I gave this to my 3 year old granddaughter for Christmas. She has had the flu, but daddy put it together and he and grandma played with it. It is great, so many pieces, 4 lay out patterns included. It's a keeper.
Not listed is the fact the train set makes noise and can be added to with other Melissa nad Doug train sets as well as other brands. Additionaly, if you are really going for the whole train "thing"...purchase the train table. It makes the whole situation so much easier to deal with!
We bought this for our grandson and we were there when he opened the set. Initially overwhelmed with the number of pieces, he could not contain his excitement. Mommy could not open the wrapped track/cars/etc. fast enough. She picked one of the designs to copy and only built a portion of the design due to space limitations--and other packages to be opened. This will be enough track to take him several years into train building.
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