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May 9, 2017

What are the best Star Wars Lego sets to buy?

U Wing Lego Set

Here's our 9 best Star Wars Lego Sets for 2017


There's something magical about Lego and that's probably part of why it has become such an enduring child's toy.

Actually, it's more than a toy, it's a portal to another world where children (and adults who are never too old!) can build anything they wish.

If you want to build characters and spaceships from the world of Star Wars, Lego has you covered. With the return of Star Wars movies in the form of The Force Awakens and Rogue One there has been an opportunity for Lego to have a new look what Lego sets are on offer.

We have in this top list of awesome Star Wars lego sets, a few of the popular sets from the new movies and some of the classics as well! Most of them are under $100 and there's some great value to be had.

Star Wars Rebel Trooper Battle Pack

LEGO Star Wars Rebel Trooper Battle Pack
Build up your Rebel forces and celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with this Hoth base set

When the Empire attacks the hidden Rebel base on the ice planet Hoth, brave Rebel troopers and pilots fight back with their combat speeder with flick-firing missiles. The set oncludes 3 Rebel troopers in cold-weather gear and Rebel pilot Zev Sensca who keen fans may recognise as pilot Rogue Two, the one who finds Han and Luke.
  • Includes 1 Zev Senesca and 3 Rebel troopers with new Hoth helmet minifigures
  • Ice cutter includes 2 flick fire missiles, rotating gun and cargo box
  • Allows the child to reimagine the opening scene of Empire Strikes Back 
  • There are 79 pieces with this pack
A reviewer on Amazon spoke quite highly of the set:

"I purchased this as a gift for a five year old boy. He immediately opened it and tackled building it. He successfully completed it that afternoon. A big plus for Lego toys is the instructions: Lego got its instructions right. That a five year old can assemble this toy on his own, without help, pretty much says it all.

The directions are clear and easy to understand. Their method is to show all of the parts needed for each step, which allows you to collect the parts needed before you start each step."

That's some firm praise! Check out the price on Amazon.

The ship that does the Kessel Run, the Millennium Falcon

falcon escaping death star lego set
Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope, the all-new Lego Millennium Falcon features stunning details, like hull plates that open to reveal a detailed interior, twin flick missiles, rotating quad laser cannons and a detachable cockpit cover so you can play a game of space chess with a certain Wookie!
It opens up to reveal the interior

Featuring Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader, can you rewrite history and help Ben Kenobi defeat his evil nemesis from the dark side?

This set includes LEGO mini-figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Darth Vader, so you can replay your favorite scenes from the movie.

Place figures outside the ship to have Obi-Wan and Vader duel, or place them inside the opening hull to play chess, hide in the smuggling compartments, or observe Luke's remote training.

For enhanced play, the set includes three lightsabers, three blasters, and one crossbow.
  • Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Includes 6 mini-figures: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader
  • Millennium Falcon features opening hull, detailed interior, twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons and detachable cockpit cover
  • 3 lightsabers, 3 blasters and 1 crossbow also included
  • 1254 pieces total.

TIE Striker from Rogue One's Battle of Scarif

Lego TIE Striker from Rogue One's Battle of Scarif
Play out the iconic sky battle over the planet Scarif from Rogue One with the amazing TIE Striker.

With large adjustable wings, minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, this amazing model is the perfect opponent for any rebel starfighter.

The Striker was a brand new addition to the Star Wars franchise with Rogue One so if you are looking to buy this as a birthday present for a young fan, the chances are good they do not already have it!
  • Features large adjustable wings
  • a minifigure cockpit with top and front access
  • opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters
  • Includes 4 minifigures: TIE Pilot
  • Imperial ground crew
  • Imperial Shoretrooper and a Rebel Trooper in Endor outfit;Weapons include a blaster pistol
  • blaster rifle and a double-barreled blaster (E-22)
  • Measures over 2” (6cm) high 16” (41cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide
Reviewer Jack on Amazon said of the ship:

"The TIE Striker is constructed extremely well without any flimsy parts.

The wings as well as the body are very robust and are built with sturdiness in mind for children.

The figures included are superb, especially the newly molded helmet and print of the Shoretrooper and the TIE Pilot. It should be yours without a second thought."

Check out the price on Amazon.

Rogue One's Rebel U-Wing Fighter Lego Set

Rogue One's Rebel U-Wing Fighter

Jyn Erso lego minifig
Jyn Erso mino-fig
The amazing U-Wing Fighter from Rogue One has all the details you would expect from an authentic Star Wars model.

It includes 4 big engines, an opening minifigure cockpit with transparent lower observation window, opening side doors with pull-out stud shooters, dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, rear storage hold.  

The huge wings sweep back to create an even bigger model that looks pretty cool, in the same way an X-Wing goes into attack mode. 

