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Lego Microfighters Series 4 Overview

Lego Microfighters Series 4 Overview

The 4th series of one of my favorite Lego product lines has been out since the start of the year.  Its already been long enough for prices to start dropping at Amazon by 20% here and there.  These days it only takes a short amount of patience to get most lego sets for about 20% off so it is frequently a worth while wait.  And the Microfighters are definitely on my must have list.

This series unlike some previous ones finally includes some actually named characters from the movies.  This is notable because many of the microfighters come with a generic pilot, even though their ship is associated to several characters in the movies.

Series 4 also introduces some twin packs where two ships for the twice the price are included…a gimicky side build is included out of seemingly spare parts.

Top of the list is the A wing vs Tie Silencer:

Lots of good stuff happening here:

  • We finally get an A Wing
  • Kylo Ren himself is included
  • Kylo comes with his Light Saber

The ships are reasonable representations although it looks like the “missle” holders on Kylo’s ship are just cluged onto the bottom.  We’ve seen that before in previous microfighters.  The tilted rear section of the A Wing looks quite ideal.

Series 4 also comes with its first Re-Hash: The Millennium Falcon returns this time with Chewbacca as opposed to Series 1 which came with Han Solo. 

The other changes include switching from flick shooters to stud shooters, the radar dish goes to 1×2 jumper, the printing on the cockpit went from black to gray, the center tilted section has been altered a smidge, and some other little parts are recolored.  It is a near clone which in some regards is great because the original Series 1 10$ sells for up to $40 these days.  You can buy this new version, change the dish, and have an original trilogy ship.

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What Lego Microfighters do you want to see next?

What Lego Microfighters do you want to see next?

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The Lego Microfighters Star Wars series 1 through 3 are amongst my favorite Lego sets.  They are compact (almost pocket friendly), they draw close resemblance to the craft they are emulating, and they are a great way to get a Star Wars craft even if you can’t buy the larger models.

There are so many great Ships already made in the first few Series including the Millenium Falcon, 2 Types of X-Wings, and 2 of the Variants of the Tie Fighter.  Plenty of other ships have not yet been represented, even important iconic ships like Slave 1 or the Imperial Shuttle.

What Star Wars ships would you hope will be made in the next series???  (The Survey images feature various Fan creations of Micro Fighter style ships)

Other ships to consider for the future are: Gungan Sub, ETA-2 Jedi Starfighter, B-Wing, Sail Barge, Speeder Bike, Rey’s Speeder, and Vader’s Tie.  There are of course hundreds of other ships that have appeared in the 7 current movies, and with Rogue 1 and future “Story” movies coming, I’m sure Lego will want to feature some new movie ships in subsequent microfighter series.

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R2 shot First

R2 shot First

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Perhaps after hearing so much press about the new droid in town, lovelable wise guy R2-D2 proves he has a limit.  This little Lego scene also includes a few other characters of note including an aged Solo and what might be an offspring of Greedo.

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