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I will be totally honest right up front: I was biased against the idea of Mega Bloks Barbie before the play set arrived at our house to test. First, as a women’s college educated woman, I give Barbie the side eye. She’s just so pretty and curvaceous and Barbie. Second, I know I’ll be putting together the little pieces of the play set and finding them around the house. Doubts aside, my kids – both my six year old boy and four year old girl – were totally smitten with this play set and have spent hour upon hour playing together peacefully over Barbie’s Pool Party Play Set.

BarbieMegaBloks Pool

My six year old took an active role in putting the Play Set together. He has a thing for rules and loved reading and following the directions to create the pool setting. My four year old hung around through the entire process, but wasn’t really able to help much. She is perfectly capable of putting the Mega Bloks pieces together, but simply doesn’t have the skills to follow building instructions.

As soon as Barbie’s Pool Party Play Set was built, the kids were at play. The set comes with two little figures so each lent their voice to a character. I think I was smiling almost as much as they were as I listened to their little imaginations spin tales and very silly conversation. I know the set is geared towards girls – and I like the idea of building toys like this being designed specifically to appeal to girls – but my son had just as much fun playing with it as my daughter.

Kids Playing with Barbie Mega Bloks

The kids loved that we added water to the pool – and “hot pool” as the hot tub is called. When it was (finally) sunny outside this weekend, we took the play set to the backyard.

Mega Bloks Barbie Pool Play Set

While the teeny tiny pieces can be a bit annoying, they provide an extreme level of detail throughout the play set. Barbie and Ken can enjoy a drink while floating in the pool and listening to an iPod. The play set is truly full of clever little details that lend themselves to imaginative play. Frankly, I really wish I could take an afternoon to hang out there! It’s such a little oasis and I think I’m more deserving of some time by the pool than Barbie and Ken, but no one asked me.

Mega Bloks Barbie Pool Play Details

Shop! From Barbie’s Luxury Mansion to her Fashion Boutique or Pet Shop, Mega Bloks Barbie Play Sets are a great way to get creative. And, they’re currently on Roll Back at WalMart, making them a great value. The Build n Style Pool Party Set is $30, and the sets range from $9 to $69. 

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Kate

Kate

Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops three kids ages 6,4 and 1 from their home in Germany. Her military family is making the most of the overseas assignment by traveling Europe every chance they get.

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    BeckyM

    I love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

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    Maria Malaveci

    I would pick the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set for my daughter

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    Jennifer

    My daughter would go nuts over the mansion!

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    Kellie

    The Luxury Mansion!

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    Mary Happymommy

    I would choose the pool party play set.

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    Charlotte

    Love the mansion set!

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    vickie couturier

    Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

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    Carmen Van Deursen

    I love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

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    Jessica S

    I would pick the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set!
    My daughter would love this!

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    msilba

    i’d pick the pet shop play set

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    nechama

    style n luxery play set

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    Jeanna

    I would pick the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set. My daughter has been asking for this one!

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    Sarah Trout

    The pool party one! That way the can play with it on their water table outside!

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    Addison Kat

    My daughter would love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

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    Desiree G.

    My daughter has just begun to get into Barbies (yay!) so she would absolutely love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set!

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    Jessica Mancuso

    Pool party!!

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    gina

    luxury mansion

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    Barbara Montag

    I’d pick the Build ‘n Style Fashion Boutique Play Set – thank you.

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    Christina

    My daughter would love the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Beach House Play Set

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    Cassandra Eastman

    I would pick the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set!

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    Anitha S Raghavan

    Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Beach House Play Set

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    Stacey B

    Most definitely the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Luxury Mansion Play Set

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    Michelle C

    I like the Mega Bloks Barbie Build ‘n Style Beach House Play Set. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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    rod jackson

    love the luxury mansion

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