Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shane Nice once completed but difficult to build
It took me two full days to assemble this play set and I had about 4 people helping me. If you’re not an experienced handyman than I wouldn’t attempt to tackle this project. If you do then I wish you the best of luck. Also, you will find that you will be missing several screws and lags. However, it really is a nice setup once complete. The kids will love it…
December 26, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CJmom good product, shipping overpriced, instructions NOT GOOD!
Luv the product for a small child after the headache of putting together. The assembly instructions were AWFUL! (complete one step and go to the next step and have to redo the previous step) and not enough screws. The monkey bars are not long enough for an older child - hits their knees on the other side. Website told one dimension for setup, but the instruction book told a larger dimension. Also, instruction book said 8-10 hour assembly - A JOKE! 6 days to assemble - 2 guys working 8 hr a day!!! Would recommend for 3-6 yr old if you hire someone to level the ground and assemble. Should be able to have shipped to a local Home Depot and pick up there!
April 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Very Cool but Challenging to Build
The playset is worth the money and all the parts are good quality. Kids love it and I do recommend this model with the turbo slide. Now for the truth. This thing is a beast to build. The box says about one day assembly......DO NOT BELIEVE THAT !!! I build houses, room additions, garages, decks and I must say this play set challenged me beyond understanding. The reasons are bracket systems, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of bolts, screws and parts. After 2 full and long days I had it 80 percent together so kids could play on it. I was able to follow the instructions even though at times I was very confused at their purpose and reason for the order of assembling parts.
(1) If you are not handy at building things....don't even think about it !!!
(2) If you are handy and give this a try, make sure to allow 3 days for construction and have a few helpers.
(3) Did I mention the hundreds and hundreds of screws and parts????
(4) Be patient, read instructions carefully, take a break when you get frustrated....LOL
(5) Measure twice, cut once ( extra boards must be purchased for slide ).
I would buy this again but I would charge someone no less than $ 1,000 to build it for them!
The Home Depot folks were very helpful getting me checked out and loaded with all the stuff I needed.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by osbeaumont Great Playset, Great Quality
This playset is great quality and not badly priced. I knew what I was getting into with the install, but even then, I got a llittle overwhelmed by the instruction manual, so I ended p hiring someone to put it together. My son loves it, but do not buy it unless you are or have someone who knows what they are doing to put it together or are willing to hire someone!
July 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by windar8 Being a numbers guy with limited hands on ability, the time to put together was almost double.
It took a while to realize the wood pieces were numbered on the end. For some reason the parts seemed to be in varied boxes rather than like types being together. Also seemed to be a shortage of screws.
Overall the grandkids are really enjoying use!
June 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Angel LOVED it, but needs more than 4 monkey bars!!!
I am very happy with this playset, its great, my kids love it. Though it could use a larger platform so all my kids can sit up in it and it needs more than 4 monkey bars, at least 9!!!!!!!!
June 26, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by amh8 Pretty Good With a Few Issues
The product is awesome for the kids. They love it. However, It took 22 hours of labor for a professional builder and my husband to put together. Do not be fooled by the "1 day to set it up" idea that the maker suggests is possible.
The instructions are not as good as they could be. There is a lot of jumping around during setup and some of the parts are not labeled well enough, so there is some guesswork involved and in our case there were a few things that had to be undone and redone because we guessed wrong. We bought the tube slide, which is not as awesome as we thought it would be. The diameter of the finished tube is pretty small. I am 5'2" and I have to lie down to slide down it with my 13 month old on my lap. Also, the tube slide took a ridiculous amount of time to put together and the bolt holes had to be forced to line up through the brute strength of two large men. The tube slide is not worth the extra money it costs... get the regular slide instead. The floors of the two decks needed additional support across the middle (underneath) to prevent some pretty serious sagging that happens if an adult gets up there with the kids (which is necessary with small kids). Same story with the climbing wall.... had to add a 2x4 support on the backside, perpendicular to the slats that hold the climbing handholds. The support for the monkey bars is 1x4 construction, but they have you screw two of them together, in a staggered pattern to make them strong enough. I would suggest just using 2x4's instead for better strength.
I was impressed with the quality of the swings and the velcro wraps for the 4x4's. The roof seems like it will shed water and not leak. I think the slide needs an additional support rod from the middle of the exterior to the ground because if a heavy child (65 lbs+) goes down the slide it really makes it move, but does not seem to do any damage to it. Overall, we like it, but in hindsight we would not have purchased the tube slide, and I think it needs extra floor support (as mentioned above).
August 28, 2012