I initially purchased and built this playset last summer for my son. He absolutely loved it, as did his mom and I. Unfortunately, over the course of the winter, we had some pretty bad winds one night and the playset was torn from its anchors and tossed across our yard. As a family, we were heartbroken having to tell our son that his swing set was gone, but after contacting Lifetime, they sent us an entirely new set under warranty. To say that we were impressed is an understatement. Needless to say, when I built this for a 2nd time, I double anchored every pole down so now I'm pretty sure it'll survive anything mother nature can throw at it. I would recommend purchasing the extra set of anchors if you live in wind prone areas as the playset only comes with 2. Overall, we could not be happier with this playset and company!
We've had this dome for about a year now. It still looks brand new and the kids aren't bored with it at all. We've had 6 or so kids on it at once and it doesn't budge. I particularly like that it blends in so well with the natural outdoors... no primary colors! We had to take it apart to move into a new house, no problems at all. Awesome buy.
We have had this swingset for about two months now. It took me and my husband about 4 days to put it together. It is high quality and has very detailed directions. We have an 8 and 3 year old. They both love this set a lot!
The only reason this does not receive a 5-Star rating is packing and shipping. The pieces (almost 1,000lbs of them) are packed in 8 flimsy cardboard boxes that were totally destroyed by UPS Freight by the time they arrived. Additionally, UPS Freight only delivered 7 of the 8 boxes orginally and told me that the 8th box was just consolidated into one of the other boxes. Only after I pointed out that the missing box contained the Tube Slide did they admit that perhaps they lost it. After waiting for 72 hours for UPS to investigate the missing piece, I got the great news that they found it and were delivering it. The next day I returned to a box on my doorstep that looked like it had been run over by a steam-roller. Overstock to the rescue and a new Tube Slide was quickly shipped out. Unfortunately this whole process meant that the entire playset was not delivered for about 1.5 months despite being "in-stock" when ordered. The damaged piece was UPS Freight's issue, but the flimsy packaging is the product's - thus I subtracted one star. On to the product. I consider myself a somewhat handy person and found the assembly to be fairly straightforward and the directions easy to follow. I assembled without any assistance - even with the swing beam assembly. It did take about 12 hours in total over 2 days - but the end result is completely worth it. High quality wood, sturdy construction, and the kids love it.
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