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Life-size Barbie Dreamhouse opens in Berlin

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Visitors wait to enter the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

Credit:

Sean Gallup

The first life-size Barbie Dreamhouse opened in Berlin on Thursday and is being guarded by police after feminist groups and left-wing activists said they would picket the plastic villa.

While at the iconic doll's dreamhouse, fans can try on her clothes in her "endless" closet, bake cupcakes in her kitchen, walk her runway and hang out in her living room. Electric armbands and LED touchscreens make the experience even better, according to organizers, who describe it as a "unique, life-size and interactive installation that brings the world famous Barbie toy house alive."

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    Visitors wait to enter the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    Luna, 6, pets a plastic dog that emerged from his doghouse at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    Karlota, 5, and her grandmother visit the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    A young visitor inspects the kitchen at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    Luna, 6, tries out the piano at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    Josi (L), Lara (C) and Luna, all 6, try out computer terminals in Barbie's library at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    Amalie, 7, looks at items in Barbie wardrobe while visiting the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    Luna, 6, draws as her mother looks on while visiting the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    Lara, 6, stands in a special armoire in Barbie's bedroom while visiting the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience with her friends Josi and Luna on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup

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    Friend Luna (L), Lara (C) and Josi, all 6, play on a moving winter sled at the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience on May 16, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The Barbie Dreamhouse is a life-sized house full of Barbie fashion, furniture and accessories and will be open to the public until August 25 before it moves on to other cities in Europe.

    Credit:

    Sean Gallup