Its definately easy to assemble. Stickers were the issue for us though. Hard to explain, but our stickers were not marked as usual and therefore not labeled in the proper places. That is just quality control, I'm just gonna contact Mattel about that, though. Lots of tiny pieces as usual with these accessory items. It does close up nicely for storage so this 3' pink airplane isn't sitting in the middle of your living room. Overall, the item has gotten ALOTof serious playtime. The mic was also a big hit as she announced, "Take off!!" . Then the rear of the plane unfolds and opens out to a spa, w/ a hammock for a beachside landing on the surf on her own private island. Like I said, its the best your gonna get with < Barbie.