"This is a great build. I was a bit skeptical about how I would like this, but after I finished it, and saw it displayed, I loved it. It looks amazing on the stand. I had read many reviews about how fragile it was, with the wings falling off and such. I can't seem to replicate this problem. I haven't had any issues with anything coming apart. I can only think that those comments were made by people that were a little heavy-handed. You can't grab this and man-handle it. This is a very substantial build, and while it can be delicate putting some of the components on, it sits very well on it's own. This is not designed to be a play set. It has some play value, with the movable parts, and the mini figures. But if you want to woosh it around the room, and go "pew pew", go with the smaller sets. This is a display item, meant to be displayed. I can't address all of the complaints, as this would be too lengthy. I can only go on about how great this set is. There is a great combination of building techniques and parts. The way the angles are incorporated is very realistic. The colors are on point, and it is pretty accurate to the actual movie version. The articulated parts are cool. I love how the flaps can be moved by rotating the engines. And the remotely operated rear gun is pretty smartly designed. The speeder can be displayed without the stand by simply lowering the front landing skid. No problems. One thing that I can say is about the stickers. This is regarding stickers in general. The background color of the sticker should be clear, instead of trying to match the color of the brick the sticker is being applied to. Hopefully LEGO catches on and makes this small change. Overall, this is a must have set for serious LEGO collectors. Go with your instincts. The negative reviews are not well thought out. You will not be sorry."
"As soon as I saw this set online, I rushed to the store the next day and bought it for myself. I mean, it's a LEGO ship in a bottle. Come on, how awesome is that?! It's a straightforward build, broken up into 3 steps. The instructions are easy to understand, however, it can be difficult to make out the clear pieces when making the "bottle" part. Other than that, the only part that can be "challenging" is keeping the masts and sails straight and lined up. This set looks just incredible on display, and will stay on my shelf for a long time to come."
"I picked this set up on Shop.LEGO.com last minute using points and free shipping, and was not at all disappointed. This is another winner, in my opinion. Very straightforward construction, simple operation, and cool looks make this a favorite of mine. It has a lot of the detail you see in larger sets, and still at a price point that makes it easily obtainable. Use the steerable front wheels to arrive at the jobsite. Then, load the container with one simple motion, and back to work. Great job LEGO. Love it."
"This build was pretty straightforward from the beginning. In typical LEGO fashion, it was separated into 3 stages. The truck is pretty cool, and coupled with the trailer and containers, is a good size. The container loader is neat, and contains plenty of interactive features. The boom is extendable, and can be elevated and lowered. The realistic rear wheel steering keeps your loader on track to load the cargo containers. Overall, a great build, I think, and a wonderful addition to the LEGO Technic collection."
"I read the other reviews on this, and purchased the premium brand batteries that were recommended. Even then, it did not function. I had to do as many did, and shim the positive terminal with tin foil. Fortunately, it wasn't a huge issue for me. But if a child, or a parent with zero skills had this, it may not have worked out at all. That could be very disappointing for a child ready for a Power functions experience. It's a great product otherwise. Just be prepared to make some modifications to get it to actually work. Fix this please, LEGO."
"I love this set. It brings back memories of Classic Space with the minifigures, and is one of the coolest robots Lego has ever done. Tons of detail, fully poseable arms and legs, and the extras in the instruction book make this set a great gift; either for yourself or a child Lego fan. There is a great assortment of small pieces, as well as new element pieces. The green Classic Space figures are a nice touch, instead of having used traditional colors. It is a little fragile, which reduces the play value, but is still awesome. I would like to see Lego expand on this Idea and introduce some more sets with this theme."
"This is a great little set to build, and is easy enough for most builders to tackle. My 7 year old daughter enjoyed helping me, and seemed to do pretty well. The set is large enough to offer good play value, and sized to keep it in a good cost value range. I definitely recommend this to Technic collectors."
"This is a great set to build after having done the recent MKII mobile crane. Its my first set with remote control, and I love it. The build is fairly straightforward, with very little repetition. Plenty of elements of various type and size keeps it interesting, and contributed to the overall appearance and play value of the model. After completion, the loader is simple to control, and is a pretty commanding size sitting there. Definitely one of the best sets recently. My only complaint is that it is a little overpriced for the piece count. The MKII crane had 2606 pieces at $220.00, and this set has just 1636 pieces, and cost more. But, whatever, because it is still a great set."