|More than just some assembly required.|
This castle looked perfect for a grandson who already has two castles and this fits right in with the theme. (BTW he has a 4'x16' foam board castle in my garage with an 8' tower and a original 4'x8' painting of a dragon storming a castle on one wall.) So it is obvious there is a strong fantasy theme prevailing.
|Finished product, more than 60 minutes.|
My initial reaction when I opened the box and discovered it was a DIY was not positive. However my subsequent thoughts were that for an industrious 5 year old who enjoys puzzles this was actually better. I would note that the 60 minute time frame suggested for assembly would be for an adult with no oversight by a 5 year old. Maintaining focus for complete assembly could be problematic.
The quality is good and typical of my experience with the brand. I was personally disappointed in the dragon, which I expected to be larger and more ferocious. Overall my impression is very positive but and this is a pretty large but, I think it is very pricey, at my time of review $137 at Amazon. If that does not dissuade you, this is a gift that would appear to offer a lot of play time.
From the vendor:
is protected by a
fierce fire-breathing dragon Great Asian
· The yellow dragon can guard the castle from the attachable landing platform
· The functioning portcullis keeps unwanted visitors out, while the hidden trap door catches intruders
· In a secret cave, kids can hide the sacred dragon fire, which lights up!
· Includes four figures, helmets, shields and additional battle gear, skeleton, torches, flags and other accessories
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