• TIE Defender

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    BEST. TIE. EVER.

    Written by (KFOL) in United States,

    Shadowtrooper here. This set is AWESOME!

    Pros

    • Not 4, or even 5, but 6! 6 flick-fire missles!
    • Rotating thingy in cockpit keeps pilot upright
    • New (at least at the time of release) TIE pilot
    • Stormtrooper as a ground crew
    • Cool thruster piece at back
    • Red piece with holes on front behind pilot can be used as a blaster rack
    • BIG!

    Cons

    • Cockpit flips upside down when cockpit is open in the same way it stays upright when closed
    • Missiles don't always work
    • Somewhat repetitive build
    • Pilot has no blaster.

    Overall, this is an accurate depiction of the deadliest starfighter in the Imperial fleet, (Shields, hyperdrive, ion cannons, missiles, lasers, and more maneuverable than even a TIE Interceptor) and also a great set. That's all. Shadowtrooper out!

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    2 out of 3 people thought this review was helpful.

  • TIE Defender

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    Come on its a T.I.E. Defender!

    Written by (AFOL , bronze-rated reviewer) in United States,

    How can you not like this set!  lol  The only complaints some may have if you ask me is the build since 3 major parts of the build are just repeats of wings.  So you may dock it a little but come on it is the way it looks.  I love this set and have no complaints.  Looks killer on the desk.

    2 out of 8 people thought this review was helpful.

  • TIE Defender

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    Coolest TIE Fighter on the market

    Written by (Unspecified) in United States,

    I thought this set was really cool, the wings are tedious to make but the end result is worth it. Overall it is a really good set, I only had 3 problems with it

    1. I didn't like the spinning, i'm pretty sure the actual ship doesn't do that and for me it only gets in the way, however this can be fixed if you have the will and a spare brick or two

    2. The inside of the cockpit is LAME, the pilot literally is just sitting on the edge, no controls nothing, plus there is a red brick with the pegs facing his back, but again can be fixed with some extra pieces

    3. This goes for most all Legos nowadays but it is a little overpriced, I believe the set is $50 dollars or something like that when it should be $30-$40

    Pros

    Cool design

    Sturdy

    Extra stormtrooper

    Cons

    Spinning wings

    Repetitive build

    Lame cockpit

    2 out of 5 people thought this review was helpful.

  • TIE Defender

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    BEST tie vehicle yet

    Written by (TFOL , bronze-rated reviewer) in United States,

    This set is awsome overall I would get this.

    pros

    new tie defender pilot helmet

    stormtrooper

    6 missles

    cons

    you have to build the wings 3 times.

    2 out of 4 people thought this review was helpful.

  • A Rebel Pilots Worst Nightmare!

    Written by (Unspecified) in United Kingdom,

    I just got the new Tie Defender from legoshop.co.uk and at first, was surprised at the price. That didn't last long. This is an exceptional set, which has been begging for release as a LEGO set ever since we saw it in Battlefront: Renegade Squadron.

    PROS:

    Spinning wings
    Six flick fire missiles that actually work!
    New TIE Pilot helmet design
    Inclusion of a Stormtrooper minifigure
    Perfect cockpit design
    Comic in back of instruction booklet

    CONS:

    No controls inside the cockpit
    ....um.....thats all!

    Overall, this ship is perfect both for its play features, and as a display piece, and is a must have for a LEGO Star Wars or Expanded Universe fan, and is an awesome addition to the TIE 'Family'

    1 out of 1 person thought this review was helpful.