Trips in the car (or even on a train, bus or plane) are far more fun for kids if they have something to occupy their time that is engaging and fun. Everyone knows when the kiddos who are traveling are happy, everyone is happy. Enter Playmobil. They make these great toy options to bring along, for when children start to complain about being bored (and if the trip is any length of time, they will say they're bored). The best thing about these items is they have handles that also lock them into place, so they are super easy to take on the go. This Take Along Western City is new to the Playmobil lineup, and I have to say it's pretty darntootin-great!
In this picture, it looks like this kit is huge, but I assure you, once you fold it in half at the hinges, and tuck all of the pieces inside, it is totally easy for kids to carry (and they'll be excited to do so).
The contents come sealed in bags too, so it's easy to open one section at a time, so things aren't getting lost in the car, or wherever you are deciding to use these. We started building it at home, because it came during the anticipated arrival of the hurricane, but we will take it in the car at some point, just like we did with the Haunted House carrying case from Playmobil that we built last year! It's very easy to pick up and take along, and it's fun to do that, because you can't with most building toys.
You can see the hinges connect for the front and back of the Sheriff's Office and Bank. This is important because it is what also allows for it to be so extremely portable. It also sparks creative thinking because it allows for two entirely different (yet related) things to be going on, depending which side you are facing.
There are a lot of special considerations for the pieces and parts. Playmobil is very authentic in providing functional and relevant interior pieces and it really does seem realistic when you are putting them in place. Putting it together is challenging enough to get some serious looks of concentration, but not so difficult that it's not still fun.
In fact, it isn't long at all before you start to see the scenery starting to take shape. This is the cell you put together inside of the Sheriff's office. The cage serves two purposes; one is that a sheriff's office has to have a jail, the other is it helps keep things intact when you have closed it together and are carrying the set.
This kind of building is something so many kids enjoy. When the kit comes with a lot of 'details' like this on does, such as these little blocks of paper money for the bank, a snake for the desert ground, a cactus to add to the scenery, and so and so forth, it makes it even that much more fun for little imaginations. Playmobil really does a good job of going above and beyond for their building kits, and that's something I sincerely appreciate.
The other item we're talking about today, that is great to carry along for fun while traveling is any one of the Playmobil Carrying Cases! See how easy it is to grab it by the handle (it's chunky and perfect for small hands)? The contents stay tightly encased inside, but it is still easy enough for little fingers to open. The contents of the package are shown on the back. With this Knights Jousting Carry Case, you get two people figures, accessories and the horse. Let's talk about the accessories!! What little one doesn't love to dress their characters in armor??? This makes for great jousting fun as it transports your child back to another place in time, where fighting with the poles was the means for taking a victory! Imaginative play always comes from these kinds of toys, and no one piques imagination better than Playmobil.
We have been loving these carry cases for a long time. We are happy to have this newly released one to add to our home collection.
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The Take Along Western City closes for easy carrying and has a sturdy handle. It includes 97 pieces total, including 5 people figures and a horse. It is recommended for ages 4+.
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The Knights Jousting Carrying Case S also has a sturdy case with an easy-to-grip handle for kids to bring it on the go. It contains 19 pieces, including 2 people figures and a horse. This set is recommended for ages 4+.
Making it so easy to take on the go sure is a win indeed. Hurricane sure screwed up many a plan, but at least you got to enjoy some fun at home. I vote the bank robber gets away this time.ReplyDelete
These are great for keeping kids occupied when travelling. I like the carry cases.ReplyDelete
Playmobil sure has changed! I like how portable these are. Perfect for road trips.ReplyDelete
That is so cute! Part of me wishes we would have collected Playmobil instead of Little People. Now the kids are too big, for either. They still look fun though!ReplyDelete
This looks like a fun idea for kids! Very creative & comes in a carrying case!ReplyDelete
This is such a nice toy set for kids! It looks so amazing! I hope to get one for my nephew.ReplyDelete
Looks like such a fun game. I love playmobile, they have the best toys.ReplyDelete
This Playmobil set looks like a lot of fun to build! And of course, also to play with once it's completed.ReplyDelete
I am totally digging that old western Playmobile play set. It reminds me of hours I spent as a kid playing with similar types of sets. Unlike Pat, I hope the bank robber didn't get away with the loot ;)ReplyDelete
My boys love Playmobil, but I didn't know they have these great carrying sets. We travel a lot, so it would be great to get these for them to take along.ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Perfect for road trips when my little one gets so bored and annoying lol! This would be fun for me too lolReplyDelete
This is such a cute setup. My niece likes Playmobil toys. Not sure if she knows about this one.ReplyDelete
Wow, that will be perfect for my son,when he will be a bit older☺ReplyDelete
If there's one thing I've always loved since I was a child, it's the games where you have to build, and the western setting is great!
I love playmobil - I used to work in a toyshop and loved looking through the catalogue to see which new sets were being released! These look like perfect travel options!ReplyDelete
When my kids were little they loved their Playmobil sets. I can't wait for my granddaughter to be old enough for them.ReplyDelete
I love this! Any toy that will encourage imagination and will also be easy to tidy up is a winner in my book.ReplyDelete
I love Playmobil. I wish my kids hadn't outgrown these sets. They are so much fun.ReplyDelete
Those look super fun! My son is only 2 but this would be a great gift for hi mlaterReplyDelete
That is really cool. When my son's were little, they loved putting things together like this.ReplyDelete
This is so much fun for kids. I would love to play this with my child and have fun. Assembling this and creating a story around this would be greatReplyDelete
The cowboy set is so cute! Love that Playmobil has been around for so long! Brings back memories.ReplyDelete
This would occupied kids for the whole afternoon! Love the colorful vibes and looks super cute.ReplyDelete
Awww playmobil brings me back to my childhood and now my kids love playing with it. Love these setsReplyDelete
Wow, this is such a cool set of toy. My kids will definitely love it and I can say that this is one of a perfect gift to give on this holiday season.ReplyDelete
Those are so fun for kids ! I especially love that you can pack it all into the little carrying case so no pieces get lost!ReplyDelete
I loved Playmobil when I was a kid. We had them for Christmas, they are the best toys ever.ReplyDelete
How cute is this Playmobil set. I had no idea it's been around for so long.ReplyDelete
Oh my, Sebby would adore this. We recently went to Blackgang Chine and he was obsessed by the wild west areaReplyDelete
I need to get this for my nephew!ReplyDelete
my toddler loves playmobil sets. it's a great brand for ittle onesReplyDelete
My son would looove this toy set. For us it is a family adventure. We love put it together (help our son with this process). I like this particular one. Will look for it in a store.ReplyDelete
Those carry sets are amazing! We’re always on the go so this is very convenientReplyDelete
This looks like such a great set! I bet our boys would love to put this together.ReplyDelete
Wow!! This little thing is huge!! I love it! <3 Packs a punch. This looks like it'll have hours of fun!ReplyDelete
What a great way to keep kids busy at home, while traveling or even when on holiday. I can imagine how creative the mind becomes when they build stories around what they build.ReplyDelete
I love the look of this. This will make an ideal present for my friends little boy xxReplyDelete
Awesome toy for kids. For me, this kind of toy is better than online or mobile games for kids. Nice gift idea for kids.ReplyDelete
Yhey make so many great toys. Our little grandson would love this!ReplyDelete
So convenient that they have their own little carry cases!!ReplyDelete
Ai @ Sakura Haruka