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Post Icon Posted: Jul 18th, 2008 at 09:40 pm

I recently purchased a 1000 piece set of the smaller Mega Bloks for my grandson. I also purchased an 80 piece set of the larger Mega Bloks for my grandaughter. To my surprise neither set had any type of building plans. I attempted to join the Mega Blok Club but there seems to be a problem creating an account.

Where can I find simple online building plans for each of the above sets. If it were no more than a plan to build a house or a park bench I would be happy.
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Post Icon Posted: Jul 18th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Hi hforney, and welcome to The Bloks Forum!

Are these generic sets, with a whole bunch of basic elements? If so, then you might have a little trouble. As far as I know, there's no official "idea book" for Mega Bloks, and I don't believe that these bulk sets have generally included instruction booklets, either.

I've always understood these bulk buckets to be intended to enlarge one's collection, giving more raw materials for building whatever the builder might already have had in mind.

A very small number of older Mega Bloks sets (from the early 90's) had instruction booklets that gave step-by-step plans for models other than the main model of the set, and in most cases these were made up of almost entirely basic elements. For that matter, even some of the ProBuilder and Mega Modelz sets were composed largely of basic elements; perhaps some of these might help?

Let us know what you think!

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Post Icon Posted: Jul 19th, 2008 at 04:08 pm

Jul 18th, 2008 at 10:59 pm, The Hegemon wrote:
Hi hforney, and welcome to The Bloks Forum!

Are these generic sets, with a whole bunch of basic elements? If so, then you might have a little trouble. As far as I know, there's no official "idea book" for Mega Bloks,...........Dave!


Thanks for the welcome and you guessed right. One is a bucket with a bunch of pieces and the other is a bag with a bunch of larger pieces. Being a grandpa I thought I was doing the right thing so I guess I am back to square one. I have not given either set to my grandkids yet in hopes of at least having some type of design plan for them to work with. Looks like I will just have to leave it to their imagination to build something on their own.

If I understand your message correctly Mega Bloks are to be purchased as a kit to build a specific model.

I am from the old school where erector sets were the big gift. Each erector set had plans for several projects. I guess things have changed.

Thanks for your input..........

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Post Icon Posted: Jul 19th, 2008 at 06:01 pm

There was a time when LEGO "universal" sets included instruction books as suggestions for what to do with your big box of new bricks. I don't know if they still do that, though.

Mega Bloks offers both formats--the bulk buckets/tubs and the specific-purpose kits. The latter typically include detailed instructions for the main model and maybe an alternate design as well.

I hope it works out for you. When I was a kid, I was delighted even to get a random bagful of LEGO bricks from a flea market. Perhaps your grandkids will be similarly excited?

Best wishes,
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Post Icon Posted: Jul 19th, 2008 at 07:46 pm

Jul 19th, 2008 at 06:01 pm, The Hegemon wrote:
Perhaps your grandkids will be similarly excited?

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Thanks again, oh I know they will be pleased. I was trying to link reading instructions and directions with the building process. Looks like it will be let your imagination run wild. I also have this strange feeling I will be finding the smaller mega bloks all over the house. What I think I will do is let them play with the bloks for several months and then introduce my 7 year old grandson to the kit building sets.

Thanks for all your help.
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