The Everyday Heroes Play Set by KidKraft is basically a doll house for boys. But girls can play with it too (it’s pretty hard to resist this set!). The play set folds open to reveal a combination of a police station and a fire station (hence the Everyday Heroes moniker). Each of the two sides feature different rooms and levels with detailed backgrounds. These can be furnished with the included furniture and appliances.
To populate the world of the Everyday Heroes play set, there are a fireman, a police man and two cute little dogs (for sniffing out cocaine and people trapped in buildings). And there is a police bike (not a bicycle), a firetruck and a helicopter for our Everyday Heroes to get around town on.
Features of the Everyday Heroes Play Set
- Mainly wooden parts are used in construction
- 3 levels – plus a rooftop helipad
- Six rooms each for fire house and police station staff to do their duties
- Furniture and appliances are included (and a basketball hoop for R&R between call-outs)
- Rubber figurines and wooden vehicles to play with (don’t forget to feed the dogs and top up the gas tank on the firetruck!)
- Colorful and detailed backgrounds
- The set has two doors that fold open to reveal the inside and folds in again to keep things nice and tidy after playtime is over
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Constructing the Everyday Heroes Play Set
The Everyday Heroes play set comes boxed as a bunch of flat panels plus a lot of furniture and other accessory pieces. The parts come wrapped, so they should not have any scratches upon receipt. Screws are included to put the set together. When unpacking, check though the parts to see if you have everything.
Assembly is relatively straightforward and the directions are for the most part nice and clear. The different parts have a solid feel and fit together without too much hassle (or bad language). It should take anything from 45 minutes to 2 hours to set up. Get someone to help if you get stuck with the assembly.
Size of the set is roughly 38 x 15 x 26 inches and it weighs in at 26 pounds.
Playtime – Thieves And Arsonists Better Watch Out!
As said, this is the perfect little playhouse for little boys. No need for them to play with their sister’s frilly dollhouse anymore. Even little girls will not be able to resist this brightly colored play set (have Barbie and her friends come wash the firetruck). It’s the least they can do after their dollhouse caught fire and the fire department had to save it from burning to the ground.
A good amount of furniture and figurines are included. Figurines include, 1 policeman, 1 fireman, 2 dogs, a motorcycle, helicopter and a fire truck. The amount of furniture is crazy. There are bunk beds, bathroom tub & toilet, couch, chair, stove, sink, dining table with 2 chairs, laptop, desk & chair, workout treadmill, basket ball hoop, TV set, a dog bed and a dog dish. Phew! Oh yeah … and the obligatory fireman pole – quicker than taking the stairs and safer than jumping out of a window.
This set should see a lot of use and provide hours of fun – and at least 2 kids can happily play away in front of the set at any one time. There are plenty of rooms for the fireman and policeman and any other dolls that want to help fight crime or fires to hang out in. Just don’t send the helicopter to go pick up a pizza for the guys – it’s not for joyriding.
Some Notes On Quality and Safety
- The wooden accessories and parts feel solid and are bright and beautifully decorated.
- The details seem to be printed on – which means no stickers that will peel off with time and use.
- The set folds open for play and folds closed for storage. This helps keep things nice and tidy when playtime is over.
- Minor flaws may include the stairs and the basketball court coming loose sometimes – but a bit of glue should fix this issue.
- Also getting the garage doors on the bottom floor fitted takes some finesse – the screws and hinges are tiny!
- Bear in mind that some of the small parts included may present a choking hazard.
To see the Everyday Heroes in action – watch the video below.
Is This Set One Of The Good Guys Then?
The answer is Yes. The Everyday Heroes Play Set is just great value and great fun. Beautifully crafted, well designed and wood based. It folds up nice and neat and when open, its interior provides hours of entertainment.
The included accessories are wonderful as well. It doesn’t look like it will just fall apart either. I’ll tell you what – I wish this set had been around when I was little!
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