The wings of the ship easily slip into flight mode with a short turn of this gear.
Conclusion: The V-wing is a great addition to my collection and it will add a lot of character to anyone else's! There are a few things about the ship that I'd like to point out. For starters the wings can be moved easily, so when playing with and/or moving the ship you need to be careful of that. Another thing is that the stand doesn't work well on soft surfaces, such as carpet, and usually tips forward. If it is on a sturdy hard surface, however, it will be less likely to fall at all. Also the ship is more of a "display and/or play" ship than a "have a fun experience with the build" ship. Though some people say I am a very fast Lego builder, it still took me only 30 minutes to complete this ship. All in all, this ship is a great addition to my collection and even if I knew the down sides to it before I bought it, I would have still bought it.
Hope this helps with your decision on whether to buy it or not and... Thanks for reading!