(04.02.09) This is my fourth review. It features:
Product: 10131 TIE Fighter Collection
Theme: Star Wars
No of pieces: 682
Release Date: 2002
RRP: USD $69.99
Featured Episodes: ANH/EU
Lego "Shop at Home" Catalog Description
The Empire's most feared ships fly again in this special Star Wars collection! Complete set includes 4 models: 2 Imperial TIE Fighters, Darth Vader's TIE Fighter and 1 TIE/d Fighter, plus Darth Vader and Imperial TIE pilot minifigures and Droid Brain. Build your fleet today! Ages 8+. 682 pieces.
The set. It includes two standard TIE Fighters, a TIE Advanced x1 and a Droid TIE Fighter that wasn't featured in ANH.
These are the figs involved: Darth Vader, two TIE Pilots and a unique droid brain. The pilots didn't have weapons like they do in new sets.
The 'wing' of each fighter has the Imperial logo in the centre. It is quite detailed.
The front of the ship and cockpit can be seen in this picture.
The back and top of the TIE Fighter.
The TIE Pilot in the cockpit. He has a small control panel in front of him.
The TIE Advanced x1 belonging to the Dark Lord of the Sith himself...
Darth Vader. He's using force choke on you!
The back and top of the TIE Advanced x1 is accurate and detailed.
The Droid TIE Fighter looks very good for a little-known vehicle at the time.
The back of the Droid TIE Fighter.
The droid brain fits in the small cockpit in the top.
I like this set a lot and is worth the money. It has an good price/parts ratio. The fighters are similar if not the same as the individual ones in other sets, apart from the Droid TIE Fighter that is unique to this set (I think, I don't have individual ones). The TIE Advanced x1 doesn't look as this years redesign which has probably lowered the amount it's worth.
Design: 8/10 - All the fighters looks very accurate, apart from, of course, the blue on each one that is not canon but makes them a bit more colourful.
Minifigs: 7/10 - Good, appropriate figs included with one unique droid. The others can be bought in other sets.
Playability: 8/10 - An excellent set to play with. Each fighter has an opening cockpit and can be swooshed about.
Swooshability: 9/10 - The fighters are sturdy and easy to fly around.
Overall: 8/10 - An accurate calculated score.
See the gallery here.
KimT, you can add it to the index if you like. I made it to fill the gap. Also, you may add a vote to it and give any more suggestions.