15 Best Star Wars Lego Sets for Kids

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Star Wars has been an enormous hit for so many years. Not only the movies but the various TV shows, animated series, comic books, novels and perhaps most importantly – toys. With the Skywalker saga coming to a close, the latest movie is making huge waves at the box office and threatens to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. 

Star Wars is a pop-culture phenomenon, and LEGO has done a great job securing the rights to make products with that trademark. Not only that, but they have done really well when it comes to making the toys themselves, which is only something we could have expected from the renowned Danish company.

There are so many great LEGO Star Wars sets on the market, but we have tried to make a selection of the best fifteen.

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Kylo Ren's Tie Fighter 75179

Kylo Ren proved once again that the piloting gene is healthy in the Skywalker family, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing him in the last movie of the saga. Until then, this LEGO build can keep us entertained, with its depiction of Kylo’s customized TIE Silencer, which is in itself a successor to the TIE Interceptor, combining heavy armament with break-neck speed. 

This is one of the most massive TIE spacecraft ever created by LEGO with 630 pieces, and the design of the vehicle is exceptional. There is also an impressive selection of Minifigures, including BB-9E, Kylo’s villainous BB-series unit, a First Order Stormtrooper, a First Order TIE Pilot, as well as, of course, Kylo Ren himself. Each of the Minifigures features a removable helmet, apart from the droid.

Benefits:

  • Large set
  • Exceptional design
  • Faithful to the source material

Kessel Run Millennium Falcon 75212

This set belongs to the first wave of LEGO products tied-in with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and is, in fact, the most extensive set in that release at 1,414 pieces. Fans of the Star Wars universe will know that this set depicts an earlier, more polished version of the iconic Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s freighter, which has become so well-known and beloved over the years, ever since its first appearance in the original Star Wars: A New Hope. 

This version is different from the one we saw in the legendary 1977 movie since the story of Solo happens some years before the original trilogy, and the spacecraft is still shiny and new, with fewer upgrades and modifications that Han made in the years before the ships first appearance in the movies.

Benefits:

  • Sticker sheet
  • Dart-shooter
  • Well-hidden buttons

Death Star 75159

When this set was revealed back in 2016, it was the subject of a massive onslaught of negative reviews by fans, but it seems that the LEGO Star Wars fanbase has begun to turn on this design and see its value. 

The set itself is unsurprisingly similar to the 10188 Death Star, the price of which had increased significantly before the release of this set because the previous design was retired and no longer in production. This elicited quite a bit of disappointment from the original set owners, as well as the potential buyers of the new one. 

The most significant difference between the two sets is perhaps the box itself, with this one being much larger and displaying a wide range of explosions and laser blasts, while still keeping the Death Star at a familiar angle.

Benefits:

  • Huge play value
  • Detailed Minifigures

Ultimate Millennium Falcon 75192

With an undeniably appropriate name, this is the most massive Star Wars set LEGO has ever produced, counting a mind-boggling 7,541 pieces. 

It also includes a full instruction manual, which in itself weighs just over six pounds. It describes the 1,379 steps necessary to build this incredible model, spread over a total of 466 pages. The first 16 pages of the manual include interviews and designer notes, so there are some exciting things to read if you’re a LEGO Star Wars fan. 

It would still be an understatement to call this LEGO build ‘epic.’ We’ve seen quite a few LEGO sets in our time, but nothing ever came close to the size and attention to detail presented in this Millennium Falcon model.

Benefits:

  • Most extensive LEGO Star Wars set ever
  • Incredible attention to detail

The Clone Wars Anakin's Jedi Starfighter 75214

A worthy celebration of the tenth anniversary of The Clone Wars miniseries, this Jedi Starfighter piloted by none other than Anakin Skywalker, was released in August 2018. Compared to its predecessor – the 7669 Starfighter, it seems to be a massive improvement in every way, including a much higher level of detail and allowing for a lot more play value due to its sturdier and more robust design. 

Unfortunately, fans of the previous model will be disappointed to find out that the R2-D2 ejection function has been omitted in this one, which sounds like it was done for safety reasons, but the set more than makes up for that omission in other areas.

Benefits:

  • Includes Anakin and R2-D2 Minifigures
  • Brilliant color scheme
  • Sleek design

Imperial TIE Fighter 75211

Over the last few years, LEGO has all but perfected the design of the TIE Fighter, and the Imperial TIE Fighter 75211 is probably the best version of this craft ever to come out of the Danish company. The model feels more robust than ever, and the shape and design have been greatly improved as well, so it is not only a great collector’s item but an excellent toy to play with as well.  

We’re delighted with the selection of Minifigures associated with this set, too, although it would have been nice if the people at LEGO decided to include a couple more figures to this set, specifically the Imperial Mudtrooper seems like it would be a welcome addition.

