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The TIE Fighter is made up of three subassemblies: the two wings and the cockpit. The wings are hexagonal with a radial blue pattern. They each have a 2x2 round Imperial symbol and are solid, unlike the wings of Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, which bend.
The cockpit opens up when the top is pulled up to place a TIE Pilot minifigure inside. There are two lasers and a radial viewport. It connects to the wings with a TECHNIC/System piece.
TIE Fighters were the original models for the upgraded TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor, TIE Defender, and many more. They were the backbone of the Imperial Navy's feet. The TIE Fighter was fast and highly maneuverable, but its major weakness was that it could be destroyed in one hit, so TIE Fighters were often dispatched in large numbers to overwhelm the enemy. TIE Fighters participated in many battles, such as the Rebel Alliance's attack and destruction of the Death Star and the Death Star II.
|Star Wars sets of 2001|
|Regular sets:|| 7106 Droid Escape | 7126 Battle Droid Carrier | 7127 Imperial AT-ST | 7146 TIE Fighter | 7166 Imperial Shuttle | 7186 Watto's Junkyard | 8007 TECHNIC C-3PO | 8008 TECHNIC Stormtrooper | 10018 Darth Maul Bust (UCS) | 10019 Rebel Blockade Runner (UCS)
|Other products:||3948 Stormtrooper Key Chain | 65028 Star Wars Co-Pack | 65030 Star Wars Co-Pack | 65034 Star Wars Co-Pack|
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