When I picked my lamp up, I was surprised to see a package the size of a microwave, slightly smaller. I was thinking it would be too long to place in my car. No problem there. Got it home and began to un wrap. all was well wrapped and each piece protected with plastic, which I quickly scissored off. very easy to put together, just alittle tedious with each socket cover, unscrewing each and placing shade against socket and screwing back on with shade in place, then putting in bulb for each...I was so excited to get it all done to see the 'end result'! Worth the wait! heavy weighted bottom, able to bend each lamp many ways, solid, sleek, and enjoyable to switch knob to 2 on, 3 on, all 5 on and off. I will be sewing by these lights, 2 should be sufficient while sewing. Thanks, love it! oh almost forgot........pickup at Ft Henry Drive Walmart is the best!