"Like most Lego / Harry Potter fans, I am delighted that the Wizarding World is once again at large in brick-built form. I have been looking forward to this series for months, and the figures themselves look absolutely gorgeous.
However, after the debacle with the Classic Policeman figure from series 18, I am disappointed and surprised that this system is back (this time there’s only 1 Percival Graves per box). I spent almost 2 hours in the Lego Store locating the Policeman and met so many disappointed customers who couldn’t understand why it was 1-per-box. I’m not looking forward to repeating this experience when I go into the store this time. Please Lego, we would all much rather just complete our sets than bend over backwards chasing a minifigure."
"I purchased this set way back when the movie came out but just wanted to add to the glowing reviews of this wonderful product.
As a model and a vehicle, this thing totally shines. The colour scheme works so well with the contours and nuances of the build, and the spring-loaded shooters blend in sufficiently with a neat trigger atop the bonnet.
The mechanism for retrieving The Penguin's escape pod is nice, while the pod is almost invisible when hidden away. Whilst the car is the star of the show here, the minifigures are also top notch, each boasting new elements.
I have quite a few of the vehicles from this movie arranged in a chase style diorama and this thing is the star of the show. Well done, Lego!"
"This was the first UCS set I picked up after coming out of my 'dark ages'. I have hung onto it since February as I was completing a degree, and recently had the time to dedicate to building this wonderful version of an iconic SW vehicle. This build was made all the more special for me as I always wanted the previous Sandcrawler (10144) when I was a kid and received the LEGO Shop at Home magazines... Of course, this thing is really something else! I really took my time with this over 3 evenings, and probably spent about 9 hours on it.
You can Google all the specific sizes so I'll spare you the details of those, but let me tell you - it is enormous! You really don't appreciate the size of it until it's finished and you place it near other models, or even minifigures. As if that wasn't enough to make it impressive and imposing, it moves with a real weight to it and is great to admire from all angles while you're at it.
The build is enjoyable, very interesting and the repetitive sections are few and far between. The structure is rock solid, resulting in probably the most robust model I've ever come across. The selection of minifigures is wonderful, of course, although I do think for the price one or two more could have been included - possibly an extra Jawa, or a few droids. It would have been nice to have had the prototype white C-3PO design seen slumped in a corner, or possibly an RA-series protocol droid.
Since this set is retired, this is not worth dwelling on, but I do want to bring up the 'droid printing lottery', with which we are now all too familiar. Some of the droids in this set have FLAWLESS printing - such as the white and green astromech - while R4-D5 boasts some of the worst printing I have ever seen due to random marks and inaccuracies. I often find myself nervous to purchase sets with droids in them now, knowing that protocol eyes and astromech heads are frequently misaligned. I hope they fix this soon.
In all though, an amazing set, and a great shame it is discontinued. But that is, of course, the way of it and I look forward to more incredible UCS products."
"This set is an absolute steal, containing 4 named characters in a battle pack. Not only that, but the inclusion of 4-LOM for the first time makes this set a must-buy. He does not seem to suffer the same issue that a lot of droid heads have regarding misalignment, which is great. An incredible minifigure. New Bossk is fabulous, the yellow is perfect, and the other two figures are very good. However, I would have preferred Zuckuss over Dengar, as he was also teased in the Freemaker trailer on a red speeder (same as Anakin's from the 2002 Tusken Raider set if I'm not mistaken), and we are yet to get him as a minifigure. I'm hoping for him to be released in October or given the May 4th treatment for 2018... Great set, Lego. Very very happy."
"What a fantastic build this is. Having recently (mid-2016) rekindled my interest in Lego Star Wars, I have been quite taken by this model. After being after this ship since my childhood, I have finally - in my early twenties - got my hands on possibly the most exciting version of the ship, since I will probably never come by UCS 10179.
The figure selection is very good, and most people will find they have other characters - such as R2-D2 - that they can add to the crew to improve it further. I animate with Lego sets, so they are given life but not played-with as such, and I find this one to be a great representation of the ship as it appears in TFA. The scale is good, and it is very robust. I would have liked a less ugly undercarriage, but it is absolutely solid and the ship looks fantastic on display. A great way to round-off my 2016 collecting spree along with Death Star Final Duel, Carbon Freezing Chamber and various others.
Star Wars is reaching extortionate levels of pricing for these larger sets, but this was a gift so I have been able to overlook that and see only the brilliant set and build that it is."