Build It, You Must: The 10 Best Star Wars LEGO Sets
Making for some seriously awesome shelf decorations for any Star Wars fan, these LEGO sets are awesome to look at as well as build. It’s likely that we will have to wait until after The Force Awakens comes out to get even more new builds.
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader
Often selling out due to the popularity of the Sith Lord, this Darth Vader build includes fully posable limbs, black armored suit, fabric cape and a buildable red lightsaber. Similar to General Grievous, it’s a simpler build. (MSRP: $30)
LEGO Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Fighter
One of the new characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Poe Dameron has been recreated in LEGO form along with his jet black X-Wing fighter. Features in this set include 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for one of the minifigures (Poe Dameron, a Resistance ground crew member and a Resistance X-Wing Pilot) as well as space for the included BB-8 Astromech Droid. (MSRP: $80)
LEGO Millennium Falcon
“Chewie, we’re home.” “Rrrrrrr-ghghghghgh!” Replacing the 2014 build of the Millennium Falcon, this slightly more complex set comes with detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, entrance hatch and opening hull plates.
There are seven included mini-figures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Rey, Finn, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member as well as a BB-8 Astromech Droid. (MSRP: $150)
LEGO General Grievous
“You fool. I have been trained in your Jedi Arts… by Count Dooku.” Arguably a Star Wars villain that doesn’t get enough credit for being a badass, this General Grievous build includes posable limbs, 2-into-4 separating arms and 4 buildable lightsabers. It’s a much easier build than larger sets, and thus could be ideal for younger builders. (MSRP: $35)
LEGO Ewok Village
Ideal for anyone who’s really into Return of the Jedi, the LEGO Ewok village is an impressive set with 17 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, two Rebel soldiers, five Ewoks, two Scout Troopers and two Stormtroopers.
Features include a tree-trunk hideout and secret lightsaber stash, spider web and net traps, slide, catapults, elevating throne, speeder rammer function, kitchen, food storage area, bedroom and a planning room. (MSRP: $250)
LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer
Who is ready to experience the power of the Imperial fleet? This set features a lifting handle, removable top and fold-down sides for easy play, 8 synchronized turning cannons, 2 spring-loaded shooters, storage compartment for 2 spare missiles, 7 powerful blue engines, and a detailed interior including rotating Emperor Palpatine hologram, rotating chairs, turning weapon rack, bridge, blue screen and a control panel.
Minifigures include Darth Vader, Imperial Officer, two Stormtroopers, Imperial Crew and Imperial Navy Trooper. (MSRP: $130)
LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina
Just make sure you have the cantina song playing on a loop when you build this. This set features a dome roof, entrance with sliding door and droid scanner, opening roof, slide-out floors to the middle rooms, bar with shelves, money and bottles, stage for the Bith band, seats, table and windows. Minifigures included are Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Greedo, a Sandtrooper (on a Dewback, no less!) and 3 Bith Musicians. (MSRP: $70)
LEGO Death Star Final Duel
While the actual LEGO Death Star is difficult to find (and expensive to buy at $400), this set allows you to recreate the moment when Luke triumphed over the Emperor in Return of the Jedi. Features include swing-out side sections, opening entrance doors, Force Jump function, collapsing stairs and bridge, reactor shaft, and detachable throne section with rotating throne and hidden Lightsaber pop-up function.
It also comes with five mini-figures: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and two Royal Guards. (MSRP: $80)
LEGO Imperial AT-AT
Who’s ready to blast away at some Rebel scum? This metal beast is unstoppable (unless it’s tripped)! This set features a moving head with a cockpit for 2 minifigures and 2 spring-loaded shooters, posable legs and an opening body with switch-operated trap door. It comes with five minifigures: an AT-AT Driver, General Veers, Snowtrooper Commander and 2 Snowtroopers. (MSRP: $110)
LEGO Star Wars Slave I Ship
Perfect for hunting down pesky smugglers who travel with Wookiees, Boba Fett’s Slave I features a rotating cockpit and wings, opening side hatches with hidden guns and missiles, 2 rotating dual shooters, cargo hold and a display stand with data sheet. It comes with four minifigures: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtrooper and Han Solo encased in carbonite. (MSRP: $200)