Benefits:

  • Robust
  • Faithful design

First Order Heavy Assault Walker 75189

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been out for around two years now, and one of the most extensive LEGO sets associated with that movie comes in the form of the First Order Heavy Assault Walker. More commonly known as the AT-M6, the All-Terrain MegaCaliber Six had been heavily involved in the movie’s marketing and trailers, seen on the planet of Crait, marching across the salt-covered, barren mineral flats. 

We think that this rendition of the AT-M6 has a lot of potential for play, and it seems like the set wasn’t intended to sit on a shelf as a collector’s item. The functions and articulation work very well, and the included Minifigures will make any Star Wars fan quite happy.

Benefits:

  • Includes Minifigures of prominent characters
  • Instantly recognizable
  • 35 cm high

BB-8 75187

An unimaginable marketing success, and one of the most beloved new characters to show up in the latest trilogy of Star Wars movies, BB-8 certainly would be a good gift for a 10-year-old boy, or 10-year-year old girls who love Star Wars. Many of the biggest fans had already built their own renditions and models of the famous droid even before the official release of this set back in 2017. 

The BB-8 75187 comprises of 1,106 individual pieces and has already impressed a lot of fans in the first couple of years since its release. The most eye-catching thing about this set is how the spherical shape of the droid is effectively rendered while keeping the blocky aesthetic we’re used to from LEGO.

Benefits:

  • Unique tool bay discs
  • One of the most beloved characters in Star Wars

The Rise of Skywalker Millennium Falcon 75257

The Millennium Falcon is easily one of the most recreated items from the universe of Star Wars, whether it comes to toys, models, or works of art. It is so recognizable that you would be hard-pressed to find anybody, including people who are not Star Wars fans, who would not be able to name the ship upon sight. LEGO has created many renditions of the spacecraft in the past, and they usually incorporate similar building techniques. 

However, the design associated with the latest Star Wars movie deviates from that convention and tries to do something a bit different, which we applaud. The shaping has been improved significantly, and there are fewer gaps between the panels on the bodywork, making the model appear more accurate as a result.

Benefits:

  • Attractive Minifigures
  • Innovative design

Darth Vader Transformation 75183

It wouldn’t be unfair to suggest that the scene depicted by this set is central to the entire Skywalker saga of Star Wars movies. Darth Vader getting his infamous armored suit may come from one of the less-than-acclaimed prequels, but it is an iconic scene nonetheless. The 75183 is only the second LEGO set depicting this massive moment in Star Wars lore, with the first one released more than fourteen years ago, and we here at Funtastic Toys welcome its return. 

The majority of fans will probably be most excited by the Minifigures present in this set, as they include both Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. Despite their immense popularity, these characters have rarely appeared in small, less expensive sets.

Benefits:

  • Includes Vader and Palpatine Minifigures
  • Pivotal Star Wars moment

General Grievous 75112

The largest, and in our opinion, the best Star Wars Battle Figure is General Grievous 75112. This figure will impress any Star Wars fan with its staggering height of over 30cm, and its high-quality construction. The general’s skeletal form is suited ideally to LEGO’s CCBS system, and if you’re a LEGO aficionado, you will not be surprised that this character was the first one chosen to be built in this way. 

There’s a highly impressive level of accuracy at play here, and the tan panel and dark ball joint combination looks terrific, primarily because the whole set comprises of old LEGO parts, except for Grievous’ mask which in itself looks fantastic.

Benefits:

  • Over 30cm tall
  • Incredible detail

The Rise of Skywalker Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter 75249

Y-wing BTL Starfighters got their introduction during the Clone Wars, and their solid structure allowed for their repeated use against the Galactic Empire by the Rebel forces. There are some exciting changes to this craft when it makes its return in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Y-wing Resistance Starfighter 75249 feels unique, not only because it has distinctive red and white coloring, but also because of the deliberate use of many curved tiles. 

The set also includes some incredible exclusive Minifigures, so any Star Wars fan will look forward to adding this to their Resistance fleet. This LEGO set exceeded our expectations, as it offers more innovation than we thought we had the right to expect from a relatively small set.

Benefits:

  • Innovative design
  • Aerodynamic bodywork
  • Drops bombs

The Empire Strikes Back Yoda’s Hut

Some of the most iconic scenes in the history of the Star Wars saga happen during Luke’s training with Yoda on the planet Dagobah. Therefore many LEGO Star Wars fans have been expecting more from this vital environment from the Star Wars lore, as the only set with the Dagobah environment was the X-wing Fighter 4502, released more than ten years ago. 

In some ways, that would make this Yoda’s Hut one of the most anticipated Star Wars sets of the last few years, and we’d say it delivered on the anticipation. The collection includes three new Minifigures in the form of Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and R2-D2, which will be enough for most fans to focus their attention on this LEGO set.

