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Firstly who are the Lalaloopsy dolls, they are rag dolls each made from a piece of fabric that magically came to life when their last stitch was sewn. They each have their own unique names, personalities and date of sewn [ on their bottoms] Each doll comes with her [ or his as there are a 3 boy dolls too] own pet and accessories that co-ordinate with them. There are currently over 80 unique Lalaloopsy dolls with new ones coming out all the time. They are made my M.G.A. Entertainment.
The tree house was the 1st large play set to be available here in the u.k We bought ours from Toys R Us at £34.99 in July 2011 My daughter bought it with her birthday money and couldn't wait to get it home . The box and packaging are quite substantial in size and you felt you were getting a nice gift for the price .
Once fully opened i was disappointed at first ,the treehouse wasn't what i imagined it to be , i expected it to be a play house that opened for the figures to play in . This is not the case what you actually get is 2 tree's that are connected together by a bridge and a zip swing, both trees are open backed and have lots of detail and play opportunities .
The front of the largest tree has lots of details ,starting at the bottom, the grass and button flowers are all fixed to the base , the ladder made of pencils is removable . Off the trunk on its own platform is a cute pink cabin, [ more about that later] and on the branch opposite a basket shaped swing attached with rope. At the top is a large green treetop with a little window complete with working shutters and lots of button details .
The smaller tree again at the bottom the grass and little animals are fixed . The green treetop has a porthole window and button details ,one of which secures the rope from the small tree to the larger tree for a doughnut style zip swing . On the top is a look out bucket complete with telescope.
This is where the fun begins , the attention to detail that is put into Lalaloopsy toys is fantastic they always go that extra step. At the back of the large tree is a lift , the Lalaloopsy doll clips in around the waist and the child lifts the acorn handle to move up and down . At the top are fixed curtains for the window and a painted on chest of drawers , cushions and pictures. It also comes with a nut shell hammock for the Lalaloopsy pets. The top of the smaller tree has the same nut shell hammock and a small flat area for dolls to sit.
The little pink cabin sits on the platform of the large tree , we actually have ours the other way around to the picture shown here , so the back is open at the back, having tried both ways i think our way is the better fit . There is so much detail on the cabin , fully opening door with hanging lantern outside , window with working shutters at the other end , and cute little dorma window in the roof ,did i say roof, it's actually a book, called how to build a treehouse opened up to look like a roof ! The cabin is fully removable so can be used on its own if wanted .
The tree's are connected by a bridge and the rope tied for the swing , both can be removed and the tree's can be played with on their own.
Also with this set comes
Patch Treasure Chest - the 1st Lalaloopsy boy doll He is as a fun loving pirate who loves to collect shiny objects. Traveling and adventures are his life but he is terrible at reading maps and this is why he often finds himself in exciting situations. He comes with his own pet parrot
Spot Splatter Splash - She was made from a painter's overalls. She's super creative and loves bright colors, big messes, and eating spaghetti, she comes with a very cute blue stripy zebra as her pet.
Also come with a paintpot and brush, saw and hammer , pink pumpkin seat, cotton reel table , juice carton and a sandwich. These are tiny but perfectly formed .
After my initial disappointment and the feeling it wasn't worth the £35 we had paid , i have changed my mind , 18 months on it is still in perfect condition, nothing has broken or snapped off and it is still a popular toy with my daughter . You can currently get this for £20 on amazon which i think is much more reasonable and great value at that price .
Great for imaginative play, so many different stories can be played out, lots of little details mean it's never boring.
hard to move when set up , when you lift the tree's together the bridge tends to fall off and the swing too but only a tiny criticism.
So all in all a 4 out of 5 , but if you only pay £20 then 5 out of 5 .
Join Spot Splatter Splash and Patches Treasurechest as they play in the Mini Lalaloopsy Treehouse playset . Hidden in the tops of two tall trees, this mini Lalaloopsy playset has plenty of amazing activities for your mini Lalaloopsy figures to enjoy. Slide back and forth between the two trees on the tyre rope slide, lie down and relax in the hammocks, and keep a look out in the spinning look-out bucket . There is even a treetop clubhouse that can be removed when your mini Lalaloopsies want to hang out on the ground. The Mini Lalaloopsy Treehouse features: Tyre swing that slides along the zip line Two swinging treetop hammocks Removeable club house Elevator and swing seat Spinning lookout bucket with telescope Two 8cm Lalaloopsy figures and their pets