Ratings and Reviews for 75031-1: TIE Interceptor

75031-1: TIE Interceptor

Overall Score

5.50
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 6.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 4.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 7.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 7.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 7.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 2.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 4.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 5.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 6.00
Review from: n30666
Reviewed on: May 2, 2014
Join Date: 02/12/2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 6

These microfighter sets are here to replace the not so popular planet sets. (Although I like the planet sets, I think they are pretty neat for such small sets)

These sets are meant to be played with as they have the flick missles and a few play features. The planet sets were for display only as they had the stand. So as the planet sets didnt do so well, looks like Lego is going a different direction with the microfighters.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 4

As with all the microfighters the only unique part is the minifigure. But it is probably we will see these minifigs in other sets. The set has some pieces you wont see in a lot of other sets

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 7

Too my suprise it actually has two bags. The build only takes a few minutes because it only has 92 pieces but a pretty good experience for such a small build. 

Three things I dont like about this set, first the flick missles at the bottom look strange the set actually looks better without them and the brick that holds them. (Well just my opinion of course) Secondly the clams on the front stay empty, this looks a little strange. And third the helmet of the minifig is very lose it doesnt go on all they way because it hits the chest piece. 

An other odd thing is that you get 4 spare pieces, quite normal for bigger sets a little weird for such a small set in my opinion. 

The play features are the flick missles, four moveable wings, and you can spin the front window and the back. Its fun for such a small set I think kids will like it. 

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 7

The recommended retail price (RRP) for all these sets is 9,99 dollar/euro and 8.99 UK. So all the 6 mini fighters are around 10 cents per piece. This one the Tie fighter actually has the least amount of pieces with 92 so thats 10.8 cents per piece.

But if you shop around a bit  you can easily get them with 20% discount. And probably much higher discounts with specific store sales or when they go EOL.

Compared to the planet sets they have a better price per piece ratio. The microfighters are between 92 and 100 pieces (as of May-2014, probably more sets in the future) The planet sets are between 56 and 102 pieces, but the average is a lot lower around 70 maybe. And the series 3 and 4 did cost 12,99 euro to 9,99 euro for series 1 and 2. 

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 7

As always theme populary is quite high with any Star Wars Lego. Although these micro/mini very small sets seem a little less popular then bigger sets.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 2

Not exclusive at all you can get the mini fighters pretty much anywhere, even at supermarkets and gas stations. 

PACKAGING | Score: 7

Its a small box with 2 seperate bags and a 22 step instruction manual. The picture on the front is nice, on the back you can see the 6 microfighters, what more is there to say.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 4

The grow potential is probably not that good, because its available anywhere. Its a small and cheap set so you will have to sell many of them to make a bit of money. 

If we look at the the planet sets they are till available below RRP even series 1 and 2 that have been EOL for quite a while. The microfighters might do a little better then the planets because a lot of people didnt like the planets and the microfighters have better price per piece ratio. But I wouldnt recomment getting microfighters as an investment. Only if you can get them at very high discount and/or if you are looking to build up auction reputation I would recommend getting them for investing. 

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 5

In itself its not a great display piece. Although better then expected for such a small set, it can stand on its own and looks probably better then the planet sets because the minifig can fit inside. If you where to get more (or all) and put some sort of mounting under them and have them on different hights next to each other then it will probably look pretty good. 

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 6

I wont recommend any microfighters for investing purposes unless you can get very high discount and/or if you are trying to build up auction reputation. 

The playability  is much better then the planet sets, I think they are good for kids as smaller presents. As display set it can look decent if you get multiple microfighters.