About 5 weeks ago I saw a picture on Flickr of the new dolls house furniture by Ikea! it was a promotional picture.
I was pretty excited, although there was no information about its scale or size, I figured it might be a similar size to the furniture they have had in the past, or maybe even suitable for 1:12 scale!
Then I came across a very informative post by The Shopping Sherpa and I was crushed that it was in an odd scale, about 1:8 scale, but then again it might work with re-ment?!
The set was due to be released in august here in the UK, so I had to wait. I kept going back to the website for information and finally I couldn't take it anymore I had to have it or at least some information on when it would be available, so I contacted Ikea on the 1st of august, and was told it was in store at my "not-so-local" Ikea,....grrr... with the promise of a family lunch at Ikea I dragged my family off to Ikea this morning and tada! I am now the excited owner of 2 sets of the Huset series :-) and as you do, I immediately tried out a scene with it ....
It comes as shown above in a white cardboard box and plastic covering...
I used one set to make the scene below :-)
I placed a re-ment cafe chair in the scene, (the one on the left) for comparison :-)
on the expedit shelves are re-ment pieces on the left and 1:12 scale pieces on the right, and a sylvanian families toy shop house on top.
The larger doll is a 27cm yo-sd doll and the smaller one is 24cms and the furniture works better with her:-)