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Member Name: hollyup
Playmobil 4161 Advent Calendar Post Office
Date: 03/01/12, updated on 07/01/12 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Nice change from chocolate calender
Disadvantages: little bits not good if you have younger children around
I have never seen an advent calender like this before, so I was unsure what to expect. It was actually a free gift from Toys R Us, because we spent over £50 on Playmobil. I think retail price was around £15, which I still think is reasonable, given the amount you get. It is packaged nicely, and the calender itself is made of sturdy cardboard, with a piece you can pull out to hang it from.
It comes with a 3D snow/house scene made of cardboard, which you slot together easily. This was an nice idea, because it gave my son somewhere to put the pieces each day.
The first door had a post box behind it. I was quite impressed with the quality of the items. The post box is really sturdy and slides open for easy removal of the letters. The second door contained letters to go in the post box. I found that it continued in the same way, with a larger item every few days, followed by several smaller ones.
The back of the main box it comes in does show you the order you receive the pieces in, however we found it was more fun to guess what it was going to be each day.
Some of the main bits you receive are: Post box and letters, desk and chair, Santa, Reindeer, Sleigh, Elf, Angel and Christmas tree. There are also many little bits to play with, such as a tiny working stamp and ink pad.
I will definitely be purchasing a Playmobil advent calender for next Christmas.
Summary: would buy again
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