10 Best LEGO Star Wars Sets
The Star Wars films have made waves in the box office ever since the release of Episode IV A New Hope in 1977. The series of films is monumental, a pop culture emblem that has more than withstood the test of time. It is only fitting that this franchise would combine with another definitive brand: the LEGO company. Founded in Denmark in 1932, LEGO has made countless toys that allow children and adults to explore their favorite movies. Psst! There are some collectible Star Wars pop figures in our Funko POP vinyl figure review!
Coming in a range of complexities, and always in great true-to-the-movies detail, the Star Wars LEGO kits are an immersive experience. We have delved into dozens of reviews, articles, and videos to find the hottest Star Wars LEGO sets for kids and adults that are dominating the market today. With characters like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo from the original trilogy and new favorites like Poe Dameron and Rey, there’s something for everyone, young and old, in these Star Wars LEGO sets.
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The following ten of the coolest LEGO kits on Amazon feature heroes and villains alike, offering tons of entertainment for any Star Wars fan.
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When seeking out that perfect Star Wars themed LEGO kit on Amazon, you might find an overwhelming number of options. There are tons of these Star Wars LEGO sets for kids and adults out there, and to make things easier, we’ve broken down each play set into four categories. First is the set’s intended audience, indicated by the age range. Tied to this is the number of pieces in the play set which basically tells you how complicated the set’s construction will be (and therefore how old the builder must be to be able to follow the instructions).
The size of the finished set is something to consider for people who want to display their creation and people who don’t have a lot of extra space at home. Lastly is the value of the set where we tell you about how much your set will be priced at.
Most of these sets are nominally intended for children ages 8 to 14, but don’t let these brackets fool you. Many users of LEGO sets are adults who enjoy the stimulating challenge of putting together LEGO bricks via the instruction manual. The highest age should go up to 100 years old, in that case, but let’s look at the lowest age, especially if this LEGO set is one you want to give to a young child.
Children ages 7 or 8 years old are capable of handling sets for kids and adults that have several hundred pieces. If you’re buying for a five-year-old who doesn’t have much experience in building with LEGOs, a set like the Last Jedi Training Island or the Darth Vader Transformation, or even one of these Playmobil gifts would be a safer gift.
These sets each have less than 300 pieces, leading to less frustration for a small child that can’t handle a huge number of pieces. These sets are also way cheaper, ensuring that you didn’t just spend over $100 on a child who could turn out to have no interest in LEGOs.
Number of Pieces
With Star Wars LEGO kits it’s imperative to know what you’re getting yourself into. Much like a jigsaw puzzle, you’ll want to know how many pieces it takes to put the final product together. In some ways, the detailed and easy to follow instruction manuals that come with Star Wars LEGO kits make the process easier than a jigsaw puzzle, but it’s still a massive time investment to build a 4,016-piece LEGO Death Star.
As mentioned above, the number of pieces is a solid indicator of how old the builder should be. Putting an unassembled LEGO Death Star in front of a seven-year-old could be a very bad idea that leads to crying, an abandonment of the set you spent $500 on, or you doing most of the work for the child.
However, with the right combination of pieces and the child’s natural industriousness, a parent could see their child entertained by a LEGO set for a significant amount of time.
The size of a completed play set may be important for a LEGO aficionado who already has other sets taking up space in their home. Even if you don’t have many LEGO sets, knowing that some items on the above list are almost 2 feet long could save your house from a lot of clutter. Tied into size is inevitably the number of pieces again: a less organized child could be prone to dumping all 1000+ pieces onto the living room floor to start with.
There’s no telling how long that set would take to build and how many LEGOs could be stepped on in the meantime. A 200-piece set is a bit less risky and in the end takes up way less space any way you look at it. But regardless of size, keep in mind that many sets can be suspended from the ceiling with fishing lines or other materials.
Sets like the LEGO Death Star or the numerous ships would look great hanging from a ceiling, giving the room a really cool outer space look.
The price of a typical LEGO set is dependent upon the number of pieces. It seems the price increases exponentially as the number of pieces goes up. While a building set of less than 300 pieces costs only $20, the other extreme is the 4,016-piece and $500 LEGO Death Star. In the middle are sets of over 1000 pieces that can be anywhere from $150 to $225.
This may seem like a lot to a buyer uninitiated into the world of LEGOs, but the time that flashes by when crafting a gigantic set and the satisfaction gleaned from finishing is what keeps people buying more.
How do you Build Lego Star Wars Sets?
The easiest way to build one of these sets is to open up the box and take a look at the fully illustrated instructions that will guide you piece-by-piece. If you’ve lost your instruction manual, the LEGO website is loaded with information, having thousands of downloadable instruction manuals that are easy to search through. A quick look at the LEGO Death Star set shows an intimidating 500+ steps to complete.
However, the instructions are simple enough for a child to follow, though the smallest children won’t have the attention span for going through the whole painstaking process. At the end of the 300-page booklet is a drawing of every distinct piece. Many builders find it helpful to separate the pieces into piles of like pieces to better avoid searching for a certain brick each time they need one.
What are the New Lego Star Wars Sets?
The newest Star Wars sets are the ones from the most recent movies, namely Episode VII The Force Awakens and Episode VIII The Last Jedi. A few of the sets are new characters’ ships, such as Poe Dameron’s Wolf 4 or Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter. The Last Jedi Training Island is a new location where the latest protagonist Rey trains with the original trilogy’s Luke Skywalker on the planet Ahch-To.
The LEGO building set with the latest release is that same Ahch-To Training Island that came out in 2020. Next, the Darth Vader Transformation, Yoder’s Jedi Starfighter, Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter, the Assault Walker, the Y-Wing, and the First Order Star Destroyer all came out in 2017. The LEGO Death Star was released in 2016, and the Millennium Falcon and Wolf 4 are the oldest, having both come out in 2015.
Aside from the Darth Vader Transformation, Yoder’s Jedi Starfighter, and the LEGO Death Star set, the sets on our list feature figures of newer characters that were in the most recent Star Wars movies.
Before making your purchase, it’s a fine idea to ask yourself how dedicated you are to Star Wars or how much the recipient of the set is. If you or that recipient is just getting into the franchise, a $500 Death Star could be a total waste of money, time, and sanity. There’s safety in the small, $20 sets, even in the slightly larger $90 sets. These should be your first choice. When buying for small kids, knowing the temperament of the child is paramount.
Are they patient and methodical, a child who will get engrossed in the hours and days of building? Or are they a child with a very short attention span, one who is easily frustrated by following dozens of instructions? Knowing these traits could save a lot of hassle.
In the end, the very coolest LEGO sets are made to stoke imagination and creativity. However you or someone else chooses to use their new Star Wars LEGO set, there is no “wrong” way if the builder is having fun.
If you want to preserve your LEGO set for years to come and keep it looking new, you should take care to wash your hands before handling the LEGOs in order to remove any oils.
Did you Know
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