When I was a kid the Barbie Dreamhouse was something always on my Christmas list. I had a handful of Barbie’s and they needed a home. Not just any home but a Barbie Dreamhouse of course. Times have changed but Barbie still has her Dreamhouse, it has just changed over the years. After all her travels, Barbie realized that Malibu is where her heart is and has decided to stay there in a newly renovated Dreamhouse! We received the new Barbie Dreamhouse to review and a Dreamhouse it is!
Barbie Dreamhouse 2013
When Barbie’s new home arrived at Shibley Smiles my daughter was so excited. She did have the previous version of Barbie’s home but she was excited about the newly renovated home and begged me to start putting it together. I had planned on waiting for the weekend but her constant pleas and I finally caved in. After only a short 10 minutes I was wishing I would have been firm with my “eta” on full construction.
When getting ready to construct your Dreamhouse I urge you to make sure you have some time set aside, some patience, and if possible a computer near by. I don’t want to scare you, for the most part it is logical how each part goes together. The problem is the instructions are very small photos and don’t clearly show or explain how to put the elevator together. For this reason I would use this video as reference : How to Construct Barbie Dreamhouse 2013
Honey eventually left me to finish constructing Barbie’s home and took off for bed. I ended up finishing it the next night. Once it was all together we put in the batteries and started playing around with all the fun features. We took a video so you could see and hear some of the fun features like the blender, singing in the shower, and closet elevator. All features of a real Dream house.
Now that it is all together Honey plays with it quite often. It is currently sitting in the middle of her room until we find a permanent spot for it to rest. I love to see her using her imagination with her Barbie’s. They have parties, watch TV, get ready, and of course blog. I pass by her room and can hear her in there talking as she is being creative and imaginative. I asked Honey if she likes the new Barbie Dreamhouse better then the old one and she said yes. She wasn’t very specific on what she liked the most. I think the double elevator is a neat feature and you can increase the space in the house. The middle of the house expands to give you better access to the elevator and separates the house a little. Then you can push it back together for easier storage. It is very tall but the perfect height for my daughter.
Barbie’s brand new 2013 Dreamhouse is now available at retailers nationwide for every girl who has always wanted a Dreamhouse of her own. Available at Walmart and retail stores nationwide; MSRP = $184.99
Fully furnished and decorated in signature Barbie® Pink, the doll-tastic features of the Dreamhouse®
- Two Working Pull-String Elevators
- Six Deluxe Rooms
- Lights and Sounds Throughout the House
- Walk-In Closet
- Pink “Stainless Steel” Appliances
- Canopy Bed — Pulls Out to Reveal a Trundle Bed
- Television that “Flips” Channels
- Working Doorbell
- Balcony for Sunny Malibu Days
- 3-½+ Feet Tall
- 50+ Pieces
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