May 2, 2010

MoMA Modern Play House Review

Petite Nouveau posted a ton of detailed pictures of the contents of the new MoMA Modern Play House, that you can check out here.

There are so many things I love about this house, first it's only $19.99! At that price I was really impressed by the quality. The sturdy cardboard of the reversible nesting boxes and thick glossy furniture/flooring look like they will hold up well with continued use.

The furniture is a snap to assemble. You just punch it out, insert the tabs into the slots, and you are ready to decorate. The table tops and seat cushions are reversible offering multiple options for the furniture. The vibrant walls and flooring along with the modern accessories lend to the "out of the box" approach to creating any design you can imagine.

The best part for me is that you can actually fit everything back in the boxes, making this a truly portable house that you can take anywhere. My 3 1/2-year-old son and I set up these rooms together and his favorite part was decorating with the vinyl clings. I can see this being hours of fun for kids of all ages, and young at heart adults as well.


ChronicleBooks.com:
MoMA Modern Play House $19.99
MoMA Modern Play Family $12.99

6 comments:

dale said...

That does look like a lot of fun to play with. :) Good price, too!

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Mini Dork said...

Hey Dale,
The scale is 1:18, you had mentioned you were interested in the giveaway if it was 1:12. I'll add that to the review, your comment reminded me that I forgot to mention it.

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dale said...

It takes my mind for ever to wrap around all of the different scales. I had no idea there were so many!

Mini Dork said...

Seriously Dale, I know what you mean. I'm actually working on a post that breaks down the different scales by inches and cm. Kind of a cheat sheet so when you are online shopping or see something at a store, you'll know what scale it is. I'm trying to stick with 1:12, but I have accidentally bought a variety of sizes over the years. I hope to finish that post in the next week. :D

dale said...

Oh, I would love to see that.

A lot of times, you can fudge here and there just a bit as many things in real life come in various sizes, but some things like furniture it does not work.

I guess you can fudge more with accessories.