I also bought three of these before Christmas (different designs though). The idea is great, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. Just like the other posters have mentioned, wiring must be fixed to make the lights work, lights must be reattached, and all of the inserts (pencil holder, drink holder, etc.) need to be glued in place since they pop out allowing Styrofoam filling to escape. Once you fix everything, they are great. So, purchasing this lapdesk all depends on if you want something your kids can use out-of-the-box or if you are looking for a family craft project!