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I will say that the vehicle itself is not anything I would display unless I already had a UCS X-Wing or B-Wing on display.
I'd buy any of the other UCS vehicles available before a TIE Fighter.
A great poet once said those words and I think it means 'sure, get a UCS TIE Fighter if you like the look of it'.
I did get mine on the triple VIP earlier this year, which made the cost more bearable, so if you do want it, I would act now during double points.
Worth it? How? Build, parts, EOL collectibility?
It's a fairly repetitive and straight forward build that offers some good snot and sculpting lessons but no real surprises. It is quite imposing on a (deep) shelf and looks awesome with every other non minifig scale UCS vehicle (except the Tantive) and particularly good with Vaders Tie or the ATST. It will be required if your collecting focus is UCS (or general Star Wars vehicles). It does have a unique mini figure and parts wise there is (from memory) only the cockpit window and hatch and the rail pieces and big octagons with holes in LBG that are in any way unique. I feel long term collectibility is there due to being such an iconic vehicle but it won't double in value quickly. That said - if you don't have the Slave, get it first! It's just too good comparatively. My opinions only, and, that said, I'm still not sure I understood the actual question.
All around it looks like a neat set, but it really is only a display piece. In terms of 'collect-ability', or resale? Well LEGO obviously redoes the UCS models after a few years and typically makes them better. In addition, they have been on sale A LOT in their run, and that is the first time I have seen a UCS be on sale that much in a while (heck for all the shade thrown at the Sandcrawler, fairly certain it was not on sale, and if it was it was not on sale much in its run).
So if you like the design, want a display piece, and can get it for at least 20% off at like a site like Amazon or Target, or where ever? I'll let the OP answer as this is really their decision anyway.
But if you wait, maybe something down the road will catch your attention, just because you have $200 doesnt mean you need to spend it now on stuff you think is kinda, "ehh". Lego is expensive, make sure you get your moneys worth when you finally spend it.
Got it. And a large enough dust-free display case.
It still makes me uneasy that the DS and Ewok Village Village are listed as UCSs in the Database. It makes me want to check the boxes for the UCS badge. I don't remember it noting it on the original DS and EV...
In any case, those sets were rereleased today, they'd almost certainly get the badge. Which is not to say that they necessarily ought to be lumped in—just that Lego's categorization is broader than most fans use and more specifically defined than it used to be.