that guy wrote:Nice..Sure it is. Something people have dreamed of...sure it is. Nice minifig count despite being more of the same just in new garb...sure it is. But are we all really that starved for decent UCS sets that we are calling this 'mindblowing'??? I hope not. I just try to compare this for $250 against the UCS Shuttle for $260 when it was just out and it's hard to call them equal. Just my 2 cents but I understand they needed to hit a mid-$200 range since they just put out the X-wing at $200 and already have the R2 and B-Wing in the sub $200 range. But really, let's call it for what it is, a very desirable yet bloated fish that many will hope they catch.
aren't most 'new' minifigs the same figure but in new garb? it's what fuels the action figure market, and the same could be said for lego minifigures so it's not really a new concept.
also, i can't tell how you feel about the ucs shuttle compared to this set but it sounds like you thought the shuttle was much better. personally, i wasn't a fan of the ucs shuttle and would much rather spend my money on the ewok village if given the choice. shuttle just doesn't do much of anything. wing deployment of the shuttle is the single worst play feature of any star wars set in recent years.