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Is the UCS Tie worth it?

BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 86
edited July 2 in Collecting
Ive been wanting one and wondered what the opinions are. The only ties I have are the special forces tie and the striker but this one looks good, what do you Guys think?
SumoLego

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,730
    I liked the build, and it is far more stable than the UCS TIE Interceptor from 1999/2000.

    I will say that the vehicle itself is not anything I would display unless I already had a UCS X-Wing or B-Wing on display.

    I'd buy any of the other UCS vehicles available before a TIE Fighter. 
    Bumblepants
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 347
    Well if you are considering buying it, I'd do it in the next couple of days if I were you. There are double VIP points right now, and according to The Brick Fan it's retiring soon http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-retiring-soon-direct-to-consumer-sets/ (also it looks like a great set).

  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 261
    Is it worth it? Let me work it. I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it. 

    A great poet once said those words and I think it means 'sure, get a UCS TIE Fighter if you like the look of it'.


    Can't spell Missy Elliott without TIE, that's for sure.
    pharmjodsid3windr
  • willp2003willp2003 Member Posts: 53
    I wasn't that impressed with it when viewed online, but once you see it in the flesh it's a magnificent beast! If you don't have any other other sets it might look a bit big next to regular sets. It's not the most exciting build, but looks great when done. Go for it!
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 182
    Strongly recommend. The build is somewhat repetitive, but it's worth it for the beautiful symmetry of the end result. Mine is currently on display next to Red Five, and it truly looks excellent.
    I did get mine on the triple VIP earlier this year, which made the cost more bearable, so if you do want it, I would act now during double points.
    SumoLego
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,847
    When Lego finally produces a UCS TIE bomber, you will be kicking yourself for not having one to display with it. That said, it's a very nice model but I do not expect it to ever get reach MF levels of post-production value. 
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 71
    It's cool, but if you don't have Slave 1 or the new Snowspeeder, I'd get those before the TIE, even with rumors of EOL. They're much better sets. The TIE isn't bad, just is what it is.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 677
    I agonised over this for a long time myself. I have #10240, but although they'd look great on display together, I eventually decided that on its own I just don't like #75095 enough to warrant taking up that much display space. I ended up getting #75082 and putting it on a stand to get my TIE fix.
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 637
    Compared to what?
    Worth it? How? Build, parts, EOL collectibility?

    It's a fairly repetitive and straight forward build that offers some good snot and sculpting lessons but no real surprises.  It is quite imposing on a (deep) shelf and looks awesome with every other non minifig scale UCS vehicle (except the Tantive) and particularly good with Vaders Tie or the ATST.  It will be required if your collecting focus is UCS (or general Star Wars vehicles). It does have a unique mini figure and parts wise there is (from memory) only the cockpit window and hatch and the rail pieces and big octagons with holes in LBG that are in any way unique.  I feel long term collectibility is there due to being such an iconic vehicle but it won't double in value quickly.  That said - if you don't have the Slave, get it first!  It's just too good comparatively.  My opinions only, and, that said, I'm still not sure I understood the actual question.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO USMember Posts: 7,998
    It is ultimately up to you, as none of us are buying it for you, nor are you buying it for any of us.
    All around it looks like a neat set, but it really is only a display piece. In terms of 'collect-ability', or resale? Well LEGO obviously redoes the UCS models after a few years and typically makes them better. In addition, they have been on sale A LOT in their run, and that is the first time I have seen a UCS be on sale that much in a while (heck for all the shade thrown at the Sandcrawler, fairly certain it was not on sale, and if it was it was not on sale much in its run).

