"well lego finally fixed the problem. im not sure why it took them this long, but the ugly gaps in the hull are gone. before, there were many small petals that opened up, leaving a lot of ugly gaps, but now theyve lowered the count to five big flaps, making it look a lot smoother and closer to the ucs. unfortunately, the cockpit is as small as ever, but it is a playset. the holes in the mandibles look great because of the smooth tiles and the battered color scheme looks accurate. i think that lego should have had a printed radar dish though. it looks a little plain to me. there is a good minifigure selection, with a new character, boolio. i presume hes a somewhat major character because hes included in this set. then we get our old friends r2, 3po, and chewie. just about the last characters of the original trilogy still with us. then we have fin and lando. im quite pleased with this set after lego has fixed its issue with the hull and it looks good even for its smaller size. id say its worth the money. thumbs up if you want the lord of the rings sets released again."