I bought the entire 10.25 nativity set along with the lighted stable for the Real Life Nativity and I couldn't be more pleased! It is absolutely beautiful and perfect. The detail in each piece, as well as the lighted stable, are lovely and I'm so happy I purchased them all. The real gold, frankincense and myrrh that the 3 wise men are holding is such an added bonus as well as the cards enclosed to explain the authenticity. What a nice touch!! I also should mention that I bought it on sale right before Christmas (which you never see) for a huge discount compared to Amazon. I saved a lot of money going through Christianbook.com and the customer service was amazing! I ended up shopping for extra Christmas gifts on their website because of the wonderful experience I had. Thank you Christianbook.com, you are a step above the rest and a pleasure to buy from!
We've always wanted a Nativity with more detail to it. But the other ones we found before had hair that was blond or the Angel was too feminine and girly... or both. This "Real Life Nativity" is exactly what we have been wanting! From the 3 richly colored Wise Men, the simpler colored shepherds and to the dazzling star, it's perfect. All we lack now is the Stable!
I bought the 14 inch set, but if these smaller ones are anything like the bigger one, than it's well worth the purchase.
These figurines are beautiful, except for a minor flaw: the hinge on one of the Wise Men's gift box was broken. Repairable and not worth my time to send it back. More attention to quality control prior to shipment is needed. These were a BIG hit with the Sunday School class that I teach (3rd to 5th graders)! I do recommend them as teaching/story aids for class as well as lovely Christmas decor.
I was looking for the Shepherds, Kings and animals for my 'Holy Family' set for years. I could not find anything to be even close to the quality until I saw these. I sincerely hope that the manufacturer will make the shepherds and the animals in the 10.25 set available. I would love to have my set complete.