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Home » Shop by Product » Dolls Houses and Room Boxes » 1:12 Scale Dolls Houses and Basements » E1269 - Magpies Dolls House Kit
BrandDolls House Emporium
Dimensions 76cm x 72cm x 41cm
1/12th scale Magpies Kit - FREE SHIPPING TO MAINLAND UK ADDRESSES. International customers please email us for a delivery quote before ordering.
In stock and available for immediate shipping!
Please note: this kit is supplied undecorated and requires simple assembly.
Features: six rooms; open plan ground floor with arch; hinged roof with dormer windows for the attic rooms; traditional display bay front with large internal sill space.
Fancy a bit more space? Why not also get the add-on E1249 Jenny Wren's kit which sits beautifully at the Magpies' side?
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The Magpie is our third dolls house and we are very pleased with it. My husband assembled it and he has few comments which may help others:
The kit itself is quite good and it was particularly pleasing to find the holes and grooves already in place for the lighting. However, I did find some minor tolerances issues and have some comments on the instructions which may help others.
The top and bottom of the stairs look identical but if you put them in the wrong way around the stop step misses the floor above by one rung. The instructions don’t warn you about this.
I found that the first to second floor stairs did not alight with the upper floor properly (2mm too high). This happened because the base of the stairs was jamming against the dividing wall. This can be fixed by a minor modification to the base of the stairs.
First floor dividing wall and ground floor arch
Both these inserts were too high and needed trimming otherwise they cause the floors/ceilings to bow. This doesn’t matter if you are painting the walls but it does make fitting wallpaper difficult.
There is a triangular section, which is glued to the lift-up roof. The triangle looks like an isosceles triangle (two angles and sides the same) but in fact the angles are slightly different. The instructions don’t mention this. The side with shorter length needs to align with the bevel on the roof section. Even with this the right way around I needed to modify the triangular piece slightly to get the roof to close properly.
The font panel has the font door-windows assembly attached. This makes the front panel relatively heavy which tends to bend the hinges.
A couple of suggestions to anyone building this dolls house:
I initially found painting the front doors to be quite difficult but then found it was easily to remove them by removing the pins underneath the doors. The tops of the doors are not glued so once the doors are removed it is easy to pull the Perspex sheets out.
If you place the chimneys as per the instructions, the lift-up roof will rest on them when open. I thought the roof was too heavy for the chimneys so I moved them back so that they cleared the roof when it was fully open.
I love this house and can't wait to build it. My order arrived in Western Australia within a week. Very happy with everything I order from Miminum World. Thank you
Without a selection of pictures of this item ,and others ,how can I decide which choice to spend my money on , it's that simple ! I like the look of them but need more details please .
Need pictures of the inside.
Moet nog gebouwd worden.
I would love to see the inside of it. Why is'nt there a description?
Still in box at moment but love this shop to go with my Jenny Wrens. Brilliant quality as usual from DHE and fantastic service from Minimum World.
Love this property, to go with my Jenny Wren. Delivered quickly, well packaged, brilliant.
The kit arrived on time in good condition.
I am very impressed with the ease of assembly and the quality of all the components and accuracy of the cut out parts
This is our Xmas pressie (my daughter and myself). I haven't made it yet but have checked all the pieces. It came well packaged and on time! The customer service was brilliant, thank you.
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