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 Mary as a 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!
*** Best of all, the Angel is NOT a girl. It is so refreshing to see an accurate depiction of an Angel.
I bought the 14 inch set, but if these smaller ones are anything like the bigger one, than it's well worth the purchase.