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Playmobil School

Submitted by on October 11, 2010 – 1:54 pmNo Comment

“Once it’s assembled, I think the Playmobil School is pretty much perfect – Flea has had so much fun with this toy.”

Buy online: Toys R Us

£129.99

*****

playmobil school review

Initial Thoughts: Around this time last year, I put together the Playmobil hospital. This was not a highpoint in my parenting journey. You may or may not know that many of Playmobil’s sets use the same component pieces, put together in different formations. So my first thought, on opening the Playmobil School was, “Oh God, it’s based on the hospital.” Assembling the hospital was a horrible job, and almost did for me. Flea’s initial thoughts were somewhat different. “Oh look Mummy, there are children, and desks, and a blackboard, and toilets and everything!”

We liked: Once it’s assembled the Playmobil school is utterly brilliant. It’s got the usual Playmobil attention to detail – tiny posters for each wall, even stickers to put onto plastic books so that each tiny book looks different. There are four different classroom areas within the school, along with two toilets, a staircase and a large lobby area. Along with this you get a generous number of Playmobil children and a teacher. The whole thing feels substantial and (a small point) it’s a little shallower than the hospital which means the Playmobil school will actually sit on a shelf and can be tidied away.

We weren’t keen: Assembling this is hideous. The box says it takes two hours, but I would allow three times that, at least. Even after succeeding in putting the school together, we’re left with a shoe box of spare parts we don’t know what to do with. I would say the instructions on this could be a lot more comprehensive and better put together – which is important when you’re putting something together that has literally hundreds of component piece

Overall: Assembly aside, there’s very little to complain about here. A completely fantastic idea, beautifully made and with some really fantastic details and thoughtful touches – like including a chalk pencil so children can write on the blackboard, and having an open front so children can really play with the whole space. If you own the Playmobil School Gym, this can be attached to the school, which makes a really fun addition. Read our other Playmobil reviews.

[Sally, Who’s the Mummy?]

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