Parents reviewing products used by their children
This is a large set that folds up neatly when not in use. It features exact replicas of the Monster High school: The insides have a classroom, cafeteria, and second story music area. The outside features the front entrance doors and Casketball (basketball) area.
What I like about the set is that it comes with flooring on the inside – unlike most Barbie houses that only have walls. Accessories include 6 small lockers with locks to store small pieces, cafeteria seating, two classroom seats, a speaker set, movable stairs, bleachers for the casketball game, small classroom items like pens, tablets, and even Lagoona’s frog in a jar, and little extras like the Fearleading squad trophy and Casketball trophy. The front entrance has the two gargoyle statues (they are rubbery and soft) and each has a removable book. The set also includes a sticker sheet for personalizing (though the school comes fully stickered and painted – you don’t need the stickers to put it together right.
The set isn’t overly large – you don’t have to worry about it taking up too much real estate in the middle of a room. The real question is if it is worth near a hundred – honestly, I feel this is a sixty dollar set, not one hundred or so of the MSRP (now the set is a lot cheaper). All the same, the designers at Mattel did a good job of keeping it scaled down enough to not be an eye sore but still large enough to be playable with full size dolls. Not to mention I am more of a fan of education toys. Although my daughter does love playing with it, so I can’t complain there.