    So if you like the design, want a display piece, and can get it for at least 20% off at like a site like Amazon or Target, or where ever? I'll let the OP answer as this is really their decision anyway.
  • MrKettleMrKettle WindsorMember Posts: 101
    I'm really pleased with mine. As others have said, the build can be fairly repetitive but I love the way everything fits together, especially attaching the fuselage to the wings. It is a great looking model with substantial size. If I had to get it again I wouldn't hesitate. 
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,199
    It was worth it for $50 @ Amazon when they goofed a year or so ago =)
    SumoLegoFollowsClosely
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 86
    edited July 3
    Thanks everyone. I have a couple hundred dollars and was looking for something different. Can't find an at-act for a decent price or an at-te so thought about either the tie or slave 1. I love the empire and clones, not really into bounty hunters. The ucs hoth looks terrible so just don't know where to throw my money. Kinda like the sandcrawler but to many decisions. 
  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 50
    It is my first and only one (as of now) and I enjoyed the build and how it looks. I'm older so my friends recognize it right away, a great display model. It sparked my interest into the slippery slope of UCS sets with the snow speeder next. I would get the slave 1 but I have an older one. I'd say go for it!
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 71
    I see the TIE and Slave 1 built in their display boxes every times I'm at work. Hands down Slave 1 is a way cooler build and display piece. 
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 105
    The slave 1 was my first UCS, the slave 1 has a couple of good things going for it.  The printed arm boba fett figure is really nice. The build was really enjoyable and not to repetitive and its mini figure scale and displays nice on its stand.  I did eventually get a UCS tie fighter but picked it up when it went on sale. 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO USMember Posts: 7,998
    edited July 3
    I thought the AT-AT (non UCS) is coming back this year?
  • Habitant99Habitant99 Detroit, MIMember Posts: 43
    Much like others have said, it's a repetitive build.  It does not look great up close, but looks fantastic from a distance.  From the three most recent UCS ships, this one is the weakest IMO.  Slave 1 is a great, fun build that looks fantastic.  The Snowspeeder is also a great looking set that is a fun build, but a hair below Slave 1 - again, my opinion.  Also, if you go with the TIE, at the end of the build you will never, ever want to see another slope brick in your life...
  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 50
    legoleppy said:
    It is my first and only one (as of now) and I enjoyed the build and how it looks. I'm older so my friends recognize it right away, a great display model. It sparked my interest into the slippery slope of UCS sets with the snow speeder next. I would get the slave 1 but I have an older one. I'd say go for it!
    I had also mean to say that I think it looks good with other smaller sets. Here's a photo with 2 xwings and micro xwings. 
    stluxSumoLegoOubirdcatwranglerMatt89190starwars4everBoomstick
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,730
    ^ Thumbs up on the angel.
    Boomstick
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 182
    I'm going to the Lego Store today to pick up the Slave I on double points, and having also built the TIE fairly recently, I'll be able to give you a little comparison between the two if you want.
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 182
    So, Slave I built and I have to say, it is the better set. If you're more into the big detailed models or have others in that style, go with the TIE, but if you want an elaborate, minifig-scale set that also works well on its own, the Slave I is the better choice.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 839
    As others have said, it's totally up to you and what you like.  

    But if you wait, maybe something down the road will catch your attention, just because you have $200 doesnt mean you need to spend it now on stuff you think is kinda, "ehh".   Lego is expensive, make sure you get your moneys worth when you finally spend it.
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 785
    Yes, I hear another UCS set is coming soon...
    madforLEGOYodaliciousSumoLegoFollowsCloselyRainstorm26
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 502
    You'll need a TIE fighter to go alongside the new UCS MF. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,730
    ^ Huh, we'll need a UCS TIE Fighter and a UCS First Order TIE Fighter.  If they do the two-dish version...
    Bumblepants
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,226
    ^And then 3 UCS X-Wing variants. This really is just getting out of hand. I'm off to look longingly at my sealed #7965 and #75105 and get into the mindset that they are the only two MFs I'll ever need. (Cough...yeah, okay.)
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 261
    Speaking of TIEs, with all the rehashes Lego are doing, I wish they'd rehash the UCS TIE Interceptor and UCS TIE Advanced.  Also, give me a UCS TIE Bomber.  Kthx.
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 86
    I would love to see an updated interceptor or bomber, the colors on the old ones just don't entice me enough to want to buy them.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,730
    edited July 4
    ^ Okay, so if my math is correct, I need two Millennium Falcons, five X-Wings, three TIE Fighters, one TIE Bomber, one TIE Interceptor and a TIE Advanced.

