Mega Bloks CNF59 Minions Build-A-Minion

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Mega Bloks CNF59 Minions Build-A-Minion

Building & Construction Toy - Minions - For ages: 5 Years +

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Review of "Mega Bloks CNF59 Minions Build-A-Minion"

published 21/09/2016 | danielclark691
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Pro High quality, very interesting for children, a challenging build.
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Mega Bloks CNF59 Minions Build-A-Minion

Mega Bloks CNF59 Minions Build-A-Minion

First impressions

One franchise that really took off was the Minions. The first film was such a hit with kids, and they were all talking about it and a lot of them still are! The Minions are a bunch of very friendly characters, and most children will have seen the films and know what they are all about. Their bonkers personalities are infectious, and I know a lot of kids that have everything related to Minions, and I mean EVERYTHING! Backpacks, lunchboxes, pencil cases, all school related items are Minions themed, along with footwear, clothing – the list is endless. So, what is all the fuss about?

My experience

There are an astonishing 776 pieces in this set, and as much of the Minion is yellow it can be difficult to tell one piece from another! The best way is to start from the feet and building the arms etc. then you can work on the lower body and work your way up to the head.

This is a set designed for children from the age of 5 years, but some adult supervision and guidance may well be necessary, especially from a young age. Standing at 15.5 inches in height this is an impressive looking model once completed, and a child will be able to stand back and admire their handiwork, so make sure you don’t steal their thunder and do all the work for them!

Kevin is a popular Minion and this set will be very popular and already is. I have to say that the Mega Bloks brand is not one I am very familiar with, and this could be the reason that not every single household owns this toy. If this was a Lego set it would be sold out long ago, but the Mega Blocks are larger and fall somewhere between Duplo and Lego in terms of complexity.

The bold colours are sure to appeal to children. The subject is obviously also a big draw for a child, and once they get building the Minion and see the eyes and his arms and feet they will immediately wish to complete him!

You can customize Kevin s he has removable accessories such as goggles, arms and legs, though why you would want to remove is arms or legs is beyond me! I think this does add a fun element to what is already a quirky item that a child can relate to, as they are likely to have seen the films!

Price and availability

This model was released around a year ago, and with a price of just under £30 I wouldn’t say it is too expensive. You can pick up far cheaper secondhand sets, but buying new is often the way to go when there are no premiums on items like this. I don’t think that this will ever be a collectible, though if it was Lego it would be a different story!

Final thoughts

Overall I have to say that the Build-A-Minion set is very fun and quirky. Kevin will give a child many hours of fun, though construction could be a challenge for some 5 year olds. I think that 776 pieces is a heck of a lot, and for such a simple design it could be simplified to appeal to a wider audience. Construction isn’t going to leave you scratching your head, rather it may just frustrate you as you are left with a sea of yellow bricks.


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  • euphie published 30/09/2016
    vh :o)
  • 2mennycds published 22/09/2016
    odd but fun!
  • Secre published 22/09/2016
    With 700 pieces some of those must be tiny?? A picture of either the finished product set up or the pieces in order to see what level of dexterity they will require would be useful here.
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Product Information : Mega Bloks CNF59 Minions Build-A-Minion

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Building & Construction Toy - Minions - For ages: 5 Years +

Product Details

Long Name: CNF59 Minions Build-A-Minion

EAN: 5054242334664

Age: 5 Years +

Type: Building & Construction Toy

Character: Minions

Manufacturer: Mega Bloks

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