Transformers Kre-O: A Review and Two Promotions

I was pleased to have received a sampling of Hasbro’s latest addition to the building-brick genre: KRE-O Transformers. We received a Bumblebee 75-piece set and Kreon minifigure in mid-October, both of which my youngest son immediately helped himself.

My sons were very excited to see this arrive in the mail! Photo: Patricia Vollmer

This set doesn’t pretend to be any better or different than that other plastic brick company’s product. In fact, there’s even an emblem on the front of the box declaring these bricks fully compatible with other brands’ building bricks.

These bricks are VERY similar to those "other" bricks. Note the hollowed-out circle, which sets it apart from other companies' bricks. Photo: Patricia Vollmer

My youngest son (age six and a half) wasted no time assembling the robot variation of this set. The directions and my son’s fine motor skills for assembling the robot were what I expected, very similar to Lego. He’s able to do about 90% of the tasks, mostly asking for help in separating particularly stubborn bricks. He didn’t fail to point out that the set is “just like Lego,” and wondered “Why isn’t this Lego?”

Read more of Patricia Vollmer’s review over at GeekMom, including information on two promotions at the end of the post.