Our grandson is a 'maker' and this model challenged him, but brought a true sense of accomplishment when finished and working.
This is a great intermediate model. Not too hard. Not too easy. I suggest another simpler model if this is your first time as you’ll need to learn how much and where to apply pressure to put the parts together. It worked great from the get-go once I figured out what it was meant to do. Definitely a conversation piece.