The TIE Avenger is one of my favourite fighters from the expanded universe, and is a wonderful cross between Darth Vader's hefty-looking fighter, and the sleek, dagger-like TIE interceptor. I have also done a revamped TIE Defender to go along with the other updated TIEs.
The TIE Advanced/Avenger was the production version of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced, and flown by elite pilots who had proved themselves in the TIE Interceptor (the development of which came from lessons learnt in the construction of the Avenger). The Avenger was well armed, with shields and a hyperdrive, but was superseded by the TIE Defender shortly before the battle of Endor.
Thanks again to Vean for the Pov Ray renders of my model! :-)
I have recently gotten a lot of feedback on my designs on Eurobricks, and met a user named Krispijn who has done some amazing TIE designs. With his permission I have incorporated several of his ideas into my designs. I have also made a number of structural changes after constructing the TIE interceptor with bricks. As a result they are now a lot stronger.
I am in the process of purchasing the bricks to build this model. I will post pictures as soon as it is complete. I have altered the rear wing points again for this construction, and I think it is much improved.
Lego likes to put Minifigures with sets, I suggest this set come with a TIE Fighter Pilot, Maarek Stele, and Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Please check out my TIE Defender design:
Please check out PaulWiseOne's TIE Interceptor and TIE Advanced x1 designs:
Please check out our TIE Bomber design:
And last but certainly not least, Krispijin's Assault Gunboat and Missile Boat, which fit perfectly with the growing imperial fleet!
Rear view. I have made some major modifications to the fuselage following comments, and am happier that I am closer to the model than I was before, and wish I could thin the wings out a bit, I am happy to take any suggestions to refine the design.
The TIE Avenger alongside the rest of the Imperial Fleet! This image includes my TIE Avenger, TIE Defender and TIE Bomber, Paulwiseone's TIE Interceptor and TIE Advanced, Krispijn's Assault Gunboat, and LEGO's TIE Fighter and UCS Star Destroyer.
Thank you to Krispijn for this brilliant render!