Today I am going to write some small reviews of the best DIY miniature dollhouse kits on the market and compare them. Some are still produced, others became vintage or collector’s items.
So if you quickly would like to know what kind and brands of kits there are on the market still, then this would be an oversight of the top ones (in my opinion).
( I have written several extended reviews on kits before, please use the search button on my site if you are looking for something specific)
If you are on a cellphone, please scroll to the right in this table below to see the prices!
|Name||Quality||Where To Buy/price.|
|Robotime/Rolife||+++||Check out prices here.|
|Cutebee||++||Check out prices here.|
|Greenleaf||++||Check out prices here.|
|Hongda/Hoomeda||+||Check out prices here.|
|The House of Miniatures||+++||Check out prices here.|
Our 5 Favorite DIY Miniature Dollhouse Kits On The Market.
So, here’s an overview of these 5 DIY miniature dollhouse kits. This way, if you are in a hurry, you don’t need to plow through my whole website 😉
Here’s a video of one of the kits from Robotime that I made myself.
|Pro’s||– Beautiful designs|
– Quite sturdy
– Affordable (beware that Covid19
could have raised prices)
|Contra’s||– Sometimes manuals aren’t clear|
or are not in English
– it’s hard to find assistance
– shipping can take a while
The miniature kits from Robotime are one of my top favorites, at the moment. And as you could see in the video above, I have already made a few of my own and I have a lot more boxes waiting for me to assemble.
When I see a discount somewhere or black Friday etc, I just can’t help myself and I need to buy 😉
#2: Cutebee Miniature kits.
Here are 2 pictures of a Cutebee-kit, but there are way more different styles, sizes, and shapes available.
|Scale||Most of them are on a scale of 1:24|
but there are also smaller scales (click on
the red button below for full insight).
|Pro’s||– cheaper than number 1|
– very different designs, “cute” indeed
– I love all the choices in kits, including the little
canned boxes. (Huge collection!)
(Click on the red button below for more)
|Contra’s||– the manuals can be very hard to understand |
– a bit lower quality
– more people are struggling harder to craft these
It seems that these miniature kits from Cutebee are quite cheap, but not so easy to make and have a little less quality in general. But still, people show very pretty projects on Facebook groups or Instagram-pages.
#3: Greenleaf DIY Miniature Dollhouse Kits.
Greenleaf is mostly known for its big Colonial-style dollhouse kits. It is one of the oldest producers of these kits in the USA. For a more extended overview of these kits, please click on the red button below!
|Scale||Either in “full scale” (meaning 1-inch-scale or 1:12-scale),|
or “half-scale” ( which means on 1:24-scale).
|Pro’s||– easy instructions/good manual|
– affordable prices for a decent quality
– the recent designs can appeal to beginners as well as more experienced dollhouse builders
|Contra’s||– some of the furniture kits seem to have not so good quality wood|
– if you are not happy with a kit, you need to pay to send it back
The choice in a particular dollhouse style is rather limited with these kits, but the ones available are surely very pretty. They have been on the American market for a very long time and they have established their brand even more so today.
|Brand||Hongda and Hoomeda|
|Pro’s||– Probably the cheapest on the market I would think|
– These kits are made faster than the ones from Robotime,
– expanded choice in size, from room boxes to big dollhouses
|Contra’s||– manuals are in Chinese|
– depending on your personal taste: the design of these
kits can look less pretty than the other brands
( that’s just my opinion )
Although Hongda and Hoomeda are not the same brands, I have put these 2 together in one blog post (see red button below), just because they look alike a lot. And honestly, making a separate blog post for Hoomeda only would be very short lol 🙂
#5: The House Of Miniatures
|Brand||The House of Miniatures|
|Pro’s||– they are not complicated to put together|
– very good quality with decent wood
|Contra’s||– they are not produced anymore, what a shame:-)|
– they are vintage, which can also mean that some
of the kits can be hard to find for a reasonable price
Although I haven’t bought any of these dollhouse miniature furniture kits before, I see nothing but good opinions on these vintage items. Hence the good review here and in my full review below. (click on the red button below for a complete information article).
My Final Conclusion.
I hope that I have helped you out (if you are in a hurry), in deciding which DIY miniature dollhouse kits you would like to start out with, or if you are looking for something else than the ones you are used to?
By now, I have written an extensive blog post on each and every one of these, but if you would like to add something, please leave a comment below or join me on my Facebook group. 😉
I wish you happy crafting!