This is definitely a different direction for Lego's Star Wars design, but I'm not unhappy. The ship is not without its flaws, but it was a pretty interesting build.
- The undocumented storage compartment under the tail holds both the binocs and saber hilt perfectly without obstructing the tail itself. The saber blade fits snugly behind Obi-Wan's back between the "chair" and the "back wall fence".
- This is kinda the first try for Lego at the self-contained landing gear and it's not a bad effort. The forward landing foot retracts up into the body at an angle that completes the side-profile line of the curved bricks.
- The above and rear profiles are very accurate; and while the underside isn't, it's a pretty cool design none the less.
- The ship definitely captures the feel of the ship I saw in the trailer, once I figured out where to pick it up from, I really enjoyed it.
- It seems a bit large, almost as long as the Lego X-wing, and when it's standing on the landing gear, it's very tall. I think it may actually be to scale with its pilot though.
- The cockpit fails IMO, the canopy leaves a huge gap and the figure has to put his arms way up in the air just to sit right.
- The wings feel a bit floppy because they're held on by the old "4x4 hinge plate" which isn't terribly strong, especially they way it's used here. The clicky-brick design on the Snowspeeder would have been a better way to go probably.
- The forward landing foot is a bit wimpy, it gives way too easily.
So, there you have it, a pretty cool ship, and the first officially-sold Episode II toy out!