Mine came directly from Mattel although they somehow lost my order and screwed up in a few other ways. This was a big box weighing about 10 pounds.
Like a child without supervision, I snapped all the pieces out of the five heavy coated cardboard sheets before reading directions or planning.
In any event, I managed to make it through the furniture except for the lamp. I couldn't get the lamp right and I think I lost or tossed two plastic comb-like pieces that hold the sides in place. The rest was all very easy to do and came out surprisingly sturdy.
A few other Mattel dolls were thrown in along with the furniture and here are the pictures.
So now that I have this gigantic thing, what am I going to do with it?
If you plan to purchase one, you can get if for various prices other than list. Check your local Walmart, Target and other large stores. eBay has many for sale. Some are offering free shipping as does Mattel on orders of $39. plus.