“ Brand: Mighty World / Age: 4 years+ „
Mighty World is a series of play sets that are very similar in their design to Playmobil. The quality is unfortunately noticeably different, but the price isn't that different anymore! Mighty World is acceptable in quality in general though, and I think it offers something slightly different to Playmobil with it's more urban and modern themes.
This play set is pretty good value if you get it from the right place. Our daughter actually picked up the set in our house from the charity shop for a few pounds! But to buy it new, it will cost between £25 and £40 depending on where you get it from. It's presently available online from Amazon, Buy For Less Online and ebay. The Mighty World range is also stocked by the ELC so you might find that this appears in their stock at some point too.
In the play set you get a little town scene basically. There's a sturdy cafe building with a selection of detailed and functioning, though not quite as sturdy, accessories included to go inside. There's a little food display cabinet that holds all of the tiny pieces of plastic food, and for me this is the one big annoyance in this set. It doesn't stay upright very easily and is difficult for even very tiny fingers to get into without knocking it over and sending tiny bits of food flying everywhere!
There are also lots of cups, plates and even some tiny bits of cutlery to go with the food, and these are a pain to store so I'd suggest taking most of them away and just leaving a few essentials in with this set. If you just keep a couple of each item, you can fit them in on the narrow shelves inside the cafe and on the little service trolley too.
Also in here are a couple of tables and chairs, which have really nice and authentic details to them. They're very thin and light, especially when comparing them to Playmobil furniture, but they look really smart and they fit the Mighty World people (and Playmobil people actually) really well.
The car that's included is the biggest hit with the grandson out of this set. The roof comes off easily so you can get your people in and out, and there's plenty of space inside to fit the people in properly. Plus you can even remove the bonnet and take out the engine for repairs which the grandson does repeatedly! There are enough details inside the car to make it look realistic, and as a whole, the addition of this car really adds an extra role-playing dimension to this set as a whole.
This isn't the best quality going, and it's certainly not on par with Playmobil, the brand which this set is most like. But it offers something that Playmobil isn't offering, that slightly more mature and almost 'cool' edge. The details are very realistic, and there are loads of different scenes that an imaginative child could create with this set. If you manage to get this set for around £30 then I don't think you'll be disappointed. There are some minor annoyances with fiddly bits certainly, but over all this is worth the price tag.