Episode IV: A New Hope
Sets Index Page: Episode IV
3219 MINI TIE Fighter
4477 T-16 Skyhopper
4479 TIE Bomber
4484 MINI X-Wing Fighter & TIE Advanced
4488 MINI Millennium Falcon
4492 MINI Star Destroyer
4494 MINI Imperial Shuttle
4501 Mos Eisley Cantina
4504 Millennium Falcon
6206 TIE Interceptor
6207 A-Wing Fighter
6208 B-Wing Fighter
6211 Imperial Star Destroyer
6212 X-Wing Fighter
6963 MINI X-Wing Fighter
6965 MINI TIE Interceptor
7106 Droid Escape
7110 Landspeeder
7134 A-Wing Fighter
7140 X-Wing Fighter
7142 X-Wing Fighter
7146 TIE Fighter
7150 TIE Fighter & Y-Wing
7152 TIE Fighter & Y-Wing
7166 Imperial Shuttle
7180 B-Wing at Rebel Control Center
7181 Ultimate Collectors Series TIE Interceptor
7190 Millennium Falcon
7191 Ultimate Collectors Series X-Wing Fighter
7262 TIE Fighter and Y-Wing
7263 TIE Fighter
7264 Imperial Inspection
7658 Y-Wing Fighter
7659 Imperial Landing Craft
7778 Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon
8007 C-3PO
8008 Stormtrooper
8009 R2-D2
8010 Darth Vader
8017 Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
8028 MINI TIE Fighter
8092 Luke's Landspeeder
8099 Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer
9748 Droid Developer Kit
9754 Dark Side Developer Kit
10019 Ultimate Collectors Series Rebel Blockade Runner
10030 Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer
10131 TIE Fighter Collection
10134 Ultimate Collectors Series Y-Wing Attack Starfighter
10144 Sandcrawler
10175 Ultimate Collectors Series Vader's TIE Advanced
10179 Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon
10188 Death Star
10198 Tantive IV
65081 Technic R2-D2/C-3PO Droid Collectors Set

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Sets Index Page: Episode V
3219 MINI TIE Fighter
3341 Star Wars #2
4479 TIE Bomber
4483 AT-AT
4486 MINI AT-ST and Snowspeeder
4488 MINI Millennium Falcon
4489 MINI AT-AT
4492 MINI Star Destroyer
4494 MINI Imperial Shuttle
4500 Rebel Snowspeeder
4502 X-Wing Fighter
4504 Millennium Falcon
6206 TIE Interceptor
6207 A-Wing Fighter
6208 B-Wing Fighter
6209 Slave I
6211 Imperial Star Destroyer
6212 X-Wing Fighter
6963 MINI X-Wing Fighter
6964 MINI Boba Fett's Slave I
6965 MINI TIE Interceptor
7119 Twin-Pod Cloud Car
7130 Snowspeeder
7134 A-Wing Fighter
7140 X-Wing Fighter
7142 X-Wing Fighter
7144 Slave I
7146 TIE Fighter
7166 Imperial Shuttle
7180 B-Wing at Rebel Control Center
7181 Ultimate Collectors Series TIE Interceptor
7190 Millennium Falcon
7191 Ultimate Collectors Series X-Wing Fighter
7194 Ultimate Collectors Series Yoda
7263 TIE Fighter
7264 Imperial Inspection
7657 AT-ST
7658 Y-Wing Fighter
7666 Hoth Rebel Base
7749 Echo Base
7778 Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon
8007 C-3PO
8008 Stormtrooper
8009 R2-D2
8010 Darth Vader
8028 MINI TIE Fighter
8029 MINI Snowspeeder
8089 Hoth Wampa Cave
8097 Slave I
8099 Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer
8129 AT-AT Walker
9748 Droid Developer Kit
9754 Dark Side Developer Kit
10030 Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer
10123 Cloud City
10129 Ultimate Collectors Series Rebel Snowspeeder
10134 Ultimate Collectors Series Y-Wing Attack Starfighter
10174 Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial AT-ST
10178 Motorized Walking AT-AT
10179 Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon
10188 Death Star
65081 Technic R2-D2/C-3PO Droid Collectors Set

