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  1. Yet another LEGO TIE Fighter. How far can this classic design be pushed? How many ways are there to build an eye sandwitched by hexagonal solar panels? Is there a perfect design already? This is where beauty of LEGO as form of modelling strikes with full power, as answers to these questions are: Very far, infinite ways, and no, there is no perfect design available and never will be. In 2014 I have built this: It worked, and I think for 2014 and what was available back then, it was pretty good. It had obvious flaw though: no space for a minifigure, and it was also a little too small in scale. I was limited mostly by the fact there were no proper cockpit pieces, and my attempt with literally the only other one was... not spectacular, not to mention it needed painting with A LOT patience required. The new model takes advantage of this cockpit piece, which allowed me to push that original 2014 design further. I know, I am late to the party, years - literally - behind other designers of great TIE models, like Bricks Feeder or Rebel Builder, yet I hope I can bring something new into the T/F building scene. Originally I thought I would just stretch the build here and there but no, heheh, no way. Literally the only unchanged parts are the eight quarter (or one-eighter?) dome pieces, which are to me still the only way to have smooth and roughly spherical design without holes all around. Unfortunately when we look at a closeup of a real movie-filming model of the T/F we see how far are we from true modelling but I say we're collectively inching towards it pretty nicely. I have said this plenty of times but original designers of TIE Fighters really did all they could to make them unbuildable properly, naturally unknowingly - who would think adult guys 30 years in the future would try to recreate the design using perhaps the weirdest medium available?. The T/F is just a sphere, two struts and two flat hexes. Except: 6-diameter central cokcpit piece would require a 9-diameter ball, minifig-scaled TIE would require an 8-diameter ball and don't even get me started on sources for TIEs dimensions. If you think that Illustrated Guide To Star Wars vehicles is helpful, well, not much. I dare to say this book did awfully lot of harm to LEGO Star Wars MOCing scene. So is my TIE perfect? No, not yet. I promise though, I did all I could to make it as good as possible, with no compromises made. And this time it houses a minifig! The design is super sturdy to my standards, nicely swooshable - for a reason, but I will get to that later. Naturally having a T/F built opens a way towards the Interceptor, which for me is among the best looking spaceship designs in any sci-fi. While the core design is similar, the ball has some differences, mostly to accomodate longer struts. This is because LEGO curiously didn't develop 2x9 plates and for once I was in a situation where I can't really replace 2x9 plate with anything without compromising structural integrity. Having that solved I went onto the wing design and OH GOD INTERNET WHAT HAVE YOU DONE. If anyone knows angle on the panels and can prove it, gets a free beer. With shipping. Because the wings are angled in all dimensions, good luck guessing proper values from photos. Because of the IGTSWV book, half of the models (and I don't even mean LEGO models) existing are wrong. And then because of SW animated series, the other half of the models are also wrong... ...so my source of reference was this: Then after having all that done, I experienced another unexpected problem: The ship is top-heavy and won't stand straight. I added tiny legs on the bottom edges of wings which help a bit, and because the design is quite sturdy, the T/I requires no stand. There you have it. Yet another T/F and T/I. I hope you like the designs and I hope I managed to introduce something new to the very competitive scene. Enjoy! ...but wait, there is more! I would not build these models if not a commission request from BrickVault: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhb3SP2lZBgguLHIWWuHOQ Originally it was meant to be just a few TIE models based on the 2014 design I had, just LDD files, but over time we developed a much more interesting designs and... instructions for each of them! The instructions are paid and please understand, it took weeks to develop them, error-proof, make the experience enjoyable and builds sturdy enough to be handled easily. Normally I do not make instructions, as I prefer to build with real bricks than to do electronic designs. The instructions are designed to have dozens of simple to follow steps with just few pieces per step, have submodels where needed, parts list for each step and a total bill of parts at the beginning. Additionally, in few places, there are notes to watch out for some particular details. I can fully understand now what LEGO designers go through and I can imagine amount of effort required for making instructions for larger and more complicated designs. I am pretty sure it took more time to design instructions for the recent UCS Millennium Falcon than to design the model itself. Thanks for watching and Happy New Year!
  2. gcanik

    TIE Interceptor [MOC]

