I bought this for my admittedly 2yrs 7mths old granddaughter (it does say it's for 3yrs+) but I was very disappointed to find out how hard it is to stand them up, with the exception of the wizard who has no legs. I'm considerably older than 3 and I found it very difficult. You have to get the legs at exactly the right angle to balance the characters or they fall over. How a child, other than one much older than 3, is going to do it, I have no idea. I was tempted to cut their little legs off! I can see this toy being extremely frustrating, and I wouldn't recommend it.