It is exactly how described. It took me 2 hours to assemble and that's with taking the tape off everything that is black acrylic. (Took about an hour just to do that). My advice would be to use the online directions and a you tube tutorial I found the YouTube Tutorial to make it 10x easier. I only used the directions to figure out what hardware to use. I Had the first 3d print the same day! You will figure out what upgrades to make along the way.