Built in two days or 37 long hours - by myself (This was my second time to build). Cost was $1,200. I used my plans at pirateshipplayhouseplans.com. The videos will help a lot! It is not as hard as it appears. Saved over $4,000 from the retail price of pre-built options. I could not find any help online to build this ship. So I took the "bull by the horns" and built it myself and produced the plans. And now the website.