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 Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter
Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter
Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter
 
Posted:June 18, 2016
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Two of the Best, Most Iconic Ships!!!
" This set is one of the most well thought-out and innovative sets I have every made, and surprisingly detailed for the number of pieces. Many of the recent sets have been great at hiding the torpedoes/ lasers, but this set has one of the best and creative ways of launching the projectiles. Not to mention, the set has two of the most iconic and fan favorite ships in the saga.
A-Wing
Other than being a little sticker heavy, this ship is nearly perfect: great detail; nice, inconspicuous landing gears; near scale; etc. The best part is definitely the firing mechanism. The sliding of the center of the ship is a great way to fire the projectiles and keep the streamlined look of the ship. Only gripe is the minifig has to sit far from the "controls", and has to sit in just the right position or the moving parts hit and move the minifig. Also, the green coloring is nice and great for keeping with the ships seen in Rebels.
Vader's Tie
The first thing to notice is the ship is smaller and not to scale, but keeps to how the ship was presented in the show. Having said that, the detail is amazing and has to be one of my favorite ships in recent memory. Again, the firing mechanism is great and built near seamlessly into the design. Also, the cockpit for Vader is great that he slips in and out easily without having to click him down.
Minifigures
Each fig is very detailed and has great printing. Sabine has much better hair than her last minifig, though I wish her helmet was included especially considering the price of the set. Like other reviewers said, I wish Sabine's skin tone was closer to the show. The pilot is really nice and the helmet has great printing. Tarkin is a great welcome and his expressions are great in capturing the iconic villain. Vader is fantastic with the new two piece helmet and a unique chest print for the Rebel set; it's nice to have a fabric cape and not the normal ones that crease so easily. I also really like Vader and Tarkin are given a "slim" profile with the printing, mimicking the art style of the show.
Overall
This set is fantastic and has great play features with unique ways to build in the projectiles. It's great getting two of the most iconic ships and great minifigs, and is truly one of my favorite recent sets. The price is where this set falls short, at $90 for around 700 pieces is pretty steep, even for a Star Wars set.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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From: Barstow
State:  California
From:  United States
Age: 25-34 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
03 hrs
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2 / 5
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I would recommend this to a friend!
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