My husband has been a fan of the Goodyear Blimp since he was a little boy. I found this on ebay and knew it was going to be his favorite Christmas gift! The baloon part of the blimp is HUGE, measuring 52" long when fully inflated. There are three fans attached to the gondola, one for right/left steering, one for forward/reverse and the other for up/down. The remote control has two switches and buttons along the top to control each fan.
It does come in pieces and takes a while to assemble. Luckily, we have a helium tank, but you will likely have to take the balloon somewhere to be filled. Then, the fins and gondola must be attached and put together as well as adding the right amount of weights to get the blimp hovering nicely. As helium gets less and less, weights can be removed to keep the blimp flying. After a while, though, the blimp can be refilled with helium to start over. You can also buy replacement baloons or any other part you may need online.
My husband and son love flying the blimp in the house. I like how it's soft so I don't have to worry about my four year old crashing it into everything. It's pretty easy to control once you get the hang of it and the batteries last pretty long since you are not constantly running the fans when flying. The special sized battery for the gondola is a bit expensive though.
I would recommend this to any Goodyear Blimp lover!