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The best Star Wars Lego sets to celebrate May the 4th

Construct your own Lego takes on scenes from a galaxy far, far away - whatever your budget

Star Wars Day 2024 – May the 4th – is an excellent excuse to splurge on the best Lego Star Wars sets. There’s enough out there to cater to every fan, from original trilogy purists to the current crop of Disney+ spin-off bingers.

We’ve rounded up our favourites, so you can make your own blocky versions of top moments from the ever-expanding Star Wars universe. There are behemoth spaceships and star destroyers, tiny baby Yodas and Darth Vader in block form. Whatever your budget may be, there’s a Star Wars set for you.

May the 4th be with you. (Sorry.)


Star Wars Lego ships for display

UCS X-Wing

X-Wing Starfighter ($239.99/£209.99 • 1953 pieces) can be positioned in flight or attack mode and – according to Lego – used to “start a new Trench Run”. Assuming you’re mad enough to whoosh $200/£200+ of Lego through the air. There are minifigs too. Red Five (Luke Skywalker) can ‘stand by’, in out-of-scale form. And R2-D2 can be plopped inside the craft, ready to blow up nearby moon-sized weapons platforms. Your Lego Darth Vader will be quaking in his little black boots upon seeing this one.

Minifig Luke can stand next to another outsized craft in Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder ($239.99/£209.99 • 1890 pieces), an impressive brick-built take on Luke’s battered X-34. Or you can get the gang back together (from the OT or VII–VIII – both are included) in Millennium Falcon ($849.99/£734.99 • 7541 pieces). The famous ship is reimagined here as a whopping 83cm long Lego model, packed with detail.

Should your allegiance lie with the dark side, try AT-AT ($849.99/£734.99 • 6785 pieces). A mountain of grey parts forms a colossal stompy metal beast filled with evil Empire types. Speaking of grey parts, The Razor Crest ($599.99/£519.99 • 6187 pieces) starts out looking like how the Mandalorian’s ship ended up. But when built, it looks fab. You even get a brick-built blurrg.

TIE Interceptor ($229.99/£199.99 • 1931 pieces) has history. The original was part of the Ultimate Collector Series launch, back in 2000. The new model is a suitably swooshy piece of spaceship viciousness, ready to blast your UCS X-Wing. And if you fancy a dash of colour, try Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser ($649.99/£559.99 • 5374 pieces). You might need the power of The Force to swoosh that monster through the air, mind.

Microscale ships for display

Is your wallet having palpitations that have nothing to do with nearby Sith doing a hand-squeeze trick? Yet do you still pine for display models that evoke the best Star Wars moments? Then you’re in luck.

Millennium Falcon ($84.99/£74.99 • 921 pieces) might not have any minifigs – nor room inside for any. But it’s a surprisingly intricate, detailed build, which won’t eat up half your home while on display. Tantive IV ($79.99/£69.99 • 654 pieces) is similarly impressive and has authentic details such as the famous 11-engine array.

Prefer another slice of evil? Check out the spear-like Executor Super Star Destroyer ($69.99/£59.99 • 630 pieces). Although its ominous nature is admittedly weakened by two dinky and adorable Star Destroyers.

Minifig masterpieces

The Millennium Falcon ($169.99/£149.99 • 1353 pieces) gets a third entry here, in its ‘middle ground’ incarnation. Smaller than the UCS model. Larger than the little display set. Based on The Rise of Skywalker’s take. But we won’t hold that against it.

Want to get your stomp on again? AT-TE Walker ($139.99/£119.99 • 1082 pieces) has six feet, a massive blaster cannon, and five sinister-looking crew. We don’t fancy the chances of the three included Battle Droids.

Maybe they’d be happier hanging out at that wretched hive of scum and villainy Mos Eisley Cantina ($399.99/£344.99 • 3187 pieces), where Han and Greedo can both fire first. Or something.

Only happy when your minifigs are zooming through the air, but fancy something more manageable than the Falcon? There are plenty of sets to choose from.

