Flatpack is straightforward to put together, you need the correct screwdriver, and took 30 mins to assemble. Quality finish, nice subtle, (not gaudy) colours on some pieces. The accompanying booklet with coloured diagrams of things to make from all the extra wooden nuts. bolts etc is for an older child than my 2 year old who delights in pushing the pegs and tools into some of the slots. making sawing noises and banging the hammer down. He has advanced since Christmas and can now tighten the vice! Really good value.