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When was the last time your kids were this excited for something...?
A few months ago my kids seriously loved me. (If you're a parent, you know that comes and goes...) And I seriously loved BzzAgent for choosing me to review the Kre-O Cityville Invasion Marina Madness set. I never would have bought it in the store before first trying it out.
In the past I have loved miniature building block sets for my 6-year-old. They're challenging, but not too difficult and they keep him busy for hours. The mini-book that comes in the Cityville Invasion sets disguised as an instruction manual was a little more daunting at first. As if often the case, though, B opened it up and explained all the confusing parts to me.
The Cityville Invasion Marina Madness set comes with a LOT of pieces! Again a little daunting, but it translated into two hours of my kids and I concentrating on something together and was absolutely worth the time.
There are two distinct features with the Kre-O Cityville Invasion sets. First is in a sonic motion technology. I tried really hard to get a decent video of the shark and machines moving around with no success, but know that a battery-powered box makes marina noises while gently vibrating the toy's platform so the pieces will move around. It was pretty cool to see the shark "swimming" around, but as with most noise-making toys, it got a little wearing on mom's ears and didn't hold the kid's interest for all that long.
The second thing that makes Kre-O Cityville Invasion sets unique, are the ability to combine sets together to make an entire city. I LOVE the idea of adding to my sons' imagination with a similar toy that will expand the story rather than giving him something entirely different, relegating this set to the back of the closet. In addition to the Marina Madness set, Kre-O sets includes other city scenes including a skyscraper, a bank, and a haunted construction site.
My favorite part of the Kre-O Cityville Invasion set we received were the tiny people in their shark-catching uniforms and disguises.
My 3-year-old really likes his new friends...
My boys really love their Kre-O Cityville Invasion set. Having so many pieces has allowed them to use their imaginations creating a multitude of structures and scenarios above and beyond just a shark on the loose in the marina. The blue building platform helps to keep the building mania contained. My only tip? Buy a teeny tiny screwdriver when you're buying your batteries or you'll never get into the battery box.
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Each Cityville Invasion set includes a free code for the
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