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New TIE Bomber? 75288

jacobp51jacobp51 Member Posts: 4
Not sure if this set was previosuly announced. New TIE Bomber set in the newer Solo packaging. The article is about something unrelated, but I haven't seen an image of the set before.




  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,585
    That's a moc - mandrproductions on youtube  shared it after he nearly fell for it on Flickr.  It's a great moc still though, but just that. 
  • stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
    edited May 2018
    @Coolguy5000 Thanks for clarifying. The set number didn't match any of the upcoming SW sets.

    Would have been great if it were a real set; it has been a while since we had a TIE Bomber,
  • jacobp51jacobp51 Member Posts: 4
    Sorry for the false alarm!  Looked legit, but couldn't find any further info.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,921
    Damn. I looked at the picture before I read that it's a MOC! C'mon, LEGO, pay attention! We want a TIE Bomber!!
  • J0rgenJ0rgen Member Posts: 591
    Oh, man... I saw the article on the Brickset homepage yesterday and thought it was legit. I guess this explains why the article disappeared again so fast.
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,088
    Yes, I was duped, as was the author of the promo marketing article ;)

    CapnRex101 soon put me right :)
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Member Posts: 2,573
    I had a look out of interest and immediately wondered why the minifigure selection was as it was, particularly with a droid similar to K-2SO but no prior reference. The TIE bomber pilot would probably also be the first minifigure in the listing if it were real rather than the ground crew. 

    However, otherwise the MOC is fab - is it canon for there to be laser cannons on the front of the bombing compartment or just a suggested play feature?
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Member Posts: 1,437

    Difficult to tell! I just had a look for you (and myself at one of my many SW artbooks) and took a pic of a pic of one of the models they made and used for TESB.
    The Lego model (MOC) is fairly accurate. According to another book: SW Technical Journal  (by Shane Johnson), the hole at the front of the port-side pod; the weapons pod, is the missile port from which it can fire proton torpedoes and guided missiles. However wookieepedia has more extensive info:
    However in the film the TIE bombers navigating the asteroid-belt shoot/fire explosives from the 'bomb chute' on the underside of the ship flying overhead of their targets.

    Btw. if only this was an actual Lego set, I knew it was fake but it looks really good. I think many SW Lego fans will be so happy if TLG releases a set like this one.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG Member Posts: 267
    ^Don’t you just hate it when other fans make stuff of a quality you wish Lego would make?
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Many MOCs are way better than the sets LEGO would actually make. But they also woudln't fit into the price points regularly used by LEGO either.
  • stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
    And apart from the price points, they might make use of illegal connections or only work as display models.

    (Not that all TLG's playsets are executed flawlessly, but it's a very important element during the design phase of a set.)
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG Member Posts: 267
    ^Reminds me of a video I’ve seen advertised on YouTube-X-Wings or something like that.
  • KaitchKaitch Member Posts: 386
    I'm kinda surprised this is the first time I'm seeing that ppic. I'd've thought it would have come up during the MF UCS rumour hype last year.
  • playwellplaywell Member Posts: 2,309
    ^ It was a bit too on topic for that thread.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    For those that don't want to wait, get the plans for this great MOC: 
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