Re: I thought this was going to come with
Also kickstarter; with a t-shirt. It is self assembly, in the sense that my 6 year old snapped together all the parts; lego style.
When we opened the box, I had to tell her how to hold the mobo, and how to plug in all the bits (picture instructions in the book). It was all her though.
The OS that's shipped auto-boots into a desktop that is geared towards the young'uns, you get pong (http://pong.kano.me), snake, a minecraft learning game (this appeared to cause a reboot on our PI, suspect overheating), and a couple of other bits and bobs that we haven't got round to.
It's a bit overwhelming plugged into our living room TV, so I may have to plug it into one of the spare monitors (this is just a distance from screen/size of text thing).