The 5 Best Model Hobby Kits For Dollhouses – On A Scale of 1:12

In the series of model hobby kits, we have talked a lot about all the available dollhouse kits out there, but only on a scale of 1:24 mostly, so far.

When I started out, I didn’t even know that these existed, because I really thought that it was just about Robotime, Hongda and Hoomeda, and Cutebee. That’s it.

But no, there seem to be some smaller sellers on the market, but not less pretty at all, ànd also on a scale of 1:12.

Hence this review of 5 stores, let’s just dive straight into things!

Store number 1: Frogmorton Studios

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

The other day, I was checking out Etsy for dollhouse kits, because I was getting a bit tired of the commercial ones from Asia and wanted an original one.

Well, I found a very original one from Frogmorton Studios, but sadly a little bit on the pricey side for me haha!

Anyway, this person makes FANTASTIC miniature kits, miniature decoration parts, and more!

Some more info about this shop.

Rik Pierce, who has been creating and designing fantasy, medieval, and Tudor-style collectible dollhouses on a 1:12 scale, has also taught classes in the USA and overseas.

His original resin castings are now available for you to use in constructing your own projects.

This artist has also published a book on how-to and technique tutorials like:

  • how to make distressed beams and timbers
  • Working with paper clay
  • Creating Stone floors
  • Slate tile roofs
  • Thatched roofs 
  • Wattle and daub
  • How to make a Flickering fire in fireplaces 
  • Creat Two-sided Faux Leaded Stained glass windows Using the lead gauge
  • Landscape tips
  • Paths with Creative paper clay

Another book that he published was called the magical world of Rick Pearce.

It includes 22 workshop designs and 12 commission works. Click on the picture below to see more information about this book.

Besides his book, this seller also sells little doors, windows, chimneys, fireplaces, tools, miniature kits on a scale of 1:12, and miscellaneous items.

Overall Rank.

5 Stars is what he deserves.

5 star reviews

The price :

Quite an expensive price range, check out the store

Where to get this item.

On Etsy


The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • very professional craftmanship
  • has a history of fast shipping or on time
  • 95% or more recent reviews were 5 stars
  • all items that you need to finish this kit are included, but you still have to assemble them yourself

The Bad.

  • the prices of the books and some of the miniature kits are quite expensive

Final Conclusion.

I would definitely buy from this store if I had the funds, these dollhouse kits are GORGEOUS!



Store Number 2: Woodcraftstories.

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

Wooden large dollhouse kits.

Some more info about this shop.

This store is quite unique regarding the selling of the dollhouse kits, as for each of them, you can choose in way scale you want them to be.

They are available on a scale of 1:24, 1:12, and some even on a scale of 1:6. (baby size).

The styles vary from medieval (I think that would be more like the Tudor style), fantasy/Gothic style dollhouse kits, Victorian style, and Castles.

All of them are made from wood and I would assume these are laser-cut (although I don’t see it mentioned).

Overall rank

I can’t give this a rank yet, as this store had only 2 sales and I think has been put online very recently.

The price :

Variable prices, check out the store below.

Where to get this item.

On Etsy.

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • I don’t think that I have ever seen a store on model hobby kits that sells them in different-sized scales, so that seems unique.
  • environmentally friendly kits without plastic
  • free shipping ( I would think the US only, make sure to ask first)
  • You can ask for custom size kits

The Bad.

  • No reviews yet.
  • I would ask if a manual is included because otherwise, it doesn’t look easy to assemble?

Final Conclusion.

So although this store doesn’t have reviews yet, I would definitely buy from it, because these look magnificent!

Store Number 3: DollsHouseDirect

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

This store from the UK sells dollhouse kits, finished or unfinished, and accessories.

Some more info about this shop.

A little list of the things that this store sells:

  • Large houses and dollhouse kits on a scale of 1:24 and 1:12
  • decoration pieces
  • quality miniature furniture
  • miniature food
  • miniature lights
  • miscellaneous miniatures
  • glowing fireplaces in miniature size
  • lots of other miniatures, also British made

Overall rank

5 star reviews

The price :

Affordable prices, vary from very affordable to quite pricey, depending on the size and the details. Check out the store below.

