Don't you just love Zebras! These puzzles are partially assembled and can not be pulled apart completely. There are seven pieces that are separate. It's meant to be displayed in a miniature room setting as if someone was working on it and was almost finished. The tiny box is included and the lid can be opened. A completely unassembled puzzle can also be ordered if you are crazy enough to want to try and put it together. I have to warn you it would be very hard to do! If you want the unassembled version mention it in the notes section in your shopping cart page at checkout. Check out the other designs too! A perfect gift for a puzzle or dollhouse miniature enthusiast. If you have another favorite image of Barbara's that you want on a puzzle, let her know and maybe that will be done next.