Benefits:

  • Includes iconic characters
  • Return to Dagobah after more than a decade

Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter 75240

The most recent addition to the selection of Star Wars animated series – Star Wars Resistance features some amazing spacecraft and vehicles. An incredible example of this comes in the form of Major Vonreg’s TIE Interceptor, and the 75240 LEGO set appears to be an outstanding representation of this uniquely designed and exquisitely colored vessel. On top of that, the collection includes a fantastic Minifigure selection, including Leia Organa, R1-J5, Kaz Xiono – the miniseries’ primary character, and of course, the owner of the spacecraft – Major Vonreg. 

Whether or not you’re a fan of the Resistance miniseries, you can’t deny that this TIE Fighter looks incredible, and the people at LEGO have done a great job recreating its wing profile and unique color scheme.

Benefits:

  • Accurate representation
  • Great selection of exclusive Minifigures
  • Sturdy construction

Attack of The Clones Yoda 75255

For the past couple of years, LEGO has made some incredible reproductions of our favorite Star Wars characters, and they have done so on a scale that is both impressive and inspiring. After the Port 75230 and the BB-8 75187 (which we mentioned earlier on this list), we get perhaps the most famous Jedi master joining the collection with this set. 

There’s an earlier version of this character that was released back in 2002, and he makes his return seventeen years later. Despite the impressive number of pieces – 1771 of them to be exact, the construction of this Yoda model isn’t particularly difficult or time-consuming, and it took us about four hours. This is undoubtedly a convincing and faithful representation of one of the most famous characters in the saga.

Benefits:

  • Huge model
  • Movement of the eyes and head
  • Iconic character

How to Choose Good Lego Star Wars Toys

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Star Wars and LEGO collaboration that has brought us many fantastic LEGO sets, some of which we have highlighted in the list above, and it seems like LEGO Star Wars sets keep getting better with every release. Star Wars models can arguably be considered the best sets made by the Danish company, and you can often find great deals on them if you’re looking for the best LEGO toys.

You could choose between a range of sets starting with small gift-sized products that serve as excellent Christmas presents for kids, to extremely detailed recreations of characters, ships, and iconic moments from the saga. There’s stuff from older movies and TV shows, as well as new models created for the latest film – The Rise of Skywalker. The list that we made includes options for every type of Star Wars fan, ranging in price, complexity, and era. 

Keep in mind that if you’re shopping for your kid, you should focus on sets that can be played around with once the build is complete since your child is unlikely to be willing to keep the model on the shelf as a collector’s item. Another thing you could do is go for a vast set, like the Ultimate Millennium Falcon, and turn the building process into a fun family activity that could last a long time.

Criteria We Used

Cognitive Development

If you’re looking for Star Wars LEGO sets for your kid, you should keep in mind that playing with good building toys in general could help them develop stronger problem-solving abilities, particularly in the department of divergent thinking. 

They are expected to use a wide range of cognitive processes to figure out how to build a particular model. This is often referred to simply as imagination and creativity, but it is more than that. Problem-solving skills are what allows your child to piece together the different blocks and find an arrangement that works.

Entertainment Value

Something also important to remember is that LEGO is not just for kids. Especially Star Wars sets inspired by the old movies are often created with an older audience in mind as well. Star Wars has been a huge cultural phenomenon for many years, and if you’re a fan, don’t be afraid to treat yourself to a beautiful set you can enjoy building and perhaps putting in a special place on your shelf.

FAQ

What is the largest Star Wars LEGO set ever?

We mentioned earlier that the 2017 Ultimate Millennium Falcon set is the largest one in terms of the number of pieces it contains, but in terms of sheer size, it is not the biggest set. That honor is reserved for the gargantuan Imperial Star Destroyer released earlier this year. Even though it includes ‘only’ 4,784 pieces compared to the Millennium Falcon’s 7,500, it is the largest in terms of dimensions. 

Once completed, it measures a staggering 43 inches in length and 14 inches in height. If you’ve got your eyes set on this model, please make sure you have the room for it first – you might need a bigger house.

Do Star Wars LEGO sets retain their value over time?

A used LEGO set in good condition, especially one that represents a beloved character or spacecraft, can be worth between 50% and 75% while still available in stores. Once they get discontinued from sales at stores, it takes about 6 – 12 months for them to reach their original retail price, only going up from there, so if you’re smart, you could make some money investing in LEGO sets.

Conclusion

It is hard to deny that the collaboration between Star Wars and LEGO is a match made in heaven. The competent and famous Danish toymakers and the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars had struck gold when they decided to go into business together twenty years ago, and they have created some of the best and most beloved toys over that period. 

If you or your children are Star Wars fans or even LEGO fans, you are almost certainly going to find something to like on this list. There are so many high-quality products there that it is going to be challenging to make the wrong choice.

Author: Catherine Evans
Author: Catherine Evans

Catherine is a writer from Canada who simply loves toys, collectibles and superhero figurines. Writing is her passion, but she also loves reading, enjoying her “me time” and finding new ways to improve her work and ways to entertain the readers.

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