Most of the ships you get in lockbox are for lvl 40-50 characters. I was lvl 5 when I got the 2nd anniversary oddy and was upset that I couldnt use in straight away and when I hit 50 unpacked it and thought it was awesome. Now that ship is sidelined since I'm using the MU star cruiser. You can gain ranks very quickly so you be able to use ship soon enough
Unpacking it placed the ship in your ship roster ready for use. So that you can't claim a ship higher than your rank allows (either via Ship Requisition, Z-Store, locked box, etc), they have put this mechanic in place.
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