My son's 4 year old best friend and my daughter's 2 year old "best friend" are moving away to Seattle ( from conn.). I had been struggling with a going away present to give to them. I had contemplated a box but decided that would be too labor intensive without enough opportunity for the kids to help. When I was 7 I moved to conn from New Jersey and my best friend gave me the below little schoolhouse, which he made with his dad: Now, nearly 24 years later, I still treasure the gift. It sits in my shop in a visible spot. I've only had to re glue the chimney on once. I decided that it might be a good thing to duplicate and my son agreed. You can see the two houses with all of the pieces finished. I'll post some build pics next.