Which DIY Mini Dollhouse Kits Don’t Require Painting And Are Easy To do?

Today, I’m going to be talking about the DIY mini dollhouse kits from Robotime and Cutebee and I’ll be looking for the ones that are perfect for hobbyists who want to skip the painting step and just make it easier to build these kits overall.

We will discuss each brand separately and which ones to look for, so let’s dive straight into things!

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1. The easiest dollhouse kits by Robotime that don’t require painting.


Now, Robotime, aka Rolife, has been through a creative process over the years.

If you’re new to the world of crafting DIY model kits, Robotime is a big player in this arena, offering a large variety of DIY kits.

What’s great is that they make several kits that come pre-colored or designed in such a way that they look fantastic without a lick of paint.

So, let’s get started and explore some of these intriguing kits that are ready to assemble right out of the box.

1. The Wooden puzzle series from Robotime.


One fan favorite is the Robotime 3D Wooden Puzzle series.

These puzzles just come together to form everything from booknooks to wooden animal models and elegant buildings.

The precision laser-cut wooden pieces show off the natural beauty of the wood, and they do not require paint or even glue. You can just assemble them together and be done!

Some people still change a few things, but this is hardly necessary, in my opinion.

This Rolife DIY Five-storied Pagoda 3D Wooden Puzzle is to be found on Robotime

But you can also find this one on Amazon.

2. Miniature room box Dollhouse series kits


Now, the dollhouse kits from Robotime, usually in the shape of room boxes, here’s where it can get a bit confusing in terms of if they need to get painted or not.

These charming kits include tiny furniture and accessories.

In the newer series, let’s about 2 years old already now (wow, time goes quick!), there are plenty more plastic pieces, already-painted walls, and already-painted dollhouse furniture and accessories. And you will just need to glue paper pieces to the rest, like the floors.


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Homey kitchen

The “Homey Kitchen“, for example, is one of the new series that are quickly assembled, without using a drop of paint. But yes, you do need glue still for those.

But if you are that type of person, like I can be, who goes after the vintage DIY kits, there can be a few kits that do require coats of paint, especially on the walls.

For example, for “Miller’s Garden”, I needed to paint the walls white, with several coats of paint.

Also, if you look closer and see the drainpipe, this needed to be painted white as well.

Robotime DIY kits


In general, the furniture parts of these vintage kits, didn’t require painting, but Simon’s Coffee, however, did use plastic stickers to cover the furniture.

Personally, I didn’t use those much anyway, because I totally hacked it into a Black Cat Café haha!

The issue was with these vintage kits though, that most of the time, the furniture pieces had the same type of orange color (like Sam’s Study originally had orange book shelves)

So many people, including me, go about repainting them after all, or even totally rechanging them, also called kit-bashing. But doing this makes them unique!

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Simons Coffee by Robotime=> original kit

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SImons coffee=> my version: Black Cat Café

So basically, if you are buying the vintage kits from Robotime/Rolife, it is best to check at the store or ask a community if the ones you want to buy need to be painted because there are so many!

3. Robotimes mechanical Gear series

The Robotime Mechanical Gear series features engineering marvels like this miniature piano puzzle that my family has assembled and created a review for.

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So while these also are laser cut and are wooden puzzles like in the first section above, they add an extra touch: real functioning miniatures and mechanical complexity. Isn’t that amazing?

These are an actual sub-brand though from Robotime, called Rokr instead.

And so to answer the initial question: No, they don’t need paint or glue either!


2. The easiest kits by Cutebee that don’t require painting


Now, this might sound confusing, because actually, most of the Cutebee kits don’t require painting at all and neither did they in the past ahaha.

So why am I saying “which doesn’t require paint”? Simply because, I hàve répaintend that brand in the past, if I simply don’t like a color.

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I repainted this DIY mini dollhouse kit by Cutebee, from pink to purple.

Hacking a dollhouse kit“, is the best next thing that I like to do and I have so many plans still to assemble finished kits together and create something totally different or have a totally different look and makeover.

But, that’s not why you are reading this article, are you, haha. So no: the Cutebee kits don’t need a paint job! Now you can calm down, sorry hahaha!

My Final Conclusion

A lot is happening very quickly in the world of DIY model kits. Robotime and Cutebee are continuously crafting new designs and changing their formulas.

The latest trend of DIY mini dollhouse kits is that there is no painting or even glue involved anymore, but personally, I think this can still have its charms. But this is totally up to you!

If you have any questions or things to add, even if you disagree with what I’m saying, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below in the comment section or join me on my social media!

I wish you happy crafting!

Kind regards,

Lizzy

2 thoughts on “Which DIY Mini Dollhouse Kits Don’t Require Painting And Are Easy To do?”

  1. Very interesting ideas here Lizzy, I have enjoyed looking through your post and how you have presented this as a “nostalgic looking site” with craftsmanship in mind.

    You will achieve great things with your content.
    keep up the great work.

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