I can't say a whole lot about this one. I sat at my friend's house for an hour as we put this thing together. It was LEGO and largely well done. No big surprises other than the difficulty it was to put some of the aft areas together. The instructions are a little vague in places so we had to reference the box photos. I'm not a huge LEGO person and this was HIS baby. I'm pretty much convinced that he bought this after not having been able to find the Hasbro version. It'll make due until he gets that one.