Toy Review: KRE-O Battleship “Alien Strike” Construction Kit

Hasbro’s KRE-O kits are lots of fun to put together! Think, a big construction block puzzle you have to put together with an end result being something really cool.  This review covers the new Battleship “Alien Strike” Construction Kit to coincide with the release of  director Peter Berg’s BATTLESHIP, hitting U.S. theaters on May 18th.

Product Description:  With 277 bricks and other construction pieces, you can build your own battle against alien invasion! Build an alien ship and firing weapons for your KREON figures! Your Alien Pilot and Alien Gunner figures can crew the alien ship while your Raikes and Hopper figures ride their skiff into battle against them! Look inside the package for weapon building ideas. Build and rebuild their weapons for exciting blasting action in the sky, on the ground or in the water!

Build the awesome alien strike vehicle and Navy scout boat! 2 customizable missile launchers with firing missiles! Opening cockpit! Moveable wings! Capture claw! Works with leading construction brands!

Includes 277-piece construction kit, Raikes KREON figure, Hopper KREON FIGURE, Alien Pilot KREON FIGURE, and Alien Gunner KREON FIGURE.

Requires 2 “AAA” batteries (included).

My Review: Highly Recommended!  This took some time but was a lot of fun putting this kit together.  The directions can get a little messy at times so you just have to wing it on some pieces but it’s not too bad. The decals are easy to place and the little figures are also easy to set up in their positions and you can give them some weapons. The articulation is freaking amazing with this kit. Simply put, almost everything moves on the “Alien Strike” ship. Both sets of wings move, the missiles fire, well not all of them but some do and the others you can rotate and move. You can place the aliens in the cockpit and on the back where another gun is located.  This does take up some time but that’s a good thing for kids working on this. The good guys get a little raft so the aliens can look more intimidating.  I had a lot of fun putting it together and this was my first attempt at a KRE-O kit!  Check out my video below.

Ages 7-14:  Big kids and little kids will have lots of fun with this and spend lots of time on it as well.  There are some very small pieces so please keep the much younger kids away from this!  You can order this cool set at Hasbro Toy Shop.

Approx Retail: $29.99

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