LEGO builder Jarek is pretty much the undisputed king of Star Wars ships, routinely making the most accurate and gorgeously intricate vehicles from a galaxy far, far away ever to be built of bricks. He’s been on a roll lately with the Imperial Navy, starting with a TIE Fighter and TIE Interceptor, then upgrading to the heavy TIE Bomber. But now Jarek’s moved up the chain even further, to Darth Vader’s personal spacecraft, the prototype TIE Advanced.
Jarek again uses the incredible cockpit shaping he developed for the classic TIE Fighter model that uses 3×3 quarter dome elements to give the cockpit the truly spherical shape that’s missing from most LEGO TIE models (including official sets like the recent 75211 Imperial TIE Fighter. Among the incredible details Jarek’s managed to pack in are the access bays on the front of each wing pylon to the forward deflector shield arrays. In back, the two tiny exhaust nozzles can be seen immediately behind the cockpit.
And to show off just how good the model can look, Jarek’s created this dramatic scene of Darth Vader with his ship.
Also check out Jarek’s amazing Imperial Star Destroyer, which we’re pretty sure could pass for an ILM model in a future Star Wars film.