"Ok, so first the build is a bit repetitive, but it's a sphere, so that should be no surprise. The interior mechanism for the moving parts was very impressive and satisfying. The play features are right on point. I really appreciated the layering technique used to achieve the spherical shape. I was very happy with the final result."
"So to begin with, I've done many Star Wars Lego builds. This X-wing ranks up there with some of the most enjoyable builds I can remember. There were several neat little ways of doing things that were pleasantly unexpected. The whole time I'm building, I'm thinking about Dec. 18th and wondering what Poe and BB8's story is going to be! The only real negative I have with the set is the rubber band that is necessary for the attack formation function. I don't mind too much that's it's there, but Lego, why make a black and orange X-wing fighter and put blue bands for this feature?! It SCREAMS at you once it's finished. A helpful tip for those who will feel the same, I used some of the tiny rubber bands used for braces. My son has them in every color of the rainbow. I tried orange and it looked ok, but black really did the trick!! Anyway, great build...lot if fun and playability. Get it, you can't go wrong!"