Fairly easy to put together, but could have been easier still. If you've had any experience putting things like this together before, you'll be okay, but you might curse at it a few times along the way. With that being said, my daughter was quite happy with it on Christmas Day and likes riding on it still (she's 4, by the way). My 7 yr old also rides it, but said she thinks its kind of small for her and she herself is the smallest 7 yr old in her 2nd grade class, so keep that in mind when purchasing. I knocked a star off just because of the "FUn" it was putting it together (could have been easier).