The first thing I did was rent a garage and get it in shape to contain the car, as I was building it. This was a significant amount of work, because the only reasonably-priced garage close to where I live was in terrible shape, so I had to start by refurbishing the garage itself.
The body shell comes in wooden box and is very well packed, with multiple layers of protection. The box has four heavy-duty rollers on the corners, so you can maneuver the box pretty easily. The box itself is significantly heavier than the body shell that it contains.
The quality of the body shell is great, and my son and I were excited to take the next steps.