Best Lego Star Wars sets 2021: from small gifts to huge collectibles

The best Lego Star Wars sets from all the movies, featuring classic characters right up to the latest sequels

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The best Lego Star Wars sets combine the fun spirit that both of these two much-loved brands have. The sets have cool designs, clever details and a clear love for the moves that runs through them.

The relationship between Lego and Star Wars is a long-standing and strong one: if you ignore a Duplo Winnie the Pooh set, Lego Star Wars was the Danish company's first licensed range, released some 22 years ago. Lego doesn't just put these out for a bit of marketing clout. They're some of the best Lego sets in the galaxy. Star Wars and Lego goes together like Palpatine and the pursuit of evil.

You won't need to wave your hand and Jedi mind trick a merchant into giving you a good deal on a Lego Star Wars set, as they follow that Lego tradition of receiving regular discounts, particularly when they're nearing retirement. We have a specific ongoing list of the best Lego deals: there's every chance you'll be able to find the sets you're looking for without spending quite as many creds.

Lego Star Wars sets cover every parsec of the Lego universe. There are huge, detailed recreations of ships and vehicles, smaller playsets, artistic options for those who prefer something more serene, and even pocket money priced sets which often include very cool minifigs. Some sets cover iconic scenes from the films; some go as far as recreating theme park scenery. We've put together a specific guide for the Lego Star Wars Mandalorian sets, if you want stuff from that show.

Don't forget to also read our interview with interview with Lego Star Wars' Creative Director! And if you want cool vehicles from a galaxy less far away, we've got a guide to the best Lego Technic sets.

Okay, so by now we bet you're dying to just get to the good stuff - shopping for your chosen Lego Star Wars set! And the good news is, we can help you there too. If you're after a bargain (and who isn't?!) we're huge fans of shopping the best Black Friday deals. It's that one time of the year when we see some seriously big savings across a wide range of products and you'll be happy to know that Lego sets are no exception. Keep an eye on our live prices below that are always displaying the lowest prices available each day and you'll be happily building your own little R2-D2 before you know it.

Best Lego Star Wars sets of 2021

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon

1. Lego Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collector Series

Obviously the best Star Wars Lego set ever – just look at it!

Specifications
Set Number: 75192
Pieces: 7,541
Recommended age: 16+
Reasons to buy
+Astonishing levels of detail+Amazing display piece+Even includes the interior
Reasons to avoid
-Very large

This beast is like building a monument to your Star Wars love – one that’s a full 33 inches long when built. It includes what was once the record for the most pieces of any set Lego had ever made (now beaten twice!) 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. If you want to see how it compares in detail with the only other set that's equal in scope, we've got a Lego Millennium Falcon vs Lego Imperial Star Destroyer guide.

Lego R2-D2 75308

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2. Lego R2-D2

The best Lego Star Wars set for your desk

Specifications
Set Number: 75308
Pieces: 2,314
Recommended age: 18+
Reasons to buy
+Pretty poseable+Deliciously detailed
Reasons to avoid
-Not for playing with (much)

Lego's premium models for adults are a delight: they're challenging, satisfying builds, and they're a real highlight as a display piece. This newly-revised R2-D2 model is our pick of the bunch. It packs in a huge amount of detail and poseability, with a mid-leg that drops down when you want to lean the astromech droid into driving mode, a rotating head (natch) and even a dinky version of Luke's lightsaber hidden in a compartment in its head. 

At 31cm tall it's relatively large, though fans of remaining shelf space will be glad to note that it's nowhere near as huge as, say, the Imperial Star Destroyer; depending on your force orientation (and the number of creds you're carrying) this might even be a whole lot cooler.

Lego Imperial Shuttle 75302

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3. Lego Imperial Shuttle

The best Lego Star Wars for mid-price play

Specifications
Set Number: 75302
Pieces: 660
Recommended age: 9+
Reasons to buy
+Cool minifigs+Cost effective+Lots of play value
Reasons to avoid
-On the small side (but that's good for play)

Let's be clear, for the sake of canon, that this is the Lambda-class T4a shuttle from the rebellion era, as opposed to any of the other vehicles dubbed an Imperial Shuttle in Star Wars lore. Admittedly that's pretty obvious given that you get lightsaber-wielding Jedi-era Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader minifigs here alongside an Imperial Officer, all of which can fit inside the ship at one time. 

Fans have been waiting for another classic Shuttle since 2015's set 75094, and while this one is smaller than previous releases, it's great both for display and for kids to play with. That's the ultimate Lego combination.

Lego AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighters 75298

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4. Lego AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighters

The best cheap Star Wars Lego set (and so CUTE)

Specifications
Set Number: 75298
Pieces: 205
Recommended age: 6+
Reasons to buy
+Super-cute+Simple to build+Works well with other Microfighters
Reasons to avoid
-Let's not think about the scale

There's clearly a certain part of the Star Wars universe where the cute is dialed right up to 100, and that's represented by Lego's Microfighters series - previously featuring shrunk down versions of the Millennium Falcon, a T-16 Skyhopper vs Bantha set, and more. 

Here Lego has managed to make not just the most adorable rideable Tauntaun ever, but a sweet little AT-AT for it to do scale-be-damned battle with. What is more, you get a Hoth-attired Luke Skywalker minifig, which (let's be honest) makes the set worth it on its own, and stud shooting blasters so that Luke and the AT-AT Pilot minifig can use each other as target practice.

