This past week I made my 11 year old nephew a very happy kid: I got a gigantic box in the mail, that I placed in the middle of the living room, and allowed him full ownership of the contents… Yes, even just a few weeks before Christmas!
He opened the box to find a few boxes of Hasbro’s KRE-O Transformers sets! He loves transformers, and he loves the challenge of building things (so long as my toddlers aren’t hassling him!).
My first thought on the KRE-O sets was that there was SO many pieces, and I did NOT want to be the one cleaning up after it… but then I realized that this is not a toy for my toddlers, it’s a toy for the 11 year old! So the more pieces, the more brain-power he has to use to assemble them.
And that it was – Very focused brain power. I loved every second of watching him put these together instead of watching him play his semi-mindless video games.
The smaller KRE-O sets are perfect for beginning builders, but the larger sets like the Destruction Site Devastator set is meant for more advanced builders – or very interested dads!
Due to a very busy week, he hasn’t had too much time to dedicate to the KRE-O sets, but tonight he finally was able to sit down and start putting them together. He decided to first put them together in their vehicle modes over the robot modes.
Each set also comes with KREON figures, that are Autobots and Decepticons – These are a great addition to the sets.
I haven’t told him yet, but I also picked up the Battle for Energon set as a Christmas Gift for him. This set has Optimus Prime and Megatron – which I’m sure he’ll be thrilled to add to the collection.
I’ve mentioned to his mom that she can pick up some of the KREON Micro-Changers Mystery Bags for only $2.99 – which would be a perfect stocking stuffer! These mystery bags contain a random KREON figure, which can convert into an alternate mode like a jet or an insect.
Overall, I’m very pleased with the sets, and how they’re challenging my nephews intellect and focus just enough, but all while incorporating the fun and imagination involved with playing with the Transformers when he’s finished! They’d make a great gift for any young boy, and will last many hours beyond opening presents under the tree!
To learn more about KRE-O Transformers sets – check them out on Hasbro’s Website. Stay up-to-date by liking Hasbro on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter @HasbroNews. Find out what people are saying about The KRE-O sets on twitter by following hashtag #HasbroKREO.
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