Unfortunately, I haven’t seen him for a long time. And God he got old! Too bad he isn’t the forever flawless and immortal that is your one and only, Brick Chad. Anyway, this shouldn’t really about me.
This friend of mine really surprised me with all the Lego sets he’s collected over the years. You name it, he’s got it. The man is arguably the number one fan of Lego, and by extension, me!
He has a room dedicated to just his Lego, and being there is simply magical. It’s like being inside a miniature version of all fiction story inspired Lego sets. Aside from alcohol, you can say that this is his other vice except that it doesn’t ruin his liver.
He told me that he’s thinking about starting his Star Wars Lego collection, so I suggested that he start with the Lego Star Wars 75095 TIE Fighter Building Kit.
Good thing it’s payday, and cha-ching, cha-ching.
Just like that, Star Wars slowly comes to life in his Brick Chad, I mean Lego room. Let’s go to the juicy details of his overall experience with the Lego version of one of the most iconic starships in the galaxy.
Revealing the contents of the box of LEGO Star Wars 75095
This Lego Building Kit got him pretty busy during his spare time. I honestly am happy by this because at least it got him away from that bottle of vodka for a few hours. If 1685 pieces of Lego bricks don’t kill your time, I don’t know what will. He actually came into work late one time because he was so focused on completing this. It doesn’t really help that he’s not that good following instructions, though.
But then again, you can’t really blame him. After all, he knows that this 6.3 pounds-heavy bunch of Legos will be an 18.5″ (47cm) high, 12″ (30.6cm) long and 12.2″ (31cm) wide display after he’s done with it. That’s one hell of an addition to his collection.
The finished product also features a top hatch and a display stand. For the people who for some reason haven’t seen Star Wars yet, there’s also a fact plaque. This is good news to me because now I don’t have to worry about them saying “Wow! That’s a very nice… Lego… thing.” I mean, come on, right!?
Who’s it for?
THE MAN recommends that it’s for 14 to 15-year-olds. Scratch that! If my main man can get this incredible addition to any Star Wars collection, then so can you. You work hard to earn dough. Maybe, you even take crap from your boss! Don’t listen to THE MAN. You work hard and you deserve nice things.
If you want to start a Star Wars collection, this is for you. If you want to continue growing the said collection, this is still for you. If you’re a fan of Star Wars, this still is for you.
Heck, if you’re just a fan of building stuff, you’ll definitely love this. Basically, it’s for anyone with hands who can read and follow instructions. The only reasons you shouldn’t get this Lego set is because you already have it, or you’re a toddler.
Have you decided already? Time to weigh the pros and cons.
Even before I suggested this Lego Building Kit to him, I knew that he’s going to like it. Still, it’s different when you hear it from him. As my friend said, what’s not to love? I’m telling you, this model is HUGE. We’re not dealing with cutesy displays here, man.
After he finished building, he grabbed one of his dinner plates and the panels are almost the same size. The best part is, he never even worries about accidentally destroying it when he’s a little tipsy. He has always had this weird habit of visiting his hobby room to appreciate his works when he’s drunk, and he can’t help bumping his display cases one or fewer times. This TIE Fighter is very structurally sound, I tell you.
He was amazed at how wonderfully this turned out, even going on to say that it is intelligently and artfully designed. The attention to detail was incredible. According to him, it’s like he just grabbed the TIE Fighter from the movie and Lego-fied it. The color scheme is exactly the same as in the movie, and nothing was out of proportion.
Oh no! There are cons!? Don’t sweat it! There’s nothing wrong with the TIE Fighter. Nothing to galactic proportions at all. It’s just my friend and I got into little problems when we were building it.
Well, there’s the problem with the instructions manual. We were building it, and everything’s going great until it wasn’t. For some reason, we were doing it wrong, even when we’re doing it right.
You get where I’m going? We followed everything exactly as it says in the instructions, but we found out there were typos. TYPOS! This frustrated him a bit because when the manual’s wrong, he had to figure out what he should do. At one point, he made too much of this one piece and reckoned later that he wasted a few moments of his life that he will never get back.
Also, it doesn’t fly. I feel that it should be self-explanatory because it’s above 6 pounds, but he got so excited that he just tossed it in the air after we finished building it. I almost cried from laughing!
Anyway, I personally feel it’s unfair to judge this model according to something it was never meant to do, so maybe this is more of a warning than a real ‘con’.
If you already have this set, I figure you’re a Star Wars fan.
I highly recommend LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75105 Building Kit, because it’s also a starship. But maybe it wouldn’t be as much of a challenge as this building kit.
Another good alternative is the LEGO Star Wars Freeco Speeder (8085). It’s a vehicle too and is less pricey. He’s actually planning to buy this one next because he just can’t wait until the next payday.
Even with a few mishaps, my friend loved this LEGO Star Wars 75095 Tie Fighter Building Kit, and so will you. Getting this Ultimate Collectors Series TIE Fighter is totally worth it.