"I built this set with my twin 5 year old boys and it was the best building experience we've had to date. They were so excited to make it after watching the show that they exceeded their building ability by leaps and bounds! The model is beautiful and combines design ques of rebel, imperial, and Mon Calamari ships. The crystal cannot float in the chamber, but works well on a pivoting strut. The shield-like bubble structure that surrounds it can be removed to make it look more like the show. My kids run around the house holding it out in front of them having various adventures. Building this set with them reminded me very much of when I got the Galaxy Explorer space ship when I myself was 5 years old. Building the wings into various aerodynamic shapes is mesmerizing. Before assembling the final model, both boys experimented with building various triangular shapes with all the wing pieces."