I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. My husband and I assembled it a couple of days before the big day and we're both pleasantly surprised at how smoothly the process went! It is well built, the instructions are very clear and easy to follow, and it took much less time than I thought it would - about 40 minutes. The bright colors and quality are perfect for little kids' hands and imaginations! I love the little furniture - it is sturdy, has cute moving doors, and great detail. I had an issue with a missing part and the process to order a replacement was SO fast and convenient! The customer service alone would be reason enough for me to continue purchasing KidKraft toys, not to mention the excellent quality and appeal these toys have for kids. I love this dollhouse!
This is a rather elaborate dollhouse that looks very good when finished, but requires a great deal of complex assembly. We are interested in crafts, so we had all the necessary tools and materials on hand and had a fair idea of how to proceed with the assembly. My husband, the primary builder, is very meticulous, so he carefully accounted for all the pieces and read all the instructions before we began. The instructions are specific enough in most places, but it seems the manufacturer might have changed the kit at some point and not changed the instructions. We had pieces that were not mentioned in the assembly instructions, and there were pieces called for by the instructions that we did not have. The wood is fairly good quality, and there is ample extra wood to cut or construct parts that might be damaged or missing. One thing the instructions did not specify is that you should cut around each piece with a craft knife before you punch it out. That will save you a lot of sanding and will help prevent splinters and damage to the pieces. Unless you have some experience with wood drafting, this kit would be difficult or impossible to assembly in a satisfactory way. The finished house is quite nice and very sturdy. Our little girl had a great time helping with the painting, staining and wallpaper. This purchase was a way to get her a very large custom dollhouse without spending a lot of money.
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