As I explained in the previous post it took a couple of hours for Naomi to construct the wardrobe unit of the Dreamhouse. Luckily, it is the largest piece of furniture and the most complicated to put together. Once assembled this unit is attached to the walls of the Dreamhouse with plastic screws and it can remain inside the house when it is folded up. Before she went home Naomi told me that I had better not EVER disassemble that unit after all her efforts putting it together.
One thing that I did notice was that the graphics on the outside don’t actually match those on the inside. For example, where the interior has the wardrobe, a vanity unit with a small window above it and a bookcase the exterior shows a door and a floor to ceiling window. On another side, the exterior graphic is a brick chimney and a window while inside there is no fireplace or window to correspond. Of course, a child would not worry about this and nor do I but it is quite funny I think.
It really is a beautiful reproduction though. The cardboard furniture is very sturdy and well made. It is a large house too. Fully assembled it takes up most of the room on my dining table. If we want to keep it on permanent display in our future home we will have to have a pretty large space for it.
Now for the rest of the furniture.
When I looked at the instruction booklet myself I found that ten of the twenty pages were devoted to the construction of the wardrobe, the other pieces were much easier and I think that the intent had probably been that the child would start with the easy pieces and work their way up to the more complicated ones. Of course we had to do it the other way around. I was also amused at how thorough the diagrams were.
Even so, it took me a couple of hours to put all the rest of the furniture together.
Reproduction Barbie arrived to arrange the furniture. She is the one who came with the house. Although I won’t be able to keep it up all the time I won’t have to dismantle the furniture. It can be stored in the large cardboard boxes that came with the house.
Next time that Naomi comes the house will be hosting the Mod Girls.