Item shipped in mailing envelope, inside was bubble mailer, and inside this was the light kit. The kit came in a hard cardboard box that magnetically closed, great container and protected shipping!
There are no printed instructions in the box, you have to go to their website to view digital instructions. As high end the light kit, packaging, etc., I feel they missed the mark without printed instructions. Not everyone wants to do everything online (yes, I could print them myself, but I just paid $40+ for a kit and I should not have to do this as it is required to be able to install).
The different components were sealed in clearly marked bags, very nice touch! Nothing missing and everything worked.
It was straight forward following the instructions, although I routed a few wires differently at points to hide them. Also, at least to me, the hardest part was putting the cable ends into the expansion boards. They are hard with older eyes, wish they were marker clearer or distinct markings that showed which way to insert them.
I added some additional expansion boards and lights to this to light up the 3rd Tie fighter and the add on Mini Millennium Falcon.
I am VERY happy with this light kit! I see many more purchases in my future!