Best Lego Star Wars sets 2022 for all budgets

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.

Best Lego Star Wars sets of 2022

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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+
Average price: £699.99
Dimensions: 21x84x60 cm
Number of mini figures: 11

Reasons to buy

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Astonishing levels of detail
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Amazing display piece
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Includes the interior

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £174.99
Dimensions: 31x19x15 cm
Number of mini figures: 1

Reasons to buy

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Pretty poseable
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Deliciously detailed
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Fun and challenging to build

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £69.99
Dimensions: 25x24x35 cm
Number of mini figures: 3

Reasons to buy

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Cool minifigures
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Cost effective
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Lots of play value

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £17.99
Dimensions: 7x9x5 cm
Number of mini figures: 2

Reasons to buy

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Super-cute
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Simple to build
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Works well with other Microfighters

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £139.99
Dimensions: 34x38x15 cm
Number of mini figures: 6

Reasons to buy

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Loads to play with
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Shelf appeal
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Ice-cold style

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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6. Lego Darth Vader Helmet

Building this is your destiny

Specifications

Set Number: 75304
Pieces: 834
Recommended age: 18+
Average price: £59.99
Dimensions: 20x15x14 cm
Number of mini figures: 0

Reasons to buy

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Plenty menacing
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A great calm build
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Fantastic looking replica

Reasons to avoid

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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 Darth Vader Helmet 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.

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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+
Average price: £179.99
Dimensions: 27x42x26 cm
Number of mini figures: 1

Reasons to buy

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Excellent recreation
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Comes with stand and display plaque
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Great details

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £309.99
Dimensions: 19x52x58 cm
Number of mini figures: 21

Reasons to buy

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Stacks of minifigures
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A huge set
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Lots of variety

Reasons to avoid

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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. 

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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+
Average price: £89.99
Dimensions: 8x37x32 cm
Number of mini figures: 4

Reasons to buy

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Moving wings
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Great look
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Extra Rise of Skywalker figures

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £59.99
Dimensions: 27x24x11 cm
Number of mini figures: 0

Reasons to buy

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Full of character
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Interesting, detailed build
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Great display piece

Reasons to avoid

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Sadly, not for playing with

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.

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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+
Average price: £89.99
Dimensions: 14x22x31 cm
Number of mini figures: 5

Reasons to buy

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Loads of interactive elements
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There's a reactor shaft!
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And Force Lightning!

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £89.99
Dimensions: 8x34x17 cm
Number of mini figures: 3

Reasons to buy

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Great colour scheme
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Lots of stud shooters
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Unique new minifigures

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £114.99
Dimensions: 40 cm (square)
Number of mini figures: 0

Reasons to buy

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A very relaxing build
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Can be expanded
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Comes with the soundtrack

Reasons to avoid

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You can't play with it

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.

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14. Lego BB-8 Brick Sketch

Beeping intensifies

Specifications

Set Number: 40431
Pieces: 171
Recommended age: 8+
Average price: £8.99
Dimensions: 12x9x3 cm
Number of mini figures: 0

Reasons to buy

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A great cheap gift
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Nice to display
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Great for young Lego fans

Reasons to avoid

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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.

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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+
Average price: £24.99
Dimensions: 9x12x11 cm
Number of mini figures: 4

Reasons to buy

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Fun selection of figures
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Great-looking set
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Comes with little Leia hologram!!!

Reasons to avoid

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Fast build

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.

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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+
Average price: £614.99
Dimensions: 44x110x66 cm
Number of mini figutres: 2

Reasons to buy

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So big!
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So cool!
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A really involved project

Reasons to avoid

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Super expensive
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Do you have room for it?

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.

Best Lego Star Wars 2022: how we choose sets

Here at T3, we understand that not everyone can afford a grand or more for a Collector's Edition Star Wars Lego set. Equally, we understand that some people just don't want to have a set that is over a meter long in their home.

Lego is a wonderful thing as it appeals to such a broad demographic of people and age of people, too, so while someone looking for a Star Wars Lego set is shopping for an 8-year-old child, another is shopping for their 36-year-old partner.

As such, we've tried to select the best Lego Star Wars sets from across the price, type and usage spectrum in this guide. Our Lego experts have picked large, technical builds that are aimed at adults to display, small-to-medium size sets designed for play, as well as other types of Star Wars Lego that's a bit more unique such as artworks, too.

These sets range in price from under a tenner right up to hundreds of pounds, too, so we're hopeful that there will be something for everyone and every budget in our best Lego Star Wars buying guide.

Marks of quality for us in terms of selection process are numerous, but highlights include how well realised the set is, what it is like to build, how versatile it is in terms of play or display, its price, size and number of supplied mini figures (the real sauce all Lego fans crave!). If a set delivers in a chunk of these areas then we consider it for inclusion in our guide.

Deputy Editor for T3.com, Rob has been writing about computing, gaming, mobile, home entertainment technology, toys (specifically Lego and board games), smart home and more for over 15 years. You can find Rob's work in magazines, bookazines and online, as well as on podcasts and videos, too. Outside of his work Rob is passionate about motorbikes, skiing/snowboarding and team sports, with football and cricket two favourites. Feel free to contact him with any related products, events, and announcements.

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