It’s time for my final review of the new LEGO® Star Wars Helmets, with just the TIE Pilot Fighter helmet to take a closer look at. The Imperial ranks are filled with masked personal and they each have a similar style to their protective helmets. In the original trilogy, none of these were more elaborate than that of a TIE Fighter Pilots. They barely feature in the films for more than a few minutes at a time, but when they do, they certainly look menacing. Silently sitting in the darkened cockpit of TIE, as they chase down Rebel forces. But how does this masked menace translate into a LEGO set and it is a worthy addition to the LEGO Star Wars line-up? Let’s find out.
Challenge your construction skills and evoke memories of classic Star Wars™ battle scenes with this LEGO® Star Wars TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet (75274) buildable display model! A wonderful gift idea for Star Wars connoisseurs aged 18+ and any experienced LEGO builder, the iconic contours and details of the helmet are beautifully recreated with LEGO bricks plus graphics stickers.
Build and display
This collectible Star Wars helmet has a base with a nameplate and is sure to grab attention displayed at home or in the office. And check out the other new-for-May-2020 LEGO Star Wars build-to-display model kits – Stormtrooper Helmet (75276) and Boba Fett Helmet (75277)
- Set Name: TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet
- Set Number: 75274
- Pieces: 724
- RRP: £54.99/$59.99/59.99€
- Measurements: measures 18cm high, 13cm wide and 15cm deep
- Availability: LEGO.com, Limited Retail
Of all the various helmets and masks worn across the Star Wars galaxy, the TIE Fighter Pilot’s is one of a handful not really seen on screen much. However, it’s certainly one of the most interesting looking, which does make it a great muse for a LEGO set. As mentioned above, the style of the TIE Fighter Pilot helmet is a blend of the standard Stromtrooper bucket and that of a real-world fighter pilot. This combination offers an interesting looking helmet, but again not that easy to replicate with LEGO bricks.
The colourful core used as a base for all three Star Wars helmets is slightly different for the TIE pilot, this is to allow the addition of the two breather pipes to be connected to the build. These also make the display plinth a little different to the other to sets, as these pipes extend down from the trim of the helmet to the base of the display stand. The unique curvature of the helmet is probably the most tricky to achieve with LEGO elements. Unlike Fett and the Stormtrooper helmets, the dome is a mixture of surfaces. These have been well captured with a mix of various sized studded plates along with smooth sloped and bow plates.
With a build that is basically just black bricks, some of the details do get a little lost. This is more apparent around the eye area, but it’s the most detailed of the helmets. The imperial logos are thankfully printed elements and sit nicely against the rest of the helmet, just make sure you click them down firmly. Because the helmet doesn’t have the tubular trim around the lip, it gives the helmet an amazing flow to its shape. It’s certainly the most organic of the three sets. One of my favourite bits to build is the breather tubes. These use train wheels, which are fed onto a flexible tube. The finish of these look outstanding and the wheels are the perfect element to achieve the required look.
Fett is one mysterious cool guy and the Stormtroopers are an icon of the Star Wars brand, both thanks to their helmets. But quite surprisingly it’s the TIE Fighter Pilot helmet which nips the top spot for me, after building all three sets. The blend of a Stormtrooper helmet and that of a real-world fighter pilot makes for a cool looking helmet and an even better LEGO set. The build of the TIE Fighter Pilot helmet, although similar to the other two sets, is certainly the most engaging. It’s higher piece count is certainly shown in the finished product. Although the set is basically a mass of black elements, it’s still nicely detailed and I love things like the breather pipes and the printed Imperial insignia. Most Star Wars fans will be picking up all three sets, but if you are merely intrigued to just build one, I highly recommend opting for this one.
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