"This was my first non-Star Wars build and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was on sale at another online retailer plus an additional credit, so I don't know if I would have pulled the trigger at the full retail price (since I primarily do Star Wars).
Anyway, the build was fun and the detail is nice...I'm accustomed to using stickers for any detail so it was refreshing that these are all pre printed tiles. As others have noted, the nose cone could be secured a bit better and seems like it comes off easy. As far as playability, this is more of a "model" than a functional toy, but I'm used to that with the UCS sets. I think the color could have been a more roadster color (green, red, dark blue) but the yellow is a nice contrast.
One of my favorite aspects are the printed rotors...it's a small detail that gets lost on most people but it definitely adds to the "authenticity" of the piece. I may be delving more into the Lego cars to bide my time until the additional Star Wars sets are released. Looking forward to the Saturn V that should be delivered this week."
"I have recently found my affinity for building Legos and have built other UCS sets -Slave I -Tie Fighter -Sandcrawler
Overall, the Snowspeeder is a good build and the finished product looks exceptional, but I do have a few complaints: 1. The front end is EXTREMELY fragile...I had to rebuild it twice when I was working on the back end and it fell apart bc there are very few places to hold it firmly once the wings are on. It def needs to be beefed up. 2. The little silver "grill" pieces on the underside would not stay on bc the ship really can only be held by the back end and the slightest rub would pop them of, it's hard to get them back on once the wings are attached w/out the risk of damaging something else. 3. The stand is a bit suspect bc of the weight of the ship, it tends to lean a bit perilously so I had to add some support. 4. Speaking of the stand, with the ship mounted sideways as pictured and slanted forward, it is very difficult to see the minifigs and info placard. That is a big draw of the UCS builds...almosr like the stand was an afterthought.
Overall, the build was enjoyable, but it was also VERY frustrating at times. The "playability" factor is virtually nil as this is truly a display piece."