My son received this Lego set as a gift. In my opinion it really is a great set.
It has 537 pieces. But the instructions are very easy to follow and my son was able to finish it within 3 or 4 hours.
When put together it is very sturdy and I feel pretty realistic to Boba Fett's ship in the movie.
I really don't see a problem with children playing with this Lego set. This one is well built. The only small problem we had is the wings can fall off but they are easy to put back on.
The ship also has bombs, blasters and launchers that fire. The cockpit and wings rotate. The ship has two compartments that hold the weapons and the neat feature in my opinion is there is a storage area that secures Han Solo's carbonite block!
This set also comes with some pretty awesome mini figures: Boba Fett, Han Solo in carbonite (a pretty cool figure to have), Bespin Guard and two other bounty hunters; Dengar and IG-88.
This Lego set when finished can easily be played with as a toy or it will look good on a shelf of a collector. It is fairly expensive, going rate around $49.99, but I feel it is worth the money.
This is one of the better Star Wars Lego sets out there.