It was very easy to put together. I laminated the map before tacking it to the cork board. I decided not to laminate the flags, and they've held up fine.
Both of our girls love flags and maps, so this is a great activity for them. I love to hear E(2) trying to pronounce the names of the different countries.
I've just bought the maps and flag pins for the rest of the continents, so we can use them as we travel around the world with our cultural exchange packages. Hopefully, I'll find the time to print them and put them together soon!