We bought this for my 6-year-old son, who loves Legos and pirates, so it was perfect. Even though it says it's for ages 7 and up, my son had no trouble following the very clear instructions under our guidance. It took him about four sittings to put the whole thing together, so it extended the fun. I like how the pieces are organized in different bags and labeled in order so that you don't have to open everything at once. Only one piece was in the wrong bag. A gold bar that wasn't needed until bag two was in bag one, but it was really no problem. All the pieces were there and there are even a few extras of the smaller pieces.