    Got it.  And a large enough dust-free display case.
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76stlux
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 86
    And a partridge in a pear tree.
    SumoLegoBumblepantsgmonkey76sid3windr
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,730
    And a Cloud City Boba Fett in a Slave 1...
    gmonkey76
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 1,679
    Speaking of TIEs, with all the rehashes Lego are doing, I wish they'd rehash the UCS TIE Interceptor and UCS TIE Advanced.  Also, give me a UCS TIE Bomber.  Kthx.
    it still took them 16 years to do a UCS tie fighter, right? and if I'm not mistaken, it's much more iconic than those other 3.
    SumoLegoLyichir
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 261
    Fauch said:
    Speaking of TIEs, with all the rehashes Lego are doing, I wish they'd rehash the UCS TIE Interceptor and UCS TIE Advanced.  Also, give me a UCS TIE Bomber.  Kthx.
    it still took them 16 years to do a UCS tie fighter, right? and if I'm not mistaken, it's much more iconic than those other 3.
    Yeah, but look how long ago it was that they released the old UCS Interceptor and Advanced without even bothering with the Fighter until now.  And since then, they rehashed the UCS X-wing, Snowspeeder, and Death Star while giving us the UCS Hoth that no one asked for.  Can't really explain what goes through Lego's collective minds so why not release the other TIEs as UCSs again?
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,226
    ^ My guess is Hoth was an attempt at an Death Star/Ewok Village style play set (albeit a very bad one). Therefore, it can't be lumped in with the true display models. Well, it can, but I think of it under a different light than the larger ships.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,730
    ^ Also differentiated from the odd non-vehicle UCS sets of yesteryear... (Darth Maul Bust, Yoda, Grievious, R2-D2)

    It still makes me uneasy that the DS and Ewok Village Village are listed as UCSs in the Database.  It makes me want to check the boxes for the UCS badge.  I don't remember it noting it on the original DS and EV...
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 355
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Also differentiated from the odd non-vehicle UCS sets of yesteryear... (Darth Maul Bust, Yoda, Grievious, R2-D2)

    It still makes me uneasy that the DS and Ewok Village Village are listed as UCSs in the Database.  It makes me want to check the boxes for the UCS badge.  I don't remember it noting it on the original DS and EV...
    The issue there is that there didn't used to even BE a badge. It wasn't until recently that Lego even clearly defined "Ultimate Collectors Series", and they did so by basically including all new Star Wars D2C sets. In fact, IIRC an earlier poster from Toys R Us did the same but went even further to apply the term retroactively, including some sets that normally wouldn't be considered UCS including the Republic Dropship and the minifig-scale TIE Fighter collection that included the exclusive TIE-D Fighter.

    In any case, those sets were rereleased today, they'd almost certainly get the badge. Which is not to say that they necessarily ought to be lumped in—just that Lego's categorization is broader than most fans use and more specifically defined than it used to be.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 1,607
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Huh, we'll need a UCS TIE Fighter and a UCS First Order TIE Fighter.  If they do the two-dish version...
    Not if we're OT purists :-)
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 86
    I gave in and bought a Slave 1 because my daughter said please daddy. Can't let the future of lego down. 
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAYodaliciouscatwranglerJackad7
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 182
    Boomstick said:
    I gave in and bought a Slave 1 because my daughter said please daddy. Can't let the future of lego down. 
    Good call. The build really is excellent.
    Boomstick
  • MosdvsMosdvs Dallas, TXMember Posts: 60
    Is it worth it? Let me work it. I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it. 

    A great poet once said those words and I think it means 'sure, get a UCS TIE Fighter if you like the look of it'.


    DEAD :)
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