A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a group of people decided that combining Lego and Star Wars would be a great idea. Well, it wasn’t in a galaxy far away (it was in Billund, Denmark) and it wasn’t that long ago: the first Lego Star Wars set came out in 1999. It was a great idea, though. 23 years on and we’ve had over 800 Lego Star Wars sets – and we’re here to talk you through the best that’s currently available.
800 Lego Star Wars sets! Just imagine. Of course, some of those 800 are small, piddly sets given away as freebies. And some of them are re-releases of ones that came before (there’s been at least eight different versions of Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder, for example). But amongst all of the Lego Star Wars sets are some of the best Lego sets of all time. And there’s a reason why Lego keeps on making new sets… it’s because we just can’t get enough of them!
In our round-up of the best Lego Star Wars sets available in 2022, we’ve narrowed down our selection into a number of categories. We’ve covered every budget, from sub-$30 sets all the way up to those costing $250 and beyond. We’ve taken into account the sets aimed at adults and the ones aimed at children, and so no matter what type of Lego set you’re looking for, hopefully you’ll find it here.
Everything we’ve chosen to be on this list of the best Lego Star Wars sets is still current, meaning you’ll still be able to find them in stores that stock Lego products. There’s no doubt the range will continue to expand, but, for now, these are the best Star Wars-themed Lego sets you can currently get your space mitts on.
Best Lego Star Wars sets under $100
One of the most iconic ships in Star Wars history, the Imperial TIE Fighter is a great addition to any collection. A solid build that comes with a cockpit that opens and can fit mini figures inside, the Imperial TIE Fighter is the ideal set for someone just getting into Lego Star Wars, or for a collector who wants a whole fleet on his shelf.
While there have been plenty of TIE Fighters in the past, we rarely see an iconic original trilogy ship for such great value, so it’s a set it’s hard to find fault with. There are more advanced versions of the TIE Fighter for more experienced collectors, but if you’re looking for a relaxing build that won’t take up your whole day, this Imperial TIE Fighter is ideal.
- Be sure to check out our in depth Lego Star Wars TIE Fighter review
Lego has been doing a really good job recently of creating sets for iconic Lego Star Wars ships that won’t break the bank. As more and more young viewers get into the franchise, this line of ships under £50 is a great way to collect some of the best designs ever, without having to fork out for the UCS series.
The inclusion of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2, and General Dodonna also make it a great way to collect many of the most important original trilogy characters. It’s not the most detailed, and it’s not a build that will take you long, but pairing it with the Imperial TIE Fighter model for around the same price would make for a cool shelf display.
- Be sure to check out our in depth Lego Star Wars X-Wing review here
Lego Star Wars Boba Fett was part of the first wave of Lego helmets to come along back in 2020, and since then many others have spawned. Boba Fett remains one of the most popular, though, and it’s not hard to see why. Its design is iconic, and the color scheme makes it stand out against more monochromatic sets in the range, like the all-black Darth Vader or all-white Stormtrooper.
When it’s finished, Lego Star Wars Boba Fett is a very sturdy build indeed, and its display stand, complete with information plaque, makes it look like a real work of art when it stands proudly on a shelf in your home. It’s just a shame that the instructions let it down a little. Being printed on black pages, some of the colors are hard to see clearly, and so it’s easier than it should be to make a mistake while building. Still, you’ll get there in the end, and the end result is really something to admire.
- See our Lego Star Wars boba Fett Helmet review for a closer look
One of the newest Lego Star Wars helmets available, The Mandalorian Helmet is every bit as wonderful as it should be. Looking at it, you can almost hear Din Djarin’s gruff but lovable voice coming out of it. All it’s missing is a little Grogu peering over its shoulder, but we can’t have everything.
Lego Star Wars The Mandalorian Helmet is, naturally, similar in design and construction to Boba Fett. But here, the sand green and red palette of Boba Fett has been replaced by a classy selection of gray and silver tiles. Yes, it’s perhaps a bit unexciting in its color choices, but it does accurately represent The Mandalorian’s real armour. And accents of shiny silver bricks running across the top of the helmet and above the visor really do wonders to add a pop of detail. Building The Mandalorian Helmet won’t take you much longer than an hour, which isn’t a huge amount of time for a $60/£55 set, but you’ll be left with a model you’re proud to display in your home.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan of The Mandalorian, or you simply want a way to represent one of the cutest characters in a galaxy far, far away, The Child build-and-display model is a wonderful set. While some of the building instructions could be slightly clearer, and there’s not a great variety in the bricks included, once built, it looks fantastic on a shelf. Not to mention the poseable ears that add plenty of character to the small green alien that stole the hearts of so many, including The Mandalorian himself.
