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I present the review of the 8087 - TIE Defender. This powerful space fighter has participated in several battles, mostly in the imperial camp, and especially after the Battle of Endor, although the first prototypes were first used in the Battle of Hoth. This game appears in various expanded universe novels, and debuted in the video game "TIE-Fighter" in 1994, but also makes appearances in other games of galactic saga.
After suffering heavy casualties in the ranks of fighters TIE fighters, the empire began to realize that the strategy of using lots of lightly armed fighters was perhaps not effective, and it was better to use fewer fighters, but more powerful and better armed. The TIE Defender emerged as space superiority fighter interceptor to serve as imperial, and since its inception, its specifications were designed for the superiority in combat. The TIE Defender has 3 pairs of wings folded outwards, thus earning the solar surface. It has advanced hyperdrive and deflector shields, and a new version of TIE engines that allow exceptional maneuverability. With 140 MGLT the standard power setting is more agile than an A-Wing, a TIE Interceptor, or even a TIE-Avenger, his predecessor. Besides all this, the TIE Defender is heavily armed: in its standard configuration, has 4 laser cannons and two ion cannons, and two launchers (torpedoes or concussion missiles, depending on the mission). This game point for point than any other fighter of his time. It is more versatile than an X-Wing, with powerful shields and hyperdrive, are better armed than a B-Wing, with up to 6 separate weapons and launchers, and more agile than an A-Wing. Its only downside is that it is expensive to manufacture as much as 5 TIE-Fighters. So the number of active TIE-Defenders was not very high, and they could pilot the TIE Interceptor those pilots who had survived more than 20 fights. Thus it was assured that the pilots of TIE-Defenders were the best ... or those who had more luck.
Apart from this set, no other Lego set (so far) to denote this ship, even if sets are represented as various types of TIE fighters.
Note: In the review I have not included all the pictures I have taken the set, only the essential. The rest can be seen in Photo Gallery. In addition, clicking on the pictures, they will in large format.
The box is of medium size, and an almost square format, but is slightly taller than wide. You silk and color scheme similar to the Clone Wars sets 2009. The cover of the box shows an image of the TIE Defender in battle, and in the lower left corner, an image that includes two minifigures. The box opens up, ripping the tabs and tabs side zeal, and has no portfolio:
The box shows an image behind the set and some of its details, and other Star Wars sets 2010. At the top are also shown two minifigures which includes the set:
The Test Box TM reveals that much of it is empty, following the trend of recent times
Inside the box we find 3 bags numbered two with the number "2" and another bag with the number "1", and the instruction manual. No stickers:
The manual details each step the pieces to be used, and has the final inventory of parts. The pieces in the bag marked with the number "1" are used for the body of the TIE Defender, and parts of the bags marked with the number "2" are used for the wings:
As the first set of 2010 we review include an image of one of the last pages of the manual, which is a render with the new Star Wars sets 2010 and some Star Wars 2009:
Then at the end of the instructions are drawings that are very reminiscent of the comics that were coming in the manuals of the early models Star Wars 10 years ago:
These are the parts ordered:
The construction of the set is not very long, nor is it particularly complicated steps, except you have to align the two Technic Rotor 3 Blade used as an anchor of the wings and stands. The 3 wings are identical, so there are several steps that are repeated.
As usual, you start riding the minifigs. Next to them are 3 rooms that had not seen so far:
First is mounted the body of the spacecraft, after the cabin and support for the 3 wings:
When mounted on the body, are constructed 3 wings, which are identical, starting from the middle of each wing which then are added solar panelsThat bind to the middle of each wing with two Technic Angle Connector # 4 each:
These are the pieces left over from editing:
Photo of the set ended:
These are the minifigs, an imperial pilot with a new model and a stormtrooper helmet:
Details of the new model of the hull, very able compared to "real", and its comparison with the pilot of 4479 - TIE Bomber:
TIE-Defender photo behind. The wings are fixed and can not be opened or closed. The ion engine is well settled:
Of course the cabin opens similar to that of 8017 - Vader's TIEBut no controls or levers of any kind:
The cab can rotate around its axis, much like the cabin of 6208 B-Wing. You can also TIE Defender rotate around the cabin, Which occurs at the swooshes, obtaining thereby a gyroscopic cockpit:
Another view. The set can be held horizontally on one or two wings, or vertically up leaning on the back of the 3 wings:
A flick-missile the end of each wing, 6 in total. Moreover, the missiles seem to flick-guns:
A comparison with the actual model. Ideally, the set had been included in each wing a round 2x2 Tile imperial emblem (reason to have stayed at Pick A Brick ):
Here you can view a video from 8087:
Comparison with Vader's TIE Advanced 8017:
Another comparison with 8017:
- Fairly large.
- Is the universe expanded.
- Model of imperial pilot helmet.
- Schedule of modern colors.
- Gameplay decent.
- No stickers.
- As the price at which it goes on sale, I'll put it here or not.
- The cabin has no controls or levers.
- The part between the wings and body is a bit skeletal.
This set belongs to the Star Wars expanded universe. There are many sets that are of this subthematic, and of them, this is perhaps the best known, and appears in several novels and video games. After an entertaining construction, in line star wars models who prowl the number of pieces (about 300), the final model is large enough, since its open design makes the wings expand outward. It is a ship very showy, with an aggressive design and color scheme is gray / black that has been used in recent TIEs, much more successful than the last.
The only criticism of this design is that the part where the wings join the body is very skeletal. In the real model is more robust, some would say the wings closer together the body than they are in the Lego model. In addition, recreation is fine, and recognizes which model perfectly represents this set. In addition, the ship is perfectly swoosheable, but turn the car not being fixed, and the wings vibrate a little when moving, but nothing worrisome.
As for the gameplay, for a TAR is not bad. You can open and close the shower, turn the cab (or turn the cabin alone to move the TAR) and there are up to 6 flick-launching missiles that can. Moreover, the minifigs that includes the set are fine, as it includes the obligatory TIE pilot and a stormtrooper, with the added advantage that the imperial pilot model brings a new helmet, very well done and recreated.
In conclusion, without being a "must-have is a model recommended for fans of Star Wars, especially to complete the collection of TIEs, because a ship is original, playable, and a new imperial pilot helmet very cool.
Construction: 8.5, very entertaining but the wings are repetitive.
Gameplay: 9, not bad for a TIE, has quite a lot.
Design: 8.5, well done and swoosheable, although somewhat "skeletal" in some areas.
Fidelity to the real model: 8.25, good recreation area unless that has already been discussed.
Rooms: 8.75, good selection overall.
Price: N / A (will update this section when you publish your PVP to Spain ).
Analyst's personal note: 8.5, a good model, colorful and original.
FINAL NOTE: 8.6
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Full gallery of photos and the finished model
Gallery model building
Video of 8087:
Note: Photos made at ISO 80, LEICA VARIO 50mm objective SUMMICRON, tele autofocus, exposure with aperture priority and set the white balance white cardboard background. Exhibition set to +2 EV. Opening variable depending on the shot, usually f4.5 for general shots. Variable speed depending on the shot, usually 1 / 20 second. No flash. No post processing.
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