I have one of these, I remember taking upwards of 60-100 hours over a month during my freshman year in college completing it. Fast Forward 9 years, and my new cat eventually stood on it too much that she basically dismantled it. This is not the most sturdy lego model, the front two wing gun things were already slightly drooping to begin with, because the inner structure wasn't rigid enough to hold all the weight. I guess I'll enjoy building it again someday, but this time I won't have the luxury of having pre-labeled bags with groupings of parts.. just one huge pile of random legos in the middle of a room, that is the true lego way. No furniture in the living room, only a (at the time brand new and state of the art hdtv and ps3). It's clear what my priorities were when I was a freshman. Go to architecture classes in the morning, come home and build the falcon, then stay up until 4am playing cod4. Those were the days.