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Review - 7181 TIE Interceptor

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Hello everybody!

Here is my first review :)

Set Name: TIE Interceptor

Set Number: 7181

Year of release: 2000

Price: unknown

Parts: 703

Minifigures: none

Stickers: 1 (spaceship information)

Box front:

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Notice that is is in relief:

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Box back:

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Instruction book (47 pages):

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Assembly:

3 main steps: cockpit, wings & pedestal.

Cockpit:

Cockpit front:

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Cockpit left:

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Cockpit back:

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Cockpit right:

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Cockpit interior (main window removed):

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Wings:

Upper wing:

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Lower wing:

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Center wing:

Center wing front:

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Center wing back:

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Pedestal:

Position 1:

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Position 2:

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Spaceship information sticker:

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Spaceship:

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Main colors: dark grey, black and dark blue.

Accuracy: not too much and... enough. Nice model.

Build: 7/10 (2h, easy and fun (cockpit nicely made) but a bit repetitive!)

Playability: 5/10 (too big, wings connections a bit weak)

Set functions: 2/10 (cockpit window links very fragile, opening it entirely is impossible without removing laser canons, moving solar panels may break connections between upper/lower wings and center wing)

Design: 10/10 (one of the most beautiful Star Wars set, smart blocks connections)

Must have for those who want to proudly display their sets.

Thanks for reading,

Bye.

Edited by KimT

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Thanks for a nice review.. I always thought the set was was black and grey as on the box cover, didnt realize there was blue parts until I saw You pictures.. thanks for clearifying that for me :classic:

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I am not a big fan of this set. It feels too dark and doesn't look very realistic.

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I am not a big fan of this set. It feels too dark and doesn't look very realistic.

Which is very bad since Star Wars is very very very realistic. :tongue:

I like it.

It's one of my favourite sets.

Perfect smooth design.

Thanks for reviewing it.

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One of my first sets.

Of all the UCS sets out there, I still get nostalgic about this and the X-Wing.

They're classics and will always be a little more than just UCS sets.

Thanks for the review and:

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