I can remember the excitement. The year my 8-year old discovered American Girl.
She couldn’t wait for the American Girl catalog to arrive in the mailbox. She would sit there mesmerized by all the American Girl dolls, modern and historical alike. She found things in common with them. With her mommy. With her grandparents.
But then the discovery of the dolls turned to something else entirely, owning her very own American Girl doll. That changed everything.
American Girl dolls are much loved, but you can also enjoy the fun of American Girl with mini-dolls, books, movies and now with something brand new – American Girl Mega Bloks building sets.
Thanks to my friends at American Girl, we received a complimentary American Girl Mega Bloks building set, Saige’s Art Studio, to enjoy.
Now for anyone who is up to speed on American Girl dolls, you’ll know that Saige was one of the American Girl Dolls of the Year. There are several types of dolls. Historical dolls, based on a particular era. Dolls who you can customize to resemble your child (or anyone for that matter). Bitty baby dolls for the smaller kiddos. And the American Girl Dolls of the Year, with a new doll set to be released each January.
These dolls of the year are the ones my daughter has chosen especially to fall in love with. Her first was Isabelle (2014). Her most recent, Grace (2015). So she was over the top excited to get an American Girl Mega Bloks set with a brand new doll, Saige (2013).
Now, let’s take a look at the American Girl Mega Bloks building sets and see why this is a great expansion of the brand!
Who she is: A spirited girl whose passions inspire action
Where she lives: Albuquerque, New Mexico, the hot air balloon capital of the world
Favorite activities: Being at her grandma Mimi’s ranch, painting in the studio or riding Picasso the horse
What changes her life: Entering the fourth-grade school year with no arts classes
What she discovers: You can use your imagination to create artwork and inspire action
Like all American Girl dolls, Saige is a role model for all girls with stories and lessons that everyone can learn from.
Saige’s Art Studio is the perfect building set for this American Girl doll. It’s exactly what I would imagine. Plus, the $19.99 price is ideal!
As with the dolls and playsets, these American Girl Mega Bloks are all about the details.
With Saige’s outfit and western boots, I’m getting the New Mexico feel right away. Aren’t those boots adorable?
Within each playset you’ll find individual sealed packages of blocks and a booklet of instructions.
NOTE: The sealed packages aren’t in any order. They aren’t numbered, so you can simply open them all up at the same time and pour out to use per the instructions.
The booklet of instructions is so incredibly helpful with color coded markings so your kids can count and/or look to see where each block goes.
What I LOVE about this booklet of instructions – it’s not just a thin piece of paper which can be easily ripped. This is a bound booklet which will last much longer! Thank you Mega Bloks!
The aspects of Saige’s Art Studio are just adorable – from the palette to the paintbrush and canvas.
Sink. Towel. Fabric Curtain. Framed Art.
It’s all in the details. It makes you go “ooooh” and “aaaah”!
But all that matters to me is this little girl’s smile.
She loves her American Girl Mega Bloks set and I have a feeling she’ll be wanting more.
Just check out some of the selection (I think she’s eyeing the American Girl doll sets for the dolls she has – Isabelle and Grace)!
The sets range in price from $3.99 to $69.99 and are currently available exclusively at Toys “R” Us in the U.S. and Canada. The line will expand into other U.S. and Canada-based mass retailers starting July 1, 2016.
What do you think?
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