Review: Hasbro’s KRE-O Star Trek Line Beams Me Up

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The latest blockbuster movie to hit the big screen is Star Trek Into Darkness and with any movie of that size, you know there will be cool toys for the dads, I mean kids.

Hasbro has been kind enough to send us three toys from their  new KRE-O Star Trek line. The exciting new group of toys includes KRE-O building sets and KREON figures based on J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek franchise.

The package that came in the mail was pretty big, so the excitement shot through the house pretty fast. And that was just me. My boys are not old enough to play with this kind of lego, so it worked out that they are away with their mother. That will give me time to build each ship before they get home.

The three that were sent to me were:

KRE-O STAR TREK U.S.S. ENTERPRISE Building Set

(Ages 9 years & up / Approx. Retail Price: $49.99)
Explore the final frontier with the crew of the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE, the iconic ship from the STAR TREK INTO
DARKNESS movie. Inspired by the ship featured in the film, the KRE-O STAR TREK U.S.S. ENTERPRISE is 18-inches
long and is the first KRE-O set that actually lights up featuring LIGHTTECH! Explore the bridge interior play area, glowing
warp engines and launch a projectile from a lighted photon torpedo. Kids and fans alike will be excited to join KREON
figures of CAPTAIN KIRK, SPOCK and DR. MCCOY on the bridge to defend against two villain KREON figures. The set
includes 432 pieces and five KREON figures. Requires three AAA Alkaline batteries. Batteries not included.

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KRE-O STAR TREK KLINGON BIRD-OF-PREY Building set

(Ages 7 years & up / Approx. Retail Price: $24.99)
Take the battle to a far away KLINGON planet with this iconic enemy ship from STAR TREK. Based on a ship featured in
the film, the KRE-O KLINGON BIRD-OF-PREY building set features a LIGHTTECH brick that illuminates the cockpit and
two firing projectiles on the ship’s wings! Open the hatch and put in one of the four included KREON figures to pilot the
ship, including CAPTAIN KIRK, UHURA and two KLINGONS. Set includes 236 pieces. Requires two LR41 Alkaline
batteries. Batteries are included.

KRE-O STAR TREK SPOCK’S VOLCANO MISSION Building Set

(Ages 7 years & up / Approx. Retail Price: $14.99)
Pretend to carefully lower KREON figures onto dangerous, volcanic planets with the KRE-O STAR TREK SPOCK’S
VOLCANO MISSION, from the STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS movie. The KRE-O SPOCK’S VOLCANO MISSION
building set features LIGHTTECH that illuminates the cockpit of the ship and can be rotated 90-degrees to provide light for
the KREON figure which can be lowered out of the ship with the string zip line feature! The building set also includes a
push lever activated erupting brick volcano. Set includes 141 pieces and two KREON figures (SULU and SPOCK).
Requires two LR41 Alkaline batteries. Batteries are included.

The Building

I of course went right for the U.S.S Enterprise as the first challenge to build. It has been decades since I built lego of this magnitude, so it was helpful to have peace and no tiny hands around.

Now I am still in the building process because the task is huge. The instruction booklet was the heaviest thing in the box.

My only one complaint so far is that the batteries did not come with the toys. A real pain when you are trying to build and want to show it off as soon as you can.

Kids can use the set’s 432 pieces to build the U.S.S. Enterprise with a firing missile and an opening lid to reveal the interior command bridge illuminated by light-up Lighttech technology. The Lighttech technology also lights up the deflector dish and engines. This set includes five Kreon figures: Captain Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, and two additional crew members.

In addition to being a terrific replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise, this set has some great detail from the light-up features to the command bridge of the Enterprise. From what I can tell so far,  I am not sure the pieces will stay together during play. The rotating piece on the bottom keeps coming off.

Wondering who this is ideal for?

The KREO Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise is for Star Trek fans ages 9–14. However, I believe adult Star Trek fans who also like construction play will find this engaging and fun as well. I am not a Star Trek fan by any means but I am a lover of lego. These toys are a real hit if you have kids who love space.

The only downsides would be the hours it is going to take to fully build them all and the fact that batteries are required but not included in all the ships. The Enterprise did not have any included.

So there will be real photos later on of the built final products. I will say, this Lego is very cool looking and slick compared to what I played with as a kid.

The final products will look very nice on a shelf.

So give me time, there are over 400 pieces to the U.S.S. Enterprise and I am not one to sit and build it all day. I have it spread out on the floor like a puzzle and have until Monday to complete.

Want to learn more about each toy and see photos – head over to the official KRE-O website.

Hasbro provided the toys to Like A Dad for review, the opinions expressed are solely those of Like A Dad and have not been influenced in any way.

Michael Cusden
Michael is the creator of Like A Dad and uses his daily experiences of being a parent and a marketing dude as his content. Always looking to connect with other parents and bloggers.