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My DS8 fell in love with Playmobil at a friend’s house. They have 11 kids (oldest is my age) who have loved Playmobil over the years. They have a lot. When my son first saw it the teenage boys had a battle scene set up. We got him a small knight set and he LOVES playing with it. He adds in Legos (we’re big on Legos here) and toy animals. I think I’m going to get him more for Christmas. I just ordered the catalog this morning. I think when my girls see all the sets they’ll be hooked too.

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When my boy was about 9, I think, we hired a teen to do some yardwork for us.  He would come in the house for lunch.  And I'd find them on the floor with the playmobil, staging battles.  

 

And, many years later, I think my kids were 15 and 14, we got new carpet for our son's bedroom.  After the installers left, there was this big wide-open space... and the kids asked if they could get the playmobil out. They had a blast; it reminded them of good times and was great bonding for them at their ages. They were sad, though, because they couldn't find Pirate Princess.  I don't know if she was an actual female pirate or a princess from another set.  

 

One year for Christmas I ordered a bunch of random pieces on ebay. It was so fun going through all that, and it just didn't matter that it was random.

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You all have totally talked me into getting these. We are kind of done with Christmas, but definatley Easter baskets and my second ds's birthday is around the corner. I will get some for ny niece and nephew too as they are really into legos, but I haven't heard their mom mention pmaymobil, so she might be living under a rock like me.

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I just ordered a pyramid, castle, and a bunch of miscellaneous add ins on behalf of the grandparents (who just send checks and make me do the shopping).

 

And I blame all of you :rofl: I’m anticipating they will be a big hit and nobody will notice if I box up a few other toys in the meantime ;)

Heads up, if your kids are older then they should be able to get them together but if they are younger, you may need to do some Christmas eve building. I will never forget the xmas eve my husband and I built the fairy tale castle and housed it will furniture. It took forever! So worth it though to see my DDs face the next morning. She has continued to play with it for the past 4 years!

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  :) And they have a Doctor Who set that I have my eye on.

 

Could you share a link? I can only find the Funko 6 inch figures of the 4th and 11th Doctors.

 

I gave my husband one of the specials in his stocking every year even before we had a child. :)

 

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Heads up, if your kids are older then they should be able to get them together but if they are younger, you may need to do some Christmas eve building. I will never forget the xmas eve my husband and I built the fairy tale castle and housed it will furniture. It took forever! So worth it though to see my DDs face the next morning. She has continued to play with it for the past 4 years!

I bet the older kids can get it done - they’re highly competent instruction followers when properly motivated :D

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Could you share a link? I can only find the Funko 6 inch figures of the 4th and 11th Doctors.

 

I gave my husband one of the specials in his stocking every year even before we had a child. :)

Hmm...I couldn't find them on the playmobil site, but I did find them on Thinkgeek.com. $7.99 each. 4th and 11th doctors.

 

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jssr/?pfm=Search&t=Doctor%20who%20playmobil

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Hmm...I couldn't find them on the playmobil site, but I did find them on Thinkgeek.com. $7.99 each. 4th and 11th doctors.

 

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jssr/?pfm=Search&t=Doctor%20who%20playmobil

 

Thanks, those were the ones I'd found. I was hoping they had an actual play set rather than just those two figures. Maybe in the future?

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I used to teach the preschoolers at church.

 

The Egyptian family and the Roman family were great for acting out a number of bible stories. I also had some crusaders. They wore white with crosses on them. They usually played the part of angels. I have the Playmobil nativity set, and Joseph made a great Jesus.

 

The kids LOVED when I pulled out the playmobil to teach lessons. I would tell them that if they sat quietly and listened to the lesson, they could play with them when I was done. I would bring extras for the kids to play with after the lesson.

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Thanks, those were the ones I'd found. I was hoping they had an actual play set rather than just those two figures. Maybe in the future?

 

 

Oh yes, I see that you wrote that you have them. I was skimming without any reading comprehension when you asked for the link. Whoops! Yes, I hope they have some sets later.

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So I was thinking of ordering the 1,2,3 countryside set but now I'm wondering what the difference is between the standard sets and the 1,2,3 sets. What is minimum age for standard sets?

I would say 3-4 and up. The pieces are tiny and NOT for kids that put anything in their mouths.

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