Sylvanian Families Starry Point Lighthouse
Find out what we thought of the Sylvanian Families Starry Point Lighthouse
17 July 2017
- Well Made
- Great Fun
- Good Value
- Gender Neutral
- Great Features
- No Figure Included
If you read my blog or follow me on social media, you probably know I am a huge Sylvanians fan. When we received the new Starry Point Lighthouse to review, I'm not sure who was the most excited - me or the kids!
The set has an RRP of £59.99 and is suitable for children aged 3 and over. It doesn't include any Sylvanian figurines but the set is so vast, I didn't expect it to anyway. Rather than spending ages describing everything which is included with the set, I made this video so you can see for yourself...
As I said in the video, the light will not work until it is in situ. I thought we had a faulty light at first, but was relieved to find we didn't. The projector really does light up my son's bedroom ceiling. He has Autism and loves stars and the sky, so the projector was a big hit with him. You need to remove the red roof from the top of the lighthouse to activate the ceiling projector - when it's in situ, the light shines out of the sides, like a traditional lighthouse.
Three different slides are included so you can have either stars, the moon or fireworks projected onto the ceiling. You do need an almost pitch black room to get the full effect, and you can slide the lever on the side up and down to focus the image on your ceiling.
The detail on this playlet is brilliant - Sam spent ages exploring it. He likes to spin the lighthouse roof to make the light rotate around the room.
Sam is 6 years old but wears age 8-9 clothes - hopefully that'll give you some perspective as to the size of this playlet. You definitely need a space to store or display it as it doesn't pack away easily. Sam is fascinated by balloons so the Hot Air Balloon was of particular interest to Sam. He has taken to carrying it around the house, and even taking it to bed with him!
The interior of the Starry Point Lighthouse is brilliant. The attention to details is amazing and the set can be used several different ways. You can choose to have the interior set up as a two storey dwelling, or a single storey and use the flooring to connect the set to one of the other Sylvanian playlets to make a super sized building.
The swinging boat can be hung in two different places, and can either house one adult character or two children - if they are sitting up. Sam is still learning how to talk, but he loves to swing the little boat and say, "Row Row Row" (Think row row row your boat)...
All told, we are big fans of this play set. It is well made and feels like it will last a long time. I'd highly recommend it, and love that the set is gender neutral and of interest to all children (and grown ups), alike.