I bought this for my sons 4th birthday. He loves playing with Hot Wheels! It shipped in less time then expected. It was very easy to setup and the instructions were clear and easy. It did take me about an hour to setup, so I recommend doing it ahead of time (lots of stickers).
My son LOVE's this toy!!! He play's with it daily. The sounds and lights are a bonus for him. Racing the cars on the double track is his favorite. The shark track is great fun. It did take my son some time to be able to work the shark on his own though. It takes some force to pull back the fin to work and he wasn't a fan of that.
The cars and helicopter it came with was a great bonus. He likes picking up/dropping the cars with the helicopter. He loves to take it apart and use random pieces for added car fun. Example: the car dealership plastic piece can be used as a car cattipult. It also connects to other hot wheel sets that he owns, so we make little drive towns and car stunts.
My some is rough on this toy (lol) and has been since first opening it. He likes to pull the connecting pieces off (elevaor levers, shark and spiral track, plastic decor, landing pad, race lane), play with them differently then expected sometimes, them put them back together correctly. Though it is completely made of plastic, it has held up to months of fun and abuse from my child. The orange lanes and blue connecting pieces have been bent up numerous times and haven't broken yet. This is a very STURDY product. Great for kids who play with toys on the rougher side.
We play with this all day long! No matter who is playing with him (mom, dad, teenage sister, other kids) it's always a blast and hours of fun! Connecting the garage to other sets makes your experience even more fun and I interesting.
We have had this product for 3 months now and nothing has broken, even with its rough playing environment (lol). I would buy this product again if I had to with no hesitation.