Lego offers sweet Star Wars deals for May the Fourth

Get a free Lego Star Wars Tatooine Homestead building set with any Lego Star Wars purchase over $85 this Star Wars Day.
Get a free Lego Star Wars Tatooine Homestead building set with any Lego Star Wars purchase over $85 this Star Wars Day. (Image credit: Lego)

As "Star Wars (opens in new tab)" fans worldwide gear up for the "May the Fourth" franchise celebration, Lego has a few coming deals to showcase its new sets.

The building toymaker recently released a $200 R2-D2 model (opens in new tab), a $70 Darth Vader helmet (opens in new tab), a $50 Scout Trooper helmet (opens in new tab) and a $60 Imperial Droid (opens in new tab), adding on to an ever-growing list of dozens of "Star Wars" products. And there are even more deals coming in time for the celebration this week.

Lego's "Star Wars" event page (opens in new tab) notes that VIP members of Lego — you can join the program for free — will receive double points on all Lego "Star Wars" purchases between Saturday (May 1) and Wednesday (May 5).

Related: The best Star Wars Lego sets of 2021: Great deals and more (opens in new tab)

Lego R2-D2. $199.99 at (opens in new tab)

Lego R2-D2. $199.99 at (opens in new tab)
This epic Lego R2-D2 droid set is definitely the droid your looking for to complete your Star Wars collection this year. With 2,314 pieces, R2-D2 stands over 12 inches high! 

VIP members can also enter a sweepstakes for a one-of-a-kind Lego "Star Wars" collectible featuring Jon "Dutch" Vander, one of the Rebel test pilots in Gold Squadron who died during the successful attempt to blow up the Death Star in "Star Wars: A New Hope" (1977).

If it's safe enough for you to visit a Lego store (opens in new tab) in person, the toymaker is trying to make it worth the effort for "Star Wars" fans. Between May 1 and May 5, anyone who spends more than $40 in-person on Lego "Star Wars" stuff will receive a free Imperial shuttle. That certainly won't be hard to do with any of the new sets listed above.

Get a free Lego Star Wars Imperial Shuttle with a purchase of at least $40 this Star Wars Day.  (Image credit: Lego )

If you're willing to spend more than $85 in-person or online, "Star Wars" fans can receive a free Tatooine homestead, as long as the purchase comes between May 1 and May 5. That's the famous homestead of Luke Skywalker's family at the beginning of "A New Hope" — remember the double-sunset scene? — which is also featured in the prequel series (1999 to 2005) and at the end of the sequel series (2015 to 2019).

Also make sure to look at's "Star Wars" Lego page (opens in new tab) for more information about sets we recommend buying.

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. Elizabeth's reporting includes an exclusive with Office of the Vice-President of the United States, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and (soon) a Bachelor of History from Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: