First of all, it has a massive cannon on its forehead. I mean... c'mon. How awesome is that?
It's a bit of a weird kit in that this is first and foremost a transforming Gundam and while I haven't tried all, it's undoubtedly one of the best ever made. The only 'partsforming' piece is the gun itself, which attaches as a new cockpit.
So yeah, if you think it looks a bit plain and has odd parts, that's why.
A flaw on this kit, if you can call it that, is that in order to actually aim the gigantic gun straight ahead, you have to finagle and mess around with the massive shoulder plate to fit it.
Aesthetically it's a very blocky mobile suit with a bunch of seemingly random stuff attached to it, but it's quite a bit more massive and larger than the average MG kit.
The transformation is not easy, but for a model kit it's top notch with some interesting engineering, such as the lower legs that can rotate inside of the leg in order to reveal a thruster and hide the foot.
It doesn't transform in that awkward "turn the head and hope no one looks underneath" kind of way, it's actually a comprehensive transformation and the whole thing can split into two flight units.
I will say though that the flight mode despite the large wings and massive thrusters, it's not the most convincing looking flier. It's a brick with wings and a long cockpit. It feels fairly solid, but I wouldn't trust it on a single base. You can, but it's going to feel dodgy.
The beam sabers are absurdly huge; They're the size of chopsticks, which is fun. You get enough parts to make an extra core flier, which is neat. Not much else to say, there's nothing wrong with it. If you like how it looks, it'll be an impressive and large model in your collection.