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#1 Steiney

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:54 AM

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I got lucky, someone at Meijer put these on the shelf a little too early.
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I'm not really sure what to say as far as reviewing the set, it is a TIE Fighter! And the pictures should speak for themselves.

Out of the Box, it is quite simple, three bags, numbered. Bags #2 and #3 are identical in contents, each containing a wing or foil.
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#2 Rogue Angel

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:59 AM

It looks beautiful!  I'm definitely going to have to pick up at least 1 of these myself.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:03 AM

Looks good, can't wait for mine to get here. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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#4 Algernon

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:49 AM

I like it! Without a doubt the best TIE to date. However, I feel the price is entirely too high.  :sceptic: I will get this, but I might wait until some sales start cropping up.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:57 AM

A plastic scale modeler and a LEGO Star Wars fan?
This set is the first on my list!

#6 LEGOman273

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:21 AM

Could you post up-close pics of the 'figs by any chance?

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:47 AM

This TIE is very cool. I am mostly into UCS but I had to buy this - simply because it looks so #! cool!  :wub:

I like that Lego  has tried to make it look a bit more a real TIE than simply just a toy - using light bley instead of blue  :thumbup: + the wing shape and detailing is pretty much spot on (considering the limitations at this size)
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

View PostLegoman273, on 23 January 2012 - 06:21 AM, said:

Could you post up-close pics of the 'figs by any chance?

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At Your request... :classic:

Bought this set (and the new X-Wing) last week here in Sweden and for a descent price. Really like both...

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

Those are some great figs. I'm so glad Lego finally got of that blue color.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

Nice set. I like the TIE fighter, looks really impressive.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

If it wasnt for the "Lucas tax" (i.e. Star Wars license fees) making this set so expensive, it would be a very good parts pack IMO.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

Also interesting to note: the Death Star Trooper actually has a double sided face. On one side he has the face as seen in the photo, on the other side he has a black visor, comparable to the old Scout Trooper visor (but again with a strap).

I have to admit, this set does seem overpriced, but in hand, the difference between this TIE-Fighter and the older versions is pretty obvious: this one is quite a bit larger and heavier. Not sure if that + the extra figures make up for all of the price difference...

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

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At Your request... :classic:

Bought this set (and the new X-Wing) last week here in Sweden and for a descent price. Really like both...
Thank you! Does the Imperial Navy Trooper have a double-sided head? If so, could you take a pic? And of the back of his helmet too please?
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:34 PM

I can do that when back home from work...

I don't know the price levels regarded as high, but I paid 439 SEK (about $65 US) from a Swedish web-shop. I find it descent considering 1: it is Star Wars and 2: it is Sweden...

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:09 PM

Well it appears I have been beaten to the punch with the minifigs pics, but here they are anyways, including a shot of the alt face on the Death Star Trooper.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

Dammit! I am trying to hold off buying one of these until funds become more readily available to me, but every time I see a pic of one, with up close shots makes me want it even more! Brilliant pics =D

Have to say though, not too keen on the rear of the Tie fighter body bubble, it appears too kind of.... 'it'll do' kind of thing... but that's the brilliance of Lego, room for changes =D

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

well i saw this set, which is the best tie-fighter of the series, imo, in a shop about a week ago and really thought of buying it. then i saw the price: 57 euros! :hmpf_bad:  
my guess is it'll be really great as a display model in the living room, but, not being a die hard SW fan, i think i'll get the parts i need from bricklink...

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

Fantastic!
Since I don't have any of the classic SW ships, this is a must buy for me (along with the new X-Wing). And four minifigs *oh2*?!? Never expected a smaller set like this come with all that.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:31 PM

I just ran to Meijer because of this review, but every single SW set was gone. They had places marked for them, prices and all, but the SW shelves were empty. :hmpf_bad:

I love the Death Star Trooper's alternate face, it could also be used as an AT-ST driver face.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

View PostDarth Nihilus, on 23 January 2012 - 10:31 PM, said:

I just ran to Meijer because of this review, but every single SW set was gone. They had places marked for them, prices and all, but the SW shelves were empty. :hmpf_bad:

I love the Death Star Trooper's alternate face, it could also be used as an AT-ST driver face.


No, they have the places marked and tagged on the shelves, but they have orders not to put them out until the release date Jan 31st.  After we asked an employee if they had any more X-wings, they came and removed all the new sets- said they should not have been put out yet.  He let us keep what we had in the cart though ;)

And NO, I did not have any moral issue with running to the checkout with the cart either ;)

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:45 PM

View PostSteiney, on 23 January 2012 - 06:09 PM, said:

Well it appears I have been beaten to the punch with the minifigs pics, but here they are anyways, including a shot of the alt face on the Death Star Trooper.


And yes, I am a modeler/wargamer/scratchbuilder of many things plastic.

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#22 Steiney

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:54 PM

You are welcome!

$49.99 here.  Given the exchange rate, I would assume the sets would be cheaper than the US prices in other countries.  Things generally are in my experience.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

View PostSteiney, on 23 January 2012 - 10:44 PM, said:

No, they have the places marked and tagged on the shelves, but they have orders not to put them out until the release date Jan 31st.

How come you guys in the States are getting these so late?
All the new Star Wars kits have been on the shelves here in the UK for nearly a month already.
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#24 Steiney

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:03 PM

View Postinto the blue, on 23 January 2012 - 10:57 PM, said:

How come you guys in the States are getting these so late?
All the new Star Wars kits have been on the shelves here in the UK for nearly a month already.
I dunno, that is our release date. I'm sure it had to do with the supply chain though. Staggering logistics globally to get new releases to the entire world doesn't just happen by accident ;)

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

View PostSteiney, on 23 January 2012 - 11:03 PM, said:

I dunno, that is our release date. I'm sure it had to do with the supply chain though. Staggering logistics globally to get new releases to the entire world doesn't just happen by accident ;)

Sorry, I should probably clarify, they've been on the shelves of the Lego store for nearly a month, not normal retailer shelves.
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