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This weekend I picked up another LEGO set and decided to go with Star Wars. In this case it’s the TIE Advanced Prototype (75082) from Star Wars Rebels. I chose this because it was a cool looking ship and not as big as most of the TIE Fighter models. I’d love a huge TIE Fighter like the UCS ones, but simply don’t have the space. The TIE Advanced Prototype measures over 5” (13cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide in flying mode, and over 2” (7cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide in landing mode.
The TIE Advanced Prototype comes with 3 minifigs as shown and they’re called The Inquisitor, a TIE Fighter Pilot and an Imperial Officer according to LEGO. One has a cool looking double-sided light saber, which is just a core and 2 translucent red pieces, but looks great. The other 2 have blasters.
The TIE fighter also has 2 spring-loaded shooters, as seems to be common on these newer sets. The top and front hatches open to allow access to the pilot or to place him in seat. My larger fingers made that a bit tricky and there are no studs inside to hold him in place.
The 4 wing panels of the TIE fighter fold to allow either a flight or landing configuration.
There’s a lot of repetition to this build since the fighter is symmetrical. You build the base of the core first, then the left and right wing extensions, and finally the 4 wing panels. With only 355 pieces and the repetition, the build goes quickly and easily, with nothing tricky except the 4 stickers included.
Overall I really like this set and am looking forward to getting it on display with the rest of my collection.
- Building Experience - 8/10
- Parts - 8/10
- Playability - 10/10
- Value - 9/10
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