You would not believe how much time it takes to make something this small. Much more than it would take to build a normal sized miniature. You drop any item from a project this small over a carpet and you'll never find it again. Those little books on the bedroom shelf--I had to remake way too many of those to replace the ones that kept disappearing when I accidentally dropped them. The teddy bear had to be remade three times. This dollhouse is smaller in reality than pictured.