Lego Star Wars AT-AT

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5. Lego AT-AT

Not a walkover build, but this one has legs

Specifications
Set Number: 75288
Pieces: 1,267
Recommended age: 10+
Reasons to buy
+Loads to play with+Shelf appeal+Ice-cold style
Reasons to avoid
-Pretty big

There are big models – the Millennium Falcon, the Star Destroyer et al – and there are small models – the dinky Microfighters AT-AT above, for example. Then there are truly iconic models: it feels like this ultra-detailed minifigure-scale 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.

Lego Darth Vader Helmet 75304

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6. Lego Darth Vader Helmet

Building this is your destiny

Specifications
Set Number: 75304
Pieces: 834
Recommended age: 18+
Reasons to buy
+Plenty menacing+A great calm build
Reasons to avoid
-Only for display once built

Another from Lego's collectible helmet series here, joining our previous favourite, the Stormtrooper Helmet set, along with recreations of a Scout Trooper (also new for mid-2021) and Boba Fett. Ultimately, unless Lego comes out with an ultra-detailed Porkins head, this is going to be the most iconic helmet design there is, and it's hard to argue that it's not a fantastic-looking replica. 

We'd pitch this as a great mindfulness build rather than anything over-complex, and the 18+ age rating is really there to signify it as a display piece: if younger builders want to try, they'll likely get on fine.

Lego Star Wars A-Wing

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7. Lego A-Wing Ultimate Collector Series

A more affordable (and displayable) collectors' set

Specifications
Set Number: 75275
Pieces: 1,673
Recommended age: 18+
Reasons to buy
+Excellent recreation+Comes with stand and display plaque+Great details
Reasons to avoid
-Only that it's not an even cooler ship, really

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.

As with other Ultimate Collectors Series models, you've got a display plaque and stand, and it comes with a minifigure of an A-Wing pilot.

Best Lego Star Wars sets - Mos Eisley Cantina

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8. Lego Mos Eisley Cantina

You will never build a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Specifications
Set Number: 75290
Pieces: 3,187
Recommended age: 18+
Reasons to buy
+Stacks of minifigs+A huge set+Lots of variety
Reasons to avoid
-Will take up a lot of space when extended

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 Star Wars Poe's X-Wing

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9. Lego Poe Dameron's X-Wing Fighter

No Lego Star Wars list would be complete without an X-Wing!

Specifications
Set Number: 75273
Pieces: 761
Recommended age: 9+
Reasons to buy
+Moving wings+Great look+Extra Rise of Skywalker figures
Reasons to avoid
-It's not Luke, though, is it?

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.

Lego does currently have a classic grey X-Wing available with Luke's minifigure instead, but the funky orange of Poe's X-Wing is still a big hit with T3.

Lego Imperial Probe Droid 75306

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10. Lego Imperial Probe Droid

It's a good bet the Lego Group knows you're here

Specifications
Set Number: 75306
Pieces: 683
Recommended age: 18+
Reasons to buy
+Full of character+Interesting, detailed build
Reasons to avoid
-Not for playing

Fans of The Empire Strikes Back have been crying out for an Imperial Probe to call their own, and now it's here, in slightly delicate collector build form. It's a highly detailed and pleasing recreation, thankfully, so we'd imagine those chilly Empire fans will be quite please with it, though this is definitely one for the shelf: it's posable, to an extent, but not blessed with the highest level of clutch. You'll want to set those limbs and forget them, lest they fall off and go missing.

As a shelf or desk showpiece, it's great fun, though – and it's a good price as a gift.

Lego Star Wars Death Star Final Duel

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11. Lego Death Star Final Duel

Just for once, let me look at an awesome Lego set with my own eyes

Specifications
Set Number: 75291
Pieces: 775
Recommended age: 9+
Reasons to buy
+Loads of interactive elements+There's a reactor shaft!+And Force Lightning!
Reasons to avoid
-A tad pricey

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.

Lego Star Wars Resistance IT-S Transport

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12. Lego Resistance I-TS Transport

A Lego set straight from the Galaxy's Edge

Specifications
Set Number: 75293
Pieces: 932
Recommended age: 9+
Reasons to buy
+Great colour scheme+Lots of stud shooters+Unique new minifigs
Reasons to avoid
-Not the most famous ship

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.

Lego Star Wars Art Sith Lords

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13. Lego Art Star Wars: The Sith

Don't be too proud of this Lego masterpiece you've constructed

Specifications
Set Number: 31200
Pieces: 3406
Recommended age: 18+
Reasons to buy
+A very relaxing build+Can be expanded

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.

Lego Star Wars sets BB-8 Sketch

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14. Lego BB-8 Brick Sketch

Beeping intensifies

Specifications
Set Number: 40431
Pieces: 171
Recommended age: 8+
Reasons to buy
+A great cheap gift+Nice to display
Reasons to avoid
-Not much to it

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.

Lego Star Wars Obi Wan's Hut

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15. Lego Obi-Wan's Hut

Build me, Obi-wan Kenobi. You're my only hope

Specifications
Set Number: 75270
Pieces: 200
Recommended age: 7+
Reasons to buy
+Fun selection of figures+Great-looking set+Comes with little Leia hologram!!!

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 using a little see-through microfigure. 

It also comes with a Sandperson for some extra play action. The hut looks great – very true to the film.

Star Wars Lego Star Destroyer

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16. Lego Imperial Star Destroyer

The longest Lego set ever – an absolutely epic showpiece

Specifications
Set Number: 75252
Pieces: 4,784
Recommended age: 16+
Reasons to buy
+So big!+So cool!+A really involved project

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.