I thought this would be fixed by now, but since it is not, I feel I need to point it out.
CPP felt it was needed to change the cost of building Faction ships by adding parts that are not in the non faction versions. The merits of this is not the topic here. The topic is they left a huge loop hole to get around it. In almost any LP store you can just take the non faction ship and a chip and upgrade the ship. Effectively building the faction ship without any need for the new components. This is bad because it makes faction BPC’s almost worthless as the cost of building them is way more then the ships market value.
So what I would suggest is these new components be needed to buy the ships from the LP store. So for example to get a Raven Navy Issue you would need Raven + Caldari AZ-1 Nexus Chip + 50 R-O Trigger Neurolink Conduit. Which would almost balance out the cost of getting the ship by getting the Raven Navy Issue BPC from the LP store and building it.
I just don’t think it is good to have these indy changes then leave such an easy way around them. It is almost like deliberately having an exploit in the game.