For fans who want something for a desk or smaller table, but don’t want something as clumsy or large as a classic Star Wars ship, this is the perfect middle ground. Sure, the build won’t be the most memorable Lego set you ever construct, but it doesn’t overstay its welcome, and it’s a good size for the price.
- Be sure to check out our in depth Lego Star Wars The Child review
Since he first stepped foot onto our screens in 1977, Darth Vader has become an icon of not only Star Wars, but cinema as a whole. One of the most iconic outfits and helmets of all time, it’s only natural that Darth Vader has received many Lego recreations. This Lego Star Wars set captures his helmet well, but there’s a bit of a problem. While Darth Vader’s helmet is legendary, it’s almost entirely black which makes it a bit of a boring build, and also somewhat confusing.
Although it’s repetitive and a bit dull to build, when it’s finished it does look very regal. Positioning the Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet next to the others in the Star Wars build-to-display series would make for a fantastic, well, display. Don’t believe us? We find your lack of faith disturbing.
Ever wanted to feel like you’re being watched while fighting through the frozen planet of Hoth? Well, now you can! While the mechanical, imposing design of the Imperial Probe Droid is actually very well suited to a Lego set and makes for a challenging build, it doesn’t make for the most attractive display piece ever. If it wasn’t for the included nameplate identifying what it is, most people would probably think your Ring doorbell had suddenly decided that it was going to take over the world. The Imperial Probe Droid isn’t one of the most well-known droids in the Star Wars universe, so this one is more for collectors and Star Wars fanatics, rather than your everyday Star Wars Lego fan.
- Be sure to check out our in depth Lego Imperial Probe Droid review
The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle is unique in the fact that it essentially provides three sets in one. You get five Bad Batch minifigures (plus a Gonk Droid Lego figure), two speeder bikes, and a shuttle which essentially makes this Lego Star Wars set more of a playset than a display item.
There’s much fun to be had with the adjustable wings for landing/flight mode and the spring-loaded shooters. Plus, you can even flip open the cockpit and see the detailed cabin inside The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle. It’s also a great way to get many exclusive figures, each sporting unique versions of the iconic clone trooper armor. This whole set is very accurate to the Star Wars: The Bad Batch TV show, capturing its visuals well. A must-have for fans of the Clone Force 99 missions.
Best Lego Star Wars sets $100-$250
Yoda is undoubtedly one of the most popular – and most easily recognizable – characters in the whole of the Star Wars universe. His charm is perhaps only matched by the recent addition of Grogu in The Mandalorian, Disney+’s TV series, but the original green fellow is still loved by many. And so this Lego representation of him is delightful in just about every way.
Lego Star Wars Yoda is a bit on the pricey side, particularly in the U.K. where it’s recently had a £15 hike, but there’s no denying this is an impressive model. Some wonderful techniques are used to bring Yoda together, and his expressive face is remarkable considering it’s made out of plastic bricks. It also includes a Yoda minifigure, which just so happens to be the only one currently available without seeking out retired sets. The only thing to give us pause? Yoda’s freaky tri-fingered hands.
- Check out our Lego Star Wars Yoda review to read about all our thoughts on this set in more detail
For a droid that’s so famous for being shiny and smooth, we were very impressed by just how well R2-D2 fits the Lego style. Smartly built, this model not only leans back like the droid himself thanks to his retractable mid-leg, but can also open and extend his front hatches, pop out a moveable periscope, and rotate his head (inside of which is a secret compartment containing Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber).
It’s an expensive set at almost $200, but there are few more beloved and recognizable Star Wars characters and it’ll make a stunning centerpiece in any Star Wars fan’s home. Plus, who doesn’t want their very own sassy droid sidekick? It’s also a fun build that combines some unique building techniques in order to accurately portray R2-D2 as the three-legged space dustbin he is. Now, when are we getting a 6 ft Lego Star Wars C-3PO?
Would you like a Millennium Falcon Lego set that doesn’t require you to move into a new five-bedroom house to store it? Well, you’re in luck. Following the redesign in 2017 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this new Millennium Falcon design was used again for Rise of Skywalker, giving us an affordable option that looks great.
The minifigure selection is a bit of a mixed bag – on the one hand, it’s cool to get an older Lando, but on the other, a Millennium Falcon without Han Solo just feels wrong. This set is also due to retire next year, as Disney steps away from the sequel trilogy era, so it may be worth picking this one up before your only option is to sell your car in order to get the big boy… more on that later.
