This (believe it or not) is actually one of the sets I've been interested in, but I've waffled immensely.
Despite the stupidity of the PT, there are some great designs (vehicles and otherwise) that came out of that cinematic disasterpiece.
I kind of liked all the O.G. Ep. I sets, even though they're clunky by today's standards, and I was really hoping this set would be more "right". The attempt at curves on this is just sad. It's like a 6-year-old losing his baby teeth. Especially for the price. Yikes!
I suppose, if it was really,really cheap, I might snag one, but the price for a cool Amidala fig (I'm not perturbed by the "lack-of-flushness" torso issue, though cheap breakableness in said torso could be ground for perturbation) and lame rehashes (I think you're right on the money with your description of the Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan) make for an uninspired remake. And I actually like this ship! The 3rd rehash of the Sith Infiltrator was actually pretty good, though pricey.
I was hoping this would be the same, but that's just foolishness as 2 sets with lots of curves that wound up more right than wrong (Slave 1 versions 2 and 3 and Sith Infiltrator version 3) featured ultra-mega-bad-ass bad guys that died real quick (ergo sets that consumers would be ravenous for, so so the fundage on design would be justified by market rapacity).
Ah well, what the Hell...
By the way, I did find the Ep. I digs to be outdated (I was thinking, "I this really still a thing?", but overall the review was hilarious.
...the Gungan Sub was from a completely forgettable middle section where a Young Ed Bloom and Ra's al Ghul visit the Snorks and have to borrow a car in order to get Jar-Jar to the prom...
...let's cut to the chase and look at the figure that exemplifies George Lucas' complete misunderstanding of government and civics, our elected Queen.
Though if you know your history, there are connections betwixt democracy and royalty. For example, look at Liliʻuokalani, where the usurpation of an independent Hawaiian state is probably the inspiration for Lucas' "story".
Everyone else's griping aside, I thought it was an excellent review with high quality and useful pics.