One Of The Easiest Robotime DIY Kits = Miller’s Garden

This must have been the easiest one of the Robotime DIY Kits that I have done so far: Miller’s Garden.

Do you remember how much I struggled with their other kit: ‘ Cathy’s Flowerhouse‘? Well, I would advise not to start with the latter, but to start with Miller’s Garden, if you don’t want to get to frustrated with these miniature kits from Rolife 😉 !

Let’s dive right into it:

 

Product name: Robotime Miniature Kit DIY called ‘Miller’s Garden’

Place(s) to buy:  A lot cheaper than Amazon = on AliExpress

Owners: Robotime, a little more info:

Robotime was founded in 2007 and specializes in educational toys for children and adults. They were the first to offer worldwide puzzles in 3D Assemblage Technologie and have more than 400 DIY Wooden model puzzle pieces.

This allows children and adults (most kits are suited only for ages 14+ though) to assemble their own music boxes/dollhouses/miniature scenes, alone or with a parent. To make it even more fun, Robotime also has DIY wooden model kits with LED light and music. Children ànd adults will have hours of fun with these great DIY kits!

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Product Overview:

Robotime DIY Miniature Dollhouse Kit Garden House with Furniture Sets, plants, a bench, wired things, LED-light/lamp, and lots more.

Content:

To assemble:Robotime DIY kits

– wooden pieces

– cardboard/paper cuts

– paint (white)

– glue (2 kinds)

– a tweezer

– battery’s and battery holder

– instruction manual

– wires..

You have to provide yourself with: a ruler, scissors, a pencil, wire cutter pliers, wire stripper tools, a crafting knife.

Sometimes you run out on the glue that they provide, so getting some extra glue would come in handy!

For this project, I have also used my magnifying lamp a few times, especially for attaching the electricity wires at the right spot.

The Good & the Bad : 

 

The Good:

– much easier made then ‘Cathy’s Flowerhouse‘, for sure!

– clear manual, apart from 1 little thing (see ‘the bad’ part), no more mistakes

– no more missing pieces or pieces with a different color!

– a lot of plants, I’m not sure to put this in the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ section, as after all, it is a ‘garden’ and it is to be expected, I don’t mind doing them. You might think otherwise 😉

– very nice design and colorful

– this one I am not sure to put it in the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ section either, as some people really like a challenge.

I am one of those people, but I can imagine that when making something that takes over 2 hours to make, can get a little bit frustrating 🙂

For example these ‘lamps with candles’, they took forever to make! :

 

lamps with candles

 

The Bad:

– Putting some things together is really hard, as this cupboard made with wires. I must admit that I got a little bit frustrated from time to time 😉

 

Robotime DIY kits

 

Also, this little table, I just could NOT do it haha. So I replaced it with one of my own that I made myself from balsawood. (mind you though that these kits are so full of stuff, that I don’t even think you would miss a small piece like that. So you could just leave it out, there are lots of things left to be seen !)

 

Robotime DIY kits

millers' garden

 

Just a little bit confusing in the manual, was this part.

As you can see, number 2 and number 3 are both marked as ‘orange paper’, while the third one needed green paper.

 

Robotime DIY kits

 

This was the first time, when making a miniature kit, that I filmed the whole process (excluded some things like the cutting out of the leaves of course) and made a 2 hour tutorial on Youtube.

 

 

Robotime Support.

You can find a lot of videos from Robotimes miniature kits on YouTube. You could contact them threw Facebook or email in case of problems.

I am getting a lot of questions on how to contact them: this is their official émail support! (people seem to be getting the most help for missing pieces etc threw this mail ).

Extras:

Dustcovers, very handy if you want to make several kits! You can buy them here.

 

dustcovers robotime

 

A little update: I purchased a dustcover myself for this particular kit, and I wanted to share my opinion.

It doesn’t come with instructions, but it is beautifully packed and the wooden base is sturdy and pretty. If you are careful, you can run the wires outside, so that the lighting works without having to get into the case. It does come apart easily though.

 

dustcover rolife

 

My Final Opinion of Robotime DIY Kits: Millers’ Garden. 

This product from one of the many Robotime DIY Kits, I really enjoyed doing. That is why I give it 4 and a half stars. I think I finished it in about 20 hours in total. A few frustrations here and there, but nothing I couldn’t overcome. (except for the 1 little table lol)

Subscribe to my Youtube channel, because soon, I will post a complete tutorial of 20+ hours video. (it will be the short and speed-up version of course).

This is what the result looks like:

 

 
 

Do you have any questions about this miniature kit or any other questions? Then leave a comment in the comment section below!

Happy crafting!

Best regards,

Lizzy

 

UPDATE: the complete tutorial (mind you, it is 2 hours long) is now online on my Youtube channel :

 

 
 

Robotime Miller's garden

$39,99
9

product

9.2/10

support

8.0/10

overal quality

9.3/10

Difficulty level

9.4/10

The good

  • Easy to make
  • I love the design
  • has a much better manual then other kits

The bad

  • a few difficult pieces
  • support can be lacking

4 thoughts on “One Of The Easiest Robotime DIY Kits = Miller’s Garden”

  1. These are some of the coolest little things! I’ve never really thought about how neat and intrigue these dollhouses can be. Even though some people may say dollhouses are for girls. I think I would enjoy building one these with my family. All the little details are quite interesting.  I really love how you broke down with the pictures and listed all the details out so clearly. 

    Reply
    • Hello Shane,

      Thank you for all the compliments, and be sure, adults can ‘play’ with these as well 😉 . I am 48 and I still do ..

      happy crafting !

      Lizzy

      Reply
  2. I am sure it will take more than a few trials for me to this right  if i were to do it but with the help of your guide, i am sure i can be successful. The fact that i have learnt something really tangible from this post is very satisfying. your website is nice and the simplicity of the color selection makes it so beautiful. Thank you very much.

    Reply
    • Hi Lucas !

      Thank you very much for the compliments ! Yes I love the colors also, they match the theme of my site, which is called ‘collormag’, I love the blue color ! 

      best regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply

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