For a child, there’s little that comes close to the excitement and joy at opening a present regardless of the occasion however, as adults this enthusiasm often fades in the face of responsibility and maturity. The joy of LEGO however, never fades.
With the creation and introduction of the Star Wars series, LEGO the well-known maker of brightly coloured building blocks has managed not just to introduce a new generation to the joys of building, but it has also managed to reach out to the now grown-up adult fans of Star Wars to offer them the opportunity to recapture the simply joys of building and making with LEGO sets.
Here we take a look at the best Star Wars Lego sets available.
Top 10 Best Star Wars Lego Collectible Sets for Adults
In anticipation of the seventh Star Wars installment, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, LEGO brings us new and old vehicles, crafts, star ships as well as characters and related merchandises. Here are some of the best Star Wars LEGO sets from the world renowned brick maker.
1. LEGO Buildable Figures Series
The series is based on a small handful of characters from earlier episodes including Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Commander Cody, Jango Fett and the biggest of the sets, General Grievous. We are not sure if LEGO will release a Series 2 of the Buildable Figures as they have with the Microfighters. Currently this is a small, only 6 and fairly affordable set to collect.
UPDATE: Since the release of the movie, we discovered in major stores that the Buildable Figures series now include characters from Star Wars VII: The Force Awaken. New characters from the latest show with guarantee key roles in future episodes are now on sale. What we also found funny were that the price labels on the shelves had the word ‘Confidential’ printed on them. There must be some arrangement from the shops to only put them out after the release of the movie as we could not even find the figures on lego.com, LEGO’s official site. They include Captain Phasma, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron in full pilot gear, Kylo Ren and new First Order Stormtroopers. While in the old series, we see only Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi in robe/cape. This time round, we have three figures with robe/cape; they are Captain Phasma, Rey and Kylo Ren. This moves the collection from 6 above to 12.
- LEGO Star Wars 75113: Rey
- LEGO Star Wars 75115: Poe Dameron
- LEGO Star Wars 75116: Finn
- LEGO Star Wars 75117: Kylo Ren
- LEGO Star Wars 75114: First Order Stormtrooper
- LEGO Star Wars 75118: Captain Phasma
Fast forward to Episode 7: The Force Awakens, the iconic Millennium Falcon takes center stage once again with some familiar pilots and passengers, namely Han Solo and Chewbacca. The Falcon opens up to reveal the deck and inner. From the crew, there are also Rey, Finn, Tasu Leech, a Kanjiklub Gangand the new BB-8 Astromech Droid each with their own weapon except for the Astromech. The space ship features plenty of updates and details with detachable cockpit, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp and entrance hatch. Like the previous model below, the hull plates open up to access the interior with plenty of rooms to explore.
ALSO: LEGO Star Wars 7965: Millennium Falcon – Ultimate Collector’s Series, a blast from the past with younger Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader from Episode 4: A New Hope.
If nothing else, the Imperial Star Destroyer and the Milennium Falcon are the two must have LEGO sets for hard core Star Wars fans.
Experience the power of the Empire! The Imperial Star Destroyer is the signature vessel of the Imperial fleet. The rear handle controls the aim of 8 synchronized cannons and unleash the spring-loaded shooters mounted on the superstructure. Remove the top to reveal the stunningly detailed interior with never-before-seen Emperor Palpatine hologram, rotating chairs for the crew, weapons rack, bridge, control panel and more. Recreate scenes featuring the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader from the classic Star Wars movies with this iconic model. The Imperial Star Destroyer includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons: Darth Vader, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers, Imperial Crew, Imperial Navy Trooper, plus 2 new, unique figures: Emperor Palpatine Hologram and a Mouse Droid.
If the Imperial Star Destroyer is not big enough, there is the rare Super Star Destroyer and the previous Imperial Star Destroyer from the Ultimate Collector’s Series, both with over 3000 pieces.
- LEGO Star Wars 10221 Super Star Destroyer [Ultimate Collector’s Series]
LEGO Star Wars 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer [Ultimate Collector’s Series]
The iconic Empire’s intimidating AT-AT – All Terrain Armored Transport – walker has real pose-able legs. There is a seat at the front of the AT-AT Driver’s cabin for a mini figure (driver) and Snowtrooper cockpit in the back. The head is movable and can be used to direct the spring-loaded shooters. Other features include, the trap door in the body and side hatches that open up. Collect the 75049 Snowspeeder (sold separately) for the classic Battle of Hoth scene from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. The AT-AT includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons and an accessory: AT-AT Driver, General Veers, Snowtrooper Commander and 2 Snowtroopers.
- Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons and an accessory: AT-AT Driver, General Veers, Snowtrooper Commander and 2 Snowtroopers
- Features a moving head with a cockpit for 2 minifigures and 2 spring-loaded shooters, posable legs
- Weapons include a blaster pistol and 3 blaster rifles
- Also includes an electrobinoculars element
- Move the head to aim the spring-loaded shooters
First Order is a military junta formed from the remnants of the Galactic Empire led by organisation’s leader, Snoke making its appearance in Episode 7: The Force Awakens. The impressive First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter bears the unmistakable shape of the iconic starfighter with 2 mini figure cockpit that opens from both the top and bottom. Other features include 2 spring-loaded shooters and a rotating antenna for homing in of enemy starships. The First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter comes with 4 mini figures; 2 First Order TIE Fighter Pilots, First Order Officer and a First Order Crew.
Remember Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Starship. Who could forget the famous scene where Luke piloted an X-wing into the Death Star and delivered the proton torpedo that led to the destruction of the Imperial Death Star. The iconic star fighter had an update and this time, used to battle the forces of the First Order. Lego features Poe’s X-Wing Fighter. This customised starfighter is packed with features, like the 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and space behind for the BB-8 Astromech Droid. There’s even a loader with weapon rack, extra missiles and ammunition, and a seat for a minifigure. Poe’s X-Wing Fighter includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Poe Dameron, Resistance ground crew and a Resistance X-Wing Pilot, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid.
ALSO: LEGO Star Wars 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter (Ultimate Collector Series)
If you prefer one piloted by Luke, a highly detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter from the Ulttimate Collector Series is also available. The rare Red Five, Luke Skywalker’s X-wing is made up of 1558 pieces, realistically detailed model with opening wings and cockpit, a special display stand, data sheet label and R2-D2.
Featuring the new villain from episode seven, Kylo Ren, a member of the Knights of Ren and a follower of the dark force. Kylo Ren’s personal Command Shuttle from LEGO is a highly detailed starship with loads of features, including opening front, rear and bottom storage bays; wing-mounted, spring-loaded shooters and detachable weapon racks. Another feature that makes the Command Shuttle stands out is the extending wing that folds up to increase the wing span or height. Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Officer, 2 First Order Crew and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer.
Going back to earlier episodes, board the stolen Imperial Shuttle Tydirium, set the wings for flying mode and race to Endor with Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and the Endor Rebel Troopers. As featured in the exciting scenes leading up to the destruction of the Empire’s second Death Star in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this impressive LEGO® Star Wars starship features folding wings for flight and landing modes, retractable landing gear and an opening cockpit with space for 2 minifigures. There’s also an opening access hatch, opening centre section with space for more minifigures and 2 cool spring-loaded shooters to fend off any pursuing Imperial starships. The set includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons: Han Solo in Endor outfit, Princess Leia in Endor outfit, Chewbacca and 2 Endor Rebel Troopers.
It may sound big, the Imperial Assault Carrier is not be a big set, certainly not as big as the Millennium Falcon, Imperial Star Destroyer or AT-AT. It does have room for four miniature TIE fighters. Features include cockpit that opens up with room for mini figures, triggers to release 4 mini-scale TIE Fighters and twin spring loaded shooters as well as rotating gun turret with dual stud blaster. The carrier also has a missile storage bay and accessories include ammo cargo boxes. The Imperial Assault Carrier includes 5 mini figures with assorted weapons: Agent Kallus, Imperial Officer, Sabine Wren in Mandalorian outfit and 2 TIE Pilots, plus an Imperial Astromech Droid.
Protect the vital Holocrons from the dark side with Jek-14 and his streamlined Jedi Scout Fighter. Lift the rear hatch to stash the containers of Holocrons and lightsabers. Place clone trooper Jek-14 and his co-pilot in the dual cockpit that opens two ways, with the Astromech Droid positioned behind. Unleash its awesome armory, including 2 spring-loaded shooters and an elevating and rotating cannon at the rear. Recreate thrilling scenes from LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles animated specials. And if the action gets too hot to handle, detach the cockpit to turn it into an escape pod, but guard those Holocrons with your life! Includes 2 minifigures with assorted weapons: Jek-14 and Ithorian Jedi Master, plus an Astromech Droid and RA-7 Protocol Droid.
- Includes 2 minifigures with assorted weapons: Jek-14 and Ithorian Jedi Master, plus an Astromech Droid and RA-7 Protocol Droid
- Features detachable dual cockpit/escape pod, 2 spring-loaded shooters
- Weapons include a blue lightsaber and a green lightsaber
- Never-before-seen LEGO Star Wars model!
- Open the rear hatch and store the precious Holocrons
ALSO: LEGO Star Wars 75095 TIE Fighter [Ultimate Collector Series]