We usually get a gingerbread kit at Costco and they turn out really cute but this year I couldn't find one there so got one elsewhere. I cannot even begin to tell you what a pain it was to get this thing to stand up. There is like four cans inside that house holding the walls up. Once we got it up though the kids had a blast playing with candy...what kid wouldn't? Of course I think they had more fun eating the candy after.