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As a long time Star Wars fan and Eurobricks lurker I’ve been massively impressed with some of the work coming from designers to then be published on BrickVault.Toys and have the upmost respect for BrickVault for expanding their offerings in this way -

Having seen the great selection on offer I came to Eurobricks to try to scout out some of the designers and their work but found than other than, Jerac’s incredible Tie Fighter pictures and the discussion thread regarding the UCS Sandcrawler made by the fantastic CaveGod there was little relevant threads and I wanted to find people who had bought directly through there website, how they felt about the designs and instructions. For me personally I’d like to take on The Ghost and Tie Fighter collections and would love some feedback from people who are going through the process of building or have already built using these instructions and how the model sits. 

I created this Thread as a place where instructions and designs from Brickvault could be discussed as I know they are expanding there Star Wars Range soon as mentioned in a recent LiveStream, if the mods feel like this discussion can he held elsewhere or there is already a topic for this please feel free to close this thread.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and if any of the designers or BrickVault see this post I’d like to say a massive freaking congratulations on expanding the opportunity for consumers to own new and exciting models :) 

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The TIEs are great, although I would check to make sure the first wave (Interceptor and standard) parts list include printed parts (control panels were not listed as such in the original parts list). The Jerac instructions are great too.

The Inthert N-1 is gorgeous, but the parts list was an absolute mess, with wrong parts, missing parts, wrong colors, and wrong amounts. The instructions are serviceable, but you will have to manually mirror sections (wings, side panels) and I had to rebuild the engines a few times before I finally got them right, as there are a bunch of parts per step and rotations that make it very confusing.

So, hopefully they will be much more detail-oriented in the future. The models are great, the instructions are mostly good, but the parts lists have been the weakness--and given that they're selling premium instructions and trying to show builders' creations in the best possible light, I expect much better.

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As for TIE instructions, their parts lists (xml and pdf) should be perfect now. Initially I have had some issues, mostly because of wildly different formats of parts between ldraw-based software, ldd and mlcad. Now the process I use is automated to a very high extent which eliminates the main cause for errors: human factor :)

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