I bought this set from the Lego shop on the day it arrived. I bought the set as a treat for myself since I am a bit of a fan of the old republic. First off the minifigures are excellent, the detail is excellent and the helmets are very good for all four characters. However I would have used black heads for the republic troopers, as the helmets show the flesh tone at the front.
As for the vehicle, I have driven one in the old republic game and the design is very good, my only complaint would be that the vehicle appears slightly oversized compared to the figures, but it is still a good design and won't fall apart easily.