Spemd a lot of time modifying, like make the grounds covered with sand instead of the grey plastic, more like the desert it is supposed to be in . Making the priests more lifelike also timsconsuming but worth it
My Bible Study group is working through Beth Moore's "A Woman's Heart", which uses the tabernacle as a central theme in understanding God's desire to dwell with us. I ordered this model and assembled it as a surprise for the women in my group and they were so impressed! It truly brought an extra dimension to our study. Construction does take longer than the 1-2 hours stated on the box, but was well worth the effort. I also spent extra time painting out the pieces based on a guide provided on another christian site. I felt a closer connection to this Old Testament story and to God after completing it.
It was a great experience making this model with my children who are 8 and 10. The only odd thing is that the guide is obviously translated (poorly) from another language and reads strangely at times. For example, several times is refers to God as "the god." This model really helped my kids see how Christ is foreshadowed in every aspect of the Tabernacle.