This is not a free-standing Dalek, it it a pop-up poster that measures 22x33". The Dalek is 12x26" but looks larger and emerges in three sections from the base, which must be wall mounted or hung from a door. When finished, the Dalek head is open, revealing the alien brain inside. The head can be closed but lacks vertical bars on the outside. The three main pieces do not link up and seem flimsy. However, with index cards & paste, you can patch the lower sections together and with a marker & gold paint (mixed with carbon to dirty it) fill in the hemispheres, then with a piece of thick corrugated cardboard, cut in a horseshoe, insert a collar and support for the head. On the collar mount four gold cardboard coat hanger tubes (2 against the wall, 2 in the middle) that support the top and provide the characteristic Dalek front grill.The whole model will be far sturdier and look like the Dalek from the Eccleston episode, which it is. Great for $12, not for $52!