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Have you seen the new TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS? They are a new and innovative line of building toys that let kids construct, convert and customize the TRANSFORMERS character of their dreams! My 9 yr old was thrilled to get play with these. He is my future little engineer and loves to build things. He received two sets – BUMBLEBEE who is one of the popular good guys or AUTOBOTS and STARSCREAM who is a bad guy from the DECEPTICONS.
I have to say that my favorite thing was that BUMBLEBEE came in a reusable plastic container. What mom doesn’t love storage included with a toy?
Each TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS figure includes a robot frame and lots of armor, weapons and accessory parts to let kids construct an iconic TRANSFORMERS character like OPTIMUS PRIME or BUMBLEBEE. We soon figured out that BUMBLEBEE was able to transform into a car and a jet, which my son thought was totally cool.
One thing that my son really liked was that all of the parts are interchangeable between all TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS figures (each sold separately). This way kids can switch parts to create their own custom TRANSFORMERS characters. There’s almost no limit to what kids can create!
Each TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS figure also converts from robot to vehicle and back without taking it apart. When my son first built his robot, he had a little difficulty figuring out the transforming, but then after a few minutes, he figured it out and thought it was, in his words, “Awesome!”
Another thing I loved is that this isn’t a quick and easy toy. My son usually can finish a video game or build a toy pretty quickly, and then the thrill is gone. This took some work and was a challenge, which he really thrived at and enjoyed. He spent a good hour building BUMBLEBEE. When he was finished, he showed me his work, and then couldn’t wait to get back at it. He broke out STARSCREAM to convert BUMBLEBEE into his very own design.
You can create a custom Bot as simply as swapping a head between two figures, but any part can be used nearly anywhere, allowing kids to create their own custom characters. Even the AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON symbols are interchangeable!
TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT BOTS are not only a great toy for kids, but a great activity too. Parents and kids can work together to construct, convert and customize a TRANSFORMERS character. Soon after my son was working on his new toys, both his sisters and my husband wanted to get in on the action as well.