My daughter bought me the LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 9493 for Christmas this year – we built it together over the course of two evenings in a total of about 4 hours. It was fun to build with her, she is competitive so we raced when there were identical pieces that needed to be made – lots of fun!
Overall the kit was bigger than I was expecting – over 13″ overall in length and it came with 4 characters. The wings open and close with a gear in the back and are automagically retracted with the aid of 4 rubber bands. The design called for 2 bands behind each wing, but I found that they only closed the rear edge of the wing tightly and not the front, so I added in two extra pins and put the second set of bands in the front – this distributes the clasping strength evenly and closes the wings with a clean line. I also added a few extra bits here and there for fun.
Next, when I have the time, I will take on the Millenium Falcon kit that my wife got me!