After 3 hours I built the staircase, cut 20 tiny little things out and packed it up neatly and threw it in the trash. My 9 year old chose this as something to do together. She could not contribute whatsoever and I refuse to get stuck doing this whole thing alone. There is no fun in that. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL in the many reviewers who have actually finished it. PLEASE DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND my hatred for trying to build super tiny little things for this being a bad thing. I just feel like the least they could have done is had the paper decorations as stickers. This is 1.5 million percent do it yourself. In the future I might be ready mentally to tackle this but not now. The value for money is for sure amazing as well. Godspeed to all who will build this. You are amazing people.