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75095 TIE Fighter

AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626
edited February 2015 in Collecting
75095 TIE Fighter, 1,685 pieces

US $199.99 - CA $229.99 - DE 199.99€ - UK £169.99 - DK 1799.00 DKK

Presenting the Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter – the iconic Imperial starfighter!

We proudly present the Ultimate Collector Series LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter. As featured in many of the action-packed Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle that led to the destruction of the first Death Star, this large-scale LEGO-brick rendition of the classic Imperial starfighter has intricate detailing, as well as an opening top hatch and an exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol. And when you want to keep it safe from Rebel attack, mount the model on the display stand and keep yourself updated with all the key facts and figures on the included fact plaque. The Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter is the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection!

Includes a TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol
Features an opening top hatch
Includes a display stand and informative fact plaque
The perfect flagship model for fans of Star Wars and LEGO brick building
Collect one of the most iconic starships in the galaxy!
TIE Fighter measures 18.5” (47cm) high, 12” (30.6cm) long and 12.2” (31cm) wide



More images can be found here: http://brickset.com/sets/75095-1


My Thoughts:
Olav has done a wonderful job but this will be a pass for me, simply because their are other upcoming and current sets that interest me. Plus now my focus is to build more MOC's.

Comments

  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Looking forward to getting this, I think
    It is great :)
    Pitfall69
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,243
    Pretty well done for what isn't a very interesting ship to begin with. Will definitely be getting this even though it is a little overpriced for not looking like it really has anything particular interesting for new or expensive parts. $169,99 or $179.99 would have been a lot better.
    TXLegoguyPitfall69
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    edited February 2015
    I have to say I don't like it a bit. The wings look bad at that size with plates, should have done them in the vein of 10212. Not fond of the use of regular slopes instead of curved slopes either. It just looks boring.

    I really don't think this needed an ucs treatment, the ship itself is not detailed enough to warrant this scale.

    This one looks a million times better and more interesting at less than half the size.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jerac/8329275315/

    It's probably the first ucs ever I'm not enjoying one bit.
    VorpalRyu
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Hah!!!! Even the Lego team cannot put those %^$#@ stickers on straight!! See frame at 1:17.

    Impressions. It's huge!! Interesting part (new?) to lock the wings into place.
    Pitfall69Adzbadboy
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,243
    ^ lol. That is pretty bad. That is like they weren't even trying to get it on straight.
    Pitfall69Adzbadboy
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626
    edited February 2015
    LEGO have great graphic designers and know how to make something look 10x cooler on the box!

    Agreed this didn't need a UCS treatment but I guess they wanted it to complete an updated collection of three iconic ships in Star Wars. Now we need a new UCS Millennium Falcon with a movie tie-in for Episode VII's release date, which should surpass the Taj Mahal piece count!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,724
    £170. For that?
    vitreolumAdzbadboyGoldchains
  • KleiovousKleiovous UKMember Posts: 95
    Rather tragic that the fact it can spin on its stand is highlighted as a 'feature' on the box.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    I cannot believe this is $200.
    natro220
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,343
    Legoboy said:

    £170. For that?

    It's huge.
    Pitfall69
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    When is it to be released?
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626

    Legoboy said:

    £170. For that?

    It's huge.
    I think the shape of the set takes away the value of the set. Because the wings are just sandwiches of plates it's hard to justify paying that much. If feels like your paying £170 for something similar to the size of the #75082 TIE Advanced Prototype.
    natro220
  • KleiovousKleiovous UKMember Posts: 95
    Agreed, 80% of its 'hugeness' is just air.
    natro220
  • MissKittyFantasticoMissKittyFantastico AustraliaMember Posts: 197
    I'd be sorely tempted if I didn't already have my little #9492 TIE Fighter. Comparing images of the two side by side the difference is enormous, but still, on the shelf it's a TIE I'm happy with. I guess iconic as it is, it's still basically the Bad Guy's Disposable Minion of starfighters, I don't feel that much affection for the little thing (even though I was that disposable minion for all those hours playing original TIE Fighter back in the 90s).
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    Adzbadboy said:

    If feels like your paying £170 for something similar to the size of the #75082 TIE Advanced Prototype.

    Well, it's obviously not that small. Based on the dimensions given, it's almost exactly twice the height and width of #9492. So it's definitely larger than any similar System-scale set. It just doesn't seem large enough to justify the price, to me. I saw the images and video and expected it to be $150, so I was a bit shocked to see $200.
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 806
    It looks great and 9p per part, obviously that only applies if you pay £169.99
    Pitfall69
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,172
    Meh, it looks okay, I'll wait for the 50% off b-wing like clearance
    bluedragonVorpalRyu
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    I guess that I would be more excited about it if Lego had not done such a great job on the #9492 version. It's well detailed and is pretty close to minifig scale so displays great with your #10179. On the plus side, it's "swooshable" so more kids will have fun with it.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,724
    edited February 2015

    Legoboy said:

    £170. For that?

