I bought this for my son as a Christmas gift,the box is quite big but the contents is a reasonable size compare to the box.I was a bit unsure about this,because most of the sets we have bought are a bit weak and flimsy,but my boy told me its a sturdy and well designed set. My son says that the figures are AWSOME! The castle itself takes a long time to build,as someone said before in a different reveiw it looks nicer from the outside than the inside. My son did say that a few more Uruk-Hai should be added so the odds are against Rohan (Like in the movie.)The castle has a nice little exploding function like in the movie.Overall it is a great set.