Lego and Star Wars have been working together for over two decades now, and we'd say the partnership has never been stronger - today's Lego Star Wars sets are some of the best ever made. And not just the best Lego Star Wars sets, but the best Lego sets full stop: there's something about Star Wars and Lego that just clicks together.
There's so much to choose from. You'll find incredible detail in Lego's recreations of iconic Star Wars vehicles and ships, more artistic sets to help keep you creative, smaller Lego Star Wars sets which are perfect for a kids' gift, and everything in between. There are even plastic recreations of some of the best scenes in the series - and Lego has now expanded beyond the movies and specials into the world of theme park props too.
Our list of the best Lego Star Wars sets below includes options at all prices, ranging from under £20/$20 all the way to hundreds. We'll be updating regularly, to include all the top new sets you'll want to know about – and we'll be noting whether any get nice Black Friday deals when that time comes.
Like all Lego sets, a huge part of the fun is in the building. With something like our number one set, the huge Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collectors Series model, putting it together is great project you can take your time over, unwinding for a while every evening while working towards a nice tidy goal. But there are plenty of other sets here that can suck you in without being quite as costly (or with such a large end result).
Those kind of sets are made for adults as much as kids, but obviously there are loads of options that are smaller and easier for kids to put together, and that are focused around actually playing with the Lego, rather than displaying it. But whichever of those you're planning to do with your sets, here are the ones you should buy:
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This beast is like building a monument to your Star Wars love – one that’s a full 33 inches long when built. It includes the most pieces of any set Lego’s ever made, making it ridiculously detailed inside and out – not only is every weird quirk on the Falcon’s exterior lovingly recreated, but you can open sections to reveal the cockpit, seating area (complete with holo-chess table) and more inside. It comes with extra parts so you can make it resemble the original-series design, or update for the new films – and it comes with a great range of minifigures for both eras, too.
There are big models - the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star et al - and there are truly iconic models: it feels like this ultra-detailed AT-AT is the kind of thing Lego's Star Wars collaboration was made for. It's big enough that there's room in the cockpit for three minifigs, there's a working winch to drag up the Luke Skywalker fig in order to plant the thermal detonator, spring-powered shooters, and even a dinky little speeder bike to complete the authentic Battle of Hoth experience. As far as shelf appeal goes, this has it in spades.
This gives you same kind of accurate build and satisfaction as the Millennium Falcon above, but for an actually attainable price, and at a size that fits on a normal shelf. The compact and speedy A-Wing fighter from Return of the Jedi gets a huge amount of love here – this model looks fantastic, and has a removable cockpit canopy (with detailed interior), pivoting laser cannons, a cool engine glow effect, and is generally a fantastic project for Star Wars Lego fans.
An absolutely huge selection of 21 minifigures (including, naturally, the entire Cantina Band, and a whole host more that you can't find elsewhere) highlight this massive set. It includes the Cantina itself, detachable outbuildings, a pair of Landspeeders, and even a newly-revised Dewback figure. A fun and straightforward build, by all accounts, and probably easy enough for far younger fans to build - though given that this is a bar, the presence of ABS space-hooch might have forced Lego to up the suggested age somewhat.
Lego will always have a great version of the X-Wing available, and this is a damn fine set – it’s fun to build, looks really close to the real version, has lever-operated wings that open and close for attacking, it shoots lasers and torpedoes (well, Lego versions of them), and comes with not just Poe to pilot it (along with R2-D2), but also Jannah and a Knight of Ren for a show-down straight from Rise of Skywalker.
Featuring a nifty force-lightning-shooting Emperor Palpatine minifig and an actual reactor shaft for Darth Vader to hurl him into, this Return of the Jedi playset doesn't skimp on the movie-accurate features. There's also collapsing stairs, a collapsing bridge, and a bit where you can fling a minifig skyward with a Force-jump. This is an updated re-jig of the 2015 original set, so if you're looking to pick up an aesthetically-improved final battle without paying extreme aftermarket fees you're in luck.
If your personal Star Wars canon extends all the way beyond the movies, spin-offs and Christmas specials to theme park exhibits, and your love for Lego knows no bounds (and why wouldn't it, on both counts) then the Lego Resistance I-TS is the perfect set. It's based on a ship found in Disney's acclaimed Rise of the Resistance ride, part of Walt Disney World and Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge area, and packs in two unique minifigs - Lieutenant Bek and Vi Moradi - as well as a pair of cool droids. Plenty to play with, with a detachable top, opening sides, and a whole bunch of stud shooters to give you something to lose under the sofa, and the I-TS' Resistance colours give it a nicely contrasting look from most of the rest of the Lego Star Wars line.
