"Got this set on sale as wanting a Vader mini fig. Was planning on re-purposing the rest of the set. Kids and I build and it looks really good. They like to switch the mini figure around and have Vader stand up and shout "NO......". Hours of fun.
Pro: Great set, couple of robots, Good Vader fig, Sith lord, 2 extra light saber bases (wish they include extra blades too).
Con: Set hides all the trans clear red stuff. Lot of plates this color get buried in the build. Will be modifying to get them out. After all this is the Dark Side, we need trans red!"
"This is our first Tie Fighter and the Kids and I love it. Really holds itself together well. Fun to build, great all around set.
The only Con I have (not kids) is it from one of the newer movies, I'm a classic guy at heart. Would have preferred some storm troopers instead of the 2 officers. This is not the sets fault so cannot really complain. Going to get some classic Storm Troopers to operate this space ship correctly! lol."
"Kids just build this set. They like it so giving 4 out of 5. Not the best value (not a lot of pieces in this set). They prefer last year Dune Buggy better (60145).
If your builder is younger, this set is for you. If they are a little older, for an additional $5, the Speed Champions line offers so much more!
Design issue. Lego did not include a 1 by 2 plate under the center of the window. We added one to increase the durability of the build. There are a couple of spots we added similar plates. If you racer is exposed to any rough play, you might want to add these pieces too."
"Got this set because the pictures looked good on line. Build is 10 times better. Not sure how close it is to the actual car, but it looks great. Lot of unusual building technics. Interesting color scheme. Love the headlight/tail lights.
Side build is good, bonus on a great set. You won't be disappointed with this one. Wish I had this when I was a kid!"
"Was not the most excited when heard this years set was going to be a fire station. Didn't think the kids would be that excited about it for this years addition to our winter village display. After we built it, I liked it. It has a few short comings, but grows on you after a bit. I rate the sets on the following, does it fit the theme, dose it have any charm and do the kids like it.
Fit the theme, rating good. Little light on the snow fall (lighter snow fall then other sets, roof not covered with snow) but fits in with the other sets. Fountain clear tiles do not match those of the Bakery pond.
Charm, rating very good. The building looks very nice. Fire engine good staging and play value. Sled with the baby great. Christmas tree, ok. Pond is ok too, will need some extra figures and such it stage around it.
Do the kids like it, rating good. The main build was a little complicated for the kids (was like building a larger modular building in complexity). They love the fire truck and the fire fighters. The Datamation was a huge hit.
Final thoughts, if you are think of purchasing, get it. Not the best as a stand alone set, but will look good with another set or two from the series."