I always wanted a Barbie House when I was a child. My friend had one and it was one of my favourite things to do when I visited her for tea. The twins love Barbie and are very girly so I knew they would love to play with them. It was an incredibly exciting day when the postman brought the huge box containing the Barbie Malibu House in it.
The Malibu House is the perfect toy to get Barbie fans as it will keep them entertained for hours. It costs £99.99. You are getting something which will be played with for a long time and which will look amazing underneath the Christmas tree as it is so big.
The house does take a while to put up, as there are some parts which need assembly, but the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. There are a few stickers which add the finishing touches. If this is a present then it would be worth putting it together before the big day to make it more exciting. Also worth noting is that it doesn’t come with any dolls so you do need to get those separately.
The house is made from durable pink plastic. Everything in it is pink or white so if you are not a pink fan this might not be the one for you. The twins would style their house like this if they could!
There is so much detail on the house with lots of cupboards to open and mini food to store.
There are two levels to the Barbie house with six different rooms to play in. this means that it works really well for a family or a group of children as they all have space to play and not get in each other’s way but still be together. The lounge area has a really clever feature: a space where you can slot your smartphone in so it acts as a TV for the Barbie’s to watch.
There is even a bathroom in the house, complete with a toilet – pink of course.
The stairs are really clever with a pulley mechanism which takes the dolls upstairs. I liked the deign of the aquarium pillar which runs between floors.
The house looks really great. It is really well designed to appeal to Barbie fans, with enough to do to keep them busy.
The best feature for me was that it folds up to half the size so it can be stored easily. This means you can get it out any time to play with it. I also like the fact that it doesn’t need batteries – it just needs your imagination.
This is a really lovely doll’s house that will totally provide the wow factor on Christmas morning and will be played with long after the wrapping is cleared away.
Disclaimer: I was sent the house for the purposes of this review