This is the most frustrating toy! As per the previous review, the sticks don't stay in- they require a twist [which most young kids can't do- strength and agility], and when you've already got one end attached, it's nearly impossible.
The sticks also snap off in the holes, making the stick no longer useable, and the hole in the ball useless as well.
Add to the fact that there are obviously 60 pieces [or, 120 when a "fun" aunty buys TWO sets]... and you've got hours upon hours of kids hitting each other with sticks, falling on sticks [that always stand up at odd angles, ready to gouge out eyes or jam in ears!]..
We [try to] use a sheet to cover this.. the days the structure remains sturdy enough to stay up, a king queen size sheet doesn't cover it [and we make small structures.
I hate this toy.