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#1 Skipper 24

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:37 PM

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7263 TIE Fighter Review
Parts: 159
Figs: 2
Price £20.00 (not sure)
My 2nd review today!
This set came out about the same time as the ROTS sets and included the first minifig to have a LUL.

1. Box & Manual

This is the front of the box, it has a try me slot for the LUL Vader.
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A close up of the try me slot. Luckily I got mine form Argos so no little kids have been playing around with it.
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The manual cover. I'm not quite sure why it has a pic of the figs on the front but it doesn't deface it so I don't mind.
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Random manual shot.
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ROTS set preview at the back of the manual.
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2. General set and figs

The contents of the set.
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The minifigs. A normal TIE pilot and the first ever LUL fig DV. (Also my only LUL fig)
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No helmets.
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TIE Pilot torso.
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The LUL is made of 3 parts.
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Lighted up.
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The LED for the blade.
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3. The TIE Fighter

Just a pic of it.
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Cockpit with controls.
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TIE pilot sitting in the cockpit. By the way the hinge brick is the wrong color it is supposed to be grey.
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The cockpit shut. I wonder why TLC never printed those cockpit glass things correctly.
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Jet out the back.
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Top plate has some nice printing.
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5. Overall

Build: 5/10 very repetitive...well the ships symmetrical!
Minifigs: 4/10 1 TIE pilot which is okay but a LUL Vader he can't even fit in the ship.
Design: 6/10 strong but the wings are all wobbly if that makes sense. I don't like the blue either.
Parts: 6/10 Lots of blue grills thingy's not much else but it got 6 because of the wings plates.
Price: 5/10 Could have been more expensive. At least it had 2 figs.
Playability: 1/10 Can't do much as a stand alone set.

Overall: 4/10 There just isn't enough here. It could at least have a better color scheme and instead of DV it could come with a Stormie like the old one did.
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#2 KimT


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Posted 02 August 2008 - 10:06 PM

Thanks for the review.
I actually like the older Tie better, since it had a stand for the Tie.
Not really a fan of the LU figs either.
No matter - a Tie is a Tie and this is a must have fighter for any LEGO SW fan out there.
Never can get enough Ties, except the Tie Advanced or Vader's Tie...they don't rock... :thumbdown:  :thumbdown:

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#3 Dark Sword Ragnarok

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:56 AM

Great review! Really shows off the main aspects of the set.

Wish I had picked up a TIE when they were around...



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