Mini Jek-14 Stealth Fighter

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Mini Jek-14 Stealth Fighter

Yesterday, Toys R Us stores in the USA held an in-store Star Wars building event. The model made was a Mini Jek-14 Stealth Fighter, from the Yoda Chronicles.

Thanks to Bert and Ian who sent me a PDF of the instructions for the model which will enable you to build your own.

Whilst on the subject of in-store builds, LEGO brand stores held one on the 1st May where you could build a Holocron Droid. I haven't been able to find decent instructions for it but Smashing Bricks has some photos of them which should be adequate to enable you to replicate it.

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By in United States,

I went yesterday and it was a pretty cool little set.

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By in United States,

I went yesterday. Toys R Us gave me 7 extras. :D

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By in United States,

My brother went for me and they said that I had to be there. *scratches head*

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By in United States,

Your welcome Huw. Glad to contribute (in a small way) to Brickset!

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By in United States,

@ Blaziken5x did you go at the end of the time if not how did you get 7extras?

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By in United States,

I got to run this event yesterday at the Toy R Us in Hagerstown, MD. It was such a blast! Getting paid to play with LEGO and talk about Star Wars with the kids... best day at work ever??

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By in United States,

There's a guy selling one on eBay for $249! Reminds me of the Mr. Gold fiasco. Glad I got mine yesterday.

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By in United States,

I went and it was one of the best Lego builds

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for the pdf - very nice looking little build and think I have most if not all of the pieces within arm's reach!

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By in United Kingdom,

Blaziken5x would you be willing to help out somebody in the UK (the promotion for JEK14 wasn't available here) with one of your extras? Thx

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By in United States,

I brought my children there to each make ONE, but was sad to see a lot of adults, like the considerate Blaziken5x, grabbing handfuls of pieces. Naturally, the toys r us employee manning the table stood there oblivious and slack-jawed while grown-ups gobbled up the pieces. It was supposed to be a two hour event, but we got there first thing, because I expected the inconsiderate greed. I feel sorry for any excited kids who showed up after the first half hour, expecting to make a fun little ship. And Blaziken5x, for you to actually admit you took seven sets worth says a lot about your character.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm 11 (posting with my Dad's permission and help) and would really like the Starfighter and Comic, but the UK didn't run this promotion, I think the Yoda Chronicles look great.

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By in United States,

I went at the end of the event and they said I could make as many as there were left but I didn't feel right doing that so I just made two one for me and one for a friend.

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By in United States,

@ Gladeye
my TRU had them pre packagde each with one in each bag.
So i guess that they saw people takeing more than the pieces needed for one, like you said.

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By in United States,

I always find it interesting when adults are reporting getting multiples of these. At my TRU store, if you aren't there in the first half hour you probably won't get one - and that's just from the sheer numbers of kids who show up.

We've learned and always show up 1 hour early. The first time we went, we foolishly showed up about 20 minutes after the event started. The event was to build a car and race it down the track. They had instructions for how to build the frame of the car, and all the pieces thrown out on tables. Many of the kids weren't following the instructions, taking 8-10 wheels each. My son found all the pieces for the frame of his car, except the wheels. My daughter didn't even get the pieces for the frame of the car. Granted, we had all the pieces to complete their cars at home, but my kids were still upset because they wanted to race their cars at the store and couldn't race without wheels. After that, we learned out lesson and now get there well before the event starts.

The last two times our TRU has done beter, pre-packaging the parts rather than throwing them out on the tables. However, it seems to go in waves, for a while TRU will do a great job, and then one day you'll show up and they won't have it setup when the event is supposed to start, and finally they'll be ripping open the LEGO shipping bags and dumping the parts into brown cardboard boxes and it will turn into a chaotic free-for-all (their Monster Fighters event was this way). It all depends on who in the store organized it- some employees prepare, others can't be bothered.

Still, our TRU never has extras for adults, much less enough for all the kids who show up an hour or hour and a half into the event. So for people to report that their TRU gave them extras, I find that hard to believe with what I've witnessed. Maybe they grabbed extras but as a dad who has had to face the disappointment from one of these events, I wouldn't take them even if offered. For me it's one for each of my kids... I don't even pick them up for my nephews who would love them... this is for kids who go to the store. If I took three for my LEGO loving nephews, I know that three kids would show up at the store and miss out. I can guarantee it. If there are TRU stores somewhere where this isn't the case, then I've got to wonder how they stay open with such a small customer base.

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By in United States,

I took my 2 ids to one TRU and there were plenty of kits available. We showed up late and there was no wait to get the pieces and they even said I could get one (I declined as my sons both got one anyways). At the store we went to some of the parts were prebagged, but others had to be added. This was by far the slowest event we had ever gone to.

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By in United States,

@yonton...here's a link to the instructions so you can build it yourself from your own or your dad's parts....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51289111@N05/
Just scroll down a little and you'll see the Jek-14 building instructions.
I don't have an extra mini-model but, if you want the comic book they gave me a couple extra. Email me through brickset.

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By in United States,

my daughter decided to add two more engines and called it x-wing prototype thingy. :-)

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By in United States,

went to one of these things for monster fighters they said said it was to build a big haunted house got there no instructions just help build it also kids and adults were taking rare pieces like moonstones and gates like what the heck?

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By in United States,

There was also a Yoda Chronicles Holocron Droid build at Lego stores on May 1st. Let me know if you need the details.

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By in Canada,

This looks better than the actual full-sized set!

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By in United States,

They went quick at The Houston Galleria TRU, (they only got 100 sets per store according to the instructions they had for setup) When they hosted the recent Friends "Wishing Well" givaway they had tons of parts left....

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By in United States,

I went there and got the extras when everyone was gone. Plus, the worker there took the extras for the other workers, for their kids and stuff.

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By in United States,

cute little set :D

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By in United States,

cute little set :D

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