"Ever since I was a kid, I wanted the 8480 Technics shuttle set since friend had one and I've been jealous ever since. Therefore, this set sort of completes one of my childhood dream! The build itself was very enjoyable, well thought out, which is what you expect out of LEGO.
However, I do have to talk about their quality control. The silver painted pieces on the Hubble are all over the place. Some look darker, some the edges looks worn out, some looks uneven and dirty... and the worst of all, the 2x2 curve tile all have 2 identical diagonal scratches on ALL of them. I also noticed the same scratch on the white ones but those aren't as important because you can barely see it. I can only assume it is a mold issue or something. Regardless, it is unacceptable from a company that prides itself in quality control. Felt like I was building a LEPIN to be honest when building the Hubble...
Other nitpicks are of course the endless stickers for the cargo bay doors, the lack of a Canadian flag on the arm and stickers for the NASA and Discovery logo when it could have easily been printed out imo... definitely not deal breakers just thought I'd mention it.
So, 5/5 for the shuttle but a 3/5 for the Hubble."