- Find out if this set is a hunk of junk or got it where it counts by reading our Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon review
The Razor Crest is one of the very best designs of the modern Star Wars era. Everything about The Mandalorian was so cool, combining retro Star Wars aesthetics with modern technology to make something that just looks fantastic – it’s as if the Razor Crest could have been a discarded concept ship from the 70s.
This set is also a great way to grab Mando, The Child, and a few more figures, making for a very complete set. It’s getting harder to find as the years go on, so we’d recommend picking this one up sooner rather than later. This is the way.
- Be sure to check out our in depth Lego Razor Crest review
As the first Lego appearance for this ship, the Imperial Light Cruiser does a great job. Not only is it a cool ship, but it’s a playset too, something that Lego has stepped away from recently. It’s got two rotating turrets with spring-loaded shooters, as well as two mini TIE Fighter and a launcher – you won’t be able to resist making pew-pew noises when you play with this.
The minifigure selection is fantastic, meaning you can pick up the main heroes and villains in one go, even Cara Dune, in what is likely her last appearance. Overall, it’s a brilliant deal and a lot of fun to build.
- See what we said in our full Lego Star Wars Imperial Light Cruiser review
If you asked for the Lego Star Wars AT-AT, you might initially have a heart attack at the price. A new $799.99/£699.99 AT-AT (opens in new tab) model has joined the Lego Star Wars family, making it the most expensive set in the history of the line. But, fear not, there’s a cheaper set that looks almost as good, even if it’s about half the size.
The Lego AT-AT comes with a cool selection of minifigures, and has space inside the model to display them. The legs could be a bit sturdier, but considering they were taken down by a dinky little ship with a bit of cable strapped to the end, it might be a more realistic depiction of the walker than we first thought.
- Be sure to check out our in-depth Lego AT-AT review
Best Lego Star Wars sets $250+
Look, the prequel trilogy… wasn’t great, but what was great about it, was the sheer number of cool new ship designs it introduced. One of the most iconic from Attack of the Clones is the Republic Gunship, and with Lego finally giving the prequel trilogy some UCS love, you can bring it home. The first thing you’ll notice is a disappointing lack of minifigures.
While most collectors will have plenty of Clones, it’s always nice to get more, especially for those that like to build up their armies. The ship itself though looks fantastic and captures the aesthetic of that era of Star Wars perfectly. It’s pretty pricey for the lack of figures, but the Lego Star Wars Republic Gunship is a quality set packed with features, and will look pretty awesome on a shelf.
Few Lego Star Wars sets are as impressive in size and scope as Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina. This gargantuan set really gives you a sense of the scale of the Mos Eisley Cantina, the Tatooine tavern that we were first introduced to in A New Hope. The set opens up to reveal a full interior inside, complete with seating booths, a well-stocked bar, and outside space to dock your landspeeder or Dewback.
The 21 minifigures included really finish Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina off, allowing you to bring it to life with familiar faces. Perhaps the only downside (aside from the big price tag) is that the size of the set makes it very awkward to display it to its full potential. It’s the sort of thing you want in the middle of your dining table so you can look at it and open it up whenever you like. But, of course, that’s just not practical.
- Read our detailed Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina review for more information about why this set is one of the best Lego Star Wars sets you can buy
While the Imperial Star Destroyer does accurately replicate one of the most imposing and menacing ships in the whole Star Wars franchise, as the spiritual follow-up to the UCS Millennium Falcon, it’s a bit of a disappointment. An incredible feat of engineering, the center mass of the build is a web of beams and bricks that make you feel like you’re actually building something meant to last rather than a weak display model.
However, the lack of any real interior play features make it something that’s nice to look at, but not much beyond that. Not that you could really play with it, considering one slip and you’ll be picking up gray bricks from around your house for the next 100 years. This is definitely more of an iconic centerpiece for really hardcore collectors.
You know a set is going to be impressive when the Lego Store was recommending that people take it home using wheels rather than carry it. At the time, the UCS Millennium Falcon was the biggest set ever released. While Lego Millennium Falcons have impressed in the past with their detail, seeing this thing next to one of the lower cost models makes it look tiny in comparison. If you’ve got enough room to display this thing, and trust us, you might need to clear the spare room to do so, it’s a must buy.
