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This is a brilliant playset and any Equestria Girls fan would be sure to love it and the included DJ Pon-3 doll that is included too. The set is a lot bigger than I originally thought it would be although it does thankfully close up to resemble a book (albeit still a large book) when not in use.
I've measured the set and here are the approximate measurement:-
Height from bottom to the top of the main pink roof: 45.5cm/18inches
Height from bottom to the top of the flag pole: 66.5/26inches
Width when completely stretched out from end to end: 98.5cm/38.5inches
Width when closed over into 'book mode': 35.5cm/14inches
Depth when closed over into 'book mode': 12cm
The set was really easy to put together although I did find clicking some of the pieces in a little difficult as I struggle with my hands for things like that, however the set took me around 15 minutes to put together completely including inserting the batteries into the DJ stand (3 AAA batteries which are not included and so you will want to have these handy if this is a present for Christmas day for your child). All of the cardboard picture inserts, floor levels and door are already put together and so it's mainly a case of attaching the main middle piece, two pieces either side of the door piece and the left and right pieces together to complete the main assembly. The other little pieces are really easy to assemble including the DJ stand and you can either hand the locker onto the wall or have it freestanding.
The DJ stand plays 3 tunes which your child selects by pressing the music button and they can 'mix' the music and DJ between pieces of music by pressing the button again. The DJ stand is actually quite impressive and not only plays music but also lights the two speaker parts in time to the beat. As I mentioned above you will need to insert 3x AAA batteries to get the DJ stand to work.
DJ Pon-3 (also known as Vinyl Scratch) actually can stand by herself and her hands are positioned into a DJ scratching pose. Her dress, necklace (only if you remove her head), shoes and headphone/glasses set are removable if wished and her legs, arms and head fully rotate but don't bend at the elbows or knees as with other Equestria Girls dolls. DJ Pon-3 has bright blue hair, purple leggings that are painted on and music notes in her eyes and on her cheek to match her pony counterpart and she is a lovely addition to my children's collection.
The clock's hour and minute hands both move.
The flag can be removed or spun around the flag pole.
The desk set fits two Equestria Girls dolls.
The lockers open and have designs inside to reflect the Equestria Girls and what their lockers would be like.
The front door opens and closes and has a design to match the statue at the front of Canterlot High on it.
The included laptop opens and closes.
There are several Equestria Girls symbols dotted around the school including inside the laptop and lockers to match to the Equestria Girls app.
All the accessories fit neatly inside the play set when not in use.
A brilliant playset which is bound to be a hit for any Equestria Girls fan and surprisingly although made of the same plastic that most sets of this type are made of it is quite robust and has survived my baby daughter playing (destroying) it several times already. My one niggle with the set is having to take the lockers off the wall and fold up the two upper levels for when packing the set away but this really isn't that much of an issue to be honest and the DJ stand is excellent and more than makes up for this little annoyance.
I have attached a short video of the Canterlot High Playset and there is also a photo slideshow at the end of the video should anyone wish to just look at the photo's rather than view the video.