We bought this for earlier this year and the kids love it. We have a 7 year old girl and a 3 year old boy. Even the neighbor kids come play on it. I love that it matches the rest of my durable lifetime products. Like all the lifetime products we own- this too is a hit when it comes to value and quality. My in-laws purchased another brand swing-set from a big box store and it barely lasted them 6 months before it started swaying and getting loose;and it was in dumpster within 2 years. We had an installation party and we had about 4-6 guys on and off for about 8 hours to get it up, definitely not a one man set up, but it gave us a reason to have a cookout so it was all good in the end.
It definitely took two skilled adults about 20 hours to assemble this (my neighbor and I). Very quality product. A similar structure was $*** at ***, so I feel this was a very good deal. It does come completely flat in two boxes, this is not for the faint of heart. My kids love it and play hours on it everyday, ages 4 and 6.
This was our kids Christmas gift last year to replace an aluminum set from a big box store. Shipping was not the quickest but it was free and it did arrive in time for the holiday. It does take quite a bit to put together. It's a LOT of individual pieces and some pieces are not drilled correctly. FYI the slide is kind of a nightmare... it's one flat sheet of plastic that must be bent into the wavy tracks of the slide. It took my husband and my brother two days to put together. It is a very soft wood, not 100% certain its the Cedar it claims to be, but we treated it with a coat of wood stain twice already. We live in Southern California so it can be cool and very warm and we have automatic sprinklers in our backyard so we want to make sure we can mitigate as much damage as possible so far 6 months in we're pretty pleased. The kids love it... we have 2 girls 9 and 6 and 1 boy 2 and nearly every day they go outside to play on it and will often drape sheets on the bottom to make a fort. It's pretty cute and overall they like it and that's what matters.
I ordered this for my 3 year old son because he always wants me to make a cave out of blankets and the couch. He loves this thing! One day I came downstairs only to find my 6' tall husband inside the tent playing with toys with our son; apparently it also doubles as a "man cave" lol!
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