"My wife and I love how organised all of the Lego sets are. We have bought a few sets this year & put them together so it's like a little Christmas Village. This is the only set we have received where a few of the pieces were not in a bag, specifically the rails for the reindeer's. It wasn't hard for us to work out what they were for.
There was delayed shipping because there was none ready to ship but it did ship a few days earlier than expected which was great.
Sometimes it's hard to tell what colors some of the pieces are or if they're meant to be transparent or not, but when you look at what you've got and what you've got to build it's not hard to work out. We love the little extra pieces, we made a few extra flowers, presents & gave another figurine a beard etc.
Because we want to have these as a display & not just to play with and pack up we bought the grey boards to set them on. Some of the pieces that are not completely square do not line up 100% (like the toy maker machine) but in most cases we can lock down one part & that works fine."