accessories etc are interchangeable.

Teri "Iowa Mom" said...

The make-up area is the perfect girly touch!

jcwega27 said...

That it is suited towards younger children.

lissa crane said...

I love that it is geared towards girls and that they put a great deal into the details of their sets! The fire pit is so cute and just another detail that makes the whole set adorable!

Misty Marie Battle said...

I love that it adjustable! My girls would love this!

Tammy Richards said...

I love that it promotes creativity with no wrong or right way to put it together.

Eyshon Salahuddin said...

I love the fact that my daughter can take the pieces apart and put them back together and allow her imagination to run wild.

Marti Gastineau said...

I love all the little realistic details: the campfire, the picnic table, the little ice cream scoops!

Nikki Strong said...

I like that my daughter can build things inside or separate from the RV.

Linda said...

I like that you can change it over and over again.
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tammmm said...

I like that it is a set that is specifically geared to girls. The accessories are great and will keep them busy for hours.

Jess&James said...

I like that it is interchangeable and you can start all over and hopefully never get bored playing
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terrajunebug said...

I like the interchangeable parts, and that it will be easy to put together.
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Julie said...

I love the actual camper - I have always loved toy campers and the ability to play with them. Had the Barbie one when I was Barbie age.

vickie schlicher said...

It keeps the children's attention for hours

Kristy Thiel said...

I really love all the features of the camper!

Natalie Yeoman said...

my favorite feature is the sparkling bloks

Tara Overby said...

I love that this can be put together different ways so my daughter can use her imagination!

Shelley P said...

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

lana said...

the detail of the toys

Randi said...

Love all the fun little accessories!!

Heather De Luna said...

I like the color scheme for the blocks. It is nice to lighter, softer and more feminine colors.

misty overstreet said...

Fun to put together.

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tammy cordery said...

I like that it is for girls too

Stephanie Gossett said...

I love the little accessories! I especially love the cute little campfire. My daughters love these sets. Thank you for the chance to win!


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Kerry said...

My daughter will like being able to change all the pieces around.

Crystal Rose said...

I like how many blocks are included. It's not a tiny set.

Shannon said...

I love the retro design.

Mihaela Day said...

I like the lawnchair and the accessories :)

Jamie Tarman said...

I like all the accessories! Cute!

nickieisis3 said...

I like the camp fire

Renee G said...

I like the fire for roasting marshmallows.

Erica C. said...

It has wheels that move around too.

Donna Pyszk said...

I like that it promotes creative play and puzzle solving skills.

Elizabeth said...

I like that the characters' clothes, hair, and accessories are interchangeable. It sounds like fun.

Beth w said...

I love that it's interchangeable.

Jamielee said...

I like that you can combine different sets.

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I like that it can be changed. I also love the details they have and the bunk bed. It's nice that the roof comes off as well.

Sadie said...

I love the little fire ring. My girls would love that and the camper looks like our big camper.

Charlene S. said...

The bunk beds look really cool :)

J. Gray Rosenblum said...

I like all the accessories like the fireplace.

Karen Drake said...

I like that the accessories are interchangable, my granddaughter would love this.

Tylerpants said...

I like its highly detailed accessories like a fire pit, lounge chair, picnic table, flowers, make-up kit, bunk beds, etc. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Janice Crespo said...

I love all the neat add-ons and I love that you can take the top off the camper and they can get more creative - very cool!

jennifer57 said...

i like how figures come with it

Taryn Tener said...

Honestly, what I like the most is that it encourages little girls to build, create, and engineer! Alternate email fossil316@aol.com

blew415 said...

Fireplace/pit is cute!

trichie said...

bunk beds

tina reynolds said...

I like all the accessories so my daughter can use her imagination and create her own little world.

cpsnsamples said...

I like the little picnic table and umbrella





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MELINA said...

Like that the clothes, hair and accessories are interchangeable

Candie L said...

I like all of the different accessories, such as fire pit and scooter. Thank you


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debhs said...

I like that their hair and accessories are interchangeable..great for the imagination
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Teresa Thompson said...

I love the little scooter.

Susan Smoaks said...

i love the picnic table, it's adorable!

SexyBrat said...

I like the lawn chair.

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the picnic table

amanda whitley said...

i like the camper..so cute

Diane W said...

I like the campfire and chairs. I think they can tell stories as if it was you camping.

Carolyn Daley said...

I like the details inside the camper.

dlhaley said...

I like the camper. It's so cute.

Jennifer Q. said...

I love all of the little pieces that it comes with! My daughter would have fun with this.

Melanie Comello said...

My favorite feature are all the amazing small details, like the bunks, make up area as well as the camp fire!

lilyk said...

The feature that I like the most is the pink camper.

trixx said...

I like that it has sparkling blocks!

Jinxy and Me said...

I love that it has so many accessories. That scooter is super cute!

Rochel S said...

Love all the details! Especially the campfire!

cassandra said...

I like that it includes a lot of blocks and cute accessories