When Ben spotted our most recent PLAYMOBIL Pirates delivery he was pretty excited. Pirates are just cool right? This month we have a set of three different pirate themed sets which all work great individually but even better when combined as a full set.
Ben took charge of piecing together each set by himself – he is super confident with LEGO and other fiddly construction sets, unlike me who is all fingers and thumbs. I’m rubbish when it comes to all the little bits and pieces that come with PLAYMOBIL but he loves faffing about and getting it all set up. I’m glad that, at 7, he’s that bit older and is able to construct it all himself otherwise it would fall to Daddy!
We loved all the details which came with this individual pirate figure – Ben thought it was ace that he had a “peg leg” and I loved his crutch and parrot! The attention to detail is spot on, from the eye patch and stubbly beard to the way the crutch is designed to remain standing and provide a perch for the parrot.
The PLAYMOBIL Pirate Raft apparently floats on water though we’ve not tested this ourselves – if I’m honest I don’t really want to them to put the PLAYMOBIL in the bath along with everything else!! The Pirate Raft comes with two PLAYMOBIL Pirates and a range of accessories including firing cannons for extra protection when under attack!
Being the biggest of the three sets, of course this was the one Ben was most excited about so I made him wait till last . . . mean? Me?!
This set consists of a pier with a jetty and a lookout area / tower. Ben said he thought this would be better if it was a complete building rather than just the front section and I can see his point but it would be harder to play with I think. The PLAYMOBIL Pirates Super Set includes a floating rowing boat and firing cannon along with three pirate figures and a treasure chest full of gold coins! Again the level of attention to detail and all the additional accessories is fantastic, there’s so much to play with – Ben loves setting up little scenes and acting out pirate adventures!
I think the PLAYMOBIL Pirates Super Set makes a fantastic starting point for your pirate adventures whilst the other PLAYMOBIL Pirates sets just add to the fun and imaginative play!
We were set these PLAYMOBIL Pirates set free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own