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Sets Index Page: Episode VI
3219 MINI TIE Fighter
3341 Star Wars #2
3342 Star Wars #3
4475 Jabba's Message
4476 Jabba's Prize
4479 TIE Bomber
4480 Jabba's Palace
4488 MINI Millennium Falcon
4492 MINI Star Destroyer
4494 MINI Imperial Shuttle
4504 Millennium Falcon
6206 TIE Interceptor
6207 A-Wing Fighter
6208 B-Wing Fighter
6209 Slave I
6210 Jabba's Sail Barge
6211 Imperial Star Destroyer
6212 X-Wing Fighter
6963 MINI X-Wing Fighter
6964 MINI Boba Fett's Slave I
6965 MINI TIE Interceptor
7104 Desert Skiff
7127 Imperial AT-ST
7128 Speeder Bikes
7134 A-Wing Fighter
7139 Ewok Attack
7140 X-Wing Fighter
7142 X-Wing Fighter
7144 Slave I
7146 TIE Fighter
7166 Imperial Shuttle
7180 B-Wing at Rebel Control Center
7181 Ultimate Collectors Series TIE Interceptor
7190 Millennium Falcon
7191 Ultimate Collectors Series X-Wing Fighter
7194 Ultimate Collectors Series Yoda
7200 Final Duel I
7201 Final Duel II
7263 TIE Fighter
7264 Imperial Inspection
7657 AT-ST
7658 Y-Wing Fighter
7754 Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser
7778 Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon
8007 C-3PO
8008 Stormtrooper
8009 R2-D2
8010 Darth Vader
8028 MINI TIE Fighter
8038 The Battle of Endor
8097 Slave I
8099 Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer
9748 Droid Developer Kit
9754 Dark Side Developer Kit
10030 Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer
10123 Cloud City
10131 TIE Fighter Collection
10134 Ultimate Collectors Series Y-Wing Attack Starfighter
10174 Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial AT-ST
10179 Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon
10188 Death Star
65081 Technic R2-D2/C-3PO Droid Collectors Set

Lego 8017 Vader's TIE Advanced

Lego 8017 Vader's TIE Advanced

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Year of Release: 2009

Film:

Episode IV: A New Hope

Pieces: 251

Minifigures: 1

Darth Vader

MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price): $29.99

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Lego Star Wars 8017 Vader's TIE Advanced 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 Millennium Falcon came and saved Luke. Vader's wingmen, who were both piloting TIE fighters were destroyed. 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 8017 Vader's TIE Advanced contains 251 pieces and includes 1 minifigure.

 

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Vader's TIE Advanced
Ages 7-12. 251 pieces.

Straight from the original Star Wars movie, the TIE Advanced x1 is Darth Vader's personal starfighter! Even faster than a standard TIE fighter, Vader's starfighter is customized with bent wings, a deflector shield and a hyperdrive. Celebrate 10 years of Lego Star Wars with this all-new set, featuring incredible movie-accurate details, flick-firing missiles and the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader!

  • Lift up the ship's nose to seat Darth Vader at the controls!
  • Set includes a Darth Vader minifigure!
  • Darth Vader's TIE fighter measures 6 inches (15cm) long and 7 inches (17cm) wide!

 

Reviews

Posted September 5, 2011 by dan808, United States

The set is Darth Vader's TIE Fighter number 8017. The pros about this set is that it it has functions, like if you slide a gray button, little pieces fly out. The cons about this set is that it is more delicate than others. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give this set a 9.

Posted February 3, 2009 by C.C., United Kingdom

LEGO 8017 Darth Vader's TIE fighter advanced.

Brilliant set

PROS:
1) Well designed and looks good.
2) Effective colour scheme that resembles the TIE fighter advanced in the films more than previous models.
3) New Darth Vader with a silver (ish) lightsabre hilt.
4) Quite strong.
5) Worth the price.
6) Cool stickers that don't require any fuss.

CONS:
1) The flick missiles don't work properly.
2) Could have come with a stormtrooper.
3) Occasionally, the wing fall off on their own accord

 

Posted January 29, 2009 by Alexander, United States

Pros

1)Very accurate and detailed
2)Very detailed step by step instructions
3)Fun to build
4)Vader seats very well in there
5)The little missile launchers are very nicely designed and is also more a very good touch
6)First set that actually has a designated place for the light saber

Cons

1)The price. $29.99 for the model and $6.95 for the shipping.
2)wings are a little on the flimsy side but if there is nothing that is heavy sitting on the fuselage then the model will hold well.
3)Vader's helmet is loose.

Remarks:

All in all this model is very nice and good to get. Very easy to build and the age range is well reasonable. I would most definitely suggest this set to any one. Judging from the looking of this one from the other set that also includes the Y-Wing fighter. It is much more accurate in color and in structure. The Set 7658 Y-Wing is much better in detail and scale than the one that came with the predecessor TIE Advanced fighter.

Rating: * * * * * * * * * / * * * * * * * * * * = 9/10