From the 7146 TIE Fighter back in 2001 to the 75101 TIE Fighter Special Forces in 2015, the iconic Star Imperial fighter has evolved a lot. The latest incarnation for nearly two decades is the 75211 Imperial TIE Fighter released to support the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars story in May. The latest TIE Fighter set includes 519 pieces and 4 minifigs, retailing at $ 69.99.Let’s look at how this latest TIE stacks up against its predecessors – the 2015 LEGO TIE Fighter by The Force Awakens in particular. Thumbnails may reveal SPOILERS ahead of the movie’s release, so be warned!
Like all but the 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, this solo set has no sticker sheets. In fact, except for microspheres, there are only four printed elements: the dome, the centers of each wing of the solar panel, and the door dome, which appears here for the first time in light gray. Each previous TIE uses a dark gray hatch.
An amazingly fast build – especially if you’re running massive wing subdomains in quadruples – the pod command is the first and most complex part of the build. The first bag contains the lower half of the trunk, which is mainly made of nails. The cockpit itself includes a control bar, but the TIE Fighter Emperor clearly intended to sit on the pilot only – we will see most of the differences from the First Order TIE Fighter later on.TIE fighters are mass acts, unarmed, almost useless boat fighters who reflect the Galactic Empire’s complete disregard for rational life – even the life of their pilot. In the movies, these are weak vehicles that put only the most durable, armored starfighters in large numbers. Appearances and popular movies, In contrast, the LEGO TIE fighter is an incredibly durable model, capable of spinning around the room as you try to make her scream clear.