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« on: March 25, 2012 06:50:21 PM »

*So - I'm not sure this is the best place to put this, so please, direct me to the correct forum if this needs to be moved... it's not stuffed, but it IS a plaything... thanks*

My littlest one just turned 2 on Friday and he's completely OBSESSED with all things castles, knights, dragons, etc. We're committed to the Year of Homemade gifts craft-a-long here on Craftster (the link to the thread is in my signature) and I made our little one a knight dress up costume, and now I'm here to share/brag about my super-amazingly-talented hubby who made this playcastle for our kiddo.

It's made of MDF, glued and then screwed together. The crenellations are nailed on, it has working doors and a working drawbridge (it's a very simple system, just pull a dowel bar attached to the drawbridge cords to draw it up). It has a hinged back wall on a piano hinge with two magnetic cupboard closures both for easy kid access, as well as storage to the two hidden dungeons under the back parapets.

also - it glows in the dark.  My hubby doesn't have a Craftster account, and I'm just so darned proud of how this castle turned out. It also features our historical family crest and our son's name on it. I think it's fab!

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It's the perfect size for playin' 'guys'


and a good place to receive your birthday cake. Smiley

C&C Greatly appreciated and welcome. I will pass it all along to the hubs.

Tea.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012 06:59:31 PM »

This brings back so many wonderful memories of growing up in a family that had a woodworker in it. My father made me an AMAZING doll house when I was little, and I had it til I graduated high school - it then went to my sister's daughter.

What wonderful stories he will have to tell when he gets older!

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012 07:34:16 PM »

Just simply OMG! Love it! Does your Hubby want to make a Lirit sized one? Seriously thats alot of talent right there!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012 07:32:40 AM »

Wow! That is so cool. I'm sure it will be played with a lot.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012 10:39:56 AM »

He's practically lived in it since yesterday afternoon. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012 06:52:26 AM »

Awesome castle!!  My sons has loved castles and dragons and knights since he's been about 2 also. He is now 5 and still loves them. He now wants to build a castle and i know he would totally be into the painting process   lol   i love the knight and horses that are in the photo. Did you make them also? If not what brand are they? My son just loved them when i showed him your pic. Smiley 
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012 08:34:08 AM »

The knights and horses are all different brands, but they are as follows (all the names I could find on the 'guys'): Safari, Schliech, Papo and Real Heroes. They came from places like Toys'R'Us, Michaels, Mastermind, and Walmart - so I'm sure you could find them anywhere!

They're all those resin/plastic cast characters. I think there were a couple of lego guys mixed in there too.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012 08:55:29 AM »

So awesome!
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