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Holiday gifts for Space fans: Star Wars, NASA, Lego gifts and more

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We’ve been searching the cosmos for the best deals on Christmas gifts for space fans, with discounts on a range of products.

This guide has all the best gifts we’ve been able to find, and there are really great savings to be had. Whether you’re looking to pick up something for little ones, like Playmobil's epic Star Trek USS Enterprise (now $454.98 down from nearly $500) or want to pick up a new pair of binoculars, like the Nikon Action 12x50 EX (which are over $100 off), we’ve got you covered.

If you're looking for something a bit more specific, we also have other tailored guides to suit your needs. Lego fans should check out our Lego deals, while gamers can dive into our VR headset deals. We also have Nerf gun deals for kids who want to reenact epic sci-fi battles, and Binocular deals for our stargazing readers.

Some items are a sizable investment. We recommend doing some research before investing in expensive equipment like telescopes and cameras. Check out our best telescopes, best binoculars, and best cameras for astrophotography 

The holiday season is a busy time for retailers, and stock usually disappears quickly, especially on good deals, so if you see something you want, go for it. 

Top Deals

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ LT Refractor Telescope $129.95

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ LT Refractor Telescope $129.95 $78.00 at Walmart

Save over $50 on the Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ LT Refractor Telescope - easy to use and perfect for any novice or budding stargazers out there.

$59.98

Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series: $59.98 $26.96 at Amazon

3, 2, 1. Let's jam! Save 52% on the beloved space-jazz-noir-western mashup that is Cowboy Bebop. The classic anime has recently been adapted to a live action series on Netflix, but return to where it all started with this discounted Blu-ray set featuring the complete anime series. 

$49.99

Lego Star Wars Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter $49.99 $39.99 at Walmart

Save 20% and recreate some of the most iconic scenes from the "Star Wars" Universe or create your own adventures with this 474-piece set. It also includes minifigures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and R2-D2.

Terraforming Mars: $69.95

Terraforming Mars: $69.95 $49.83 at Amazon

A well-loved board game that sees up to five players competing to gain terraforming points, this set it currently on sale with nearly $20 chopped off its standard price.

Buying tips

Where to find the best deals

Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy are our recommendations as these sites are always reliable for sizable discounts on quality products. To get the best deals, though, you can always search for the same product on each of these sites and compare the savings.

When to find the best deals

You likely have several weeks of deals to enjoy, although individual sales will disappear quickly. Although the big shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, are over, it's likely you'll continue to see deals all the way to Christmas (Dec. 25).

Where to get the best Lego deals

Amazon and Walmart have been consistent through the year with discounts on a number of different Lego sets, both Star Wars and space-themed. It's likely they'll be at the forefront of Lego deals again, although Target and Best Buy are also worth checking. Whatever deal you find on one of these online retailers, compare it with the price on Lego's website, as we're sure the toy brick maker will have deals of their own too. 

How to tell if it's a good product or not

Checking reviews is a sure fire way to see if other people think it's a good product or not. Products with 4 stars and above with a high number of reviews are usually a safe bet for high quality. You will normally see the star-rating with the number of reviews next to the name of the product. If it's a deal you've found on our website, it will be a good quality product as we research the products we write about.

Trending Deals

Here are some of the top deals for 2021. These very popular items are likely to go out of stock very quickly, based on what happened in 2020. Supply chain headaches will make things even harder this year, compared with previous ones. So don't hesitate in making that purchase decision.

$129.95

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ LT Refractor Telescope Kit $129.95 $78.00 at Walmart.

With an included tripod, smartphone adapter and Bluetooth remote, this deal offers $50 off with features not always standard with beginner telescopes from a trusted manufacturer. 

£175 at WexPhotoVideo

Sky-Watcher Heritage-130P FlexTube (UK) £205 £175 at WexPhotoVideo
Save £30 on this simple, beginner-friendly scope from Sky-Watcher. It offers up to 406x magnification and has a decent 130mm aperture. What’s more, it has a foldable design that means you can pack it away for family camping trips and more. 

NOTE: this item is currently out of stock but you can order one and take advantage of the discount. 

Celestron Cometron 7x50 Beginner Astronomy Binoculars: $34.95

Celestron Cometron 7x50 Beginner Astronomy Binoculars: $34.95 $29.49 at Amazon

This binocular set from Celestron is now 16% off and a good gift idea for the astronomy newbies on your holiday list.

Nikon Action 12x50 EX binoculars: $276.95

Nikon Action 12x50 EX binoculars: $276.95 $179.99 at Amazon
There's a massive $102 off the standard price on these excellent stargazing binoculars. With generously sized objective lenses and BaK4 high index prisms, these optics work well in low-light conditions, so they're great for star spotting. 

Bushnell H20 10x42: $130.95

Bushnell H20 10x42: $130.95 $75.58 at Amazon
Offering a saving of $55.37, these compact, waterproof binoculars are ideal for adventurers who like to have something to hand when they go camping.  They boast Bak-4 prisms and multi-coated optics. 

$49.99

Lego Star Wars Boba Fett's Starship:
$49.99 $39.99 at Amazon

You can fly this iconic "Star Wars" ship for much less than usual. Boba Fett's Starship is a 593-piece Lego build aimed at kids aged 9 and up. You'll get The Mandalorian, Boba Fett and even a Carbonite brick with the set.

Lego Boba Fett™ Helmet

Lego Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet:
$59.99 $47.99 at Walmart

You can build the star of the new Disney Plus series, "The Book of Boba Fett," at a great discount. The set includes 625 pieces and a nameplate to awe your visitors with references to bounty hunters.

