LEGO’s line of Microfighter models is always going to be popular with fans that want a quick and easy build to enhance a scene and with kids that do not have the time and patience for the more complex models. The latest Series 3 range of LEGO Star Wars Microfighters for 2016 takes iconic vehicles and ships that are available in more detailed sets and simplifies them to great effect. Each model has a stylized look that captures the essence of the original with clever LEGO elements and color schemes. There is also space for a minifigure and great weaponry. Fight against the Empire with Tie Fighters and Wookie Gun Ships, defeat the Resistance with Snowtroopers and AT-DP walkers and add a new approach to the battle.
6 New LEGO Star Wars Microfighters in the Series 3 Range
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The first of the new miniaturized sets for 2016 is the LEGO Microfighter Resistance X-Wing Fighter. The X-wing is one of the most recognizable ships in the whole of Star Wars mythology and this 3rd line of models provide a stylized version of this tough ship in simple blue and grey elements. The X-Wing is the ship of choice for the Resistance when fighting against the First Order and while this model may not have the detail and firepower of bigger builds, it does captures the feel of the latest model with the added benefit of the opening cockpit.
This set comes with a mini-figure of a Resistance Pilot to fight beside key figures like Poe Dameron and he is armed with a blaster pistol to defend himself on the ground. The simplicity of this pairing means that players are not bound by certain scenes and can fly this ship anywhere they choose.
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TIE Fighters come in all different shapes and sizes, from standard building sets to add to a larger battle scene to vast projects for more experienced builders. The LEGO Star Wars Microfighter TIE Advanced Prototype takes the build to the other end of the scale with a well-crafted micro model of this infamous craft. This small-scale version of a classic retains all of the vital features and design elements while remaining simple enough for young kids to build.
There is a cockpit for the mini-figure, two flick missiles at the front to ensure that it can still fight against the Rebels and the wings still fold out. Like the Resistance Pilot in the X-Wing, the minifigure is fairly generic – a basic TIE pilot dressed in black – but this he still has a detailed outfit and blast shooter and can be called upon any time that Imperial forces need back up.
LEGO Star Wars Microfighters Series First Order Snowspeeder 75126
There are lots of interesting new designs in The Force Awakens that lend themselves to new, updated LEGO models for 2016 and the Series 3 range of Microfighters has also taken inspiration from the new Snowtroopers. This First Order Snowtrooper minifigure in the LEGO Star Wars First Order Snowspeeder building set is modeled with the new uniform in mind, he has a blaster pistol to protect himself against Resistance troops and he fits neatly into the cockpit of the new Snowspeeder model.
This may be a miniaturized version of the First Order’s main line of attack in the snow and ice, but it is still deadly and powerful. There is a big engine on board that lets the minifigure cruise the landscape with ease and there is a rotating stud shooter to repel any attacks. The functionality of this crucial vehicle means that it is ideal for any battle on the ice planets.
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Not all of these 2016 Series 3 models have been designed with the feature films in mind. Fans of the Star Wars Rebels animated series will appreciate the chance to add the LEGO Star Wars Microfighter model of The Ghost to their collections because it offers a colorful, dynamic ship and a striking new minifigure.
Despite being a simplified, miniaturized version of this popular fighter, there are plenty of interesting details to the ship that ensure that it is up to the task of attacking the Empire. The pair of powerful engines on the back mean that players can zoom through the air at high speeds, the fun shape is created from a selection of different colored bricks and translucent elements, there is a stud shooter on the front with extra ammo and there is a cockpit for Hera Syndulla. This detailed mini-figure comes with a helmet and blaster pistol.
Lego Star Wars Microfighters Series Wookiee Gunship 75129
Another Star Wars Rebels set that will instantly appeal to younger children is the LEGO Star Wars Microfighter Wookiee Gun Ship. There are two main reasons for this: firstly, the colourful ship offers plenty of colour and detail to ensure that kids want to send it into battle; secondly, it comes with an attractive Wookiee mini-figure. It may not be Chewbacca in the cockpit, but this minifigure has the same detail on the fur and has a bowcaster to fire on the enemy.
Wookiee reinforcements are the last thing that the Imperial forces want to see and this model shows why. This miniature gunship has a striking design for tough aerial battles and lots of fun, interactive features. The wings can be raised for sharp manoeuvres when fighting the Empire’s ships, there are fun details in the use of elements and there are dual flick missiles with extra ammo.
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The great thing about LEGO Microfighters is that there is the potential to turn any ship or machine into a new, simplified model that kids can put together with ease. The final new edition to the Series 3 range for 2016 is the LEGO Star Wars AT-DP model. Again, this model takes inspiration from the Star Wars Rebels series and their take on this classic walker for a birds-eye view of the battle.
Again, the design has been modified for a simpler build, with only the most necessary elements in grey, black and yellow, but there are three important features that let players fight against the Resistance. There is the pair of posable legs to let the unit walk around the scene, there is a stud shooter on the front (with extra ammo) and there is space for the AT-DP Driver minifigure, who is armed with a blaster pistol.