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Best 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 $365.44 down (opens in new tab) from nearly $500) or want to pick up an awesome new drone, like the DJI Mini 2 Drone Bundle (now with a saving of over $240 (opens in new tab)).

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 (opens in new tab), while gamers can dive into our VR headset deals (opens in new tab). We also have Nerf gun deals (opens in new tab) for kids who want to reenact epic sci-fi battles, and Binocular deals (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), best binoculars (opens in new tab), and best cameras for astrophotography (opens in new tab) 

The new year is a great time to pick up a great deal as retailers are lowering their prices after the Christmas rush, so if you see something you like, now is the time to get it.

Top Deals

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ LT Refractor Telescope $129.95 $78.00 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

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

Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series: $59.98 $21.57 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

3, 2, 1. Let's jam! Save 64% 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. 

Playmobil Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise $499.99 $365.44 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save over $45 on this brilliant first-of-its kind from Playmobil U.S.S Enterprise model which comes with minifigures of the original crew, a wire to hang the model and a display stand which makes it the perfect centerpiece item.

Terraforming Mars: $69.95 $50.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.

Stock is low, so you'll have to order soon.

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).

We do see top deals pop up through the year though, so it's always worth checking the retailers mentioned above. When fresh deals do come up we'll update this page as well.

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 in the future as well, 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 2022. These very popular items are likely to go out of stock very quickly, based on what happened in 2021. Supply chain headaches will make things even harder this year, compared with previous ones. So don't hesitate in making that purchase decision.

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ LT Refractor Telescope Kit $129.95 $78.00 at Walmart (opens in new tab).

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. 

Sky-Watcher Heritage-130P FlexTube (UK) £205 £175 at WexPhotoVideo (opens in new tab)
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. 

Celestron Cometron 7x50 Beginner Astronomy Binoculars: $43.95 $29.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This affordable and reliable binocular set from Celestron is now 32% off and a good gift idea for the astronomy newbies in your your life.

Nikon Action 12x50 EX binoculars: $179.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
While there's no sale for these binoculars, they are available for the same price as when they were on sale. 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. 

Stock is low, so you'll have to order soon.

Bushnell H20 10x42: $130.95 $75.58 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

Lego Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet:
$59.99 $51.99 from Amazon (opens in new tab)

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.

Lego Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Millennium Falcon: $159.99 $128.00 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Save $32 on the most famous old bucket of bolts in the galaxy. The Millennium Falcon kit comes with  Finn, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2, and Boolio minifigs.

Lego Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child $79.99 $63.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab).

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 $74.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Note: We have seen this item on sale for a lower price but a saving of $17.50 is still good value.

The Search for Planet X: $44.99 $29.74 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 34% 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. 

Stock is low, so you'll have to order soon. 

Apollo: A Collaborative Game Inspired by NASA Moon Missions: $23.99 at Target (opens in new tab)

This is a 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.

Terraforming Mars Board Game: $69.95 $50.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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. 

Stock is low, so you'll have to order soon.

Lego Creator 3-in-1 Space Mining Mech: $24.99 $20.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Whether you need space mining or space battling, this mech will bring your needs to another world. The 327-piece Lego set is geared at kids aged 7 and up, and includes items such as crystals and a sidekick alien.

Stomp Duel Rocket Launcher Toy for Kids: $23.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This is a very low price for this set, 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 $22.80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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

DJI Mini 2 Drone: $693.89 $449 at Adorama  (opens in new tab)

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 $16.91 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

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.

Note: We have seen this item on sale for as low as $10 but we feel this is still a cool gift idea for children.
 

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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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