Well, at least from what I can see of my Diamond Select from the boxes, the build quality looks good to me, as does the detail. As I said, the only complaint I have is the Enterprise D bridge having a heavy paint glob on the bridge itself, but isn't that noticeable. Really, when I do get into a larger place where I can unbox and display my ships (im in a 1 bedroom apartment with my girlfriend right now), They will be on bookshelves. They look good enough for that, and are better than anything I could build on my own. Plus they light up and make noise, and I think that is pretty badass.