Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fishman Advanced vs. A-wing
For years I've been waiting to get a TIE Advanced x1, but I always miss it for some reason, but not this time. The build itself for both ships was relatively easy, except for the stickers, and the play-ability is very high. The minifigures included are near perfect, except that Sabine doesn't come with a Mandalorian helmet bearing her season two design, and I'm not a big fan of Tarkins suit and hair colour. Vader is by far the best minifigure here bearing his new design )which I'm a huge fan of), and his silky new cloak (I'll admit, the cloak is my favourite part).
The scaling is a bit wacky though. In Universe, the TIE Advanced is longer than a TIE/sa Bomber, but compared to TIE Bomber model from 2003, it is indeed shorter. Not too much of an issue, but i'm just throwing it out there. The A-wing is an "okay" build. Nothing too special about it except for the folding fins on the back (a feature which i'm not too fond of).
It's also a bit pricey because "TIE" and "Vader" are in the set name (trademarking sucks for the consumer).
Aside from what's said above, this is a great set with a great amount of play-ability.
02 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Khbubier These were fun to build. Love they have ammo. My grandson loves playing with them.
01 October 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaxTube55 AWESOME!!!
I absolutely love this set. It is so fun to play with and both ships are gorgeous. The figs are really cool too. I love the two ship battle theme, and hope to see it in the future. The set is fun to duel the minifgs and have hand-held dogfights. This is the best play set ever LEGO!!!
03 September 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by TwoSolitudes Pricey set- but top quality models
Pros: This is the best looking A-Wing lego has produced. Fun to build, fun to swosh around. Its a quality model that can be displayed as well as played with. This is also probably the best Vader Tie that Lego has produced (not including the UCS). Also fun to build, solid for display and great for playing. The minifigures are superb too.
Not so Pro: The A Wing is a bit sticker happy. I know the prints cost more, but this is not a cheap set to buy. Would have liked to have seen less stickers and more prints. The Vader tie also uses those inverted circle tiles on the inside front. A very strange choice.
Cons: The price. At nearly .13 a piece, this is an expensive set for the # pieces you get.
06 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darkrage1138 Just downright amazing
Okay so I should start off by saying I don't usually have enough money for a set like this, and pretty much only ever buy army builders. My only ships before this were a snowspeeder I bought years ago and a B-wing I got for free.
So I was at Target looking to buy some more army builders because I happened to have more money than usual, so I was gonna increase my stormy army by a considerable margin, but then I saw this, and I must have stood still for half an hour deciding whether or not to get this or my beloved army builders.
I eventually decided to get it, and oh boy am I glad I did. These might be the two most well made Lego set ships I have ever held, sturdy, very accurate to movies, as far as I can tell they are 1:1 scale to the minifigs, the way they hide the missiles and the mechanism to fire them is pure genius. To be honest, I wish I could contact the master builder who designed these and just tell them they did a downright amazing job. I would usually feel bad spending this much money on two ships but by the empire this was worth it.
If you have the money to buy this set but you are on the fence on whether or not to. Do it, buy it, it is downright amazing, and if you fold the wings on the Tie advanced up and use some imagination it seconds as a kind of other tie fighter.
11 July 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by PenceBrick I'll make it short and sweet
As my first review this might not be super detailed but...
1. Vaders Tie is amazing in my opinon, the build was fun and simple. Vader minifugre is awesome as is every other vader that has come out! I use it to display so play ability is probably good but i dont know first hand.
2. A-wing is cool as a display piece, i wish it was a little bigger. The A-wing pilot figure is very nice though. It does have a very nice action feature to fire missiles which i though was a fantastic idea!
3. Over all i think its pretty fantastic Lego gave us 2 ships in one box.
price wise ive heard people not agree on the price per piece but for me if i like the set ill buy it. This was my first Vader's tie so i had to jump on it
05 July 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roebot56 Not Just For "Rebels" Fans
I've been looking for a TIE Advanced for a while now, and here it is, in addition to the equally hard to find A-Wing.
As of writing, I have only actually built the A-Wing and intend to build the TIE tommorow.
-A-Wing shooter mechanism is one of the best I've seen, yes the firing is a bit awkward, but it blends in seamlessly (no weird finger holes or levers) by moving the middle of the ship to fire (the rubber bands keep it in the correct position when not firing) so it covers both playability and, more importantly for AFOLs like me, displayability (although there is something fun about shooting those spring powered shooters at minifigures, but picking the shots up afterwards can be a chore as their power often sends them bouncing off walls).
-This set is not just for people who have seen the "Rebels" TV Show. Both of these ships appear in the movies (TIE Advanced in IV, the A-Wing in VI). In fact, the only "Rebels" only element is the Sabine Wren minifigure.
- I normally wouldn't, but price. Is this a problem with TIE Fighters? But the price and brickcount aren't good, there are less than 10 pieces per Pound and just 4 minifigures.
-Stickers, not a fan, and this set sadly has quite a few to get the otherwise impossible details. Surely the A-Wing's console (a sloped 1x2x0.8 (length x width x height where a plate is 0.4 high and a brick is 1.2 high) brick could've been printed instead of stickered, I don't think the set has more than one.
-A-Wing Shooter mechanism is a bit awkward to use, as it needs to be pulled back to load it and those rubber bands have some force behind them (to compensate for the resistance of the mechanism).
Overall, a very good set.
21 June 2016