Yes, it’s ludicrously expensive, but the price often drops quite significantly during sales. There will probably never be a better Lego Star Wars set, until they eventually make a 1:1 model of the Millennium Falcon you can actually fly. If there’s any criticism at all, it’s that it could do with a few more minifigures, but apart from that, it’s perfect.
Best Star Wars Lego sets for under $30
The Mandalorian & the Child BrickHeadz
These Lego BrickHeadz versions of the beloved stars of the "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian" lets you build miniature versions of The Child (who we know is called Grogu, but will forever be Baby Yoda) and the Mandalorian.
These buildable figures are chock full of authentic details from the series. This 295-piece toy is designed for ages 10 and up.
The Mandalorian comes with his signature weapons — a rifle and a blaster pistol, while The Child's hoverpram features transparent pieces to give that hover effect. The Child's ears can be posed as well.
AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters
Young fans of "The Empire Strikes Back" can recreate the Battle of Hoth with this AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters building set. It includes a posable AT-AT Walker, Tauntaun construction models, and 2 Lego minifigures.
Lego Star Wars: Resistance X-Wing:
Was $19.99 now $16.61 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The tiniest of "Star Wars" fans will enjoy this small set depicting the famous X-Wing that Luke Skywalker flew to destroy the Death Star. At just 60 pieces, it's suitable for kids aged four and older.
Recreate some of the most famous battles of "A New Hope" with this Resistance X-Wing fighter, one of the craft piloted by Luke Skywalker.
It's only 60 pieces and suitable for kids aged four and up, allowing your youngest "Star Wars" fans to start building their own franchise stories.
Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder
If you can cast your mind back to the groundbreaking first "Star Wars" film — "A New Hope" (1977), you'll remember the landspeeder that the young Luke Skywalker used to commute between his family farm and nearby services. Both Luke and his helper robot, C-3PO, are included as minifigures — along with an armed Jawa, recalling an epic confrontation early in the film.
Lego's Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder (opens in new tab) set has been newly reissued with an opening trunk (just big enough to include macrobinoculars) and a blaster rifle for Luke. This $29.99 set has 236 pieces and is recommended for anyone at least seven years old.
Lego Star Wars: Obi-Wan's Hut:$29.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Visit the old hermit Ben Kenobi (he hasn't heard the name Obi-Wan in a long time) in this 200-piece Lego set from the first "Star Wars" film. It includes minifigures of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, as well as C-3PO and R2-D2.
For more "A New Hope" adventures, you can visit the hut of "Old Ben" – better known as the powerful Jedi knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi, with this $29.99 Lego Obi-Wan's Hut (opens in new tab) set, on sale at Walmart (opens in new tab). Fans of the movie will remember a famous scene with the hologram of Princess Leia, which you can recreate here using the minifigures.
Also included are Luke Skywalker, the robot R2-D2, and a Tusken Raider in case you have need of trying out the two lightsabers included with the set. This set has 200 pieces and is recommended for anyone at least seven years old.
Action Battle Hoth Generator Attack
Lego Star Wars: "The Empire Strikes Back" Action Battle Hoth Generator Attack:
$29.99 now $28.56 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Recreate one of the most iconic battles of the original series of "Star Wars" with this mini set about the Battle of Hoth. With 235 pieces, this is ideal for kids who are seven years of age and older.
The Battle of Hoth has a perfect rendition here for kids who are just getting to know the original series trilogy of "Star Wars". The set is aimed at children ages seven and older and has only 231 pieces. The flaming Lego pieces is a nice touch, showing how much firepower went into the famous standoff between the Dark Side and the Jedi.
Sith Troopers Battle Pack
Lego Star Wars: Sith Troopers Battle Pack: $23.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Who knew the Dark Side was so colorful? Lego's 105-piece Sith Trooper Battle Pack includes three brilliant red Sith troopers (two jet troopers and one regular) along with a First Order Officer and speeder.
Ready to make a First Order army just like what you saw in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"? This set should give you a boost.
The Sith Troopers Battle Pack (opens in new tab) includes a land speeder, a First Order Officer, a Sith Trooper and two Sith Jet Trooper minifigures complete with stud-shooting blasters. This set has 105 pieces and is recommended for anyone at least six years old.
The Mandalorian Trouble on Tatooine
The Mandalorian and a Tusken Raider from the series "The Mandalorian" can play starring roles in your desert missions in the Trouble on Tatooine set. In 276 pieces, you'll get The Mandalorian’s speeder bike (including a Lego minifigure seat and saddlebag for the Child), a Tusken hut and missile-shooting ballista for the Tusken Raider.