Imaginext castle

A couple of years ago I bought the children this Playmobil castle.
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It looks absolutely brilliant doesn’t it?!
Well I can tell you it isn’t! This is the result of almost two hours Mummy-building!!! With too few little yellow and red connectors because they mysteriously vanish. And if I had let the kids play with this it would’ve been broken within five seconds flat! Yes yes yes half the play value is in the building…but my kids want to get a toy out and get on with the make-believe, not spend a couple of hours constructing it! And by the time I’ve built it they’ve started a new game!
I’ve tried glueing it together with superglue but that doesn’t work. Neither does hot glue. Rubbish! So these pictures were my eBay pictures. We’ve traded it in for….
Wait for it….
Imaginext!! I might’ve told you, I’m a fan of imaginext!

I thought we would have enough money from the sale to afford just this Imaginext castle:

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but it had been reduced to £20 from £50. I also bagged these other items from the range:

 

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What’s really cool about the castles is that both the lion castle and the Wizard’s tower both interact with the dragons! As the dragon ‘flies’ towards the castle the child flaps his wings and as long as the dragon is switched on, as it approaches the castle the lights flash and they both make a noise in response.

The items are really chunky but despite the pre-school, robust feel to the toys, there is enough detail in the items that my almost 6 year old, Leon finds them totally compelling. He really loves them. Superman (from the Imaginext Batcave range) visited the castle yesterday. He was in his exoskeleton suit of course…there’s just so much play value I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Of course the castle is missing GIRLS!!!!! but that’s an argument for another day! Today I am looking at the positives! 😉

 

I’ll add a video of Leon later, when I’ve edited it!

 

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