The fire pit unit takes 3 AAA batteries which allow it to glow like a real fire--all pictures are taken with the glow feature on.
What strikes a pleasant note about this set is many of the items are metallic. The fork and spatula are metallic and as best I can tell the dark blue splatterware plate, cup, and kettle are either metal or a very firm plastic that mimics metal. It is a welcome relief from all-plastic of some recent releases.
The pancake box is made of cardboard and empty--a great prop but be care to not crush it. The food is high quality plastic and extremely realistic!
The white frying pan is a softer plastic but sturdy. The egg can be "fried" in the pan or placed separately on the plate.
The dark grill and two standing hooks are made of plastic and are lightweight but sturdy--they hold up to the task at hand. They slip into holes in the faux-stone fire pit.
Super cute, but the spout is non-functional.
The teal blue pot is plastic and the lid removes as well for a touch of realism and added play value.
The best part of this set is the glow feature, which actually flickers for a realistic effect. The button is on the side of the unit and the glow lasts for 60 seconds before auto shut off. I do wish the duration was longer (3 - 5 minutes) but the auto shut off is still better than not at all.
For the price of $50, the Campfire Cooking Set is quite satisfying but still an expensive item. The best feature is that it does light up! The materials of the various pieces are of reasonable quality though I wish some of the seams on the fire pit itself were less noticeable.
For display value, play and interaction value, and generally satisfactory materials and construction quality, I give this set a good mark. Collectors and fans wanting a lovely set piece that is not too huge or too expensive (like the Airstream) may find the Campfire Cooking Set a wonderful option. A-