Well, apparently nobody's actually commented on this line with the initial 4 releases in hand so far...
I picked up a couple of the Tie Fighters from the 5,000 entry gig that Lego did last month. The Tie-Fighter was pretty cool, but fairly simple in design, so much so that I put the thing together without actually looking at the directions (that was certainly a Lego first in my life).
But, I picked up the first four mini sets two days ago at Target ($3.99 each), and I've got to say that these sets are absolutely COOL! Especially when you think about the price - $2 for each individual ship (even less if you factor in the fact that you're getting an extra fourth of a Tie Bomber in each set). They come in a small, clear, upwards standing package. The detail in these things is absolutely amazing considering their size and price. They pretty much mirror all of the features in the Hasbro toys. It's amazing what Lego can put together in such a small amount of actual pieces. We're talking rotating guns, opening X-foils, articulated Scout Walker legs, etc., etc.
All I've got to say, is pick them up if you see them. If you're a fan of Star Wars, Legos, miniatures, or any combination of the three, you won't be disappointed! This is most definitely my new favorite line, and I look forward to many more vehicles from it. You'll be quite surprised with the detail and authenticity in these tiny little ships. Awesome!
So, what are you waiting for...?!