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The best Black Friday gift ideas for space fans in 2021

Mandalorian Lego
"Star Wars: The Mandalorian" is a big favorite among space fans this year. (Image credit: Amazon)

Black Friday may seem a long-time away but it's never too early to look out for what you might want to buy. The discount event brings lots of out-of-this-world space deals for you, so make sure to buy with warp speed before the items disappear.

Below is a roundup for the best online deals of last year - so you can look at what to expect from this years' deals. There is a range of gifts like telescopes, binoculars, "Star Wars", household items and toys. If you're looking for more "Star Wars"-related items, you can also check out our "Star Wars" Lego deals page here and "Star Wars" deals page here.

We additionally have a whole deal page for you on space-themed gifts. In astronomy gear, we have the best deals for telescopes, as well as the best deals in binoculars and telescopes for Celestron, Vixen, Meade and Orion

We know telescopes require some thought, so be sure to check out our telescope guide pages to find the best options for beginners, hobbyists, kids, computerized telescopes and astrophotography. Don't forget our binoculars buying guide if you're searching for more portable gear.

Telescope and Binocular Gifts

Orion StarBlast II 4.5 Telescope: $199.99 $189.99 at Amazon

The Orion StarBlast II 4.5 is great for the whole family to use, and it's 5% off at Amazon to boot. It includes a moon map and two eyepieces to get beginners started with cosmic observing. View Deal

Celestron Outland X 10x50 Binoculars: $125.95 $108.54 at Amazon

The Celestron Outland X 10x50 Binoculars are 14% off, and you'll love the quality that is. Enjoy the multicoated optics, the clarity in viewing planets and moons, and the lightweight design for long viewing sessions. But act fast, there are only a few left!View Deal

Star Wars Gifts

Star Wars Mandalorian Darksaber: $29.99 $24.86 at Amazon 

It's easy to fight off the last of the Empire using the discounted Mandalorian Darksaber. If you ever get discouraged, just remember, the Force will be with you.
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Lego Boba Fett Helmet: $59.99 $47.99 at Amazon
Save 20% on this display-worthy Lego Boba Fett Helmet. While you can't wear it to terrify your debtors, at the least you can point to the menacing figure on your bookshelf after you build it.
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Lego Stormtrooper Helmet: $59.99 $47.99 at Amazon

The classic Lego Stormtrooper Helmet is 20% off for Black Friday weekend. This display piece is perfect for "Star Wars" fans who admire the Empire or the prequel character Finn, a former Stormtrooper himself.
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Star Wars Squadrons $39.99 $16.99 at GameStop

This doorbuster game deal gives you the new Star Wars Squadrons at almost 60% off. You'll love its dogfighting competition with other players, as well as the compelling single-player story.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: $39.99 $24.99 at GameStop

Save nearly 40% on preowned Xbox One versions of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The story is a moving one, with you playing a Jedi trying to resurrect the fallen order amid some dastardly enemies.
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LEGO Star Wars Boost Droid Commander Set: $199.99 $149.95 at Amazon

Enjoy a selection of the iconic, adorable robots of "Star Wars" in this epic Lego Boost Droid Commander Set, now 25% off. Kids will pick up some coding skills as they program the robots to shoot targets and do other things.
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Star Wars Darth Vader Deluxe Costume Jumpsuit: $111 $42.20 at Amazon

There are numerous deals to be had with this amazing Darth Vader Deluxe Costume Jumpsuit. The women's extra-small version (price listed above) is almost 60% off, and you'll find similar deals on larger women's sizes and also for men.
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The Star Wars Archives: 1999–2005 $200 $152.93 at Amazon 

Just in time for the 15th anniversary of the last prequel "Star Wars" film, celebrate the epic trilogy in The Star Wars Archives: 1999-2005. The book is retailing for 25% off even before its release date.
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LEGO Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Yoda: $99.99 $79.99 at Amazon

Attack or meditate, according to your mood, with this posable Yoga figurine from "Attack of Clones" on sale for 20% off at Amazon. He's the mentor we all need in these interesting times.View Deal

LEGO Star Wars: AT-ST Raider: $49.99 $39.99 at Amazon

Ride along in the transport walker AT-ST Raider, now 20% off at Amazon. The Mandalorian features among the minifigurines who can take the controls.
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Read also: Best Star Wars Gifts

Space Toy and Game Gifts

Today's best Terraforming Mars deal

Terraforming Mars: $69.95 $41.99 at Target
This classic game is 40% off the retail price, allowing you to experience Terraforming Mars at a deep discount. Many of the expansion packs are also on sale, so you can plot out an epic Red Planet mission this weekend.
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Playmobil Mars Space Station $79.99 $52.80 at Amazon

Get to the Red Planet for 34% less using the Playmobil Mars Space Station set. The science module, robot and included crystals are all winners for encouraging kids to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).View Deal

Sphero RVR: All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot: $249.99 $204.07 at Amazon

Fancy moving a rover about on Mars? Aspiring coders can get the Sphero RVR at a steal, at 20% off. Numerous apps and plugins will let you try all sorts of hacking skills on the all-terrain robot.View Deal

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Expired Space Gift Deals

EXPIRED: Lego Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack: $14.99 $11.99 at Amazon

Kids (or kids at heart) will adore this Lego "Star Wars" Mandalorian Battle Pack featuring Mandalorian shock troopers and a speeder bike. It comes with four minifigures and a defense fort, and will be fast to put together at only 102 pieces.

EXPIRED: Air Hogs 'Star Trek Enterprise' Drone: $129.99 $89.99 at Amazon

Fly boldly into (or out of) Federation space with the 'Star Trek' Enterprise remote control drone, which is 30% off and warping fast out of supplier stocks.

OUT OF STOCK: Celestron Cometron 114AZ Telescope: $329.95 $179.99 at Walmart

Celestron's Cometron 114AZ is ideal for faint night sky objects, such as comets and the Milky Way. But it also can pivot to views of the planets and Earth's moon. The telescope comes with high-quality Kellner eyepieces.

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Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for who is one of the few Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration. She is the author or co-author of several books on space exploration. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota in Space Studies, and an M.Sc. from the same department. She also holds a bachelor of journalism degree from Carleton University in Canada, where she began her space-writing career in 2004. Besides writing, Elizabeth teaches communications at the university and community college level, and for government training schools. To see her latest projects, follow Elizabeth on Twitter at @howellspace.