Boy Child continues his love of all things Five Nights at Freddy’s. Who knew there were so many fan-made videos on YouTube based on it? He would watch all day long if I let him!
Anyway, he picked up these three building sets that are based on the Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 game. They are the game area, the party room, and the prize corner.
First up is the game area which is the largest of the three sets. It is a medium size at 253 pieces. It has the checkerboard floor, two walls, a party table, two figures, and a rotating carousel.
The building instructions are typical for the McFarland builds, difficult to understand but not impossible to follow. I have found that you look at one page to figure out which pieces you need next and then look at the next page to actually understand where to place those pieces. The arrows they use to show locations are not easy to understand. My husband will no longer even try to help with these sets and leaves it to me and Boy Child. On this set, Boy Child got about halfway through before getting frustrated and leaving the rest to me. He loves the finished result and plays with it regularly. The Happy Birthday banner on this one stays on much better than the banner in the Main Stage set.
The carousel is the show piece of this set. It actually rotates and the animals go up and down just like a real carousel. This is achieved through a molded base with a wavey shape inside and the animals being mounted on freely moving columns so that they can move up and down with the shape of the base as they go around the circle.
The carousel animals are based on the original four animatronics, Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy.
The two figures included in the set are Balloon Boy…
…and Mangle. Mangle is somewhat difficult to put together with all of those parts coming off in every direction and she tends to fall apart with play.
The prize corner features the puppet animatronic. It is a quick build at only 104 pieces. This set include the checkerboard floor, two walls, a prize counter, and the Puppet in its box. Three stuffed animal prizes sit on the shelf, Freddy, Bonnie, and Chica. The Freddy in our set did not fit on the peg because the hold in his bottom was not properly sized. The puppet’s box does not easily open and close. You have to remove the puppet and take the box off of the base to move the hinges. This could have been better designed.
The puppet is an interesting build since it takes several single stud plates to build each leg to get the striped effect.
The party room features Toy Freddy. It is another quick build at only 110 pieces. This set contains the checkerboard floor, one wall, a party table, 4 presents, and Toy Freddy.
The table is only held onto the base by one little table leg. This means that it falls off very easily. The lids do tend to stay on the presents though.
Toy Freddy with his top hat, bow tie, and microphone
Overall, the details are excellent on these sets. The carousel is a real show-stopper piece since it actually functions. I see these sets as display pieces that are not likely to be taken apart and rebuilt into other things. The pieces fit well together except for the one stuffed animal for the prize corner.
The design for the Puppet’s box could be improved to make it more functional. The main downfall to these sets are the instructions. McFarland should really study other companies’ instructions and try improving theirs.