Pictures are east to follow to put it together. My 6 year old did this with my help. She plays it for hours.
My daughter loves everything barbie and this is a lot of fun for her to play with.
When I first opened the box I am not going to lie I thought to myself "Oh Wow this is going to take me forever" and I can honestly say that it didn't look like 290 pieces in there either, we actually thought for a second that some pieces were missing. Which is not the case at all, as the pieces are all different sizes from the big stage to the tiny microphone. The instructions booklet is really big and easy to read, and I would safely say that it took the 2 of us a good 45 minutes to put this together.
It comes with 3 different Characters:Super Star Barbie, Raquelle and Teresa. You can change their hairstyles, clothes and accessories. They are easy to put together and really fun to mix-n-match. In the center of the stage is a Star shaped button that plays 4 different songs and cheers for Barbie, this is really neat. Another great feature that you might not know of is that if were to play music yourself around the stage, the lights blink with the beat of your music :) It has many different features on it such as a DJ Booth with turn table, stage elevator that spins, 2 large video screens, huge movable speakers, disco ball, keyboard, guitar, Microphones & more. This product is Ideal for children aged 5-10, but it's okay for adults to play too (giggles)
The great thing about it is that you can build it any way you want (or the kids I should say). They can experiment with different levels of creativity and the best part: If you break Mega Blok toys such as Barbie's Build -n- Play stage, you can always rebuild them unlike other toys that get broken and thrown away in the trash.
Hannah is 5 and she really loves this. She sat down for a good 2 hours after we finally got it built and played so quietly. This is also the first toy she grabs in the morning to play with before breakfast. This product is a winner in my books. I really recommend keeping the pieces in the bags they come in when building it, as it will be much easier for you to find them (assuming you are building it for the younger kids). Also the colors aren't exactly as shown in the instructions, for example they show a grey piece when it is actually white. Most are easy to find though. Three (3) AAA batteries are included with this set. Retail Value is Approx $59.99.
Overall, if Hannah is happy, I am happy :D So I really recommend this product. Hey! Christmas is coming up, something to think about, it would make a little girl really happy on Christmas morning!
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