Includes 5 minifigures featuring Jyn Erso and and fan favourite Bistan!
  • Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 17” (44cm) long and 7” (20cm) wide with wings closed, and over 14” (38cm) long and 25” (64cm) wide with wings open.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.
Check out the price on Amazon.

AT-ST Walker


This is just the best lego set we've seen. We love how well captured the walker is. It totally evokes Jedi but it feels fresh and new as part of the Rogue One release of Lego toys.

It's also great value at its current Amazon price.

Join the hunt for pesky invading rebels aboard the AT-ST Walker, featuring posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front.
  • Features posable legs
  • wheel-activated turning top section
  • opening cockpit and top hatch
  • detailed minifigure interior
  • dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating front guns
  • Includes 3 minifigures: an AT-ST Driver, Baze Malbus with his heavy blaster and a Rebel Trooper
  • Weapons include a blaster pistol blaster rifle and Baze’s heavy blaster accessory elements include Baze’s backpack and the Rebel Trooper’s helmet
  • Measures over 9” (24cm) high 6” (16cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide
A reviewer on Amazon simply described this unit as being:

"a great set for the price. This has re-ignited my childhood love of Legos! Well thought-out design makes this set very sturdy once built."

Which is just great to hear if you're in the market for this latest version of the famous Star Wars walkers!

Check out the price on Amazon.

Oh. They've encased him in Carbonite! Carbon-Freezing Chamber set

Han Solo has been sent to the Carbon-Freezing Chamber by Darth Vader and is about to be frozen in a block of solid carbonite! Chilling!

Can he defeat Boba Fett and escape or will he be frozen for all eternity by the Ugnaught?

Only you can decide.
  • This awesome lego set features a control center, freeze bed with freeze function, staircase and an elevator
  • Lift bounty hunter Boba Fett into position with the elevator so he can keep guard over his prize
  • Includes 3 minifigures: Han Solo, Boba Fett, his helmet and an Ugnaught
  • Measures over 5" (13cm) high (with carbonite bed raised), 7" (18cm) wide and 5" (14cm) deep
  • Recreate unforgettable scenes from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Poe Dameron's X-Wing Fighter from The Force Awakens

Lego set Poe Dameron's X-Wing Fighter
One of coolest things about The Force Awakens was not pilot Poe Dameron but his awesome black X-Wing

black x-wing lego fighterThis customized starfighter is packed with features including the 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and space behind for the BB-8 Astromech Droid.  

There's even a loader with weapon rack, extra missiles and ammunition, and a seat for a minifigure. 

So climb the access ladder, strap in and get ready to recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Check out the price on Amazon.

Build Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle


Lego Set of Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle


Enter the battle with Kylo Ren's personal Command Shuttle!

This fantastic, highly detailed starship has loads of features, including opening front, rear and bottom storage bays; wing-mounted, spring-loaded shooters and detachable weapon racks. 

When you're ready for even more action, activate the amazing extending wing function!

 It's time to hunt down the enemy and get the missing map piece and play out your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! 
  • Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: a Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Officer, 2 First Order Crew and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer
  • Features opening front, rear and bottom storage bays; wing-mounted, spring-loaded shooters and detachable weapon racks, and amazing extending wing function
  • Weapons include 2 blaster pistols, blaster and Kylo Ren's Lightsaber
  • Accessories include 4 helmets and an electrobinoculars element
  • Activate the amazing extending wingfunction!
  • Launch the spring-loaded shooters!
  • Access the storage bays
  • Rearm with the detachable weapon racks
  • Measures over 11” (28cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 7” (20cm) wide with wings retracted, and over 15” (40cm) high with wings extended

Last but not least, is the robot that stole the show in Rogue One, K-2SO

Lego robot Rogue One, K-2SO

Infiltrate the Empire with buildable and highly posable K-2SO!

This wise-crackin' former Imperial security droid features a single/double-arm-swinging battle function, tough-looking decorated head and armor elements, and is extra tall for an even more impressive figure.

This durable droid is perfect for dangerous missions against the Empire. 
  • Buildable and highly posable K-2SO figure features single/double-arm-swinging battle function
  • tough-looking decorated head and armor elements and an extra-tall frame
  • Activate the single/double-arm-swinging battle function and enter battle with this ominous looking buildable figurine
  • You can move the limbs into any battle pose you choose
  • Figure stands over 11” (29cm) tall
An Amazon based reviewer said of the cheeky robot:

"This is a beautiful representation of K-2SO as a LEGO figure. It takes about an hour to build depending on how fast you go." Order K-2SO from Amazon now.

Who knew there was so much awesome Star Wars Lego sets out there? As you can see there is some great selection and nice value to be had especially if you are looking to by as a Christmas or birthday gift for a young Star Wars fan!

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