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Not A Set Designed For Play
on December 28, 2012
My son is a serious Lego fan. He is ten and has put together a few 1000+ piece sets that he has played with. His Republic Frigate has held together for months. This one, however, has some serious design flaws and comes apart, even with careful play. He has relegated this one as a shelf-sitter, which is unfortunate because it has some incredible details, like a smuggler's hold.
The minifigures are great, and it was a fun project for him to build. Like the other large sets, it comes in numbered bags. Sections are assembled one at a time, so it's not an overwhelming pile of brick. It took him and his dad 3 evenings to complete. He was looking forward to many adventures with this iconic ship. Sadly, it's just not sturdy enough.
If you are looking for a Star Wars set that has amazing details and is a fun build, for display only, this set is the one.
If you are looking for playability, The Republic Frigate has been sturdier for us overall.