Wednesday, December 30, 2015

LEGO Star Wars First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Review for MF0

The Bag
Wow, that is a long title! Picked this up at Target while visiting family but my local one doesn't seem to have it. I have gotten TIE fighter poly bags before but this one seems a bit different. Let's see what is inside?

Can you build some sort of creation right away? 

I was not able to. I tried to build a ship and well...I didn't like it enough to call it a ship. You might be able to field the TIE as is in Intercept Orbit but I just don't think it will work. It would look odd and your real mounting points would be the side panels? No, no build for -5 points.
 Parts 1 - plates
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.

$3.99 / 41 = $0.10 per part breaking even for 0 points!

Parts 2
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?

Yes, very much some good parts for frame building, maybe even space ships. Love the 'cockpit glass' piece. Wish the TIE Prototype had that one. +5 points.

The Set 1
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?

So here it get's tricky, there is stuff for building the core of a frame but nothing past that. About a quarter of the bag is the big plates then you have all those round plates. I am going to have to give this one a -5.

The Set 2
Total: B- set, decent price for parts but not a lot of useful parts for common builds. Though on the other hand I love the set itself. I wonder how much it would cost to get a bunch of the printed clear pieces in this set from Bricklink?

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