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NOT WORTH THE MONEY!
on October 21, 2016
I was very disappointed in this product that I ordered for my daughter's 4th birthday. It arrived in a decent box (no obvious damage) yet somehow the wood pieces inside were all beat up (pic #1 for example.) Some of the decorative laminate that is used on the wood was peeling (pic #2) and the screws were so poorly made that one completely broke off as it was being screwed in, rendering that particular piece useless (pic #3, it was supposed to be the handle on the garage door... so we obviously now have no handle at all.) The garage doors are also set so closely together that it requires serious force to completely shut them and then to open them again - you literally have to hit it from the inside to get the doors to open up outwards, and my daughter has to kick it to get it to completely close again. See pic #4 to show how the doors "close" without slamming them shut with force. The elevator gets stuck while moving up and down and wiggles quite a bit when being moved making it seem as if it is about to break or come off track.The furniture was decent for the most part however the legs of the piano were warped and it sits funny. To have invested so much money in a product, I wouldn't expect absolute perfection but I would, however, expect MUCH BETTER than what we received. Also, side note (not necessarily a complaint): do not expect to assemble this doll house quickly. Plan in advance if it is a gift as it will take HOURS to put together and is easiest with 2 people.
I give this item 3 stars as my daughter still enjoys playing with it. I recommend that you research other options before choosing this product though.