"At this price, there were other sets with 200+ more pieces, more structures, etc. So, the big novelty/selling point for this one was the parachute police officer. However, as the other reviewers already mentioned, the parachute guy is difficult to fit inside the airplane, does not always drop, and the parachute itself does not always open - even if you fold it carefully. By itself, the parachute is a great idea, and actually works - but dropping it from the confined space of the airplane is difficult. Overall, though, my son loves this, so this is just an adult's view of the matter."