It would be nice if the illustrated instructions would have a birds eye view for some of the steps as it can be difficult to determine the exact location for placement of some of the pieces. We had to take some of the temple a part a couple of times due to the guessing game. The other thing I would recommend would be to keep the main board green for more steps as its a little hard having white on white with a little grey.
We started building temples as a family during conference a few years ago and have made it a fun conference tradition. The Gilbert temple was a great addition as our son served in that mission =)
Found the directions to be off a tad. Easy to miss some of the little arrows pointing up between normal attachment areas. Overall fun, but more difficult than earlier temples.
Hi Ed, sorry you had a hard time building this set. Large sets like this can be challenging, but we know you will like the detail of the finished Gilbert Temple. If the directions are follow closely you should be able to complete the set without any issues or errors.