"First let me say this is a good set. It is highly detailed and very accurate to the shooting model(s) used in The Empire Strikes back, based on photos I have amassed over the decades. It is a great display piece and the display stand of Hoth – including the snow on the plaque – is a nice touch.
With that said, the build is not a pleasant one. The construction of the arms is time-consuming and many of them are flimsy and are difficult to attach. As well, the instructions – especially those of the head build – are uncharacteristically vague and difficult to discern.
If you are a fan of Star Wars this should be part of collection. However, prepare to take a lot of breaks during steps 4, 5 and 6, lest you get frustrated."
"Just finished the Imperial Shuttle and it’s not a bad model. I took my time at 3 hours, and it was a good build. The attachment of the wings was tricky but it does go together. Otherwise the build is fun and some great techniques. The folding of the top section to access the interior is well done. I did not like the gaps in the nose that show the black under workings, but as this is a bit cheaper set you get what you pay for. Looks great on display next to my TIE Fighter and overall I say get this set if you don’t already have an Imperial Shuttle."
"What a great little set. Three ways to build, and all are great. And a cool robot to boot! Easy to build for small hands and a lot of play value. Mostly for the kids, as an “older” Lego collector I appreciated the Classic Space Logo on the robot. For the price you can’t go wrong."
"What a great little set. I just got this for my kids and its tailor-made for little builders. Easy to put together, and the fun can start right away. The Mini-sub looks great, and the robot arms can grab stuff and even open the treasure chest that contains – no, why spoil it. You’ll see. But watch out! A Hammerhead shark is lurking nearby. Will be he mean or nice – depends on who’s playing.
A small and inexpensive set with load of play value. Highly recommended."