Random set of the day: A-wing Fighter

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A-wing Fighter

A-wing Fighter

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Today's random set is 7134 A-wing Fighter, released in 2000. It's one of 19 Star Wars sets produced that year. It contains 125 pieces and 2 minifigs, and its retail price was US$15.

It's owned by 5353 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


 

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22 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Yeah man, a classic! Shut up all you haters, it's beautiful.

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By in United States,

This was the only Lego set my grandmother ever got for me before she passed many years ago. Just because of that, I've always loved the A-Wing, enough to the point where it used to be Luke's straighter of choice during play. Well, after I attached R2's head, of course!

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By in United States,

This is a great 1999 set!! It was immediately recognizable, and was durable!

-although it could use just a couple more slope pieces ;)

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By in United States,

One of my favorite Star Wars sets I owned. Still looks really good today, in spite of its age.

Also I am not sure it’s possible to convey to people who were not there the sheer AMAZEMENT I had at seeing Star Wars ships rendered in Lego. It was like a dream come true. I was always a fan of the A-Wing’s design and when they released this it really felt like anything was possible going forward with the line.

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By in United States,

This was before my time, but I remember seeing this set in the Star Wars Visual Dictionary (the first one) and just loving the simplicity of it. It looks like something little me would have slapped together in 5-10 minutes. Makes me nostalgic even tho I'm not nostalgic for it.

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By in United States,

^ When little me and less little sibling tried to slap together an A-wing in 5-10 minutes, it sure didn't turn out as well! When I got this kit as a kid I was so surprised to see it had fins on the bottom. Neither I nor my sibling knew that. This kit has aged really well. Like the rest of the first Star Wars waves, this represents the pinnacle of Lego design before the introduction of modern curves, wedge plates, and SNOT parts. It's immediately recognizable, reasonably accurate, simple and durable, and uses the pre-existing parts palette very well, while introducing (with the rest of the line) a small number of versatile new parts that not only work in a very wide variety of contexts, but also allow it to look much sharper and sleeker than any contemporary MOC using only the pre-1999 parts palette.

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By in United States,

Yas, one of my favorites as a kid! Found it mostly intact when I pulled out my old bins a while back.

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By in United States,

Great set, accurate looking. And $15 for that back then? Seems reasonably priced I think.

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By in United Kingdom,

Totally agree with WemWem's comment that the joy and amazement of seeing Star Wars craft in LEGO form was so cool back then. I have always loved the A-Wing, the Little Fighter That Could. It broke my heart to see them so poorly served in The Last Jedi...but that's another story.

I have three LEGO A-Wings from over the years and obviously the design has improved dramatically over that time but this blocky little devil still does a job of at least portraying the overall shape of the ship, even if it's rather blocky.

Cracking moustache on the Rebel tech as well!

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By in United Kingdom,

I have this one. I have been selling off my Star Wars sets but no one seems to want this one. It is kinda cute.

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By in United Kingdom,

Interesting to read comments by people who remember when this set came out. I got into Lego Star Wars in about 2005 and I remember really wanting the A-Wing from that year (or was it 2006?) as it is my favourite SW ship. My mum refused and encouraged me to build this set using pieces from my Lego box. I was not keen and didn't get my hands on an A-Wing until January 2013 when they released a new one. I also got the most recent one though I can't decide which of the two I like better.

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By in United Kingdom,

The A-wing was always my favourite ship to fly in X-wing Vs. TIE Fighter. I was delighted when this set came out, and I remember trying to re-create it in yellow at my best friend's house - he had the Naboo Fighter set, which had the engines and windscreen piece I needed.

I was absolutely over the moon when I got this set for Christmas from my aunt. I almost never got new Lego, most of what I had was second hand stuff from the 80s. This remains one of my favourite sets to this day.

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By in Portugal,

The set is good but the new versions are much better than this especially in the design.

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By in Serbia,

And hitler as the maintenance guy.

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By in Netherlands,

I replayed Rogue One (y'know, the old Factor 5 game) scenarios so often with this bad boy, great set with lovely printing. If only we could go back.....

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By in Netherlands,

Found this one new in box a while ago. Haven't gotten around to building it yet because of all the new set releases, but I really want to. Such a classic.

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By in United States,

If I’d known this would be one of just two sets to sport that clear canopy, I would’ve bought more back in the day. It certainly was awesome to see an A-Wing in blocky LEGO form. Almost like seeing it in 8-bit graphics. I loved it.

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By in United States,

The A-Wing has always been a favorite of mine, although I never actually owned this set.

Now if they would just design and release a UCS A-Wing...

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By in United States,

I still have this one, built and displayed with a bunch of the other Star Wars sets from this generation. I know there have been updated versions, but I just never got around to getting them.

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By in United Kingdom,

I remember getting this set early December 1999 - there used to be a shop in my town (that sadly closed the following year) that always broke the street dates on new sets. I was hugely excited to walk into the shop and find a new wave of sets that I didn't know existed, and I snapped up the A-wing right away.

Looking back, it's amazing to see how far we've come in 18/19 years. I used to think this was a great representation of the Alliance's small, sleek starfighter yet every rendition after this outshines it. Nonetheless, it's still a set I'm very fond of.

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By in United States,

Star Wars sets have came a long way in eighteen years.

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