Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter
Retired ProductVader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter4.1765517.
It's rebels vs. Imperials in a deep-space duel!
Enter a battle between two iconic starships from the Star Wars galaxy—the TIE Advanced, piloted by Lord Darth Vader, and the rebels' A-Wing Starfighter. The faithfully recreated form of the TIE Advanced features top-and-front-opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and dual spring-loaded shooters, while the rebel A-Wing Starfighter features a special green-accented color scheme, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and a storage box behind the seat, retractable landing gear, turning wingtips, folding wings and spring-loaded shooters that are fired by pulling the cockpit back. This set includes 4 minifigures: Darth Vader, an A-Wing Pilot, Sabine Wren and Grand Moff Tarkin.
- Includes 4 minifigures: Darth Vader, an A-Wing Pilot, Sabine Wren and Grand Moff Tarkin.
- TIE Advanced features iconic shape, top-and-front-opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and dual spring-loaded shooters.
- A-Wing Starfighter features a special green-accented color scheme, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure, storage box behind the seat, retractable landing gear and spring-loaded shooters that are fired by pulling the cockpit back.
- Pull back the A-Wing's cockpit to fire the spring-loaded shooters.
- Own Lord Vader, one of the most iconic minifigure characters of the entire Star Wars saga.
- Weapons include Darth Vader's Lightsaber and 4 blasters.
- Accessory elements include Darth Vader's helmet and the A-Wing Pilot's helmet.
- As featured in the Star Wars Rebels animated TV series.
- This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 9-14.
- TIE Advanced measures over 4” (11cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide.
- A-Wing Starfighter with landing gear extended measures over 2” (6cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide.
- 24 days agoAverage rating5out of 5 starsTwo of the Best, Most Iconic Ships!!!thehead3 | 25-34I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis set is one of the most well thought-out and innovative sets I have every made, and surprisingly detailed for the number of pieces. Many of the recent sets have been great at hiding the torpedoes/ lasers, but this set has one of the best and creative ways of launching the projectiles. Not to mention, the set has two of the most iconic and fan favorite ships in the saga. A-Wing Other than being a little sticker heavy, this ship is nearly perfect: great detail; nice, inconspicuous landing gears; near scale; etc. The best part is definitely the firing mechanism. The sliding of the center of the ship is a great way to fire the projectiles and keep the streamlined look of the ship. Only gripe is the minifig has to sit far from the "controls", and has to sit in just the right position or the moving parts hit and move the minifig. Also, the green coloring is nice and great for keeping with the ships seen in Rebels. Vader's Tie The first thing to notice is the ship is smaller and not to scale, but keeps to how the ship was presented in the show. Having said that, the detail is amazing and has to be one of my favorite ships in recent memory. Again, the firing mechanism is great and built near seamlessly into the design. Also, the cockpit for Vader is great that he slips in and out easily without having to click him down. Minifigures Each fig is very detailed and has great printing. Sabine has much better hair than her last minifig, though I wish her helmet was included especially considering the price of the set. Like other reviewers said, I wish Sabine's skin tone was closer to the show. The pilot is really nice and the helmet has great printing. Tarkin is a great welcome and his expressions are great in capturing the iconic villain. Vader is fantastic with the new two piece helmet and a unique chest print for the Rebel set; it's nice to have a fabric cape and not the normal ones that crease so easily. I also really like Vader and Tarkin are given a "slim" profile with the printing, mimicking the art style of the show. Overall This set is fantastic and has great play features with unique ways to build in the projectiles. It's great getting two of the most iconic ships and great minifigs, and is truly one of my favorite recent sets. The price is where this set falls short, at $90 for around 700 pieces is pretty steep, even for a Star Wars set.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 starsLevel of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 starsValue for MoneyAverage rating2out of 5 starsBuild Time: 3 hrsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?55
