Ratings and Reviews for 7181-1: TIE Interceptor

7181-1: TIE Interceptor

Overall Score

7.40
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 8.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 6.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 6.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 4.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 7.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 8.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 7.00
Review from: MartinP
Reviewed on: Jun 22, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 8

What an amazing set. The TIE Interceptor looks like it came straight from the movies. The set has many fine details and that is the part that wows me about this set. I think that the set is already an iconic set. I really want one, but it would cost me too much to get a used one. Here is what Lego.com said about this set:

Build and display this awesome TIE Interceptor!

This is not your little brother's model. The most advanced TIE fighter of the Imperial Navy becomes the centerpiece for any Star Wars collection. Its intimidating dagger-shaped solar panels are recreated with a precision that would please Darth Vader himself. More than 700 pieces make up this amazingly accurate model, which fits on a durable display stand. But display model with caution. This TIE fighter is so real looking, it's scary — especially for would-be Rebel pilots. Ages 14+. 703 pieces.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 6

For this set, there are no minifigures. That is one of the sad features of the UCS. Only a few of the sets come with a minifigure. The set would have been better if they had added a TIE pilot, but that did not happen. Also the set is made up of normal pieces that are found in a lot of other set, so there are no rare pieces and colors.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 6

This set in particular is not meant to be played with. It is a display pieces. That said, there is no official playability for this set, but there is a build experince. Since the set has about seven hundred pieces, it would take me about two to three hours to assemble the whole set.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 4

The TIE Interceptor set has a retail price of $99.99 USD. The set contains seven hundred three pieces. That means the PPP ratio is fourteen cents per piece. I would consider that to be a little high for me. I like sets that have a PPP ratio that is at or below ten cents. Considering the higher PPP ratio, I would only buy this set if it were on sale.

Note: The values and data are from May 2013 and they are in USD

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (USD)  Pieces Price Per Piece (USD) Current Value (USD)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000 $149.99 1,300 $0.12 $776.80 13.49%
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000 $99.99  703 $0.14 $432.67 11.93%
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001 $199.99 1,747 $0.11 $761.07 11.78%
 10018 Darth Maul 2001 $149.99 1,868 $0.08 $727.33 14.06%
 7194 Yoda 2002 $99.99 1,075 $0.09 $334.40  11.06%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002 $298.99  3,096 $0.10 $1,065.73 12.25%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002 $39.99 187 $0.21 $279.40 19.33%
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003 $129.99 1,455 $0.09 $896.60  21.30%
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 $119.99 1,473 $0.08 $574.53 19.01%
 10143 Death Star II 2005 $298.99 3,441 $0.09 $1,006.12 16.38%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006 $99.99 1,212 $0.08 $345.27 19.37%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006 $79.99 1,068 $0.07 $215.38 15.20%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007 $499.99 5,195 $0.10 $2736.44 32.75%
 10188  Death Star 2008 $399.99 3,803 $0.11 $390.02 -0.50%
 10186 General Grievous 2008 $89.99 1,085 $0.08 $147.59 10.40%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010 $99.99 676 $0.15 $98.44 -0.52%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010 $259.99 2,503 $0.10 $343.88 9.77%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011 $399.99 3,152 $0.13 $401.68 0.21%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012 $199.99 1,487 $0.13 $182.82 -8.58%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 $179.99 2,127 $0.08 $189.50 5.28%

 Here is the data in other Currencies!

Note: Data and values are from May 2013 and are in English (United Kingdom) Pound. Some data values may not be available at this time.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (UK Pound)  Pieces Price Per Piece (UK Pound) Current Value (UK Pound)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 495.77 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 157.99 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 486.85 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 435.62 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  79.99 1,075 0.11 191.37 8.25%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  249.99  3,096 0.12 725.31 10.17%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 285.56 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 501.39 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  109.99 1,473 0.11 N/A  N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  249.99 3,441 0.11 651.94 12.73%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  79.99 1,212 0.10 215.49 15.21%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  58.69 1,068 0.08 128.85 11.89%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  342.49 5,195 0.10 1694.12 30.53%
 10188  Death Star 2008  274.99 3,803 0.11 253.66 -1.60%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  63.59 1,085 0.09 103.01 10.13%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  94.99 676  0.21 61.74 -13.38%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  245.99 2,503 0.15 275.18 3.81%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  349.99  3,152 0.17 307.54 -6.26%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  169.99 1,487 0.17 150.93 -11.21%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 149.99 2,127 0.11 130.13 -13.24%

