I hesitated purchasing the Monster High high school for my 4 year old for two reasons; first is that it is a rather expensive toy for such a young girl and second that she is pretty young to be interested in Monster High. This was one item that she mentioned over and over again as it neared Christmas. I got it for a great price at mattel.com, almost $30 cheaper than in stores due to sale price and promotion code. I am so glad that I made this purchase, she has played with this every day since 12/25. It was a breeze to put together, and although it does have some small pieces she's big enough to use them. The different components of the school allow her to play a new way each day. We got a 5 pack of the dolls separately, but she has enrolled many of her other toys in Monster High as well. She is really using her imagination with this one.