This 594-piece set intended for ages 14 and up offers endless play possibilities and also looks great on display. Comes with 4 posable action figures, including Captain Kirk and Spock.
Expensive and intended more for collectors than as a play set.
This affordable set features a variety of colorful blocks in different sizes that are easy for little hands to grasp. Endless possibilities for building and stacking. Comes with a handy zippered storage bag.
Can get a little messy. Good idea to teach “cleanup time” lessons early.
An affordable, easy-to-build 50-piece set. Comes with 3 rolling wheelbases and blocks featuring letters from A to Z. When the smokestack is pressed, the train makes sounds and plays music.
Not as intuitive to build as other sets.
Great value for a 116-piece set that will entertain for months. Ghost ship features plasma cannons. Comes with a detailed, highly posable miniature action figure and battle accessories.
This could open the door to more expensive Halo sets.
This dazzling 376-piece set is good for ages 7 and up. Features a “sewer-subway” platform with falling wall façade. Comes with a missile launcher, zip line and attack vehicle. 3 detailed micro action figures.
Some pieces are small and easily lost.
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Mega Bloks sets used to be summarily dismissed as inferior to those made by LEGO. Not anymore. Through more aggressive licensing, strides in quality control and greater attention to detail, Mega Bloks now rivals LEGO in almost all product lines, including those aimed at teens and adults. While Mega Bloks still produces excellent child-development toys, the company also produces quality collectibles – from a stunning “Pirates of the Caribbean” ghost ship to the bridge of the USS Enterprise of “Star Trek” fame. The mini action figures included in most sets top LEGO’s in terms of detail and articulation. There are now scores of Mega Bloks sets available to consumers, with prices ranging from $10 to more than $200. The sheer volume of choices can make shopping for a set daunting. Read on for our recommended picks.