Nearly 40 years after it first appeared in the movies, Star Wars is as popular as ever among adults and kids. From fun robots like R2-D2 and the new BB-8, to heroes such as Luke Skywalker and Finn, there is something, and someone, for everyone to like (even the unlikable Darth Vader).
And to help bring the action to life, the Lego company has created different Star Wars sets. Featuring your favorite characters and movie scenes, each of my Top 10 Lego Star Wars Sets are fun, realistic and provide endless hours of enjoyment. They are great replicas for collectors and kids will love building C-3P0 and all the other characters (not to mention parents will love the hours of quiet while they build).
Read on to figure out which one (or ones) is right for you and your family.
This set is a must for Star Wars fanatics, as it features one of the most iconic ships in the movies, the tie fighter. Collectors will love that it comes with a display and informative plaque detailing the history of the starship while kids will lovethat it comes with a tie fighter and blaster gun for hours of realistic play.
The starship has a top hatch that opens, and there are over 1,685 pieces, so the whole family can help. Priced at just under $180, it is well worth the investment because it is a classic piece. Recommend for kids 10 and up.The Millennium Falcon is the quintessential ship in the Star Wars legacy, making this kit a steal at under $120. Featured in the original Star Wars and the newest, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans new and old will appreciate it. Recreated down to the tiniest details, there is a secret compartment to hide weapons and kids can “activate’ the hyper drive.
There is a detachable cockpit for getaways and the interior has space for 2 mini-figures, along with a complete control station. The set comes with 6 minifigures with weapons: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech, a Kanjiklub Gang Member and a BB-8 Astromech Droid. A great addition to any house or collection, best for kids 10 and up.
Time to battle the bad guys, and what better way to do it than aboard the Star Wars AT-TETM. This set has moving workable parts, along with a cockpit, lifting handle, and a rotating top-mounted projectile cannon with dual flick missiles.
The cockpit opens to fit a minifigure and if you open the hatch there are extra flick missiles to destroy the enemy. Reasonably priced at just under $200, kids 9 and up can reenact scenes from Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Comes with 5 minifigures: Battle Droid, Battle Droid Commander, Mace Windu, Coleman Trebor and a clone commander.
At under $40 this set is a must for any Star Wars fan, especially since it has been discontinued, and there are only a set number left. This set features the Republic artillery cannon, flick missiles, an elevating turret and 5 weapons for imaginary battles.
The elevating turret lets kids point at shoot at any object, and there are 4 minifigures as well: ARC trooper, ARF trooper and 2 commando droids. A great starter set for kids6 or older.
At just $31, this is a cool set for kids and fans as it lets you create a clone battle against the Lego Mandalorian Battle Pack. This set is no longer being made, so now is the perfect time to grab one. Simple to assemble, it is a good set for grade school kids and will hold their attention for years to come.
It has a BARC speeder, and 4 minifigures: 1clone commander, 2 new bomb squad troopers and a new ARF trooper. The BARC speeder can have 1 minifigure sit in it, and there are weapons on either side, so kids can zip through the air chasing the bad guys.
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 9493
Next to the Millennium Falcon, the X-Wing Starfighter is probably the coolest ship in the series, which means everyone will want to pick up this discontinued set before there are none left.
Priced at just under $200, this is an exact replica and has a cockpit that opens, wings that can fold into attack mode, and retractable landing gear, for realistic, simulated play against the Evil Empire. There are even 2 proton torpedoes that really shoot, so kids can knock down other characters.
In addition to the ship, there are 4 minifigures (Luke Skywalker, Jek Porkins, R2-D2 and R5-D8), as well as 1 weapon, and 1 lightsaber, so kids 8 and up can act out numerous scenes.
Great as a stand-alone item or to use in tandem with other sets, Anakin Walker’s Freeco Speeder is one fun and eye-catching ship. Priced to sell at around $40, this is a new Clone Wars vehicle and is sure to be on every kids wish list.
The set comes not just with the speeder, but an Anakin Walker minifigure and a Talz Chieftain figure with a spear. And if that wasn’t enough, the Speeder has a cockpit that opens to seat a figure in it, and a rear cargo area, so kids 7 or older can put weapons and other pieces to store.
This is one of the more interactive, and fun sets, featuring the adorable Ewoks and a treetop hideout for them to jump out of. At $69, you getyour money’s worth, as this set has the hideout, 3 characters (scout trooper with speeder bike, Logray and Ewok Warrior figure) and 3 weapons (spear, sling, and bow weapons).
The treetop hideout itself is packed with cool extras, including a stone launcher, log trap, secret compartment and retractable ladder. Kids will never get bored, as they can pitch stones, hide, and jump out to snare the enemy in countless different ways.
Approved for kids ages 7 and up, this is a great role playing set.
Kids will love watching this Clone Walker come to life, and parents will love the price, at just under $50. This clone walker is lots of fun, as it can seat 2 figures and had poseable legs, so it can “walk” and battle anything that stands in its way.
The walker comes with 2 Clone Troopers, a Clone Commander, Clone Gunner, and ARC trooper gear and can be used with any of the other Lego Star Wars sets
If your kids love to battle and pretend fight, this is a great set to pick up at around $40. With a command station, 2 Droidekas, Clone Commander, Clone Trooper and a hidden missile, they’ll have a ball plotting and executing various maneuvers.
The command station has a hidden missile and opening doors, so figures can sit in it before surprising the enemy. The Droidekas move and open, so kids can pretend to attack, and there are blaster pistols as well, making it the perfect gift for kids6 and up.
I hope my Top 10 Lego Star Wars Sets review helped you see just how special and worthwhile these sets are. Fun, interactive and true to form, they will be loved by kids and collectors everywhere. They bring the world of Star Wars to life, sparking imagination and creativity, as the battle of good and evil continues. Do your part to stop the bad guys and grab one of these sets today.