A self-confessed Lego-loving adult, I bought this set before the recent free Jack Sparrow minifig offer in the papers, largely because this minifig is so cute & fabulously detailed: happily he does come with different headgear to the freebie [which I got aswell] so I didn't end up with two the same. It was bought as a new holiday toy for 10 & 12 yr old stepsons who like both Lego & POTC, so it was a hit; also they managed to build this as per instructions without any help, I find modern Lego instructions very clear & straightforward. I did buy the blue Lego baseboard aswell, to be a bigger 'sea', as there are hardly any blue plates in this. The minifigs are good, the moving parts add interest, and the many little accessories are lovely. I also bought more standard Lego pirate minifigs to go along with this set which helped expand play a bit more.