This puzzle comes in 3 pop-out boards, paper sails, string and a paper flag. It took roughly 3.5 hours to complete unpainted. I debated between 3 or 4 stars because the pieces are not precise when putting together and they didn't all pop-out by hand. Do to the way the puzzle is constructed, a nine year old will likely need assistance from an adult. With that said, don't let that be a discouragement because the fun factor is pretty high.Before you start, you might want to grab an exacto knife and super glu..