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Best Overall: LEGO Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Millennium Falcon 75257 Starship Model Building Kit and Minifigures
You can’t go wrong with the Millennium Falcon. The iconic starship plays a key role throughout the Star Wars series, and kids young and old will love bringing it to life with this Lego kit. It features details galore, like a detachable cockpit and dual, spring-loaded shooters that make it a blast for imaginative play. It also comes with seven mini-figures including Han Solo, Chewbacca, Rey, Finn, and Tasu Leech to add to the action.
There are more than 1,300 pieces in all, so it’s going to take some time to assemble. The work is worth it though. When it’s complete, it measures 5 x 17 x 12 inches and is a realistic recreation of the infamous battleship. While this set is recommended for ages 9 to 14, fans of all ages are thrilled with it. It provides a great building experience and is a ton of fun to play with when you’re done.
While some Star Wars Lego sets can run hundreds of dollars, there are also a slew of less expensive sets that are fantastic as well, like this one that lets you build Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter for less than $20. Recommended for ages 8 through 12, it makes a great gift for grade schoolers.
Built for active play, it comes folding wings, laser cannons and spring-loaded shooters. It also comes with two mini figures—Yoda (his lightsaber too!) and R2D2—who can be loaded into the cockpit for all sorts of adventures. There are 262 pieces in all, and it measures 2 x 5 x 7 inches when it’s complete. Customers say kids love it and the price is right.
For a mid-priced Lego Star Wars set, fans say this Imperial Assault Hovertank can’t be beat. They love the details, like the rotating and elevating turret gun with dual, spring-loaded shooters and a storage container with blasters. Transparent wheels make it appear to hover. This set also includes three mini figures, including Chirrut Imwe and two Imperial Hovertank pilots who can fit in the cockpit. Recommended for kids ages 7 to 12, it comes with 385 pieces. Fans say while it’s fun for kids to play with it, also makes a good collector’s piece for display. When assembled, it measures 3 x 7 x 5 inches.
BB-8 didn’t make an appearance in the franchise until Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but this droid made a big splash and is a fan favorite, as is this Lego set that lets you construct a replica of the cute little robot. When complete, it stands about 9 x 5 inches, and comes with a display stand so you can show off your work. Realistic details, such as a rotating head, opening access hatch and a welding torch (don’t worry, no fire), make for imaginative play. It even comes with a BB-8 mini figure for double the fun.
At less than $100, this set makes a great gift. While the recommended age range is 10 to 16, Star Wars fans of all ages sing this set’s praises. They say because this droid is shaped like a sphere, the building experience is unique and the finished product is impressive.
This Lego Star Wars kit lets you build your very own Stormtrooper. While you could leave him on the shelf after the last piece is in place, he’s really built for action. He comes complete with armor, a spring-loaded shooter, blaster pistol, and other accessories, and all of his limbs move so you can act out the scenes from the movies or invent new and exciting intergalactic adventures.
Designed for kids ages 7 to 14, it come with 81 pieces in all. The finished Stormtrooper stands 10.32 x 1.89 x 5.55 inches, and customers say he’s sturdy and built for battle. Other buildable figures can be purchased separately to up the action even further.
For beginning builders who still want a challenge, there’s this microfighters set. It lets them build a Snowspeeder, one of the fast-flying vehicles used by the Rebel Alliance. Recommended for ages 6 to 12, it has 97 pieces in all, so it still provides a challenge, but isn’t too overwhelming for young fans. Realistic details like flick missiles, a mini cockpit, and a pilot mini figure make it tons of fun to play with when the building is done. The finished Snowspeeder measures 2 x 3 x 3 inches, which makes it perfect for mini battles anywhere, anytime. Customers say this set makes a great gift, and kids love it.
While there are various sets that allow you to build a version of the Millennium Falcon, this one is the ultimate. There more than 7,500 pieces in all that come together to produce an intricately detailed replica of this famous fighter ship. Recommended for ages 16 and up, this isn’t a set that you’re going to put together in a quick afternoon session. It’s a project, but a project well worth it, according to those who have gone there. It’s got an adult-sized price tag too, but fans say it’s worth it and are blown away the by the massive amount of detail. “You can really tell artists created it and that there was true passion behind the project,” one customer wrote online.
For those who want to wear their Star Wars passion on their sleeve (or just beneath it), there’s this buildable Lego Star Wars Watch featuring Darth Vader. Kids can customize the watch with the colorful, buildable links, and change it up whenever they like. It also comes with a Darth Vader mini figure, because mini figures make everything more fun. Recommended for ages 6 and up, the watch features an analog display that’s easy to read. It’s a great motivator for kids learning to tell time and fun for fans to sport no matter how old they may be.
Best for Teens and Adults: LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 Space Station Building Kit with Star Wars Minifigures
If money isn’t an issue, this Lego Star Wars Death Star is so cool and will be the envy of all your Star Wars-loving friends. It comes with more than 4,000 pieces and allows you to construct the iconic Death Star with amazingly intricate detail. From a superuser control room to Emperor Palpatine’s throne room, spring loaded shooters and movable turbo laser towers, you get to construct the features that bring the movie to life. It also comes with a whopping 23 mini figures, including Darth Vader, Princess Leia, C-3PO Stormtroopers and Grand Moff Tarkin, plus two droids to climb aboard and play out the action. Recommended for ages 14 and up, it’s a great one for adults too. The price tag may be a bit tough to swallow, but fans say it’s worth every penny.