Monday, September 18 2017 12:40

MEGA Construx™: It’s Time to Build Beyond with Family…

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MEGA Bloks® have been a part of our family since day one. In fact, I think it was at the baby shower for the first of The Rock Daughters™ when we received our first set - a Big Building Bag filled with those classic blocks that preschoolers have been building with for decades. Fast-forward a few years, and just as our kids have grown up, so has MEGA™ - recently making a nod to the past as they look toward the future with their ever-expanding line of MEGA Construx™ building sets for the entire family. From developing builders to kids ages 4+, from tweens to adult collectors, MEGA™ has something for everyone, and there’s no better time than the present to spend some time with the family, getting together to “Build Beyond.”

MEGA Construx

New sets from MEGA™ have always been an exciting thing, and from open-ended building sets to some of the biggest pop culture licenses around, we’ve been enjoying builds including characters from American Girl®, Despicable Me®, Halo®, Pokémon™® and more.

Build Beyond with MEGA Construx

Our latest builds include the American Girl McKenna’s Gymnastic Competition, a couple of Pokémon sets, and from the recent Despicable Me 3,” Agnes’ Toy Sale, Dru’s Transforming Car and the Wild Water Ski Bike.

MEGA Construx American Girl - McKenna's Gymnastics Competition

With the kids I build - taking pictures along the way. What’s always entertaining is to see how the actual build is simply the first part of the fun. The kids add and subtract their own creations, all while having endless adventure with the included figures. Could the American Girl crew spend some time with members of the Halo team with numerous Pokémon lurking nearby just waiting to be caught? Entirely possible!

MEGA Construx Despicable Me

Personally, I’m digging the new MEGA Heroes™ line - little action figures torn from the pages of pop culture. These continue the precedent set with the MEGA Construx™ Call of Duty® and Halo collections, but with new characters from StarTrek: The Next Generation, Aliens and Masters of the Universe thrown into the mix.

MEGA Construx MEGA Heroes

As the girls and I continue to build new and more elaborate creations, it’s always hard to believe that it wasn’t long ago that the ABC Learning Train was at the height of our MEGA™ builds...

MEGA Bloks Learning Train

What will you build? Check out new sets and Build Beyond at MEGAConstrux.com.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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