"I purchased this set for my daughter, who is only 5, but loves LEGO. She put the characters together and the clam shell, and mom help build the ship. The ship is really nice and not to hard to build. The instruction are more than clear. We also got the Elves play mat, and she has had hours of fun playing with her Elves and other LEGO sets we have. We will definitely be getting more Elves sets in the future."