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Star Wars MicroFighters – small sets, big fun!

by admin on January 18, 2015

in LEGO Star Wars

While big LEGO Star Wars sets are very impressive and in line with the awesomeness of the Star Wars Universe, it is often the small sets that end up being the most fun. This is especially true for the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters line, which has quickly become a fan-favorite. 🙂

LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters

So far LEGO released two waves of LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters, with a total of 16 sets, each for only $10. Initially some people were doubtful about the line, as the previous (also small) LEGO Star Wars Planets series didn’t do so well, however these miniature fighters turned out to be real winners. One of the most significant differences between LEGO Star Wars Planets and LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters, is that although in both series the included vehicles are miniatures versions of the real thing, in LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters the minifigs can actually ride on their mini spaceships and fighter -jets, which makes swooshing them around really fun. And the size is just right to capture some of the major details and characteristics of the vehicles, and even have working features like flick-fire missiles.

#75074 LEGO Star Wars Microfighters

In both series there are three goodguy vehicles, and three badguy vehicles to match them (in fact, even the box art matches up). And each set includes a minifigure as well. In the first series released in 2014 the #75030 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon, the #75031 LEGO Star Wars TIE Interceptor, and the #75032 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Fighter were especially winning models.

LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters

In the second series of LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters that was just released a couple of weeks ago, there are even more great designs! The #7072 LEGO Star Wars ARC-170 Starfighter, the #75074 LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder, and the #75077 LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid make reasonable small fighters on their own, even outside of the Star Wars universe. In other words you could add these small vehicles to your other LEGO Space sets as one-man fighters and they would fit right in.

#75075 LEGO Star Wars Microfighters

But amongst all these cute little buggers, the one that takes the trophy is the #75075 LEGO Star Wars AT-AT. It is just too adorable, resembling some kind of robot puppy/pony combination with a great range of articulation. Just take a look at the pictures below. In the first image you can see three little AT-ATs shortly after birth with the whole herd (photo by justapenguin), then you see how AT-ATs are getting trained to follow commands (photos by SheogorathForever), and finally – with a little modification – three progressively larger AT-ATs (photo by Beefyonder).

LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters AT-AT by justapenguin

LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters AT-AT SheogorathForever

LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters AT-AT by Beefyonder

Cute, aren’t they? And as you can see, people are having lots of fun with them. I have also considered adding the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters into a Star Wars themed carousel for my minifigs, or some kind of theme-park. Anyhow, the point is that even if you have never gotten into LEGO Star Wars due to space and budget constrains, you might still consider LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters. And if you are a LEGO Star Wars fan who is after big sets, don’t pass over these little guys – you might find that you will end up playing with them more often than with their bigger versions. They have a creative design, fun personality, good parts selection and they are very cheap. You should be able to find them at most major LEGO retailers and they are also available at the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters

So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Star Wars MicroFighters? Do you have any of the sets released so far? Or do you collect them all? Which one is your favorite? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Chris of Yoda Archives January 18, 2015 at 11:45 AM

This is a great series. I want a herd of AT-ATs. It’s tempting to collect them all.

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admin January 18, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Yeah, they are super cute. 🙂

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Chris of Yoda Archives January 18, 2015 at 11:54 AM

The Brothers Brick ran a contest inspired by microfighters. They asked for fans to create their own microfighter style vehicles. There are some excellent MOCs here. https://www.flickr.com/groups/2799120@N22/discuss/72157647099624314/

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admin January 18, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Hm… some great designs there! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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Jake January 18, 2015 at 2:24 PM

I’m a huge fan of the microfighters as they are funny, detailed, and include a minifig for a cheap price. I think the one that looks the best is the Falcon but the funniest is, obviously, the Star Destroyer. You know those scenes from the original trilogy where you see a HUGE spaceship cover up the whole screen? Watch this video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BBbeZoVtrA4

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admin January 19, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Yeah, that’s funny! 😛

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rainey January 18, 2015 at 9:34 PM

I just got my grandson one yesterday. Even at 4 he was able to put the Star Destroyer (75033) together on his own. He had a great time flying it around for 15 minute or so and then he took it apart and started building other interesting things.

All told, 10 buck well spent!

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admin January 19, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Yes, they are great little sets for kids and adults alike. 😀

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alec January 25, 2015 at 9:52 PM

I want the planets series back the microfighters suck there the worst boo.

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