Building one now and my box is pretty much the same. If they had used thicker cardboard for the bottom box it might have been sturdier. My second build of this kit. The first one I left in the molded blue color and this one will be black. A very nice kit I think you will enjoy building. Great buy. Revell usually has decals for a lot of the old kits. You can order off the website and usually get results quickly.