My 3 year old loves this set. he keeps calling himself Handy Manny, although some of the colors of the tools are different. The box is really nice and makes a great carrying case that is easy to use and the tools are sturdy and super cute. The set has a small number of building pieces which makes it a great beginner set as there are not so many pieces it is overwhelming for a younger child. I would definitely recommend this set for a 3 year old.