    This is my version of the iconic TIE Interceptor from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. I'm amazed that LEGO hasn't decided to update this creation themselves since 2006 with their release of 6206, especially after releasing 9492 (TIE Fighter) in 2012 which showcased almost movie accurate solar collectors and then the development of new elements for the windshield and cockpit hatch from 75150 Darth Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfigther from 2016. I first need to give a shout out to the initial influence of Rebel Builder's TIE Interceptor MOC for the solar panel collectors and then too Kevin Yoo for his cockpit ball design. My biggest grudge with the TIE Interceptor MOCs was the connection point between the pylons and solar panel collectors. They always appeared to big, bulky, and cumbersome for a fighter that is suppose to be sleek and fast. My solution was to do some "unofficial" LEGO connectiions to keep the attachment points sleek and narrow. I'm still not 100% happy with my MOC, the pylons need to be thinner and I need to solidify the attachment point for the forward windshield (it's not the strongest connection). Any and all comments are appreciated. Follow the link to my Flickr page to see more of the design process. TIE Interceptor by gcanik, on Flickr Flickr Album view: https://flic.kr/s/aHskTH9hFx
  3. gcanik

    TIE Interceptor [MOC]

    This is my version of the iconic TIE Interceptor from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. I'm amazed that LEGO hasn't decided to update this creation themselves since 2006 with their release of 6206, especially after releasing 9492 (TIE Fighter) in 2012 which showcased almost movie accurate solar collectors and then the development of new elements for the windshield and cockpit hatch from 75150 Darth Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfigther from 2016. I first need to give a shout out to the initial influence of Rebel Builder's TIE Interceptor MOC for the solar panel collectors and then too Kevin Yoo for his cockpit ball design. My biggest grudge with the TIE Interceptor MOCs was the connection point between the pylons and solar panel collectors. They always appeared to big, bulky, and cumbersome for a fighter that is suppose to be sleek and fast. My solution was to do some "unofficial" LEGO connectiions to keep the attachment points sleek and narrow. I'm still not 100% happy with my MOC, the pylons need to be thinner and I need to solidify the attachment point for the forward windshield (it's not the strongest connection). Any and all comments are appreciated. Follow the link to my Flickr page to see more of the design process. TIE Interceptor by gcanik, on Flickr
  4. Calanon

    TIE Interceptor v2

    About a year and a half ago I posted my initial TIE Interceptor model and I pointed out a few areas that I didn't like, notably the wing pylons. I went through two more changes, each being stronger than the last but that wasn't all I was unhappy with. I ended up building a second version, totally from scratch, using Belkor's wing pylon design. New cockpit interior (hell, entirely new cockpit), new thinner wings - only two plates thick. But my absolute favourite part of my second, improved version is a functional rear viewport. Unfortunately, I am currently lacking the money to buy extra pieces for v2 so only renders for now. There are still a number of things I would like to change. I'm pretty happy with the wings, although if I find a way to keep the edge panels closed that would be great. Ramses' TIE fighters have better wing pylons where it connects, so I want to modify mine to be more similar. Cehnot made an excellent cockpit interior, so I plan on changing mine to use that. However I'm very happy with the thinner wings and functional rear cockpit. It took quite a bit of time fiddling around with plates to have a design that was strong enough throughout with the wings. Hopefully, v3 should be in full brick form.
  5. Earlier this year y'all gave some good feedback on my TIE interceptor MOC I finally gotten around to addressing the pylon and wing stability issues. And thanks to your feedback below I painted the windscreen piece to blend into the cockpit. TIE interceptor windscreen and port side https://www.flickr.com/photos/108145384@N05/30733259382/in/album-72157675914045466/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/108145384@N05/30813172646/in/album-72157675914045466/ More photos on Flickr (including earlier posts) https://www.flickr.com/photos/108145384@N05/albums/72157675914045466/
  6. Magmafrost

