I am very happy that I purchased this nativity set. The pieces are 'substantial' and the set itself is absolutely adorable. I like that it's not your 'traditional' nativity set but still tells the story in such a sweet and endearing way. I have to admit that at first, I was reluctant to purchase this set at the price listed but now that I've had a chance to hold the pieces and see the workmanship in the set, I have no regrets. I look forward to passing this set along to my son at some point in the future so that it can continue to be enjoyed by others for years to come.