The effort involved shows a lot of love. The toy itself misunderstands the role of imagination in play. If you spend one afternoon pretending that the big box your fridge came in is a space shuttle, you'd probably give more real play to your child than this amazing toy.
I bought a lot of clever plastic for my boys when they were children. The thing they got more real play value out of was a big cardboard box house which served as shop, "safe place" for games of tag, hidey hole and cover. It cost nothing except an afternoon making a door and window with a sharp knife.