FAQ

1. Who am I?

My name is Ben and I am 22 years old. I am a big Playmobil collector, and I have undergone a transformation into a diorama builder. A diorama is a setup, a kind of model, with PLAYMOBIL figures. This can be in all sizes, from 1m² to more than 50m², so to speak.

I have always been interested in PLAYMOBIL and creating projects, on any subject. The combination of PLAYMOBIL and projects is building dioramas for me. Being able to do this is my most beautiful dream come true.

2. Why PLAYMOBIL?

As a child, at the age of 4, I received the chicken coop (set 4492) from my grandmother. I played with Playmobil until I was 12 years old. It was my great passion. But because I felt ashamed, thinking I was "too old for Playmobil," I sold everything, much to my regret. When everything was sold, I promised myself that once I lived on my own, I would start collecting Playmobil again and even wanted to work with it.

Five years later, in 2018, my mom gave me the Playmobil magazine with a dwarf warrior in the store. It was a boost in difficult times because I immediately became a fan of Playmobil again. From 2018 to 2021, I was a collector, and in September 2021, I also started building dioramas.

I always found Playmobil so beautiful and realistic. It is and was my whole fantasy, and anything is possible with it. Other toys may have had their time, but I always returned to Playmobil. And still, a life without Playmobil is unimaginable to me.

3. My favorite theme ? 

As a child, I collected various themes: knights, pirates, zoo, Romans, circus, safari, and farm. In 2018, when I started again, I stuck to three themes: knights, Romans, and zoo. Meanwhile, there's Wiltopia, Ayuma, Vikings, Greek mythology, Astérix, and... Novelmore. In 2019, when the catalog came out, there was no medieval theme. Just a page with a magical armor on it. That armor gave me so many ideas, inspiration, and hope for a fun theme. That came at the end of 2019 with Novelmore. Since then, I have collected all sets, magazines, exclusives, and even t-shirts from Novelmore. In 2020 and 2021, seasons 1 and 2 of Novelmore were released on YouTube, totaling 26 episodes of 11'15" each. Of all the themes of Playmobil, Novelmore has completely captured my heart.

4. Favorite set?

This is not an easy question, but if I have to choose one, I would go for 4829, Hyenas with vultures from the "Safari" theme. This set came out when I was still a child, and I am still fascinated by it to this day!