“ Theme: Magic Castle „
For all parents thinking of buying there kiddes a small bike do not buy the charton baby driver2 my daughter was on it and the middle bar just snapped and she hit her head i believe we bought it from mothercare and it cost about £50 a waste of money and a huge danger to children stick to good old fashion wood or sturdy metal the place of the breakage was under the seat and i feel we were lucky it was not more serious hope this prevents more accidents
"Enemy attack! Raise the drawbridge", cried Sir Lancelot, and the Golden Knights sprang into action - Frederick The Brave got up on the turrets with his trusty bow and arrow, while Sir Cyril ran to protect the queen… No I haven't gone mad! But I do love Knights and castles, they seem such an innocent toy compared to all the modern mutant monsters out there. Although why a catapult or mace should be less offensive than a machine gun, I don't know? I never had one as a little girl so I was delighted when my son asked for one. Playmobil is an expensive range and the knights castle is no exception, by the time I had bought the extra catapult, Knights and horses that I wanted it came to about £120. But it's worth it for the sheer detail. All the rooms make sense, by that I mean there's a logical way into them for the little characters, so they don't have to 'magic' themselves from level to level. Things like that really mattered to me when I was younger! The castle has everything you would expect - a dungeon that really locks, a trap door, a tower, a secret way in, a drawbridge, ramparts and turrets. However, there are a lot of little extras too - beer tankards with 'beer foam' spilling down the sides, jewellery for the Queen, a lockable treasure chest and the list goes on! So anyway, that's given you a pretty good idea of how much I liked this toy! What about my son? I wish I could put a picture on this op of his face on Christmas morning when he saw this thing. He was totally over-awed at first, then got right into it, exploring for ages. For something that looks so delicate, it's amazingly indestructible. You have to put it together at first, and it took me quite few hours, but was really good fun to do and felt sturdy. Pierce regularly goes at it with 'Scoop' his digger, but it just clicks back together again no problem. He's nearly four, but hasn't ma
naged to destroy any part of it yet. I love listening to him playing make believe games with the little men - he does different voices for the different Knights! I took him to a few real castles to give him the feel of the era, and he's really hooked now (Lincoln Castle is his favourite, but he hasn't seen Warwick yet). All in all it was worth the money, it's a toy he's really proud of showing off when friends come round, and one of those timeless toys that many adults find themselves drawn to when the little ones aren't around! It will appeal to any age child with a good imagination.
Model: King's Large Castle / Castle features drawbridge, pulley, trap door, surrounding battlements, and many accessories.