The backpack playset comes with four micro figures – Sofia (in riding clothes) Minimus, Fairy Fauna and Prince Zandar.
The set folds out easily and Elizabeth managed to put it together by herself with just a small amount of guidance the first time.
Inside the academy are lots of rooms with moving parts to really add to the enjoyment of the playset. You can also lift a flap on Minimus so that Sofia can ride on his back too. With revolving doors, desk tops that open and even a horse jump there is lots of bits for the figure to interact with.
The playset can also take two AAA batteries that give the set some working lights in various rooms. This is a nice added touch but I think they could do more with that and maybe add in some sound effects too.
The Royal Prep Academy set is a brilliant idea but for £35 I would like to see a little bit more like the sound effects mentioned, the stickers already stuck on and maybe a few more bits of furniture.
However on a plus side the girls love it and it folds down very neatly which means that I don’t have to complain about all the mess in their rooms and the bits don’t get lost.