The Fleet File line of LoGH display figures is really the only option available to anyone who wants a figure of one of the sleek (or boxy, if Freedom's your thing) warships from the OVA series. Unfortunately, because these sets are so expensive, many of us are hesitant to take the plunge--particularly when there aren't any English reviews of the product.
I chose to Fleet File 02. However, this review is applicable to ALL Fleet File sets.
Before I get any further, let me say this: unless you are a die-hard LoGH fan, you will NOT want to buy a Fleet File. And if you ARE a die-hard LoGH fan... you'll probably want to wait until you can find 'em on sale. Here's why: these things are small and cheaply made. And by small, I mean very, very small. You see those two vessels in the first image? The smaller one is about as long as a USA penny--about 2cm long. The bigger one is the biggest of the ships in my collection, measuring about 13cm. On Most of the ships are about 4-6cm long: these are display pieces you can't see without squinting.
The small size of each figure can be particularly painful when you start to assemble them. Yes: assembly is required. All of the various antennae and other impossibly tiny protrusions from each vessel come attached to hard plastic sprues. You'll need a pair of cutters, tweezers, and some super glue to get everything attached--and don't worry to put some muscle behind your efforts. Frequently, you'll need to force too-large pegs into too-small holes.
Another problem lies in the variety of vessels in each collection. Each fleet file contains 10-12 warships... but not 10-12 unique warships, no, no, no. These ships only come in pairs. For the Imperial warships, there is at least some justification: you get one of each vessel bearing the emblem of the Goldenbaum Dynasty, and another one bearing the emblem of the Golden Lion Throne. There's no such excuse for the vessels of the Free Planets Alliance: you simply get two identical copies of each ship.
The painted details are actually quite good, and the modeling itself is impressive, though the larger the ship, the less accurate the proportions tend to be. The vessels very lightweight, weighing in around 4 or 5 grams each. The display stands are considerably heavier, and these things come in one helluva giant mess of packaging. Expect lots of plastic, lots of time, and lots of cardboard. One of the nicer aspects of the Fleet File series is the informational booklet in the box: about 15 pages, each one contains detailed information on each of the specific ships in the respective fleet file. There's plenty of cool stuff to see, including some very nice sketches--and it's all in Japanese.
Overall, the level of detail, display stands and informational booklet make for a very nice product, unfortunately these figures are priced too high to really be worth it, particularly when you consider that you're buying duplicates with each box. Unfortunately, there really aren't many places to go to get a figure of a ship from Legend of Galactic Heroes, and for what little it's worth, Fleet File figures are really your best option. The only alternative is a plastic model kit, and those are even less appealing: their small scale means they're only about 200% to 250% larger than the Fleet File figures, and they would require meticulous painting and assembly in order to look halfway decent.