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Review - 7181 TIE Interceptor


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#1 ybeline

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:42 PM

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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, 18 December 2008 - 11:06 PM.


#2 mechamike

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:19 PM

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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#3 Snake...SNAKE...SNAAAAKE?!

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:32 PM

A beautiful Classic
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#4 SWMAN

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:54 PM

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

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:58 PM

View PostSWMAN, on Dec 15 2008, 12:54 AM, said:

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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#6 KimT

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

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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