“ Brand: Playmobil / Theme: Citylife „
My son wanted this playmobil garage for his birthday, I was amazed by the range of playmobil toys that were available and thought they looked like good toys that he could collect for Christmas and birthdays etc.
The instructions were lengthy but very comprehensive and although it was quite fiddly and time consuming to build, it was strangely satisfying because everything fitted together well and was really good quality.
There were tons of accessories with this toy, the kind of things that you would find in a garage, tools, engine oil, fire exinguisher, dustbins, car cleaners etc. I was very impressed with the amount of accessories and the attention to detail.
So having built the garage and set it all up with the tiny accessories (some of them are approx 1cm) it looked great and proudly presented it to my son who opened the garage door and promptly knocked all the tiny accessories over. This then became problematic as any slight jolt sent everything flying. The age range is from 4+ but I don't know many 4 year olds with the fine motor skills or patience to play with this toy.
Needless to say the shell of the garage remains in the toy cuboard and the accessories are either packed away, scattered around the house waiting for me to tread on with bare feet or in the hoover. It has had very little play as essentially what is left is a box with an opening garage door - probably could have made something similar with a cardboard box!
I don't think this is a bad toy or bad value for money (25 pounds) I just think it was a little pointless for my son at his age but hopefully it will be something he will appriciate as he gets a bit older.
Model: Modern House Garage