"My girlfriend and I love the original Star Wars trilogy, especially Empire. So when I saw this set, I knew it was a must buy because you get the Han Solo in carbonite without having to buy the Slave 1 set.
The build is fast and easy, and the value is good with several minifigs. So I'm going to focus specifically on the critique here.
The box: Featured prominently on the front of the box is the image of Kylo Ren. Let's see...he's not in that movie. Not even in the original trilogy. In fact not even in the first 6 movies. @Lego, this is a huge discrepancy and frankly, it should have been Vader if anyone in that spot. What were you thinking?
The minifigs: Watch the original film and you'll see the key players in this scene missing are Leia most importantly, and Vader, and a few stormtroopers. Plus a few more ugnaughts and don't forget about C-3PO and R2. So Lego...why not give us the whole set to create the scene? This is a fail, and so I used the my Vader keychain to round it out, and an R2 and C-3PO I already had...but sadly no Leia. However I would have paid more to get the full character set included.
The set itself: Again, watch the film and this set is so inaccurate you have to wonder what the designers were looking at. Most notably...the stairs go up from the left side...not down. Once I finished building, I wondered why this looked so bizarre, and that was it!
To add a few more things...the lift that Luke later takes is round, not square, and Han doesn't tilt back into carbon freeze, he drops down, then is lifted by a crane. This could have been solved by another elevator type device instead of the technic pieces used to tilt him back (inaccurate) and turn him.
Lastly...the bizarre Han storage area. What's really cool is that you put the Han minfig into the carbonite, lower it, turn it, then up comes Han in carbonite. So why the secondary storage for Han underneath the ugnaught? It makes no sense, and I would have preferred to have had those parts (part count) used elsewhere, or frankly the entire circular platform around the freezing chamber in tact instead.
Needless to say, I heavily rebuilt this set and plan on doing more to it once I get some more pieces to complete my work.
Note: The set comes with a small perforated bag of very tiny parts. You will only see one of the pieces used on Boba Fett's helmet. However, the parts are 2 sets of duplicates...all for attaching to Fett's helmet 1 at a time."