The box features the new 2013 LEGO Star Wars design which features a green background to complement the Yoda figure in the top right of the box. The box advertises a poster inside and shows the mini-figures with details of the set's features on the back.
Initially I was a little hesitant, to buy this, when this set first came out because it looked like just another rework of an old set from 2008 – however, there real improvements in this set in my opinion. It may look, just about similar on the outside, but the construction has been greatly developed. This one is very well designed and sturdy set. It includes a little handle that you can grab to pick it up (or hang it from a shelf, but it is strong enough that you can easily grab it from the bottom or top and it will stay together.
On opening the box, you will find 10 bags in total. 9 of the bags include the set pieces and are numbered 1-9. The 10th bag includes two sets of instructions, a piece of cardboard (to place the set on as you build and work on it); there are a sheet of stickers, and a poster. The building instructions here are detailed. They give you a good general overview of what you will be building from each bag of Lego.
- The redesign is so much better in terms of stability
-It is great to have the side turrets back
-The red clone trooper was a great additional mini-figure
-The weapon storage, in the back was a nice touch
The build was fun without being too difficult, there is so much playable value here, when it is done, and you do not have to worry about pieces coming loose when you pick it up. Is there anything that set lacks? Well there could have been more clone troops included, in what in essence is a troop carrier - that said Lego had done a sterling job on this set.