I am always amazed at how captivated all of my children ages 7,6,4 and 21 months are by Playmobil. My children received this toy on Dec 6th to start thinking about the Nativity in anticipation of Christmas. I also purchased the three wise men and St Nicholas separately. The previous Nativity set by Playmobil came with the 3 Wise Men but the stable was completely made of cardboard. In this set they replaced the 3 wise men and the cardboard stable with a more durable plastic stable and only the backdrop of the star and scenery are plastic. My children were enthralled with the set. The older two liked to set it up and rearrange it while the 4 yr old loves to act out the story and put voices to the people and animals. The set has beautiful little details from the shepherd's cane to the angel's halo. The manger and the head piece of Joseph and Mary was neat too. It is absolutely precious and as always Playmobil is of higher quality than the average toy. I would highly recommend this set along with the Three Wise Kings by Playmobil
and Saint Nicholas And Christmas Angel
Separate FYI...b/c Playmobil on Amazon is mostly 3rd party sellers I have had better luck sometimes by going to the UTOYPIA website and buying directly from them. They sell on Amazon but sometimes you can get a better price and free shipping by going directly to their site. They also offer great sales.(Even better than Playmobil.com) You won't regret getting your kids into playmobil! The toys hold their value (ebay) and can be passed down for generations.