Pintoy Police Station Set

Pintoy Police Station

When I Was A Kid I had a Weebles Police Station and I loved it!  So I was quite excited and feeling very nostalgic when we were given the Pintoy Police Station Set to review for When I Was A Kid.  I had such grand plans for how I would review the Pintoy Police Station Set for, in my mind I saw blue flashing lights, Juliet Bravo music playing in the background and me with my screwdriver at the ready to show you just how easy it is to build.  It was all going so well, I found a quiet area of the house, I set the camera rolling, I began building the Police Station (following the instructions of course!) and on the announcement of “ta-da” I looked up to see the camera had stopped rolling and I was talking to myself.  Upon checking the camera, it turned out the camera stopped pretty much before I’d even started building so I had NOTHING to show you and I’m sorry I’m just not committed enough to take it apart and build it again.

Pintoy Police Station

Not to be deterred my next grand plan for a video review was to show you Little Bean playing happily with the Police Station (as she has been) but perhaps a little more staged than usual.  I wanted her to give you a guided tour of the station and all its little features but at the grand old age of three years old, she is becoming a little camera shy to say the least.  I tried bribery rewarding her with chocolate buttons but even this wouldn’t cajole her into performing for the camera, this is Curly’s domain and he’s on holiday, Beanie Boy was more than happy to have a go though!!

So I have had to resort to photographs because I’m afraid I’m rubbish when it comes to ‘playing’ with figures, I’m more your arts and crafts type of Mummy though I do try.

Building the Pintoy Police Station

The car comes pre-assembled which is great because you can give that to little one to keep them amused whilst you do the DIY bit on the actual station. Everything is really well packaged so that nothing can get scratched or bumped in the box.  I was a good girl and laid everything out, checked to see that I had it all and began building.  I was doing really well until it came to putting the roof on with the screws as I am a bit of a weakling when it comes to screws so I had to pump iron for a few minutes to get my strength up.  Only kidding, I just had to put a little more effort it but the Police Station was built and ready to play with in less than 15 minutes (I’ve had practice with the odd bit of flat-pack furniture over the years).

Once built the Police Station is extremely sturdy and very impressive, Beanie Boy likes to prove just how sturdy it is by sitting on the top of it pretending to be King Kong much to Little Bean’s disgust!

Pintoy Police Station Set Features

I love the attention to detail, the walls on the inside of the office have jackets, helmets, boots, torches, certificates, clock, lockers, traffic cones, fire extinguisher, height chart to take a photo of the criminals in front of and notice board on them.  There is a privacy screen which can be moved around along with a desk, swivel chair and two further chairs for the Policemen/woman to sit at whilst booking in the ‘naughty man’.  Next to the Police Station Reception is the holding cell or ‘time-out’ room as it has come to be known in our house which has a sliding door with bars painted on it.  Once inside the details on the walls are clear again, a toilet/sink for the prisoner and a bed for him to sleep on and contemplate his naughty ways.

Police Car

The Police Car has probably caused the most arguments since it arrived because Beanie Boy loves it and wheels it away to a different room so that he can have it all to himself.  The roof of the car lifts off so that you can put the Policeman/woman into the driving seat and the naughty man in the back, unless your children have been watching too many action films and the naughty man has hijacked the police car and taken the Policeman hostage – no?  Just me then!

Figures

The Police Station Set comes with a box of four figures, two Policemen, one Policewoman and a Criminal and then the car came with a further Policeman so you’re all set for a day of crimefighting.  All the figures have posable arms and legs so they can walk, sit or stand however your little one desires.

As with all Pintoy products the wood is of very high quality built to last, the paints are lovely vibrant colours and safe for the little ones.  We’ve got our eye on the Fire Station next as we want to build a town and Mummy quite likes the idea of a few more servicemen around!

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20 Comments

  1. August 31, 2011 / 7:56 am

    Oh I want one!! I am rather fond of wooden toys, it has to be said… LOVE the police car, it looks so ‘substantial’ if you know what I mean – fab! The police cell with the criminal is so cool!!

    • mummymatters
      August 31, 2011 / 9:23 pm

      With my children it needs to be substantial!!! No matter how hard I try they don’t seem to understand the term “respect” when it comes to toys – grrr!!!

  2. Jenny
    August 31, 2011 / 8:32 am

    I love the look of this! Great idea to build your own town too.

    • mummymatters
      August 31, 2011 / 9:23 pm

      It’s a brilliant toy, I like building towns we can pretend we have our own little empire going on 😉

  3. bubbleboo
    September 1, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    That looks fantastic! I started reading this review thinking that this toy was probably a bit young for Chipmunk…and ended it thinking how much I want one! Um, I mean, how much he would want one. Obviously. 😉

    (Stopping by from the WIWAK Wow me team)

    • mummymatters
      September 1, 2011 / 9:54 pm

      Yay lovely to see you here, I love (obviously I mean the children) playing with it and honestly I haven’t been re-enacting scenes from The Bill at all 😉

  4. September 2, 2011 / 10:05 am

    Love the fact they’ve drawn in a toilet and sink in the cell! They have thought of everything!

    • mummymatters
      September 3, 2011 / 8:41 pm

      Its the attention to detail which makes it so much better for imaginative play, the children love it 🙂

  5. September 2, 2011 / 11:04 am

    I love this toy! Oops about the vlog – exactly the sort of thing I would do 😉

    • mummymatters
      September 3, 2011 / 8:41 pm

      I think I need to practice on the whole vlogging thing, I have just attempted one on a different post and it won’t upload – grrr!

      As for the Police Station – LOVE it!

    • mummymatters
      September 3, 2011 / 8:39 pm

      It’s brilliant, everyone who has visited has commented on what a great toy it is, even Curly is loving it and he’s 9!!!

  6. September 2, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    Oooh I LOVE the John Crane Pin Toy collection. Absolutely perfect for imaginative role play. We created a whole blog about our Jenny Woodenmum Pin Toy family over on out blog and even the grown ups got involved ! It’s at http://whereintheworldisjennywoodenmum.blogspot.com/ if you fancy having a look ! 🙂

    • mummymatters
      September 3, 2011 / 8:37 pm

      They are beautiful toys aren’t they, such good quality that you will know will last a lifetime! Off to check out your blog now x

  7. September 4, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    The detail is amazing & great that there is something already built to play with whilst you construct!
    That is just the sort of thing that would happen to me whilst videoing!

    • mummymatters
      September 4, 2011 / 10:03 pm

      That is generally the worst part about having to build toys, its the children sitting asking “have you finished yet?” the police car saved me sooo much stress!

      I think I need a lesson in vlogging 😉

  8. September 5, 2011 / 12:35 pm

    Superb review! Your blog is lovely as well 🙂 We have just put just create video clip about this Police station. Check it out http://youtu.be/VykmcYNiFWM hope you like it.

    • mummymatters
      September 5, 2011 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you, I’m pleased you like it – off to check out the video now 🙂

  9. Rachdreaming
    September 16, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    Aww, this looks so sweet for my son. I love the more ‘old fashioned’ and sturdy wooden toys. Anything without batteries is great!

    • mummymatters
      September 17, 2011 / 7:20 pm

      It’s a brilliant toy which all three of my children play with so it just go to show how diverse it is for the different ages, I can’t imagine any child being disappointed to receive one of these.

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