A couple of weeks ago a package arrived at our doorstep, courtesy of Mega Bloks. My 18 month old son Wes and I were just hanging out so a new toy to play with was a welcome surprise. Inside was the Mega Bloks Billy Beats Dancing Piano. He was much bigger than I expected him to be and very colorful. Before even getting him out of his packaging, Wes wanted to try him out.
We noticed right away that Billy Beats™ can do all sorts of fun things with three different modes of play. By pressing the light-up block keys Wes can lay traditional notes with the piano mode or switch things up with party effects. He can even add animal sounds!
Included are 8 different songs for which I’m thankful as hearing the same songs over and over again can be a bit tiring. I find that the songs are catchy only annoy me when animal sounds are played over and over again. (Maybe that is just me.) Even my five and seven year old boys have had a lot of fun playing with Billy Beats. Wes loves to turn the music on and either walk or crawl in a circle around it. It is his way of dancing to the music and my five year old loves to join him.
Included in his top are several First Builders blocks that are stored inside Billy’s head. Wes has a very easy time removing the big red hat but struggles a bit at his age to actually attach it again. Without me even having to direct him, Wes figured out that the blocks fit on top of the piano and can be stacked and still played. These are compatible with all First Builder blocks. Featuress:
- 3 modes of play: Dance with Billy, Teach Me, and Free Play
- 8 colored light-up keys that can play single notes or 8 pre-programmed songs
- Sheet music on stickers included to let you build and stack a song to follow along!
- Cool Piano, Whacky DJ and Funny Animal sounds with On/Off switch
- Includes 8 First Builders blocks and 3 c-size batteries
Overall we love this new toy and after a couple of weeks, it hasn’t been forgotten. It is another toy that all my boys can enjoy together and offers a lot of great variety of play! This would make a fantastic gift for any young child.
Mega Bloks Billy Beats Dancing Piano has a list price of $39.99 but watch for sales to get him at a discount. Look for him at retailers nationwide including Walmart and Target, both of which now have him on a price cut!
I have a Mega Bloks First Builders Billy Beats™ Dancing Piano to give away to one lucky reader!
Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this post. All thoughts remain my own. Prizing & samples courtesy of Mega Bloks.