Large 3D Manger
Needed a manger for a children's Christmas Program. Material was sturdy cardboard. Went together falrly easy but no directions were enclosed and their was a number of pieces. Not sure if will disassemble and hold up for additional years.
December 10, 2010
Our church bought this and lots of Rafia grass, and used the Rafia to cover the cardboard looking top part, and it worked fine for some basic Christmas photos. Granted, this thing is very large, but it is sturdy for cardboard, and its height is useful for photos, whereas one on the ground would have been challenging for us to have used. It will hold together for another use for sure, but is so big, we have no place to put it as a church plant, so not sure why I would want to keep it another year anyway like one reviewer said.
January 2, 2013
it was way to big to fit in the stable i bought with you it was so much bigger than the kids and the gapsbetween the panels was so big
January 1, 2011
Looked Nice-hard to assemble
We used this for our Christmas play at church. The size was very good and it looked nice once assembled. If you but one get a big (life size doll) for the baby or it will look too big. It was a little hard to assemble and I have some concerns that if I disassemble it, I will never get it back together. So for a "one time" use the 24.99 may be a little steep. If you are looking at this now (on clearence) I would reccomend you buy it now for next year.
December 29, 2010
worst purchase ever
I have bought numerous items from Oriental Trading and have always been pleased. This was the exception. The manger was hard to put together and did not hardly make it through the play. Do not purchase.
December 27, 2010
Don't waste your time...
This was an extremely bad waste of my time, money and energy. I will end up sending this product back. I couldn't even get it put together. The cardboard is very flimsy and rips very easily.
December 26, 2010
worst product ever
I recently bought this item to be in our Christams pageant-it got a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons. It was extremely difficult to assemble, and then it wouldn't stay together. We ahd to use a lot of tape to get it to even look like a manger-and it fell apart during the pageant 3 times!
When removing the manger from the altar-it completely fell apart-a total waste of money
December 21, 2010
Don't buy this!
The direction were not good at all to start. Then once we did get it together, the base bar that holds the two sides together, broke! We had to use packing tape to get it to stand up! What a waist on money!!!
December 20, 2010
Disappointed with product
I purchased the 3D manager for our church. It was not easy to assemble , and several pieces were missing from the original box. I spent an hour putting it together before I discovered the pieces were missing. The cardboard is not very high quality - it tore in 3 places while I was puting it together. I called OTC and they are sending out another kit but it won't be completed when I need it!
November 23, 2010
This was purchased for a church Christmas program. I was very disappointed when it arrived - the packaging was bent, which meant the product was also bent. It's made entirely of cardboard, so you can't get rid of the creases and bends, which just happen to be on a main focal point of the manger. Putting it together was a little tougher than the stable sold by OTC - the cardboard is a little thicker and it was tough to get the pieces to fit together. The last smaller end pieces wouldn't fit at all the way they were intended to, so I had to improvise. It was just such an odd angle and the tabs were too large. Overall, after the assembly was complete, I stood back and my first thought was, gosh, I'm thinking the real manger that Jesus slept in probably looked better than this does! The color is a bit orangish, and it's just not a very visually appealing item. It's really enormous in size, much bigger than I thought it wouls be, and we'll have to use a lot of "filler" before putting baby Jesus in it. I'm really glad it was no more than $25.
November 19, 2010