"The newest model of the Phantom is based off of the captured Sheathipede-class shuttle that the Ghost crew obtained early in season 3 (due to Ezra trashing the original model).
The model itself is designed in mind with the stylization of the animated series, so it's features are slightly off with how the Sheathipede appeared in the prequels. That being said, the set is designed well with a large enough cockpit for a minifigure and their weapon (which is a rare sight), as well as a small cargo area that can store a container for more weapons. Choppers astromech port is spot on, not being centered, but giving enough space for the Spring loaded missiles to shoot freely. The Legs are probably the worst feature of the ship as they stick out like a sore thumb rather than blending into the craft itself. Another annoyance of this set was the amount of stickers. On a plus side, this iteration of the Phantom fits in perfectly with the Ghost in it's docking area where the previous Phantom sat.
The minifigure selection is great as we get a new Kannan to match how he appears for season 3 and the first half of season 4. His head is fully printed on both sides with his pupiless eyes to show his blindness. Chopper is a nice addition to this set as Chopper is an integral part of the Phantom. Thrawn however has his drawbacks. His figure is perfect, save for the incorrect rank plaque which shows him as being an Admiral; not a Grand Admiral. Either way, it's good to have a Thrawn figure after all these years.
The set is decently priced, comes with rare minifigures, and has good playability. I'm extremely impressed that the designers made sure it could dock with the Ghost model which was released back in 2014. If you can get past the stickers, this set is worth it."
"For years, I've wanted this vehicle from the original Battlefront games to be re imagined in lego form. Unfortunately, I missed the first opportunity to own this set when first released years ago, but in photo comparison, this iteration definitely beats the last when it comes to detail, scale, play ability, and miniature selection.
This vehicle was used the the GAR to combat Separatist forces during the Clone Wars, and later models of this vehicle were used by the Empire during the Galactic Civil War. When it comes to a lego Star Wars set that can be used across multiple eras, that is already a huge plus for me. The Scale of this vehicle is near perfect, and the features included (like the rolling wheels that give it the illusion that it is hovering, as well as the rotating turrets/spring loaded cannons) are amazing and closely match the design from Star Wars Battlefront. That said, there are some bones I have to pick.
It's great to finally get Aayla Secure without the goofy Clone Wars style, for a great value, but I personally thought it would have been a nice touch to add Commander Bly to the set instead of the Clone Gunner. Another feature that would have been nice to have added would have been the rotating turret where the top hatch is located. On top of that, it's also a tad difficult to get anyone inside the tank.
Aside from those drawbacks, this is a great set. As said before, this set is near perfect, and for a great price. I love it when the design team chooses to make something from Expanded Universe material, as there are some great vehicles and ships that few know of."
"For years I've been waiting to get a TIE Advanced x1, but I always miss it for some reason, but not this time. The build itself for both ships was relatively easy, except for the stickers, and the play-ability is very high. The minifigures included are near perfect, except that Sabine doesn't come with a Mandalorian helmet bearing her season two design, and I'm not a big fan of Tarkins suit and hair colour. Vader is by far the best minifigure here bearing his new design )which I'm a huge fan of), and his silky new cloak (I'll admit, the cloak is my favourite part).
The scaling is a bit wacky though. In Universe, the TIE Advanced is longer than a TIE/sa Bomber, but compared to TIE Bomber model from 2003, it is indeed shorter. Not too much of an issue, but i'm just throwing it out there. The A-wing is an "okay" build. Nothing too special about it except for the folding fins on the back (a feature which i'm not too fond of). It's also a bit pricey because "TIE" and "Vader" are in the set name (trademarking sucks for the consumer).
Aside from what's said above, this is a great set with a great amount of play-ability."
"I'll be honest, the main reason why I got this set was because it came with Quinlan Vos and Luminara Unduli, and you can never have too many Turbo Tanks/Juggernauts in the process. This set isn't the largest version piece wise (it's actually the middle largest when it comes to pieces), but it's pretty tiny compared to the other two versions (the 2005/2006 version definitely).
This set is much more stable than it's 2005/2006 counterpart, as well as is much easier to build (I still have difficulty building it's first iteration). The set is also much more detailed on the outside. The minifigure selection is also great, as it comes with Luminara, Quinlan, and Gree, along with a regular 41st Elites trooper and two battle droids. The mini AT-RT included is also a nice touch, mirroring the BARC speeder included with the first version, but it still feels lacking. Really, what turned me off was the size of this thing. It's just too small, cramping up the interior in the process. Compared to it's earlier versions, it feels like a step back rather than a step forward. However, the set is still good on it's own. The play-ability is great as you can re-enact the battle of Kashyyyk, as well as Order 66 with the minifigure selection."
"Finally, another cross era set! For those of you unfamiliar with the Pelta-class frigate, it was originally a starship class in use by the Republic during the Clone Wars, which allows for play ability across multiple eras. The exterior of this set is very neatly detailed, however the interior is quite lacking. The mini-figure selection is almost perfect, save for two things: Kallus and Ezra. Although I can see why Kallus is included (him being the most reoccurring villain of the series), I think it would have been better to include the Seventh Sister instead, seeing as the Fifth Brother was included with Rex's AT-TE. Ezra, while not too much of an issue, he could have had a slightly different printed face, showing the scars he received from the Grand Inquisitor at the end of season 1, but again this is not too much of an issue. I see some people complaining about Ahsoka having bluish lightsabers rather than the white ones, but in reality, they are more pale blue, than the dark blue featured on the store page. I completely understand the designers decision to have a more visible colour, because let's face it; we probably wouldn't be able to see a transparent piece very well, and solid white wouldn't look very good as an alternative. The firing cannons at the rear are great for ship to ship battles, and the feature with the engines and the fins at the back opening and closing is very neat. The price is quite heavy, but that's likely due to trademarking, seeing that this is a Star Wars product after all."
"I really don't understand why this set gets a lot of hate. Perhaps it's more of a play set, or even a mash up of previous sets? Regardless, I don't mind play sets, and I never had any of the old Hoth sets, so the value of this set is much higher to me, than to those haters. It was relatively easy to build (except for that knot I had to tie for the Snowspeeder tow cable), and it was a lot of fun to put together. The only con I can see about this is that there is a severe lack of Imperials (although with the AT-AT from 2014, that is remedied). The amount of figures itself is a grand amount, including with the exclusives. The detail is amazing, the customization of the turrets are great, and the playability is high. If you have all the former Hoth sets (namely the one that came with the gate), then simply don't buy this set. If you missed out like me, then buy this set and have fun building it."