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Zhu Zhu pet elevator
on December 13, 2011
I purchased this for my 3 year old for Christmas and assembled it with the rest of what will be our Zhu Zhu collection. It was much easier to assemble than the other Zhu Zhu pieces and works fairly well with the princess pieces I purchased but in the assembly directions it suggests use with the tree house and I understand why. While the pets can climb into the elevator via the orange covered ramp, they can not climb the all white ramp, which makes this more of a one way street. With the tree house they would be able to go both ways I believe. I plan to purchase the tree house now, but wish I would have known to buy it in the first place. Hopefully this saves someone else from having to order twice!
Now that my daughter has played with the set I can provide a little more in site about the workings of the elevator. To go up the zhu zhu pets trigger the ride ny hitting a mechanism inside the elevator, it is not intended to go up manually. To go down you must push it down, but as I stated before the pets can't climb the ramp on that side anyway so if you help them up the ramp it is minimal effort to then push it down. I still plan to purchase the tree house to make it a more independent play set.