Day 10 brings us the micro Lego Tie Fighter
from the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar. Do you love it?
This model goes with Day, 9 (Anakin’s Starfighter, ) the AAT from day 1 and the Vulture Drone from Day 6. Now we have a micro sale Tie Fighter to do battle with the rest. I have a feeling from looking at the picture on the box that there will be other micro models coming in the next 14 days, and I’ll be sure to post them as well as a nice group shot when the 24 days of Lego Star
I remember seeing my first Tie Fighter in 1976. I had waited in line for hours with my parents to see the original Star wars. They thought I was too young at 6 years old, but I kept nagging, and nagging and they gave in, and took me and my friend Steve to the theater. When I first saw it, I immediately knew they were pure evil. These were the space ships the bad guys flew. They were good pilots, with good training, and set on defending their death star until the end.
For me, this is an awesome replica. It’s a great Lego micro scale build of the original.
There are 11 pieces all together for this build, which can be easily identified into 3 major parts: The left wing, the right wing, and the cockpit in the middle. It’s very clever how they use the grey pieces to hold the wings onto the cockpit. The clear round 1×1 tile is also a nice touch for the canopy glass. If they could have just come up with some way of adding a laser canon to it, it would be perfect.
The only way to get this Micro Jedi Tie Fighter is in the 2014 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
This is what the Official Lego website has to say about the 2014 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar:
Spend the festive period on icy planet Hoth with the LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar! Open up a door each December day to reveal a cool Star Wars themed gift, including minifigures starships, vehicles and more. Once you have all 24 gifts, unfold the playmat and act out hilarious Hoth-based scenes that everyone in the family will love to watch. This is the perfect holiday gift for LEGO Star Wars fans from any galaxy!
The Lego Advent Calendars follow a simple principle, there are 24 different mini sets each hidden behind a numbered door inside the Lego Box. You don’t open the box like a regular Lego Set, but instead, the lid is hinged, and the box opens up so that the back of the lid is a printed play-space, and then there are 24 different perforated doors.
Some people like to open each of the 24 sets all at once, but I prefer to open the first set on Dec 1, the 2nd on Dec, and so forth, all the way to Christmas Eve when I open the last one.