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The Tie fighter was the symbol of the Empire’s oppression and ruthlessness. The scream of the twin ion engines is enough to make anyone run for cover. Over the years, the Empire turned out variations of the theme in an attempt to design more effective, specialized fighters. That effort developed Vader’s TIE Advanced, the TIE Defender and the TIE Crawler, all very effective starfighters in their own right. LEGO has done an excellent job at recreating these advanced TIE-type fighters, and they are the available in the 7664 TIE Crawler, 8087 TIE Defender and the 10131 TIE Collection sets, all part of the Expanded Universe LEGO Star Wars theme.

The limited edition 7644 TIE Crawler is the only multi-purpose TIE fighter, able to go from flying to ground support in an instant. Featuring the traditional ball shaped cockpit design with mounted twin laser cannons and a missile launcher, the fighter’s wings come equipped with tank-style treads. This vehicle, though it might seem large and unwieldy, is ideal for trooper support anywhere in the Empire. Also known as the Century Tank, these Imperial heavy tanks were used by the Imperial Remnant after the death of the Emperor. Traveling up to 90 km/h, these vehicles could rush to the aid of Imperial troops and arrive in time to beat back the Rebellion. The 7644 TIE Crawler set was used to introduce the new Shadow Stormtrooper LEGO Star Wars minifigure, with cloaking armor. Armed with the newest blaster pistols, these Imperial operatives were feared across the galaxy for their crack military skills. At 548 pieces, this set is rated for builders age 8 to 12. This is a very difficult set to build, with many small pieces and is not necessarily one that will stand up to rough play. While elegantly constructed, the wings are quite heavy and might cause some issues during play, though the set is still a must have for serious Star Wars lovers.

The 8087 TIE Defender was the Imperial’s answer to the Rebel Alliance’s B-Wing and X-Wing starfighters. Heavily armed, the TIE Defender features an impressive four laser cannons, two ion cannons and 2 missile launchers. The LEGO version comes equipped with six flick-to-fire missiles (two on each wing) to greatly increase playability, so you can actually throw things at enemy starfighters. The TIE Defender was also equipped with a shield generator and hyperdrive, making it both more expensive and more independent than the traditional TIE fighter. That being said, these LEGO Star Wars minifigure pilots typically survived longer than their TIE counterparts, and gained a terrifying reputation for the fighter’s design. First scene in the campaign against Admiral Zaarin, this fighter was widely used by the Imperial Remnant. This amazing fighter consists of 304 pieces and is recommended for builders age 8 to 14 due to the special pieces and odd construction techniques used in its creation. The set includes the new, redesigned TIE pilot and a regular Stormtrooper. An incredible size, over 8 inches (20cm) tall and over 9 inches (22cm) wide, this set is a must have for all Imperial LEGO fans.

The 10131 TIE Collection is another set, however, that no Imperial should miss. Containing Vader’s personal Tie Advanced, two regular Tie fighters and the Tie/d fighter (piloted by a droid brain). These classic reproductions of the amazing starfighters are a great addition to any space fleet, enabling your people to wreck havoc and rain destruction down on the heads of their enemies. The simplistic fighters recreate the original Lucas creations, but have very few moving parts. The four ships are built from 682 pieces and recommended for builders age 8 and up due to their complexity, and include Darth Vader, two Tie pilots and the droid brain.

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LEGO 4184 The Black Pearl: Deadly terror on the High Seas!

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Rumors spread for over a year across the far reaches of the internet, just as rumors spread of the Black Pearl and its undead crew, the 4184 The Black Pearl, finally hit retail shelves on November 1st, 2011. Jack Sparrow’s Black Pearl is once again roaming the seven seas, pillaging and plundering his weasely black […]

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An Introduction To LEGO Architecture

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LEGO Architecture was first released on the Market in 1962. The beautiful collection sadly lasted only a year but was later introduced in 2008 and has been around ever since then. The purpose of such a collection is to intrigue brick builders of every age and especially to teach young children about all of the […]

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There’s a Party In Bikini Bottom And Everyone Is invited!

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Many children, teens and even adults enjoy watching Sponge Bob Square Pants. With witty humor, brilliant graphics and much needed life lessons; Sponge Bob Square Pants is definitely a well noon cartoon. With all that said, it is no surprise that LEGO would decide to come out with their very own collection of Sponge Bob […]

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A Review On The Biggest and Baddest LEGO Star Wars Builds Around

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When browsing through the records of LEGO builds, there are a few Star Wars sets that jump off the page. The LEGO 10221 Super Star Destroyer, 10188 Death Star and 10212 Imperial Shuttle are among the most amazing sets ever created. But how do you pick the best set out of these three? Is it […]

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Help Capture the Thief with The LEGO City Police Dog Van!

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The City LEGO collection is said to be releasing many sets this coming year. One of the many sets to be released in 2012 is the Police dog van LEGO #4441. This set is an incredibly valuable asset to your City collection mostly because every piece in this set is very versatile. The thing that […]

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Christmas Ornament

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Normally we only post reviews on LEGO sets but we came across this tutorial on how to build a Death Star Ornament made completely of LEGO’s and couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to post the tutorial. This DIY ornament is so easy and inexpensive to build. It is perfect to make for your own […]

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Man your battle stations! Here comes the 7134 A-wing Fighter!

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Racing through the blackness of space, starfighter pilots battled the odds to survive in the intense dogfights and turbolaser fire. Among the best of the fighters, A-Wings (also known as “Slims”) made Imperials think twice before engaging in combat. With the fastest fighter in the Rebel Alliance arsenal, A-wing jocks liked to remind everyone else […]

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7104 Desert Skiff: Taking You To Death at The Pit of Carkoon or Will They Escape from Jabba?

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Primarily used to transport people and cargo across hundreds of worlds, the Bantha II cargo skiff (also called the Desert Skiff) are known for the rugged dependability, their size and fuel efficiency, or maybe not because they use repulsorlifts to move. Criminal groups also used it, because of the retractable plank it offered and ability […]

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The Ministry Fails Again: 4753 Sirius Black’s Escape!

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, really starts things moving for the Harry Potter series. Sirius Black has broken out of prison and everyone thinks he’s after Harry Potter, but is he? Sirius is really after Peter Pettigrew, the man who really betrayed Harry’s parents. Pettigrew, an Animagus, transformed himself into a rat and […]

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Where will you see Chewbacca and Imperial Scout troopers together? Only in Star Wars #3 3342


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Part of the Classic Star Wars collection, this minifigure collectors pack was released in 2000. Included in this 20-piece set are the Chewbacca and two Scout Trooper minifigures, along with information cars and decorative stands. Each of the information cards tells a little about the character and on the back has different backdrops to represent […]

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