Our 5 year old was OBSESSED with swords early on, and then when he found Star Wars lightsabers it was all over. This was an accidental and FANTASTIC find for us. He gets MAJOR arm exercise and gets to wield a light saber. Best of all, he must stand in one place for it to work (so no broken lamps!). It's the best toy we have. We can play as a family, too!