Liam and I recently acquired two different Lego airplane sets. One's blue, smaller, and less expensive (set 3181); and the other is red, huge, and about $100 (set 3182). They are both fantastic.
These airplanes allow for similar fun. Load up passengers, fly around, land in exotic locations, and fire your laser cannons (it you add them) when needed. :)
Why not a 10 out of 10? The blue set (3182) has a great airplane, and the car thing is cool... but the tower? It's okay. The airplane is great, though. Here's what the inside of the blue plane looks like: