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Star Wars TIE-Fighter

"Can you fly a TIE Fighter?"
- "I can fly anything."
Finn and Poe Dameron
And once you build this TIE for your own, you can learn how to fly one too! In this instructable we will show you how we designed and made this K'NEX TIE Fighter from the Star Wars movies. It reassembles the First Order TIE-figher more than the original TIE, since the colour of the wings is different.
GWorks started with the wing design, but asked Linkin_J_Knex for help with the cockpit in one of the comments under an ible. He then made a clever way to create a spherical shape, in the right scale to the wings, with 4-way connectors and ball joints. Therefore, this collaboration was formed. We are both Star Wars fans and both K'NEX builders on Instructables and like this spaceship a lot.
The actual model was built and photographed by GWorks, and is about 30 cm (1 foot) high. It is completely symmetrical, and therefore Step 3: The Wings has to be executed twice, apart from assembling. The model features laser cannons, dual engines and the possibility to display it on a stand, while showing information about the TIE. The Steps in this instructable are accordingly:
  • Parts Needed
  • The Cockpit | Made by Linkin_J_Knex
  • The Wings & Assembly
  • The Display Stand
Each step has an appropriate Finn quote to keep the theming right ;)