"Ok, I'll leave my gripes right here to start off my review. If it weren't for my VIP vouchers, and the amazing Hoth Battle free gift, I would have probably passed this set by due to the hefty price point. However, it was Star Wars Day and I'm a huge fan of both Star Wars AND Lego, so I thought I would celebrate with style. I didn't find the building of this set all that challenging, the instruction manual couldn't be more simple (maybe a little too simple but this IS a set to play with as well as display so I guess it's good for the less experienced builder). Some people commenting that the engines (all 11 of them) were tedious to build, they must get bored very quick, considering that they were spread out over about 5 bags. The finished set, as already mentioned, looks fantastic on the shelf at home and as I don't play with my Lego sets, that's where it will stay, looking fantastic. I would have loved a few extra bricks for a stand for all 6 miniatures. I'll finish with a question... Why don't Lego use the micro scale more often when designing these ships to help make them more accurate in size representation?"