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30/06/2010, 02:22 PM
I am pretty sure this was in the catalogue last year and I had a quick look but couldn't convince DH.
Did anyone get one last year, what were they like/how did they last?
30/06/2010, 05:27 PM
A friend bought one at last years sale and from the last time i saw it a few weeks ago it looked like it was in good condition to me. Not overly big inside though. HTH
30/06/2010, 06:11 PM
We got one last year- same one but from Toys R Us as I wanted it then and there rather than laybuying.
It has been good so far but ours is under cover on the verandah and on concrete so hasn't weathered at all. We plan to put it out in the elements soon but it will definitely need to be weather proofed before going out in the yard.
We bolted the two doors together as they were a bit of a trap for fingers to be caught on.
The kids love the doorbell.
We've been happy with it so far.
30/06/2010, 08:35 PM
Thanks for that Gipsy, do your 2 fit in it well together? Would it fit one of the timber toy kitchens in it as well? (the big ones like at Kmart)
30/06/2010, 10:33 PM
Sorry to crash......
No, I don't think it would fit. It is really quite small. I also don't think the wood is particularly good either. If I had seen one made up, I would not have spent so much money on it.
It was hard to put together, and took us nearly 2 days in the end. Full time. But maybe we were just slow.
The doorbell is good, though.
30/06/2010, 10:37 PM
I think you'd almost be better off to outlay the extra $150-200 for this one, though others may disagree:http://www.climbingframes.net.au/adventure...house-65308.htm
01/07/2010, 01:15 AM
WE have this cubby, we got it last year at TRU my girls love it, it's not huge but none of the ones we looked at were, ours is still in really good condition but is kept undercover. It was hard to put together though took my Dad (who is a builder) and DH a couple of days.
01/07/2010, 01:41 AM
I agree with mumofsky.... I'd spend the extra on a non-toy shop type one (like the one in the link mumofsky posted)...
I'd honestly even spend the $1099.00 RRP (when the sale ends) for that one rather than $600.00 on a toyshop version.... or build your own. Admittedly DH is a builder, however we built a very big fort-style one with a sand-box underneath for close to $1,000 ourselves. If you are willing to spend the time to plan it and build it... worth it IMO.
01/07/2010, 08:06 AM
I really appreciate everyone's replies. Thankyou. I couldn't convince DH anyway, he just baulks at the price tag
I really like that linked one though......
I wish he was a builder!
01/07/2010, 08:28 AM
Ohh thanks for that link, I've been looking at swing/playhouse sets and these look great. A lot better than others I've seen!
01/07/2010, 02:23 PM
The one in the catalogue last year was smaller, by about 55cm in length. It was the same price on sale ($599), so you are getting a better deal this year. but if you ring Target now they are clearing last years model out for $249.xx. So you could get a bargain. Model name of last years was Belamy wooden playhouse code 45019760.
01/07/2010, 09:19 PM
That's interesting Maybear, the extra 55cm would make a difference. Wish I had waited a year!
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