Ok, so my idea of tying one on probably differs from most. LEGO never seems to tire of tinkering with the iconic vehicles (or the stinkers for that matter) and neither do the fans. Jerac has taken advantage of some of the newer rounded parts to give his TIE a real pod feeling and he’s even provided instructions for those inclined to make their own. No doubt, this will promote even more tinkering.
Posts Tagged ‘TIE Fighter’
Staff member Allen “Tohst” Carley participated in his train club’s (Nothern Illinois LEGO Train Club annual holiday show at Cantigny Park. One new MOC he built and displayed was the above Star Wars Angry Birds-inspired TIE Piggy or what I like to call a Sty Fighter. I doubt this will be the only MOC based off the Lucas/Rovio collaboration that we’ll see.
Chris (Powerpig) McVeigh has capped off his Build-it-Yourself projects for the year with a little taste of Star Wars. He scaled this TIE Fighter to last year’s Millennium Falcon which as he says, allows you to stage an epic space chase right across your tree! PEW PEW!
Head on over to chrismcveigh.com/ and find out how to build it in both Classic White and Empire Grey, then get trimming. I know some of you already have your tree up…
How incredible is that image, huh? Just seeing it makes me giddy. JPAerospace is an independent space program empowering students to run their own space missions. The program is run by volunteers who assemble weather balloons and other craft to launch ping pong balls into space. The ping pong ball satellites, or Pongsats, are actually the experiments run by students. Anything that can fit inside a ball can be launched. Last month, one such launch included microscale versions of a TIE Fighter and an X-wing Fighter attached to wires that were then attached to a motor that simulated a chase.
Thanks to John for writing it in.
After creating his X-wing earlier this month as a companion to his Y-wing, -2×4- has given his starfighters someone to fight by building his own TIE.
With the new versions of these sets trickling onto the shelves, I look forward to more MOC’s popping up. Stay tuned for the upcoming set reviews as well!
WTH is this? Wow, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to any of this calendar’s previous entries I may have spoken negatively about. I’m looking at you Imperial Shuttle and Mouse Droid, I’m sorry. In keeping with the festive nature I will give it this: If we were playing a game of Creationary and you had to build a TIE Fighter using as few pieces as possible while keeping it recognizable, I would applaud you if you came up with this. Otherwise the designer of this has earned only my scorn and ridicule. When I think about all the extra little bits that were left over up until this point it seriously ticks me off. In case you’re wondering I shot the “model” in such a way to show how truly miniscule it really is. I’m still shaking my fist at it even now. For shame!