Is DS old enough for playmobil?

(30 Posts)
UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 17-Nov-13 18:06:09

He's just over 3, is that too young? I really want the pirate ship blush.

Playmobil 123 looks quite young (he has a zoo already).

Ds got his first the Christmas that he was. 2.7 and he was fine with it ( campervan and children's zoo)

Luggage16 Sun 17-Nov-13 19:01:56

my 3 year old loves playmobil and my nearly 7 year old has been collecting it since she was 2 smile - go for it!

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 17-Nov-13 19:03:41

Oh, fab smile. What should I buy? He loves pirates, hence the pirate ship idea.

StandingInLine Sun 17-Nov-13 19:08:18

Son had his first playmobil toy at 2 (school bus) and he absolutely loved it and the little men you get with it. He got the bin lorry at 2 and a half and one of favourite toys. I think te playmobil 123 will be too young for him.

Chopsypie Sun 17-Nov-13 19:09:24

I would get it, but go through the box and take out any too small bits before you give it to him

My DD who is 2 has some and my DS who is 3.11 is getting some for Christmas smile My DD does find the little things too fiddly, but likes it apart from that.
I think the bin lorry is still reduced to £13odd on amazon at the moment smile

Luggage16 Sun 17-Nov-13 19:14:44

my son loves the rubbish lorry but any of the figures etc go down well.

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 17-Nov-13 19:16:55

He does love bin lorries grin...

HappyAsEyeAm Sun 17-Nov-13 21:25:19

I would say that he is a bit young. At that age, DS was more into Playmobil 123/Happyland/Fisher Price Little People type toys.

He is nearly 6 now, and in the last year or so, we have introduced the playmobil pirate ship, plane and swimming pool. And for Christmas, he is having the coach, camper van, pet clinic, school, playground, fishing boat and speedboat. Even now, I think some of the bits for those sets are absolutely tiny.

HectorVector Sun 17-Nov-13 21:28:00

My DS is 3 and has had the construction playmobil set since just over 2, he loves it.

Kinect Sun 17-Nov-13 21:48:39

I started my daughter on Playmobil at just gone three. I take out a lot of the little pieces.

Luggage16 Sun 17-Nov-13 21:52:13

mine have been fine with the little pieces since about 2 but I guess it depends if your kids are likely to put bits in their mouths - the small bits are really good for helping them develop their fine motor skills so worth keeping them in imo

readysteady Sun 17-Nov-13 21:54:00

I agree the small pieces is a bit academic when you have 2 elder kiddies

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 17-Nov-13 21:59:29

My DS had the playmobil hospital for his 3rd birthday and loved it. There aren't too many teeny weeny pieces in the hospital so he was fine with it, but a lot of the pirate sets have treasure chests with thousands of weeny weeny teeny weeny gold coins in them that get absolutely everywhere - might be best to avoid those for a while

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 17-Nov-13 22:39:19

Hmm, you might be right about the gold coins pelvic <mulls>.

ManicMinor Sun 17-Nov-13 22:58:47

Bin lorry is great for littlies, no small - and wheels are always an attraction at that age, so vehicles are a great place to start. The Noah's Ark (not the 1-2-3 one, the normal one) was ds2's first set at 3, and was great - don't know whether it's available now or not. Fire engine is good, again not so many tiny pieces. The worst small pieces are gold coins, anything with cutlery, and flowers.

DTisMYdoctor Sun 17-Nov-13 23:04:30

DS started getting playmobil on his 3rd birthday (zoo sets). He was never one for putting things in his mouth so I've never had to take out any small bits.

Yes, Manic, the flowers drive me mad! grin

UnicornsPooGlitter Mon 18-Nov-13 07:48:34

DS doesn't tend to put things in his mouth, but he definitely would scatter / lose lots of small pieces. I've decided to go for the bin lorry for now, and to see how he likes it smile.

Levantine Mon 18-Nov-13 07:49:50

Ds1 got th bin lorry at that age. It is a good first playmobil purchase grin

DTisMYdoctor Mon 18-Nov-13 07:52:05

The children's zoo is also a good early set - not many tiny bits.

IsItMeOr Mon 18-Nov-13 08:00:38

I see you've already settled on the bin lorry - was going to say that DS had some of the less complicated playmobil when he was 3, but that we've decided to leave the pirate ship until he's a bit older because it sounds like it might get spoiled if it was played with too roughly (sail is paper).

SpookedMackerel Mon 18-Nov-13 08:03:09

Good choice - I think the vehicles are best for younger ones. We have a bus and a helicopter and a tractor, all of which my 2 year old loves. I secretly covet the cable car for myself grin.

ABitterPIL Mon 18-Nov-13 08:07:20

Dd has the imaaginext pirate ship for xmas. It was on offer in argos and looks great

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