Most parents stay up hours before Christmas putting toys together so their children can have their toys ready to go on Christmas morning. Not hubs and I. If we did that our boys would be so disappointed. They think that putting things together is as much a part of the fun as playing with the toy.
That is why when I bought an "office in a box" from WalMart last night I wasn't worried about how it was going to get put together. As soon as those boxes were brought in they were asking if they could get started putting it all together.
As you can see from the picture (borrowed from the Walmart website), there are three pieces: a desk, a file cabinet, and a bookshelf. I have to say that I am not good at putting things together; however, if you give my boys a set of instructions they can put anything together. This morning my office in a box looks exactly like that picture.
So if you have boys consider letting them put their toys together. It is entertainment and it is a great teachable moment!