The Lego Star Wars Z-95 Headhunter flies on the scene

z9501Why am I blogging about this Lego kit, especially when there are much more impressive sets out there? I first encountered the Z-95 Headhunter in the Star Wars Tie Fighter game back in the 90’s and out of all the ships you have to face while Piloting your Imperial Fighter the Headhunter was a nightmare to shoot down. Why? Because its ship profile was so small you couldn’t hang behind it and dog it, from the top its T shape made it hard to draw a bead and head to head you couldn’t even see it. It was a pain to fight.

Luckily it was under-armed so you could hang in the fight with it longer and it taught me how to do deflection shooting. The Headhunter was also the precursor to the X-Wing, one of the most iconic Sci-Fi fighters ever to grace the silver screen… Also it kind of reminds me of a Colonial Viper which is one of my favorite Star Fighters. So behold the Z-95 Headhunter,  piece of Star Wars lore that had a huge effect on me. To see more images of this kit click here.

 

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