Well, my computer is now set up at home. I'm so happy - the internet connection settings worked the first time I plugged everything in. Let's hope the same holds for the dorm connection when I get back.
I opened up the Star Destroyer box, finally. The box contains four smaller boxes, each the size of a "normal" large Lego set. It also contains the 226-page instruction manual. No staple-bound manual this time... I'll take some pictures when I get my camera operational.
It's good to be home.