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Lego Star Wars 4484 Mini-X-Wing Fighter and TIE Advanced from “The New Hope” was a miniature version of the X-Wing Fighter and TIE Advanced. It was one in the series of Mini Building Sets from Lego. Extra pieces were included in this set, as with purchases of three additional (4485, 4486, and 4487) sets. Collecting all four sets, and combining the extra pieces included, allowed you to build the MINI TIE Bomber.
The X-Wing Fighter, otherwise known as model T-65 manufactured by Incom Corporation, it was the main starfighter of the Rebel Alliance and its successor governments. The X-Wing is versatile, with exceptional combat performance remained the clear choice amongst Rebel and New Republic Pilots. The X-Wing Fighter has four Sublight Propulsion Thrust engines giving it fast space and atmospheric speed. In addition, equipped with Hyperdrive, the X-Wing was able to enter hyperspace and operate independently without support from carriers. The configuration of the starfighter consisted of two pairs of wings like strike foils mounted on the rear of craft on opposite sides and locked in place against each other. During battle, the wings would fold outward to increase surface coverage for the laser cannons mounted at the tip of each wing. With the wings fully extended, this gave the starfighter its unique “X” like appearance. Primary weaponry on the X-Wing, four laser cannons and proton torpedoes, a secondary weapon such as the concussion missile served as an alternative, however, required an inordinate amount of time to retrofit. Deflector shields and an R2 Astromech droid mounted externally behind the cockpit monitored the craft, provided support to the pilot and made emergency repairs when needed.
The TIE Advanced x1 was an advanced prototype starfighter initially intended to be the current TIE fighter's replacement, and tested by Darth Vader during the Battle of Yavin. It was never used as the TIE fighter's replcement, although quite a few of its design features were taken and incoporated into the TIE Bomber and the TIE Interceptor. Eventually, through further development the TIE Avenger and TIE Defender came into existence. The TIE Advanced had the same engine as the TIE fighter,a solar ionization reactor paired with twin ion engines (T.I.E.). However, its framework was original. Unlike the TIE fighter, the pod was reinforced with durasteel alloy and had an elongated rear deck, to keep the ship together and allowing it to take more fire. If an ordinary TIE fighter was hit where the pod connected to the wing, the wing would likely break off, causing the entire ship to spin out of control. But in the case of the TIE Advanced, it would not as easily. As demonstrated in "Episode IV: A New Hope," as Vader pursued Luke in his X-Wing, Han Solo, fliying the <em>Millennium Falcon </em> came and saved Luke. Vader's wingmen, who were both piloting TIE fighters were destroyed.s One was shot down, and the other crashed into Vader's TIE Advanced. Vader was hit on the left wing and spun out of control, but was able to eventually regain control. The bent wings on his ship also contributed to this, as it had reduced profile and had greater resistance. The fighter was armed with two standard L-s9.3 laser cannons.
The Lego 4484 MINI X-Wing Fighter and TIE Advanced contains 76 pieces and includes no minifigures.