Our 18 month old son is currently obsessed with this toy. He is not quite old enough to do everything on it, so it will for sure be something that grows with him. There is more to do on it than I thought there would be when we ordered it. We just started using it but it seems pretty sturdy. Setup was not difficult, but did require a power drill, there are screws that need to be put in that do not have pre-drilled holes. I double checked the instructions about 3 times to make sure that I was not about to break the thing. Also the water cannon does not have a very long intake hose. As we do not have a very level yard for this to be in, we have not had much luck getting the water level to where it needs to be for that to work.