Rated 1 out of 5Â by Scott Lacks Quality Assurance
Received this castle as a Christmas gift for our 3-year old. Upon unwrapping, we noticed the drawbridge was missing a dowel pin on the left side, causing the drawbridge not to open/close properly. Second, the balcony was glued on very crooked. Third, there is a trap door on the inside of the castle that is cut too tightly and fails to operate. Lastly, we received furniture with the castle and noticed several pieces had broken, split and/or chipped wood. However, rather than using new pieces during assembly, the furniture pieces we received were glued together with the broken pieces. I expected a greater degree of attention to detail and better quality assurance by the manufacture.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Brando3411 Great!
I got this for my 5yr old brother last Christmas. A castle was his main request. He loves it. He plays with it nearly everyday, and the knights and such he already had (some playmobil and lego) fit really well. It occupys his attention well if he's playing alone, and it's good for when he has company. From another side, I worked at a toy store that carried a lot of Melissa and Doug stuff. Their stuff is just awesome. We had both the princess castle and medieval castle, and could barely keep them on the shelves! Parents loved them!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Lady Bentley Open Up a Whole New(Old) World!
I am "saving" this lovely creation for the day when I have grandchildren who are old enough to use it carefully. In the interim, it holds a place of honor on top of my upright piano, lit with LED string lights and electric candles (they glow beautifully behind the crenellations when tucked in below eye level. I set it on a bed of faux "snow" and included some Christmas themed items during the holidays and now have just miniature trees and realistic, quality resin medieval figures in the battlements along with the lights. It looks spectacular at night when all the other lights in the room are off or very low. People are transfixed when they enter the room and see this glowing display. It is the next best thing to a Time Machine and I will probably have to purchase a 2nd one for the grandchildren when the time comes as I love this one too much to do without it. Thanks for the Magic!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mom of four best toy I have ever bought
As a mother of four this is the best toy I have ever bought. My son received it as a gift when he was three years old. He enjoyed using it with knight and dragons. When he out grew it my three daughters used it with there polly pocket princes and it became a princes castle. The castle is now ten years old and by far the most played with toy we have ever owned