Where to get this item.

On Etsy.


The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • Buyers are raving over this store, this means that it gets a lot of 5-star reviews in the last 7 days.
  • has over 11500 sales at the moment, so 5 stars are really something!
  • Very nice designs
  • great customer service

The Bad.

  • be aware of the shipping costs that could be running high

Final Conclusion.

If I was sure of the shipping costs not getting out of hand, I would surely order from this store, as it has good quality dollhouse kits.


Store Number 4: Miniaturerosegarden

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

All kinds of dollhouse kits and miniatures, from the USA. See below for details.

Some more info about this shop.

This store sells a large list of miniature items and dollhouse kits on a scale of 1:12, 1:24, 1:48, and even 1:144. A list:

  • Miniature furniture and lighting
  • mini music instruments
  • rugs and wallpaper
  • fabrics
  • wooden dollhouse kits
  • miniature plants and flowers
  • accessories

The style of most of the kits is Victorian, but there are also a few stores and city homes, etc.

Overall rank

5 star reviews

The price :

Variable prices, check out the store below.

Where to get this item.

On Etsy.

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • smooth shipping (fast and with tracking)
  • free shipping in the US. (beware of high shipping costs outside the US)
  • These are unusual styled model hobby kits
  • looks easy to assemble

The Bad.

  • I just feel sorry for myself that I can’t have these shipped to Europe haha, because of the high shipping costs :-(. Other than that, I don’t see any negative reviews!

Final Conclusion.

If I lived in the USA, I would have ordered from this store by now!

Store Number 5: Nikolas Malengos

This Etsy shop makes or sells.

Wooden dollhouse kits in different scales, but also lots of 1:12 scales.

Some more info about this shop.

This time this store is selling more “modern” model hobby kits. Because not everyone likes Victorian style or similar.

There are kits on a scale of 1:12, but also 1:6 and 1:20 scales.

They are made from Okoume plywood and need to be glued and assembled DIY.

Overall rank

5 star reviews

The price :

Variable prices, check out the store.

Where to get this item.

On Etsy.

The good and the bad :

The Good.

  • 5-star seller, this means that buyers are raving over this store, which has smooth shipping and fast responses
  • Shipping costs seem free for Europe (please ask about the shipping costs first)
  • good quality houses

The Bad.

  • Is located in Greece, so opposites too the other stores, beware of the shipping costs when you live in the US;-)

Final Conclusion.

I would buy from this store if I ever needed a wooden 1:12 scale dollhouse kit.


My Final Conclusion.

I hope that you have found one or even a few model hobby kits on a scale of 1:12 and I wish you lots of fun assembling and decorating these 😉

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask them below in the comment section or join me on my social media pages or Facebook group.

I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

4 thoughts on “The 5 Best Model Hobby Kits For Dollhouses – On A Scale of 1:12”

  1. Wow, some of these dollhouse model hobby kits are just stunning! I can definitely see how cool it would be to have one that is at a scale of 1:12. Thanks for pointing out interesting details about each of the stores and suppliers including the plastic-free shipping and the affordability of each option. This has been very helpful in figuring out what model hobby kits are available and worth the purchase!

    Reply
    • Hi Aly!

      Thank you for your positive comment and I hope you will have fun assembling and decorating these! 😉

      Kind regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply
  2. It’s really interesting seeing all the different options there are for dollhouses. Thank you for doing the research for us on the different sellers available. It’s always a little bit of a gamble what you’re going to find on Etsy. Etsy also tends to be expensive sometimes. I appreciated that you showed a seller with lots of experience and high prices and some sellers with less experience and cheaper prices. Gave me a good overview of exactly what the options are. 

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    • Hi Jessica!

      You are welcome and I hope that you will find a nice dollhouse kit according to your budget 😉

      Kind regards,

      Lizzy

      Reply

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