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It seems Playmobil has been a good steward of DreamWorks properties with their Dragons line of figures and playsets. The newest Playmobil line is also tied to a DreamWorks IP: namely, Netflix’s Spirit: Riding Free.
I’m not gonna lie; we haven’t seen the Netflix show, and neither of my kids have seen the original 2002 film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. I honestly didn’t think this set – Lucky’s Happy Home – was going to be a hit. But boy was I wrong.
Even if you haven’t seen the show on which it’s based, these sets stand just fine on their own. They work perfectly as a “generic” horse farm theme, even if there’s not a ton of variety. In addition to Lucky’s Happy Home (the centerpiece set of the line), there’s also Lucky’s Dad and Wagon, Lucky’s Bedroom, Lucky and Spirit with Horse Stall, Pru and Chica Linda with Horse Stall, and Abigail and Boomerang with Horse Stall. So, yeah, not a huge amount of variety in the sets, which is a bit of a bummer, but if you like horses, there’s a lot to love!
One noticeable difference about this set (compared to other Playmobil sets) is the figure for Lucky. It’s a new sculpt that’s noticeably thinner than other Playmobil figures, and her hair is softer plastic. Think of the difference between a LEGO minifigure and a LEGO Friends minidoll, and you’re close.
- Product Number: 9475
- Number of Pieces: 137 pieces
- Number of figures: 2 adults (2 female)
Ease of Build:
On a scale of 1-5, this set is probably a 3. The house consists of a lot of pieces, and the instructions seem a little backward in parts. It tells you to build almost the entire house before attaching it to the base, which is an unwieldy process. We went against the instructions (because we’re REBELS like that) and connected the walls to the base straight away. It was much easier.
- The house itself, which is really nice. No lie.
- Spirit the horse. It’s a very nice mold, and the figures fit on its back rather nicely.
- The goose. Because geese are cool.
- The main floor of the house has a secret door where you can hide stuff and then put a carpet on top of the false floor. Even a fancy horse farmhouse can have hidden secrets!
- The old-timey stove, which was a big hit with my kids.
It’s a great house that obviously works well with any other Playmobil sets, furniture, and accessories you might have. My kids have also furnished the house with lots of LEGO and other similarly scaled toys. Lucky’s house has become a permanent fixture of the playroom and is a central feature of the worlds the kids create.
As I said, neither of my kids have seen Spirit: Riding Free (or the original movie), but it didn’t matter. Both were excited to tear into this one as soon as it arrived. My daughter commented on the different figure design used for Lucky. She’s MUCH skinnier than other figures, and her hair is soft, bendy plastic. She likes the figure fine, but she couldn’t understand why she’s so much thinner than other figures. And I honestly didn’t have a satisfactory answer for her.
(Disclosure: This Playmobil set was provided free of charge for review purposes. All opinions remain our own.)