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Considering I ordered a set direct on the 4th, in Canada, I believe it should be available everywhere.
Here is a shot next to a an official system scale version...
I remember this being an enjoyable build and at 2500 pieces it didn’t break the bank either - seemed like a good option until Lego decides to release their own version.
Is the scale version pictured above, the 75054?
Now, I'm not the kind of guy that wants one of everything ever released (which would be a bit of a nightmare for SW) but I do like to have the best example, which for the TIE Fighter, isn't the First Order one (imho). So, I started looking at what's been released and I noticed something odd.
Ignoring the nano fighter you get with #911510 (Micro Star Destroyer and TIE Fighter) there are 5 microscale TIE Fighters that I can find, plus 1 that's upcoming. But, there's a problem with scale. 4 of them use a 2x2 dish for the front viewer ( #3219 #TRUTIE-1 #30276 and #8028 ) and the one we'll get with the next magazine will be as well. However, #30381 uses a 3x3 dish.
What makes this worse is that the size of the 'wings' also vary between models, with their height going from 4 studs (1) to 6 studs (2 - one from from the upcoming mag) and then 8 studs tall (3).
So, which is the most proportionate wing to window ratio? I've looked at official images and it looks like 2 stud windows and 8 stud wings might be the most accurate, but that means my choices are either one from over a decade ago (looks nasty) or a ST one (looks a bit too red). So, any alternate opinions would be most welcome!
I took way too long with this post.
I have to say that #30276 is the best looking and best proportioned of the ones you have listed— could you modify that design to match an OT Tie (same proportions, etc), or are you looking for actual released sets only?
Edit: I'd also have to replace a lot of grey with black, and black with grey by the look of things...
Also, it's not part of the PT, so I can forgive it A LOT. Sorry to all the Jar Jar lovers. That sounds all kinds of wrong, so I'll leave it in. Is his name hyphenated?
(And it was annoying that the movie was about Hyperdrive gas. A now common theme in the SW Universe... we're stealing kyber crystals, hyperspace gas and organic Ewok poop.)
Main technic frame is done and starting on the tiling of the bottom— the below pic represents the 545th page of the instructions (out of 1494)...
“I have a bad feeling about this”...
Pitfall69 said: it is in all 8 movies and most if not all of the video games- I didn’t hear it in this trailer though...
not in the trailer and not SPOKEN in The Last Jedi - APPARENTLY it is ‘said’ by BB-8 in droid language during the opening battle (and probably echoing most fans thoughts during said battle).
Though not confirmed it is believed to be a nod by Lucas in EpIV to 2001 where it said by HAL.
Tickets got released in the UK at 09:00, if you haven’t already booked.
I only agree on the resistance part, it's weird how all those ships came to be in such a short time period, but they'll certainly have an explanation for it.
So instead I'm now gonna see it with my wife on the 19th in IMAX 3D. She's not a star wars fan, but she'll just be happy to see it with someone else. I made her watch The Force Awakens day one by herself straight after I'd watched it with my oldest daughter while my wife looked after our new baby. I just wanted her to see it before she heard that Han died in it.
As an aside, it's going to be a long movie if they're going to essentially remake ESB and RotJ together. Or, if they're just remaking Return of the King...
Just no time travel. Just no time travel!