This three-in-one pixel-by-pixel set has you covered whether your favourite baddie is Darth Vader, Darth Maul, or Kylo Ren. It offers instructions on arranging its 3,000+ 1x1 studs into a striking portrait of your preferred Sith Lord, and comes with a soundtrack featuring insider info and stories related to the set, making it one of the more zen experiences Lego has to offer. If you're really dedicated you can pick up three sets and combine them to construct a massive triple-height Darth Vader portrait, ready for display on your wall. This isn't traditional Lego, but it's a great use of the form.
Lovable rolling robo-ball BB-8 gets transplanted to a much more rectangular domain here in this Brick Sketch, giving you the opportunity to build up an astromech display piece either to sit on the included stand or (via the also-included hook) to hang on the wall. Unlike the Lego Art set above this is a set with a lot of three dimensional appeal, layering pieces of different shapes and sizes to striking effect. It's the same 12 x 16 stud size as Lego's other Brick Sketch sets, so it'll sit nicely next to the First Order Stormtrooper (40391) and, er, Batman (40386) and The Joker (40428). A small build, but definitely a cool one.
This big (24 inches long) build takes Leia’s ship from the start of the first Star Wars (and the end of Rogue One) and gives it an impressive brick version. Not only do you get a really great recreation of the design, but it’s got some nice extra touches, including sections that open to reveal command centres and a conference room, but also detachable escape pods, perfect for the included C-3PO and R2-D2 figures. You also get the ship’s captain, a Rebel trooper, Bail Organa, and Leia. Cleverly, the radar dish on top functions as a sturdy carrying handle for moving it about.
What could be a more epic build than the Death Star? This set fits a mind-blowing amount of movie magic into the spherical frame of everyone’s favourite not-moon. You’ll build Lego versions of so many scenes, include 3PO and R2 hiding, the main laser controls, the detention level, the trash compactor, Obi-Wan deactivating the tractor beam, Luke and Leia’s swing to safety, the conference room, Palpatine's throne room, a hanger that launches Vader’s TIE Advanced, a cargo area, a droid maintenance area, plus an assorted of laser towers. You get a whopping 23 mini figures, too, ranging from heroes to villains to droids. It’s a hell of a thing.
In 2020, Lego has launched a new line of collectible sets for Star Wars fans – iconic helmets. The initial wave includes Boba Fett, a TIE Fighter pilot, and a Stormtrooper helmet, which is our favourite of the three. They look great – there's clear accuracy to the shape and details of the helmet, but also are unabashedly Lego, with studs showing all over. The finished result is 7 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 5 inches deep, so is small enough for on a desk neatly, or you could have all three lined up on a shelf without loads of space being taken up.
Ah, the iconic scene of an old man lying to a boy about his murderous father. Play or pose the moments of Luke discovering the power of a lightsaber for the first time, and R2-D2 playing Leia's plea for help. It also comes with a sandperson for some extra play action. The hut looks great – very true to the film.
This thing really fits the epic feel of the first time the Star Destroyer appears in the original Star Wars film. It's a whopping 43 inches long when finished, 26 inches wide and 17 inches tall. At over 4,700 pieces, building it is a huge endeavour – one that will keep you occupied for a long time. And the end result is extremely worth it – it's a stunning model. It even comes with a scale Tantive IV ship, for recreating that scene of the failed escape.
Podracing was one of the coolest elements of The Phantom Menace, and this special 20th Anniversary set brings that to life. Anakin’s podracer sits on a stand made of clear pieces, so you get the effect of it hovering, and comes with a little child Anakin figure, one of Padmé Amidala, and an extra figure of Luke Skywalker with a special 20th Anniversary display stand.
This set includes three droids to build from the films – R2-D2, the Imperial Mouse droid and Gonk (everyone's favourite) – with Bluetooth-connected controller unit that can slot into all of them. That controller unit has some motors in for making functions within the robots work, and you control what the robots do by programming them from a compatible app. The programming is easy – you drag blocks onto a timeline to make the robot do things like drive around the room. You can just do this freely, or there's a series of missions to complete, where you'll build extra parts to attach to the robots, with more functions.