Also, Vader's face no longer has eyebrows, Palpatine is grey colored, and the Imp. Officers are peach colored. Those are all the changes to the minifigs, I also believe slight modifications were made to the Shuttle itself.
I too am waiting to get this set. I was going to, but I blew $250 this week. Perhaps in a few weeks when I can work up some more cash.
Wow! I saw this a few weeks ago, but it was on your website. I love SOTE, it was my first true exposure to Star Wars. I like how simple everything looks, it comes out great, IMO. My favorite part is the junkyard battle. I LOVE the train car you made!
Here's the SD Bridge I made for my photonovel. The base was made in a few hours, but it's the walls I had trouble with. I tried using panels at first, but that didn't work. So I decided to do entirely brick built walls. I may go back and add a roof, but not for a while.