i was hesitant to order the carousel since it ends up costing quite a bit after conversion and shipping to canada, but i'm seriously so satisfied. it's an acrylic stand, but the most 3D you could possibly get an acrylic stand to be. you do have to build it, which took me about 20 minutes since you need to peel off the protective layer on each side. the base loses a bit of smoothness in it's spinning motion after assembly, but i assume that may be due to its weight. it still spins well enough to move smoothly though, so it's nothing to worry about. just don't expect to rip it like a beyblade. there are cute instructions included in chinese, but if you can't read chinese it should be fine as long as you follow the pictures closely. the box is beautiful as well, and you get 5 of the main characters on a spinning acrylic stand. honestly couldn't get any better!