I bought this for my son's 5th birthday last month (he'd been longing for this set, which I wasn't planning on getting because of the cost, but toys r US have it £30 cheaper than here!) and it is a rather lovely set, though for the price, low on actual bricks. The dinosaur figures come at a massive premium! My son has some other sets in this range and they work well together, but the build is really flimsy and seems under-designed to me. Little details, like the palm leaves, flip off every time you brush them with a finger - things like this are usually 'reinforced' with a brick on top to secure them. The whole model is very flimsy indeed and prone to breaking up every time it's moved. At this sort of price, I would expect more substantiality, or at least some base plates to build it on.