    It's huge.
    ...but bland. Size isn't everything.

    Not sure what more I'd expected from a UCS Tie other than a lower price as its detail doesn't seem far off. Good model, wrong price.
    Pitfall69
  • KleiovousKleiovous UKMember Posts: 95
    cavegod said:

    It looks great and 9p per part, obviously that only applies if you pay £169.99

    It would be much better value if it were 9p per part (0.09 x 1685 = 151.65).

    Sadly it's just over 10p.

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Yay the UCS TIE happened as expected and looks sufficiently Ultimate in size, maybe even a bit too big due to the wings if placed next to the older brothers of Interceptor #7181 and Advanced #10175. But most certainly will sit highest considering the height of the stand. Just happy to finish the trio soon (albeit without a Bomber).

    However, this set is a disappointment for the same reason Red Five #10240 is, it's basically the same build in style and technique as their System-scale counterparts #9492 & #9493.

    Price point is a bit off-putting only because compared to the same priced UCS Slave-1, the TIE looks lacking.

    I like having a special TIE Pilot, but couldn't get a good look at his arm print.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    edited February 2015
    I would had preferred 500 pcs bigger. That would had been epic. This is nice but not great and it could have been great.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852



    However, this set is a disappointment for the same reason Red Five #10240 is, it's basically the same build in style and technique as their System-scale counterparts #9492 & #9493.

    Price point is a bit off-putting only because compared to the same priced UCS Slave-1, the TIE looks lacking.

    Spot-on. The 10240 is probably my least liked UCS due to it being exactly the same build on a larger scale. It looks extremely poor value next to the Slave I.

    The completionist in me will demand this, but not at full price. At the very least I will be waiting for either an AFOL day or Smyths to stock it with a 20% off day. Could I hold out for 1/2 price eventually? The poor old UK probably won't see those prices from TLG.

    I have 2 system Ties + 8017 Vader's Tie hanging from the ceiling of the mancave, dogfighting 2 system X-wings and a Y wing. The system Tie as it is looks great, this looks worse - like a really low resolution photo blown up to poster proportions.

  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852
    When is it due out? May 4th or Summer? I'm guessing Summer as the Slave I was so late in arriving.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Due out in May.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852
    That stand looks ridiculously elaborate - did they build it that way to bump the piece count up to acceptable UCS levels?
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    OMG, it contains "...a TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol"! Can you believe it, it has a BLASTER PISTOL, what a freakin´awesome feature :wink:
    vitreolumAdzbadboy
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    Not excited at all with this piece....kinda a oh, hummm feeling. The stand is distracting. It looks like it is too much a part if the ship...wish they could have done something different.
  • Ray1204Ray1204 USAMember Posts: 69
    Is this considered the April VIP release with a general release of May 4th or is the Simpson kiwi store still coming?
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    Kwik-E-Mart is the early release set in April; this one has a hard launch for May.
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    Cool set, I'll pick one up by December probably!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852
    ryjay said:

    The stand is distracting. It looks like it is too much a part if the ship...wish they could have done something different.

    Yes, it looks like the Tie fighter has sprouted mechanoid legs.
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    Personally, I think the stands never get much attention and that's why most seem flimsy. This one seems cool because you can rotate the model 360 degrees. I wish that had been done with the other models which usually have either 1 or 2 standing positions. It's a somewhat difficult task trying to position some of my models around each other on their shelves when I can only display them in one or two positions.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852
    I do wish some of those technic beams and pins could come in a clear plastic to give the illusion of floating/in flight. Whether they'd be able to (transparent Lego pieces generally seem quite brittle) is another thing.
    BooTheMightyHamsterbluedragonBrickDancerAdzbadboypharmjod
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    Ironically, my timeline to purchase one of these is the same as LEGO's timeline to provide a discount or other incentives. There are just so many other sets I need to get first...
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    @monkeyhanger, #7962 has multiple Trans-Clear 1x15 & 1 x 11.5 Double Bent Technic beams (only set I know of), so they have been able to make them.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852

    @monkeyhanger, #7962 has multiple Trans-Clear 1x15 & 1 x 11.5 Double Bent Technic beams (only set I know of), so they have been able to make them.

    Something they should really think about doing then - if there are no tensile strength issues. #7962 might be fine, but maybe the weight of #10212 bearing down on a few beams is too much?

    I'm glad they started doing figs for the name plate on UCS (Tumbler, the new Tie), even if the kit is way bigger than minifig scale. The UCS B-Wing was dying for a B-wing pilot to stand by the plaque
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