Review: LEGO® 75150-1: Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-wing Starfighter, Part 1

Welcome to this first part of my review of this Star Wars LEGO set: 75150-1: Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-wing Starfighter! In this review I’ll be focusing on the set’s A-Wing. The TIE Advanced will be reviewed in the next instalment of this review! 🙂 I thought I’d split this review, since it’s such a big set and two separate ships.

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Out of the box you’ll find seven bags, two instruction manuals and a sticker leaflet. Bag number 6 is included twice, which confused me at first, but became apparent once you started this final step.

The first three bags contain everything you need to build the rebel A-Wing starfighter, one of the most iconic ships in Star Wars and my favourite of the Rebel fleet. Its speed and agility are great to get into the action fast, and the ability to dash away from trouble is also great!

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Sabine Wren

The minifigures included with the A-Wing are Star Wars: Rebels‘ Sabine Wren and a generic Rebel Pilot. Both have two facial expressions printed on their head, so you can switch to your favourite! 🙂

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Rebel Pilot

After completing the first bag you’ll have a solid base for the A-Wing fighter.

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The second bag contains more for the frontal part and the cockpit of the craft. You’ll also be stickering quite a few parts on this A-Wing. And as you can see the colour scheme is quite different from the striking white and red you usually see.

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The last bag will add the cannons, engines and the cockpit cover.

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And here’s the finished ship! It’s quite a sturdy ship and I was quite amazed by its size, but that’s probably because the only other A-Wing I have thus far is a Micro Fighter, so in comparison they’re quite a bit bigger, of course.

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Overall I really loved this build. I’m not really sure if I like this particular paint job. The dark green and yellow on grey is a bit generic, I think. But still, it is one awesome starfighter!

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Green Three, reporting in for duty!

I really can’t wait to build more A-Wings. I have another one in my backlog, the one with the standard white and red paint job. When I build that one, I’ll do a comparison! 🙂

This build was a lot of fun and I really do think the pilot fits in perfectly, although I might switch her for Sabine at some point. This was my first Rebels set. The only sets I’d still like to have from that series are the ones with a minifigure of Ahsoka, who is still one of my favourite Light Side characters.

Next up is the TIE Advanced, for which the review will follow very soon™!

Overall score: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Pricing: 🌟🌟🌟

Building fun: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Displayability: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Leg godt, play well!

—Jeffrey

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