    [MOC] TIE Interceptor

    Hi Eurobricks My first MOC here ever, and its this weird TIE cockpit I've had lying around for months, with boring TIE Interceptor wings glued on it. The idea of a TIE cockpit like this (6x6 dishes on either side, with the 1x4 bowed bricks in between) was originally by Yub Nub, although the means of accomplishing it is my own. TIE fighters have had such a range of sizes over the years that I'm sure this is minifig scale relative to one of them... Ultimately I can't say I'm too happy with it, its not very strong, and while it can (barely) fit a pilot, it can only fit the old style, and they sit too high. What I am happy with, is that I managed to get the window in the back (or according to the guy drawing the Darth Vader comics its a thruster) to actually be a window, and that I found a way to get the canons on the cockpit (in a perfect world, there'd be a short length of red flex tube in there, rather than the green stud. But I dont have any, and this thing isn't worth a bricklink order). It took an entirely new piece coming into existence to figure that one out. I also threw together a regular TIE Fighter with the same concept, although its an older design, before I figured out the front canons. It does demonstrate how it looks in light grey though.
  7. Using the ever-versatile 75082 set, which I believe is the first Interceptor on this site to do so (I've lurked). Previous MOCs I've seen using this set were for a TIE Fighter or Vader's Advanced TIE. UPDATE! VERSION 2 I've made major changes to the wings of this MOC to be better proportioned, detailed, and more accurate. The wing mid-sections are now 6 studs wide, while the wings themselves have been lengthened by one stud each, and pushed back. You can see the original version here:
  8. Ber Teh Unicern

    [MOC]TIE Interceptor

    The TIE Interceptor. One of my favorite TIE Fighter variants. It was fast. It was sleek. It was deadly. And, from what I've seen, is the A-Wings rival. Anyway, here is a picture. http://www.repubrick...interceptor.png And an LDD file. http://www.repubrick.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=4171&virtuemart_category_id=180&Itemid=144〈=en
  9. I think this may be my first real post in this forum, so hello everyone, I'm Brian, aka Bootz. I've recently started seriously collecting SW sets again after a long while of favoring my modular buildings and City sets for my town layout. Last week I purchased the 75082 TIE Advanced prototype with the intention of turning it into an Interceptor (plus I wanted the figs). Since I was snowed in last night, I took it as an opportunity to build the Interceptor I've always wanted but TLG hasn't made in forever. The cockpit is essentially unchanged from the official set, of course I deleted the "Advanced" body to strip it down to just an eyeball, but otherwise I left the design as is. The wings make use of several FO TIE and T-70 polybags that now I don't feel so stupid for buying so many of. The overall shape is as close to the real thing as I wanted to get. They're a tad too long towards the rear but I feel that they look right. The hinges are the same as the Advanced prototype, so there's no chance of them supporting the weight of the model without collapsing, hence the makeshift stand. They do however "click" into place when extended like you see here, and they stay in position while swooshing. With all my builds I aim to retain swooshability and this model is exceptional in that regard. I also kept the missile launchers of the official set with the rotating back of the cockpit as the firing mechanism. It doesn't look great from behind but it's fun to shoot things and the mechanism is very slick to use. My A-wing started as mostly a recolor of the green RZ-1 from the Mon Calamari Cruiser set, but by the time I was done I realize it looked more like the Ralph McQuarrie inspired A-wings seen in Rebels. I'm very pleased with the overall shape, I wanted to capture the rounded hull as best I could while sticking close to the official models and average building techniques. The engines aren't quite accurate, but I instantly loved the way those round pieces looked there.
  10. Hi, I am new to this forum - joined today. I'd like to introduce myself with MOC - TIE Avenger. This model is comparable in size to 8017 LEGO Darth Vader TIE Advanced Set, but has slightly longer wings. Dimensions: Height: 11 cm Length: 21 cm Width: 17 cm I have added my project on https://ideas.lego.com/projects/68294. If you like it, please support it. View from an angle: Front: Side: Rear: Top: Hope you like my version of TIE Avenger. Cheers, Kariusz
  11. The TIE Interceptor has always been my favorite ship in the SW universe. One of the fastest fighters of it's time, it's deadliness went hand in hand with it's beautiful, menacing design, intended to provide the pilot with increased visibility and decrease overall targeting area for enemy fighters. Lacking heavier armor, the TIE INT pilots had to rely on speed and maneuverability to outgun the rebels praised X-wings Over the course of LEGO SW history, there have been two attempts two capture the iconic TIE Interceptor, both falling short. The 2000 UCS version failed on wing design, both with dimension, proportions and silly part usage (grid panels??) The 2006 midi size version was part the worst LEGO TIE lineup ever, with unexplainable blue color scheme and blocky, uninspired design. I believe we will get a revamped version of the Interceptor soon, probably in line with the latest TIE FIghter, but until then, here is my version in minifig size: I am not 100% satisfied with the cockpit design, and will probably be making some alterations to it in the future. Of course, all suggestions and comments on improving the design are welcome :) Cheers!