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on 20 November 2012
This piece looks fantastic when displayed! A really good size for those who like larger Lego sets, really good minifigures (even if two of them are droids) - the General Grievous is particularly impressive with his detailed face and his four lightsbares, as well as Count Dooku, who I've never seen in another set yet.
In terms of building, is a decently complex and interesting build that should satisfy those who like a challenge (I'd imagine younger children may need some help).
In terms of playability, it's not really a set you can swoosh around because it is quite heavy once completed. However, there is a built-in handle on the top, so moving it around is possible, but smaller hands may drop it if it's used for vigorous play. it does have missiles on each side, but I found these to be a bit tricky to operate; mine keep sticking every so often. The lid does lift off to reveal the inside though, so it can still be played with using the migifigures to stage an on-board battle.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this one for collectors and people who like to display their Lego due to its fantastic finished look and its complex build.
I'd perhaps not recommend this one for younger children; it's not the most durable set, and it is complex to build. I think there are other models that they could have more fun with.