Monday, December 14, 2009

Review: Playmobil Advent Calendar

Another fun product that came in my MomSelect Holiday Product Pak was the Playmobil Advent Calendar. I received the Unicorn Paradise version of the calendar. I have to say, as soon as I took the advent calendar out of the box, all I could think was how much I would have loved such a thing when I was a little girl!

This advent calendar works just like regular advent calendars, but instead of opening a box to get a candy or a small gift, you get a piece of the playset. The background also comes in the box, so after you open up all the boxes, you have everything you need to let your child's imagination run wild!

My kids are too young for this calendar- there are a lot of really small pieces in it, so I'd really stick with the 4 and up recommended age range to play with this. I did go ahead and do the assembly for the calendar.  It's a little daunting looking at first, since there are lots of small plastic bags with tiny pieces to put together, but the instructions are pretty easy to understand and it only took me about 20 minutes to get everything done.

You can also get calendars in other themes, like police and pirates from the Playmobil site. Playmobil releases new versions each year, so you can build a whole collection. Some websites still sell previous years' calendars as well, just do an online search if there's a particular calendar you're looking for. I love this idea and can't wait until my kids are older and can play with it! If I decide to share with them.... :)

Disclaimer: I was sent this advent calendar to test out for myself and write about at my discretion. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone and I was not compensated for this review.


raveandreview said...

I got this same set for my daughter this year... who is just barely 18 months. Not that I'm going to actually let her play with it any time soon :) I guess I'm just excited for her to love Playmobil as much as I do.