- 24 days agoAverage rating4out of 5 starsHeroes vs Villains!Gaarastar | 25-34I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfAnother great set from the Lego Star Wars range. The Darth Vader Tie Advanced vs Rebel A-Wing is a nice wee set that combines a fun build experience with two iconic vehicles and some excellent minifigures. The Tie Advanced is smaller than previous versions but is in keeping with the Rebels TV show style and although compact it features all of the components needed to bring this classic design to life. Also features a well-thought out fire button for the missile system. The A-Wing is a great improvement on the previous model, now featuring movable rear wing foils that make it a bit more dynamic. Also the green colour scheme sets it apart from other Alliance ships and makes it stand out on the shelf. Very sticker heavy but I think they do make the whole model come together. I feel the missile fire system on the A-Wing is a bit awkward, but I do like the new landing struts, they are simple yet effective. Both ships are compact and feel durable enough for play but are detailed enough to be worthy additions to a display collection too. The minifigures are all spot on. Sabine features updated hair which, even with subtle changes, is much better than her first hair, but seriously Lego can we have her with the correct skin-colour please???. The new version of Vader is great as it was in the Emperor's Throne Room set. We also have a completely new A-Wing pilot from Rebels (great to have a female pilot!) and a Rebels-style Moff Tarkin which is also great as he hasn't had many outings in minifigure form and yet is one of the most iconic villains of the saga. Overall I reckon this is a great set for display and for play and I hope Lego brings in more of these combination sets which allows us to have proper battles. My one gripe would be the price. At £80 I (and I think everyone else) expect at least a couple more minifigures in a set this size, especially when you consider that the First Order Transport which retails for the sameprice featured 7 minifigures (as well as more pieces!). Perhaps a Commander Sato minifigure or a Rebels-specific Ahsoka - both of whom were present during this battle! Despite this admittedly small gripe I would highly recommend this set. Great ships, great minifigures, great fun!Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 starsLevel of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 starsValue for MoneyAverage rating3out of 5 starsBuild Time: 4 hrsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?45
- 24 days agoAverage rating4out of 5 starsNot Just For "Rebels" FansRoebot56 | 19-24I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfI've been looking for a TIE Advanced for a while now, and here it is, in addition to the equally hard to find A-Wing. As of writing, I have only actually built the A-Wing and intend to build the TIE tommorow. Pros: -A-Wing shooter mechanism is one of the best I've seen, yes the firing is a bit awkward, but it blends in seamlessly (no weird finger holes or levers) by moving the middle of the ship to fire (the rubber bands keep it in the correct position when not firing) so it covers both playability and, more importantly for AFOLs like me, displayability (although there is something fun about shooting those spring powered shooters at minifigures, but picking the shots up afterwards can be a chore as their power often sends them bouncing off walls). -This set is not just for people who have seen the "Rebels" TV Show. Both of these ships appear in the movies (TIE Advanced in IV, the A-Wing in VI). In fact, the only "Rebels" only element is the Sabine Wren minifigure. Cons: - I normally wouldn't, but price. Is this a problem with TIE Fighters? But the price and brickcount aren't good, there are less than 10 pieces per Pound and just 4 minifigures. -Stickers, not a fan, and this set sadly has quite a few to get the otherwise impossible details. Surely the A-Wing's console (a sloped 1x2x0.8 (length x width x height where a plate is 0.4 high and a brick is 1.2 high) brick could've been printed instead of stickered, I don't think the set has more than one. -A-Wing Shooter mechanism is a bit awkward to use, as it needs to be pulled back to load it and those rubber bands have some force behind them (to compensate for the resistance of the mechanism). Overall, a very good set.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 starsLevel of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 starsValue for MoneyAverage rating3out of 5 starsBuild Time: 3 hrsWas this helpful?45
- 5 months agoAverage rating5out of 5 starsJust downright amazingDarkrage1138 | 14-18I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfOkay so I should start off by saying I don't usually have enough money for a set like this, and pretty much only ever buy army builders. My only ships before this were a snowspeeder I bought years ago and a B-wing I got for free. So I was at Target looking to buy some more army builders because I happened to have more money than usual, so I was gonna increase my stormy army by a considerable margin, but then I saw this, and I must have stood still for half an hour deciding whether or not to get this or my beloved army builders. I eventually decided to get it, and oh boy am I glad I did. These might be the two most well made Lego set ships I have ever held, sturdy, very accurate to movies, as far as I can tell they are 1:1 scale to the minifigs, the way they hide the missiles and the mechanism to fire them is pure genius. To be honest, I wish I could contact the master builder who designed these and just tell them they did a downright amazing job. I would usually feel bad spending this much money on two ships but by the empire this was worth it. If you have the money to buy this set but you are on the fence on whether or not to. Do it, buy it, it is downright amazing, and if you fold the wings on the Tie advanced up and use some imagination it seconds as a kind of other tie fighter.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 starsLevel of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 starsValue for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 starsBuild Time: 2 hrsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?55