Ever since she first discovered Mega Bloks (or "towers" as she likes to call them) Little Miss C has been a great fan. The nice chunky shape and light weight means that they're incredibly easy for little hands to push together and they also stay together amazingly well no matter how high a tower you try to build.
I was therefore delighted when we were asked to review the Mega Bloks 3-in-1 Play n Go Table mainly as I saw it as a way of trying to get LMC to concentrate all her building in one place rather than scattering it all across the living room floor!
The table has fold up legs meaning that when not in use as a table you can simply fold them up and slot it away somewhere, or it can sit on a table top itself. The built in carrying handle also makes it easy to move around the house or garden depending on where your little one is playing at the time. There's a bit of a knack to getting the legs to lock into position, but once they do it provides a really stable playing surface.
There are four quadrant pieces that provide a road and building surface, but also lock into place when you want them too. With it unlocked (easy to do with a toddler friendly twisting bit in the middle of the table) you can lift the pieces out and there is a storage area underneath for the Mega Bloks themselves. As soon as LMC saw the table she got very very excited about the road surface and the first thing she did once we had un-boxed it all was start driving the car round the road.
The table comes with an assortment of building blocks of different shapes, two archways that fit across the road, a car and a little man that sits inside the car. There is also a sheet of stickers which can be stuck on the blocks so that when some of them are put together they form things like a tree or a door, whilst some of them are a bit more random (a teddy bear and a moon). The only problem I see with the stickers coming like this is that if you put them on in front of a toddler (as I ended up doing as I unpacked it all in front of her) then they understand that the stickers come off too, so LMC has spent a while moving the stickers around and putting them on different things meaning that some of them are already losing a bit of their stickiness. Not the end of the world, but it might be worth putting them out of sight of your little ones!
The Mega Bloks Play N Go Table works well for us as a focus for Little Miss C's tower building and the simple road seems to be her favourite bit by far. It's also great to be able to put it all away at the end of a play session easily rather than crawling all over the floor looking for blocks that have gone under the coffee table and sofa.