Hobbes, on Dec 1 2005, 03:28 PM, said:
Yes, 386 is a fantastic looking set. Asthetically, its about as good as it gets. I'm not that impressed by 691 as its design is a tad too clunky for my tastes. It wasn't my intention to challenge the quality of either of these sets. I was merely defending my position that 7903 is a decent set. Perhaps its me, but I felt your use of quotation marks implied a hint of sarcasm. If I'm incorrect in this assumption, I do appologize. Still, I maintain that 7903 is a good set.
As to my personal tastes, I have a preference for sets released between 1977 (first year of the modern minifig) and 1993. Still, I appreciate some of today's sets for their wider assortment of unique bricks, so long as they serve multiple purposes. I feel that this set incorporates many of the play features that originally attracted me to LEGO as a child. I suppose I'll leave it at that.