Since the LOL Dolls are keen to take over our house, it was only fitting that Santa brought them a house to live in. I was a little worried that he wouldn’t get it in time because it was in great demand. At the start of December I managed to get on a waiting list for the LOL dolls house. Thankfully my local toy store guaranteed it would get to me before Christmas.
Santa asked me to pick up the dolls house for him from our local Smyth Toys Superstore. When the text came through it was ready and I only had 48 hours to pick it up, I went straight away. I couldn’t risk either of my kids seeing what I was up to! I managed to man handle it from the shop into the car and then from the car into our garden shed. It was heavy!
It’s Flat Pack Time!
When it came to Christmas Day, my daughter was very excited to get the LOL dolls house set up so she could play with it. The only problem was, it came in flat pack form and I had to put it together. There seemed to be so many pieces to assemble it felt overwhelming when I first took everything out of the box.
The instruction booklet which came with the dolls house was a little confusing. I eventually noticed that each wooden piece had a sticker on it with a letter. That corresponded to putting things together with the instruction manual. Phew! The only trouble was a couple of the pieces had no sticker on which didn’t fill me with huge confidence.
There were a couple of times I had no idea what the instruction manual was showing me. It was lucky that the folks who produced the LOL dolls house put together an instruction video that I found on Youtube. It made things a lot clearer at some of the stages of putting the house together.
The Finished Product
There was great excitement once I had put the final section of the LOL dolls house together. My daughter couldn’t wait to play with it and put all of the accessories inside. The house itself is surprisingly sturdy. I’m not sure what I was expecting but the majority of it is made out of wood.
The thing I found the trickiest to figure out was the spiral staircase. On watching the video instructions it sounded like it snapped into place in the house. That didn’t happen with ours. For ages I couldn’t figure out that you needed to remove the top of the staircase to add it to the house. I assumed I was missing an item from the box. That’s why the video instructions are well worth watching because they explain more clearly what to do compared to the printed instructions.
Even though it took up a good part of Christmas morning, putting the LOL dolls house together was well worth it. My daughter has had hours of play from it already and it means all of LOL dolls are tidied away every evening. It’s not cheap but if you can stomach the price, it’s pretty sturdy and will last a good while.