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Melissa & Doug Folding Princess Castle Wooden Dollhouse With Drawbridge and Turrets
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- Hinged wooden castle opens for expanded pretend play
- Closes for more compact storage
- Features two removable turrets, balconies, arched walkway, towers, and working drawbridge
- Sturdy wooden construction
- Promotes storytelling, social skills, and creativity
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Welcome, your Majesty! Decorated with regal accents, this wooden play castle is fully assembled and ready for royal play. Features two removable turrets, balconies and a flying buttress, an arched walkway, towers and a working drawbridge! Castle is hinged to open easily for imaginative play and closes neatly for compact storage.
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|Item Dimensions||27 x 17.5 x 15.25 in||9.2 x 16.5 x 13.5 in||18 x 28 x 26.5 in||7.5 x 12.5 x 10 in||23.25 x 7.25 x 27.75 in||20 x 41 x 52 in|
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First, the hinge that holds the two halves together was broken right out of the box. It's not a sturdy hinge -- it's thin metal -- and is attached by rivets rather than wood screws, and the weight of the castle is really too much for such a flimsy hinge. It looks like it pulled right out of one half of the castle, and upon inspecting it, I found that I could pull it right out of the other half with nothing but my fingers. Secondly, the removable towers (and presumably, the castle walls, too) are attached together with glue rather than screws... drop one tower from the height of an average child's hands onto a laminate floor, and it'll break, as we've experienced. I've already re-glued two towers (the roof from one of the removable towers and the balcony from another) and am considering making all the pieces more secure by putting in several wood screws.
I should make it clear that our kids aren't throwing the towers around, or standing on the castle, or hitting it with hammers, or using it in any way other than the way it was designed to be played with. They're either sitting on the floor with it, or have it on a table, and put a variety of wood and plastic people and animal toys (Melissa & Doug, Little People, etc.) inside the castle to play.
In short, it seems to me that the construction methods and hinge are just not good enough to ensure that this toy lasts for any length of time. I'm disappointed -- I should not have to fix a toy that's just three weeks old!
Over the years, this castle has seen lots of use. Whenever a child came over to play, she would always want to play with the castle. My older daughter, who was six at the time, also played with the castle a considerable amount.
It is a wonderful toy for engaging a child in imaginative play. I am always looking for toys that promote more imagination and less screen time, and this toy has been a definite success.
In the last few years, my daughter has used the castle for her Papo fairy and queen figures. Also, she has used other fairy and unicorn pieces in the castle. Her use of the castle has evolved, and that has been fun to see.
In my opinion, the castle is sturdy and easy to play with on the floor. Nothing has broken and all of the doors, turrets, and dungeon sliding door have been used quite a bit. We have truly loved this toy. My daughter is now almost nine and the castle remains in her room as one of her all-time favorites.