The best Lego Star Wars sets you can currently buy

Lego and Star Wars have been a match made in heaven since 1999. Since then, hundreds of Lego Star Wars sets have been released, with many being revised time after time with the introduction of new pieces and building techniques.

Needless to say, Lego Star Wars sets released today are much more detailed than those twenty years ago. Most of them are much, much bigger, too. And more expensive.

Of course, like in all Lego themes, Lego Star Wars sets don’t stick around forever. Some are only available for a few months, while others are fortunately around for a few years. So, you might be wondering: what are the best Lego Star Wars sets available right now?

With that in mind, we’ve put together a short list of our favourites for you. Whether you’re shopping for a gift or for yourself, these LEGO Star Wars sets are all fantastic, and get our seal of approval.

Lego Star Wars 75376 Tantive IV

Lego Star Wars 75376 Tantive IV
  • Pieces: 654
  • Price: £69.99

A few years ago, we had an Ultimate Collector’s Series Tantive IV: a great big impressive thing it was, but it’s long since retired. We’ve just got a brand new version, though, and although it may be substantially smaller, we might like it even more.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lego Star Wars, Lego has released a series of midi-sized ships, all mounted on stands and the perfect size to display on your desktop. The Tantive IV might be our favourite, packing in a great amount of detail given its small(ish) stature. It’s not that small though: being 32cm long, it’s still big enough to show off.

Lego Star Wars 75192 Millennium Falcon

Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon
  • Pieces: 7,541
  • Price: £734.99
  • Minifigures: 7

From a small-sized ship to the hugest that Lego has ever made. The Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon has been around for seven years now – one of the longest-lasting Lego sets there’s ever been – but it still remains one of the most impressive. It’s also one of the most expensive, with an eye-watering price tag of £734.99, putting it out of the budget of many. But if you can afford to buy this epic construction, you won’t regret it.

The Millennium Falcon is 84cm (33 inches) long, and it’s made up of 7,500 pieces: when it first released, it was the biggest Lego set ever released, but it’s since been beaten by the Eiffel Tower and now-retired Lego Art World Map. We’re not sure anything still comes close in terms of detail, though. It’s incredibly detailed and, honestly, a must-have for any true Star Wars fan with a large wallet.

Lego Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina

  • Pieces: 3,187
    Price: £344.99
  • Minifigures: 21

Be reminded of one of the classic moments of the Star wars saga by building your very own Mos Eisley Cantina. This isn’t just any LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina, however, this is one for adults, boasting an impressive level of detail thanks to its whopping 3,187 pieces.

Of course, that means you have to pay a rather large sum of money for it. Still, just look at it – it’s worth every penny. An impressive 21 minifigures are included, as well as a landspeeder and a Dewback. The best part is the bar though – it’s brilliant. It’s one of the best LEGO Star Wars sets of all time if you ask us.

Lego Star Wars 75341 Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder

LEGO Star Wars 75341 Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder
  • Pieces: 1,890
  • Price: £209.99
  • Minifigures: 2

There have been a lot of Landspeeders over the lifespan of Lego Star Wars, but none of them are anywhere near as impressive as this Ultimate Collector’s Series version. Although it’s pricey, it’s much cheaper than many other UCS sets and thanks to its colourful orange and red body, it’s amongst the most eye-catching Lego Star Wars sets out there.

It comes with two minifigures: Luke Skywalker and C-3PO, but of course due to the size of the Landspeeder they’re rather too small to ride in it. Instead, they stand by the side of the informational plaque as part of the display. There’s a lot of detail on the model itself; one of our favourite elements being the broken engine. While it is one of the best Lego Star Wars sets out there, we wouldn’t recommend using it as a playset — it is a little fragile, especially near the rear engines. So keep it firmly placed on the included display stand and simply enjoy looking at it.

Lego Star Wars 75352 Emperor’s Throne Room Diorama

  • Pieces: 807
  • Price: £89.99
  • Minifigures: 3

Three of them are now retired, but we love Lego’s Star Wars “diorama” series. Two remain, and of those, Emperor’s Throne Room is by far the best. It shows the iconic scene from Return of the Jedi where Luke and Darth Vader are duelling with their lightsabers. Built on plinths, it’s designed to be a display set and really looks fantastic. The backdrop is incredibly detailed and eye-catching, but ultimately it’s the minifigures here that take the limelight.

Along with Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, the set includes Emperor Palpatine, along with a fancy rotating throne for him to sit on. We also love the exclusive 40th Anniversary brick included here, and the printed quote brick that sits on the front of the set (“I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”).

Lego Star Wars 75328 The Mandalorian Helmet

Lego Star Wars The Mandalorian Helmet
  • Pieces: 584
  • Price: £59.99

As much as we love the giant, uber-expensive Lego Star Wars sets, some of the best are the more reasonably-priced sets aimed at adults. Amongst those is Lego’s range of helmets, and one of our favourites is The Mandalorian. These helmets aren’t quite life-size but they pack in all the detail of the real thing, making a very cool collector’s item to display on your shelf.

They’re fun to build, taking around 90 minutes to put together — the perfect-sized build to do in one sitting, if you ask us. The finished model is undoubtedly Mando, including its iconic visor, some ingeniously-structured shaping around his face and a domed head. The building techniques used here are second-to-none, and because of that we just love it.

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