Makerball comes with an assembly instructions magazine. Depending on your DIY skills, it takes around 30 to 60 minutes to assemble. All you need extra is a screwdriver with a Torx 10 (T10) bit. We highly recommend a battery-powered one. Once you've put all parts together, you can start playing right away. The starter kit includes a small set of basic obstacles that can be placed on the preforated woopden playfield board.