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Brick Fanatics review another Lego set for Star Wars 75274 based on the very popular Tie Fighter Pilot.

While designing 75274 TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet must have been challenging, building it is straightforward. Fans who have put together 75255 Yoda (review) will be familiar with the basic structure – inside the helmet is a square frame built using Technic elements, with pins leaving studs exposed that the sections can later be attached to.

The stand is pretty self-explanatory and not overcomplicated, using sloped elements for a clean, sleek look. Once the stand and frame are built, sections of helmet are built and attached. Particularly on the sides of the model, different sections slot together impressively like jigsaw pieces. It really is a testament to the LEGO design team’s ingenuity that models like this are to easy to build. While coming up with the set is impressive, the ability to communicate how to replicate deserves recognition too.

Those side sections of the helmet take a very traditional LEGO approach, layering plates at the right gradients so that they create a nice, gradual, curved appearance. Thanks to the studs that are visible, the finished build retains its LEGO charm and cannot be mistaken for a product from any other Star Wars licensee.

On the actual movie prop, there is a section running across the helmet’s centre and down the back that is raised from the rest, depicted here with slope elements. The contrast between the smooth surface with the studs captures this aspect of the helmet well.

Also you’ll probably appreciate because of the domed curve surface we had to print the details on, it’s not stickers. Sometimes we are doing stickers, sometimes print, that is also very much depending on how well it prints. With this element, the size and so on, it was possible to make a good looking print. So that’s one of the new things in the model.

 

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Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall
  • Hardcover Book
  • Segura, Alex (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 08/04/2020 (Publication Date) - Disney Lucasfilm Press (Publisher)