 

Note: The data values are from May 2013 and are in the Australian Dollar. Some data values are not available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (Australian Dollar)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (Australian Dollar) Current Value (Australian Dollar)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 1,315.75 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 289.51 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 1,474.51 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 705.61 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A N/A N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A 3,096 N/A 1706.43 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A  500.15 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 1138.31 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  N/A 1,473 N/A N/A N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 947.73 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 369.41 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 261.49 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A378.75 3064.21 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  699.99 3,803 0.18 588.57 -3.41%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 261.65 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  174.99 676 0.25 116.52 -12.68%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  449.99 2,503 0.17 434.50 -1.16%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  699.99 3,152 0.21 555.35 -10.93%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  349.99 1,487 0.23  378.75 8.22%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  249.99 2,127 0.11 261.98 4.80%

 

 

Note: The data values are from May 2013 ar are in the German Euro. Some data values may not be available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (German Euro)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (German Euro) Current Value (German Euro)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 304.03 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 202.17 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 653.70 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 480.80 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A 405.37 N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A  3,096  N/A  965.72 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 92.06 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 909.76 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 N/A 1,473 N/A 447.92 N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 1091.09 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 312.02 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 204.44 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 2150.62 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  419.99 3,803 0.14  358.71  -3.11%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 154.33 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  99.99 676 0.19 72.61 -10.12%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  259.99 2,503 0.13 294.13 4.20%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  399.99 3,152 0.16 364.37 -4.56%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  199.99 1,487 0.17 187.17 -6.41%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  179.99 2,127  0.11 142.91 -20.60%

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

The TIE Interceptor comes from the Star Wars theme. The set is under the Ultimate Collectors Series sub theme. These sets are the best sets, in my opinion, ever made by Lego. There are also some of the largest sets ever created. The Star wars theme is a very popular theme. Many of the set sell well in the primary market and there are often people scouring eBay to find a set at a better price or they are looking to get a set because it EOL before they could get it. Either way, Star wars sets sell very in both the primary market and the secondary market. Because of all the people who want these sets, the values for these sets will go up.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

The TIE Interceptor set is very exclusive. Because the set is a UCS, only a limited amount of stores sold these other than the Lego stores or online. The set was no in limited production. The set is not from any Lego trade shows that I know of. The set is not sold in the primary market anymore, so you can only get this set in the secondary market.

PACKAGING | Score: 8

The box for this set is very similar to the UCS 7191 X-wing starfighter. In the backround behind the main image of the lego, you can see faintly another view of the set. This is a very distinct feature and I have seen only a few sets that have this feature.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

The TIE Interceptor has a retail price of $99.99. The current value of this set is $432.67. That means that the CAGR for this set is 11.93%. This is the only information we know about this set. we know the values of this set in other currencies, but not the retail price and the CAGR. For this set, it falls in the middle of all the UCS sets. There are some sets that have a extremely close CAGR to this one as you can see below. Hopefully, the value of this set will go up even more in the future.

