life in plastic: LEGO STAR WARS: MICROFIGHTERS – TIE Interceptor (75031) Review
December 19, 2014 by Dennis Amith
If you are a LEGO STAR WARS fan, the MICROFIGHTERS line-up, let alone the TIE Interceptor is very cool and would make a great stocking stuffer for Christmas! Recommended!
LEGO SET: LEGO STAR WARS: MICROFIGHTERS – TIE Interceptor
ITEM #: 75031
From the LEGO website:
Fight miniature space battles with the LEGO® Star Wars™ TIE Interceptor™ microfighter!
Play out your own miniature LEGO® Star Wars™ space battles with the TIE Interceptor™ microfighter. This fun version of the real Imperial starfighter crams in lots of details, including 2 flick missiles and a mini cockpit for the TIE Fighter™ Pilot to sit in! So jump on and prepare for mini battle. Includes a TIE Fighter Pilot with a blaster pistol.
- Includes a TIE Fighter™ Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol
- Features realistic detailing, 2 flick missiles and a mini cockpit for the TIE Fighter™ Pilot to sit in
- Amazing miniature version of the real ship
- Create mini space battles with 75030 Millennium Falcon™
- Measures over 2” (6cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide
In the Star Wars universe, the TIE Interceptor is used by the Galactic Empire and one of the fastest starfighters created.
Created to counter the X-wing and were created en masse due to being cost-effective, the TIE Interceptor was one of the top starfighters created by the Galactic Empire.
An iconic vehicle in the Star Wars universe, the first LEGO TIE Interceptor was created back in 2004 and was a miniature model. In 2006, a normal sized TIE Interceptor was released and came with a TIE Pilot minifigure.
In 2014, the MICROFIGHTERS line of Lego Star Wars was released and featured a miniature version of a TIE Interceptor for $9.99
Let’s begin with the minifigure for the TIE Interceptor pilot. The figure has black torso and legs with gray highlights. Printing is on both sides of the torso and when the mask is removed, it reveals a menacing scowl. The minifigure also comes with a blaster gun.
As for the TIE Interceptor, the wings can easily fold and expand. I enjoy the extra detail on the window up front but liked how the wings could be elevated. While the majority of the rear features a segment that is more SNOT (Stud Not On Top), this MICROFIGHTER is well-planned for its miniature size and the way the vehicle can accomodate the minifigure, definitely was well-planned and looks very cool.
After building the TIE Interceptor, you are left with a few extra pieces.
May you be a LEGO Star Wars fan or one that wants to try out the LEGO STAR WARS MICROFIGHTERS, the Tie Interceptor is very cool looking and its minifigure looking very awesome with its gray/silver outlines.
A cross between the normal sized vehicle and the miniatures, I like how the figure can sit on top of the vehicle and for the most part, at under $10, it’s affordable and looks very cool and easy to finish within 30 minutes.
If you are a LEGO STAR WARS fan, the MICROFIGHTERS line-up, let alone the TIE Interceptor is very cool and would make a great stocking stuffer for Christmas!
RATING: ***** (5 stars out of 5)
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