I’m sure you have seen both Mega Bloks and Lego Duplo both online and in stores. Have you ever wondered what the differences are between the two products?
The Mega Bloks Bag comes with 80 Classic Colored building blocks that are perfect for hands-on play. The product is recommended for children ages 12 months – 5 years.
The Mega Bloks Bag is ranked in the top 20 for multiple categories on Amazon, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Personal Experience with Mega Bloks
Right now, we have a set of Mega Bloks that my 18 month old loves to play with. He can spend hours entertained by building and taking down towers.
The Mega Bloks bricks are brightly colored and a great size for toddler hands. The bricks fit loosely together and make it easy for toddlers to build and destroy block towers and other creations.
The Lego Duplo Basic bricks comes with 80 bricks in different sizes and bright colors. They are sturdy and safe for toddlers. Lego Duplo bricks are recommended for children ages 18 months – 5 years.
Lego Duplo bricks are ranked in the top 100 for multiple categories on amazon. This product has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Personal Experience with Lego Duplo
From the time I was little I have been around Lego Duplo blocks. I had a set growing up and now my little guy loves going to the Lego Store and playing with the Lego Duplo blocks they have out.
The Lego Duplo Bricks are brightly colored and a great size for little hands. The bricks fit together tightly and are great for building taller towers, since the bricks stay together.
Comparison Mega Bloks Vs. Lego Duplo
So, which is better Mega Bloks or Lego Duplo? In my opinion that depends on what you want to do with the bricks and who is going to be using them.
When you look at the facts of the two products I have mentioned they are very similar, making it hard to know which one is better.
From my use of the two products, they both work great for different things.
For younger children (12 months -2 years)Mega Bloks are easier to use. The bricks don’t stick together as tightly so it is easy for younger toddlers to take apart the bricks. If you don’t want to help pull apart blocks Mega Bloks are great.
For children 2 -5 years I think the Lego Duplo bricks are better. Since the bricks fit together tighter than the Mega Bloks, they work better for older builders. I have seen older toddler/preschool age kids get really frustrated with Mega Bloks not staying together.
Something else to consider is the cost, often Mega Bloks are cheaper than Lego Duplo.
Overall, I like both Mega Bloks and Lego Duplo. If I was only going to buy one of them I think I would go with Lego Duplo. I feel like kids are happy playing with Lego Duplo longer because they don’t come apart as easily.
Whichever product you decide is best for you I’m sure your toddlers will have fun building, destroying and building again.
What’s your opinion do you like Mega Bloks or Lego Duplo better? Let me know in the comments.