Note: The values and data are from May 2013 and they are in USD

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (USD)  Pieces Price Per Piece (USD) Current Value (USD)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000 $149.99 1,300 $0.12 $776.80 13.49%
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000 $99.99  703 $0.14 $432.67 11.93%
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001 $199.99 1,747 $0.11 $761.07 11.78%
 10018 Darth Maul 2001 $149.99 1,868 $0.08 $727.33 14.06%
 7194 Yoda 2002 $99.99 1,075 $0.09 $334.40  11.06%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002 $298.99  3,096 $0.10 $1,065.73 12.25%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002 $39.99 187 $0.21 $279.40 19.33%
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003 $129.99 1,455 $0.09 $896.60  21.30%
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 $119.99 1,473 $0.08 $574.53 19.01%
 10143 Death Star II 2005 $298.99 3,441 $0.09 $1,006.12 16.38%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006 $99.99 1,212 $0.08 $345.27 19.37%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006 $79.99 1,068 $0.07 $215.38 15.20%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007 $499.99 5,195 $0.10 $2736.44 32.75%
 10188  Death Star 2008 $399.99 3,803 $0.11 $390.02 -0.50%
 10186 General Grievous 2008 $89.99 1,085 $0.08 $147.59 10.40%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010 $99.99 676 $0.15 $98.44 -0.52%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010 $259.99 2,503 $0.10 $343.88 9.77%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011 $399.99 3,152 $0.13 $401.68 0.21%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012 $199.99 1,487 $0.13 $182.82 -8.58%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 $179.99 2,127 $0.08 $189.50 5.28%

 Here is the data in other Currencies!

Note: Data and values are from May 2013 and are in English (United Kingdom) Pound. Some data values may not be available at this time.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (UK Pound)  Pieces Price Per Piece (UK Pound) Current Value (UK Pound)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 495.77 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 157.99 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 486.85 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 435.62 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  79.99 1,075 0.11 191.37 8.25%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  249.99  3,096 0.12 725.31 10.17%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 285.56 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 501.39 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  109.99 1,473 0.11 N/A  N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  249.99 3,441 0.11 651.94 12.73%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  79.99 1,212 0.10 215.49 15.21%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  58.69 1,068 0.08 128.85 11.89%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  342.49 5,195 0.10 1694.12 30.53%
 10188  Death Star 2008  274.99 3,803 0.11 253.66 -1.60%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  63.59 1,085 0.09 103.01 10.13%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  94.99 676  0.21 61.74 -13.38%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  245.99 2,503 0.15 275.18 3.81%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  349.99  3,152 0.17 307.54 -6.26%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  169.99 1,487 0.17 150.93 -11.21%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 149.99 2,127 0.11 130.13 -13.24%

 

Note: The data values are from May 2013 and are in the Australian Dollar. Some data values are not available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (Australian Dollar)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (Australian Dollar) Current Value (Australian Dollar)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 1,315.75 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 289.51 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 1,474.51 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 705.61 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A N/A N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A 3,096 N/A 1706.43 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A  500.15 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 1138.31 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  N/A 1,473 N/A N/A N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 947.73 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 369.41 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 261.49 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A378.75 3064.21 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  699.99 3,803 0.18 588.57 -3.41%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 261.65 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  174.99 676 0.25 116.52 -12.68%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  449.99 2,503 0.17 434.50 -1.16%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  699.99 3,152 0.21 555.35 -10.93%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  349.99 1,487 0.23  378.75 8.22%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  249.99 2,127 0.11 261.98 4.80%

 

 

Note: The data values are from May 2013 ar are in the German Euro. Some data values may not be available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (German Euro)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (German Euro) Current Value (German Euro)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 304.03 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 202.17 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 653.70 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 480.80 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A 405.37 N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A  3,096  N/A  965.72 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 92.06 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 909.76 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 N/A 1,473 N/A 447.92 N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 1091.09 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 312.02 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 204.44 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 2150.62 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  419.99 3,803 0.14  358.71  -3.11%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 154.33 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  99.99 676 0.19 72.61 -10.12%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  259.99 2,503 0.13 294.13 4.20%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  399.99 3,152 0.16 364.37 -4.56%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  199.99 1,487 0.17 187.17 -6.41%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  179.99 2,127  0.11 142.91 -20.60%

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

The TIE Interceptor has many display attributes. The set comes with a stand, which the TIE Interceptor can be displayed on. The best display attribute is all the details on the ship. The set is very impressive and unique. I have never seen any other Lego set like this one.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 7

I think that this set is a great set to have. Let's look at the pros and cons of this set.

Pros:

  • Exclusive set.
  • Good CAGR.
  • Many display attributes.

Cons:

  • Bad PPP ratio.
  • No minifigures or rare pieces.

Overall, I think that this set is above average, and that it is a good set to build and to invest in.