If you haven't seen this pattern before, I would like to tell you a couple of things about it. First it is so easy to sew. There are lots of pieces, which gives a big impact when you look at it, but it is truly a beginner pattern. Each piece is incredibly easy to put together. Secondly, this pattern really is a must have if you have toddlers/preschoolers to gift to. They LOVE this pattern. Belle, Maggie, and Kamille will actually spend hours playing with this Doctor Kit. I added some great elements you don't get in the cheap plastic kits, like bandages, splints for broken arms, a face mask, nurse's hat, and blood pressure cuff.
On Amazon, the plastic kits range from $14.95 to $39.99 (For Melissa and Doug). They are full of small pieces that really aren't for toddlers (plus they get lost). I bought a plastic kit for Kamille last Christmas and the stethoscope was broken by the end of the day. Most of the pieces a lost or thrown away. For the same $15.00 you could as the plastic and cardboard kit, you could make the pattern kit with LOADS of extra pieces. You could probably make 2 kits for the same price. (And I only say that b/c the pattern is $6.00).