The one negative thing about the Playmobil set is the HOURS required to put the whole thing together. That is what you will definitely pick up from any reviews you read. Just approach this as a project to do with your children (they will probably lose interest!), then it does not seem all that bad. It becomes a challenge to put it together as quickly as you can. Can you beat my three hours?
When you do put this together, it is amazing, there is so much that your children will be able to do with it. Have a look at the video below for an example of the kind of creative and imaginative play sessions that your children will enjoy.
In order for them to fully appreciate this, it may be best to wait until they are at least 6 years old but I must admit, my daughter who is four loves the Playmobil sets - the only problem is that she loses the bits quite easily especially with her little sisters around. It is definitely loved by my daughters but my supervision is required, at the end of all play times, to keep all the components in the same place.