The Sith Starfighter was built primarily with parts from Lego kit 6206 , but i also had to dip into my spare-parts bin for various pieces. The only component i didn't change from kit 6206 was 2 of it's solar panels, because i like 'em so much ... but if you look closely, you can see that the rest of this TIE fighter is a completely different Bird of Prey !
About this creation
Similar to a Jedi Starfighter - in aspects of purpose and performance ... the Sith Starfighter is designed for multiple roles and missions.
The Sith Starfighter is based upon the TIE phantom fighter, but with a few noteworthy changes. The TIE phantom normally has 3 solar panel wings ... but this baby had the top wing removed so that a new engine and an astromech droid could fit in the rear !
With the removal of the top solar panel wing, this allows the canopy to open like so ... and gives the pilot easy access to the cockpit.
Equipped with sloped armor plating, a shield-generator, and rear sensors ... the survival rate for the pilot and astromech droid is greatly increased !
Bottom View ... note the scout / probe-droid hardpoints, the magnetic and repulsorlift landing gear, and 2 atmospheric jet engines !
Bottom View ... here you can see the scout / probe-droids again, 2 atmospheric jet engines, and the hyperdrive engine components (white parts).
Unlike any other Tie Fighter, the Sith Starfighter is capable of atmospheric flight and planetary landings !
Here is Darth Maul, and 3 scout (probe) droids ... dissembarking from a brand new Sith Starfighter !
Cool design. SImple yet effective.
Looks like a cross between a Klingon bird of Prey, a new age Cylon Raider and a tie fighter.
Regarding Astromechs on Imperial ships, Notice that tie ships are not typically equipped with hyperdrives and the primary use of astromechs is for plotting hyperspace jumps. Smaller Imperial ships that are hyperdrive capable employ astromech brains or similar tech.
Cool! I think the addition of the probe droids is the best part, scout out the target before engaging it, very nice!
I like it
February 17, 2009
Billiant! That is really cool. By the way, if you want to know how to make lego movies, then check out the lego animators group. I am part of it, and there its lots of information on how to make lego films. I'd explain how to make them now, but it would take ages and I have to go to bed. :)