Flynn wrote:Anyone know how well you could Flail 7965? Or is it structurally too different to easily apply those modifications?
rushiosan wrote:Best "affordable" Millennium Falcon so far. Period.
Too much detail would make an expensive set
And seriously? Are you really complaining about the cockpit angle? That's just overreacting man. It's a minifig scale LEGO ship we're talking about here, not a 1:72 diecast model.
4504 is more detailed and accurate (though both suffer from the same insufferable base design). The improvements 7965 makes over its predecessor are too surface-level to really matter, and overshadowed by the way it moves backwards in several parts (the mandibles, docking bays, underside, and cockpit are demonstrably worse than 4504).
And yet this manages to be more expensive (with a higher piece count) without being more detailed than 4504. Seriously, looking at the review again I was left wondering where exactly all the extra pieces went, because they didn't seem to be utilized in any meaningful fashion.
Flynn wrote:The focus of my argument there was not the price, but rather that the extra parts don't seem to be utilized in a meaningful fashion, and 4504 ends up looking more detailed.
And really, I think the issue is more that it's been 9 years since 4504 and the biggest improvements are superficial at best (it's less 'blocky', which isn't even a bad thing to start with). It makes minor improvements in the design, but leaves in countless horrible design issues that were intrinsic in 4504's terrible hull design, and makes no real effort to fix them (the mandibles are still wrong in almost every dimension, the cockpit still juts out, there are still holes in the hull). In this regard 4504 comes out first by virtue of being first, with 7965 leaving us with the feeling that after 9 years of improvement and progress...this is the best they could come up with?
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