For the most part, what you see is what you get with this toy. It has a drum, cymbal, xylophone, and, um, "nobby thing," along with mallets with which to beat them vigorously. The instruments themselves can get pretty loud, but that's really the point with things like this, isn't it? The toy holds up fairly well to toddler abuse, though the reviewer who mentioned that the cymbal wasn't attached well made a good point (a bit of wood glue fixes this if you want). The toy is large enough to be stable while playing, but not so large a toddler can't move it if needed. We're quite happy with ours and have found the make good gifts for 1 and 2 year-olds.