If your heart lies with the original trilogy, grab TIE Bomber ($64.99/£59.99 • 625 pieces). Keen on Ahsoka – or just nicely designed ships that actually have some colour? Ghost & Phantom II ($159.99/£149.99 • 1394 pieces) is a cracker.

New Republic E-Wing vs. Shin Hati’s Starfighter ($109.99/£94.99 • 1056 pieces) should also brighten up your collection. Whether that’s through Haiti’s vibrant ship or yet another droid that looks like it’s had a chance meeting with Andy Warhol. If that’s all too much, go grey with The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter ($59.99/£59.99 • 412 pieces). And spend happy times recreating that grin-inducing moment from the end of The Book of Boba Fett.

Delightful dioramas

This selection of Lego diorama sets lets you chronicle Darth Vader’s life in brick form. In Mos Espa Podrace Diorama ($79.99/£69.99 • 718 pieces), he’s a young, irritating boy blazing along in a ramshackle craft that seems ideal for a video game. Cough. By Boarding the Tantive IV ($54.99/£49.99 • 502 pieces), he’s become a tad strangle-y and plays a deadly game of knock down ginger.

Emperor’s Throne Room Diorama ($99.99/£89.99 • 807 pieces) then lets you recreate his swansong in the famous climactic scene from Jedi. You even get stashable lightning bolts for The Emperor. Alas, there’s no massive Lego pit for Vader to drop him in.

Brick-built figures

R2-D2, it is you – it is you! Well, in brick form. R2-D2 ($99.99/£89.99 • 1050 pieces) is an affordable yet detailed take on everyone’s favourite Star Wars droid (sorry, C-3PO). You also get a standard R2-D2 minifig – which presumably has a massive inferiority complex.

Prefer your droids with a side of savagery? Try Droideka ($64.99/£59.99 • 583 pieces), which can even roll about in a ball-like config when it’s not busy shooting at anyone nearby it’s taken a dislike to. Or, perhaps, when it fancies infiltrating a soccer game.

Phantom Menace Brickheadz

Lego’s latest Brickheadz set gets its chunk on while celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Phantom Menace. The suitably named The Phantom Menace ($54.99/£49.99 • 732 pieces) nets you blocky takes on Anakin Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Captain Panaka, Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul. And also a Jar Jar Binks you can scowl at for ruining everything.

Should the notion of building entire humanoid figures not click with you, there’s always Lego’s helmet range. Our favourite is the imposing Darth Vader Helmet ($79.99/£69.99 • 834 pieces)Princess Leia (Boushh) Helmet ($69.99/£59.99 • 670 pieces) is a close second. Just try to remove from your mind these being heads on pikes from a much darker incarnation of Star Wars.

Pocket money perfection

Lack deep pockets – or deep shelves? Here are the best Star Wars Lego sets for under thirty bucks.

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter ($29.99/£29.99 • 282 pieces) features a young Obi-Wan with a swooshy ship, the long-necked Tan We, and R4-P17, who looks like the combination of R2-D2, a tin of red paint, and a terrible mishap. And in Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader ($19.99/£17.99 • 260 pieces), a decidedly blockier take on Obi-Wan can play out that famous scene against the big bad. (The one that won Least Convincing On-Screen Sword Fight 1977.)

Meanwhile, if you want a bigger scrap, but for not much outlay, there’s Clone Trooper & Battle Droid Battle Pack ($29.99/£24.99 • 215 pieces). It includes a bunch of droids and troopers who can go PEW PEW PEW at each other until the tri-droid gets bored and stomps them all into mulch.

Lego’s microfighters have long taken cute in the direction of budget-friendly Star Wars vehicles in miniaturised form with exaggerated features. Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter ($9.99/£8.99 • 85 pieces) is our current fave. It’s surprisingly authentic, given the small piece count. Although good luck trying to cram a Han Solo frozen in Carbonite in there.

Finally, Boba Fett Mech ($15.99/£12.99 • 155 pieces) is, we’re sure, an entirely accurate moment from the original trilogy. (We must have got distracted by popcorn and missed it.) All we can say is the bounty hunter might have had better luck in Jedi had he not presumably carelessly lost his mech suit down the back of a Sarlacc pit. Tsk.

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