Blacknight wrote:Forget 100% accurate, the scale of the new one isn't even in the correct ballpark. For me, scale IS an important issue, hence why I commented on it. For example, I skipped the playset ISD and will be skipping the new Venator because the scale is just too far off.
So you skipped the non-UCS Millennium Falcons? And the AT-AT? And Jabba's Sail Barge? I daresay ALL of those (and many other of what I would consider the highlights of the line) are MUCH further off-scale than the Sith Infiltrator was. I think it is somewhat odd to expect LEGO to make a ship model that is to come with only a single minifigure much larger than the Sith Infiltrators were.
I still maintain that quibbling about scale on a LEGO set (proportions, fine, but scale?) is somewhat picky. But to each their own. (And the problem with the new Destroyer Droid wasn't so much one of scale, but one of sheer ugliness, and looking less like a Destroyer Droid than the last model. The new Sith Infiltrator was, IMHO anyway, far LESS ugly, and looked MORE like the source material. Not perfect, but better, and I'm having a hard time picturing how anybody could look at the two and prefer the look of the first.)
EDIT: After doing further research, I am somewhat red-faced. I must admit that the Infiltrator appears to be at least a bit more (and in some cases, a lot more) off-scale than any of those other models I mentioned (though they ARE all wildly off-scale as well). I guess I never realized how big the Sith Infiltrator was supposed to be- probably due to its minimal screen time, and the fact that it is essentially a one-man ship. I still maintain that there was never a prayer of it being done to anything approaching the proper scale, simply because it wouldn't sell. IMHO it is not an iconic enough ship to sell a model at the massive dimensions a "to scale" version would require (the thing is almost as long as the Falcon).