DS is only 2.9 but really enjoys proper grownup Lego already (early manual dexterity runs in the family but sadly doesn't seem to translate into handiness later in life...)
I'm embarrassed to admit how much Lego DS already has, so assuming a child has pretty much infinite quantities of Lego, do they need Playmobil as well, and at what age does a child need (for example ) a Playmobil penguin pool, or a vacation house, campervan, castle, dinosaur mountain or.... ooo... lots of things....?
I should confess I love toys and am a mite overexcited about both Lego and Playmobil.
ds1 now 14.5 had seemingly infinite quantities of duplo,Lego,knex (this was prob favourite tbh) and playmobil The Lego endures to this day as he uses it to film animation.the playmobil he grew out of by age 8-9 and the knex by age 11 Lego best bet but the other stuff was pretty important at the time.
really depends on the child... I've got 2 ds's. ds1 is great at manual dexterity and is a bit of a mathematician. He loves lego, the more complicated the better. could give the playmobil a miss ds2 is arty and imaginitive, he goes for playmobil every time and isn't at all interested in building large complex models in lego. so, I'd get some playmobil (it is truely fantastic) because it's such a different playing opportunity. Can I recommend the knights, the romans, and the pirates (dinosaurs are a bit boring and I always fancied the garden centre myself )