$79.99

Lego Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child $79.99 $63.99 at Amazon.

Save $16 on this brilliant 1000 plus-piece buildable model of The Child (Baby Yoda) from the Mandalorian. The set contains a gearshift knob which is The Child's favorite toy and an information sign to complete the display.

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter: $92.49

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter: $92.49 $59.99 at Amazon
Use the Dark Side! This is one of the most famous ships of the Empire. Your kids will have a lot of fun flying this vehicle around and trying to replicate the distinctive vacuum-cleaner sound it makes it space.

$49.99

Star Wars Lightsaber Academy Interactive Battling System: $49.99 $40.49 at Amazon

Time to get your Jedi on with this incredible interactive lightsaber. Just like young Luke Skywalker did in A New Hope, you can complete training missions with an interactive battel lightsaber, available through the free Lightsaber Academy app. You'll also enjoy the classic sounds, lights and phrases of the movie.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PS4 Edition:
$59.99 $25.00 at Walmart

This is an amazing deal on a game that was only released in late October 2021. You'll get at least 15 to 20 hours of content as you and your motley crew of beings take on powerful forces in the galaxy. You'll also get a steelbook case, exclusive to Walmart buyers of this edition.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Xbox Edition:
$59.99 $25.00 at Walmart

This version of the game also comes with a steelbook case, exclusive to Walmart buyers of this edition.

$44.99

The Search for Planet X: $44.99 $34.99 at Amazon

Save 22% on this game to be the first to discover the location of Planet X. Use the board game's companion app to randomly select an arrangement of objects and a location for Planet X for fresh play. Designed for one to four players, ages 13 and up. 

Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions: $23.99

Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions: $23.99 $16.79 at Target

Save on this collaborative game, which asks players to achieve their very own Apollo moonshot and safely return to Earth. For two to five players, ages 12 and up. We've seen this deal as low as $11.99, so stock must be running low. Make sure to secure your copy quickly.

$69.95

Terraforming Mars Board Game: $69.95 $49.83 at Amazon

Save 29% at Amazon on Terraforming Mars to compete with other players to transform Mars into a habitable planet. For one to five players, ages 12 and up. 

$59.95

Thames & Kosmos Mechanical Engineering Robotic Arms $59.95 $49.95 at Amazon.

Learn how robotic machines perform work. It's perfect for kids eager to explore the universe through missions like NASA's Perseverance rover.

Tandem-X Launch Set: $39.99

Tandem-X Launch Set: $39.99 $32 at Amazon

Soar high with the two rockets including in this set and experience different launching experiences.  This gift offers a fun introduction into the basics of propulsion, flight and aerodynamics. 

Stomp Duel Rocket Launcher Toy for Kids: $65.98

Stomp Duel Rocket Launcher Toy for Kids: $65.98 $32.99 at Walmart
This set is almost half-price, allowing kids to experiment with angles, jumping and flight paths at a great deal. Another standout is the sheer number of included rockets (eight) in this pack, which makes it a great choice for families or for small parties.

Cobi Boeing CST-100 Starliner: $27.99

Cobi Boeing CST-100 Starliner: $27.99 $22.80 at Amazon

Save 19% on this Starliner building set for Cyber Monday! The 227-piece building block set comes with two astronaut minifigures. 

Star Trek TOS Captain's Chair Replica: $233.02

Star Trek TOS Captain's Chair Replica: $233.02 $199.61 at Walmart

Just like Captain Kirk, you can now direct your own missions of the U.S.S. Enterprise from this scale model collectible captain's chair. Features include four different light and sound display settings, allowing you to direct your crew through ship-wide announcements, using the viewscreen and of course, the iconic red alert. Power is available using AA batteries or a USB plug (neither are included.) 


Lego City Mars Research Shuttle

Lego City Space Mars Research Shuttle
$39.99 $31.99 at Walmart

Save $8 on the Lego City Space Mars research space shuttle. Inspired by the real thing, this set comes with working cargo bay doors, a rover with an articulated grappling arm (like Perseverance), and a helicopter drone with spinning rotors (like Ingenuity).

Lego City Mars Research Shuttle

Lego City Space Mars Research Shuttle
$39.99 $31.99 at Amazon

You can also save $8 on the Lego City Space Mars research shuttle at Amazon, so pick the vendor that works best for you and your space mission.

DJI Mini 2 Drone: $693.89

DJI Mini 2 Drone: $693.89 $449 at Adorama 

Get an excellent-quality, beginner-friendly drone for $245 cheaper than its usual price. The DJI Mini 2 drone bundle comes with everything you need to capture and edit stunning videos and images. 

Monopoly: Star Wars The Child: $19.99

Monopoly: Star Wars The Child: $19.99 $10.00 at Walmart

Collect your bounty by reeling in this half-off deal for a cool Monopoly edition featuring The Child from the Disney Plus live-action series, The Mandalorian. Players use game pieces depicting amusing poses by The Child, AKA Grogu or Baby Yoda. The vibrant gameboard showcases themes, scenes, and destinations from the show that fans will immediately recognize.
 

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Alexander Cox

STAFF WRITER, E-commerce — Alex joined Space.com in June 2021 as staff writer covering space news, games, tech, toys and deals. Based in London, U.K. Graduating in June 2020, Alex studied Sports Journalism in the North East of England at Sunderland University. During his studies and since his graduation, Alex has been featured in local newspapers and online publications covering a range of sports from university rugby to Premier League soccer. In addition to a background in sports and journalism, Alex has a life-long love of Star Wars which started with watching the prequel trilogy and collecting toy lightsabers, he also grew up spending most Saturday evenings watching Doctor Who. 


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