This is a great toy if your child is into building toys such as lego, kids k'nekt and gears. It has to be built before you can play with it, so if your child is very young, or has no patients to help put things together, then buy a ready-made toy. However, if you love construction, and your child has a creative mind, this is a great project for a rainy afternoon. Once built this motorised train chugs across the room with great sound-effects including animal noises. The gear action enables some of the animal figues to spin around while the train is moving making it a more rewarding toy for your child's efforts.