Top positive review
Interior makes this set a home run
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2014
As a collector of the new line of Star Wars legos, I have to say that this is clearly the centerpiece of my collection along with the 9493 X-Wing (both are not from this year's release but I group them in the new line). So far I have built the 75054 AT-AT, 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer, 75050 B-Wing, 75049 Snowspeeder and some smaller sets but this takes the cake in terms of fun and details.
Build: It was pretty straightforward, with a lot of technic pieces forming the bottom frame and then repetitive building for the top covers. I usually build sets pretty quickly (AT-AT took 2 hours) but I went a little slower on this one, taking about 3 hours to finish it all. There are painted panels for computers but also stickers for some of the pieces on the outside, and while I'm not a huge fan of decals they look decent enough on the finished product.
Playbility: This is a lot more fun to play with than sets of similar price range like the AT-AT and the Star Destroyer. The top panels fold out nicely to reveal the interior and aren't too loose to flop if you play with it upside down. The main body features: 1) 2 beds, 2) the training remote Luke uses in A New Hope; 3) sitting area with the board game; 4) a center computer console; 5) stowaway compartment; 6) a lowering walkway (?); and 7) the top/bottom quad cannons with seats for gunners that slides out the top. The cockpit can fit both Han and Chewie (with Chewie sitting slightly behind Han). The landing gear won't fold in or slide up but this will probably be on a surface most of the time, and you can take them off if you really want to. You can easily fit all of the minifigures that came with the set plus more to recreate scenes from episode 4, or make up your own scenes. While the AT-AT just has an empty space to fit Snowtroopers and the Star Destroyer has a few panels and standing space, this set allows your figures to be in the context of the movie and to actually be interacting with the ship itself.
Minifigures: Of course it comes with Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan, Han, Chewie, and Darth Vader. As with the other reviewers, I would've liked to see R2 and C-3PO included given the hefty price tag, but they can be purchased individually or via Droid Escape set. The details on the figures are great and have the same level of accuracy as the newest figures from this year.
Love this set, you will not regret it if you are an adult collector that doesn't mind spending in the $50~$200 range for a fun kit.