In terms of aesthetics, this is an absolutely stunning replica, the detail is truly beautiful and the LED is surprisingly bright and really gives the impression of a full hypo. However, be warned this is an EXTREMELY delicate item. Barely 30 seconds after removing it from the box and with only the slightest amount of pressure, the side handle snapped off in my hands and that was 15 quid up the pipe. However, I was so impressed with the aesthetic quality of this item I have decided to buy another anyway and subject my broken model to a battering to test the overall durability. I found the needle was a little more robust, only giving in to a deliberate snapping off, the main barrel is rock solid, so no worries there and the plunger parts were still operational after pitching it against a wall a few times. Overall this is a great looking item, but word of advice - treat it with kid gloves or better yet, keep it on your shelf.