Hasbro have just released a fantastic new construction toy called KRE-O. I can only assume that they are going to release a whole range of toys in this style, but for now they have started with some of the most popular Transformers toys.
Optimus Prime comes in a couple of styles, but the set that comes with the twin cycles is amazing. Now before you get too excited these are construction sets similar to LEGO, and they do not transform. So if you make the autobot you cannot transform him into a truck, you have to take it a part and build it as a truck.
But when you do make this into the truck it also doubles as a command centre, so you can put your motorcycles and the KREONs that come with it inside.
Kre-O Transformers Optimus Prime Kreons
The minifigures are great additions to the set, but are also great fun to play with on their own.
The set includes 542 KRE-O pieces, 5 KREON figures, 2 motorcycles, orange traffic cones and decorative decals.
Although they say it is recommended for 8-14 year olds, I built this with my 9 year old and my 6 year old was more than capable of helping.
It goes together quite easily though there are enough tricky bits to keep you occupied for a couple of hours.
I haven’t built it in vehicle mode yet as the boys love the Huge Robot sitting on their dresser. Bt it looks like it might be slightly more complex.
If you are thinking of getting a KRE-O Transformer Optimus Prime toy for your kids this Christmas I’d advise you to get in quick to make sure you aren’t dissapointed.
The video below shows the Kre-o Transformers Optimus prime set up close.
Kre-o Transformers Optimus prime Video