The Force is strong with LEGO Star Wars sets. Star Wars toys first hit store shelves with the release of the first film in the franchise in the ’70s, but it wasn’t until the release of The Phantom Menace in 1999 that kids got the chance to build cool LEGO Star Wars sets inspired by a galaxy far, far away. But now? There are about 83 different Star Wars LEGOs, from 7,541 piece Millennium Falcon to minifigure key ring. There are so damn many LEGO Star Wars sets out there—inspired by both the live-action features and series like Clone Wars and Rebels—that finding the best ones feels more difficult than winning the Battle of Malachor.
The coolest Star Wars LEGO sets usually relive epic moments from the movies. But that doesn’t mean they have to be difficult to build or take forever. You (or your kids) can finish some of these while casually re-watching the movies. From Star Wars ships and AT-AP Walkers to Snowspeeders and Sandcrawlers, we’ve included here iconic Star Wars sets that let you re-create those memories. These are the sets that every young Jedi should own.
Now you can build the brick model of the Razor Crest starship from the Mandalorian. It has a dual minifigure cockpit, two spring-loaded shooters, a cargo hold with opening sides/access ramps, and carbonite bounty elements inside, as well as a sleeping area and detachable escape pod.
Speaking of X-Wings, this model has four spring-loaded shooters and opening wings. But then there's a lot to like about Poe Dameron's X-wing fighter from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' from its visually striking black-and-orange color scheme to its retractable landing gear. Comes with a Poe minifig to pilot the ship.
This 208-piece kit brilliantly captures the climax of Episode II: the lightsaber battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan on the lava-filledplanet Mustafar. The sliding, rotating platforms that hold their respective minifigures make it easy to reenact the scene in question.
No reason to buy a full-price Landspeeder for a young Jedi still learning to navigate the Tatooine desert. This discounted Landspeeder has space for Luke and C-3PO to race across the sands together. Includes Luke's blaster rifle, macrobinoculars and a constructable cave hideout for the armed Jawa minifigure.
At just 101 pieces, this kit is perfect for the kid who loves Star Wars and recently graduated from DUPLO blocks.
'The Empire Strikes Back' spends a lot of time on Hoth, the icy planet that's the site of one of the franchise's greatest battles. Recreate it with an AT-AT Imperial Walker, Echo base, five minifigures, and weapons that actually fire. The coolest part of this set are the color-coded targets. Hit them with the included artillery and spring-loaded minifigures will be launched into the air. If your kids tend to get bored of their Lego sets once they're done building, this set is a great choice.
Kids create their very own forest moon of Endor set, which includes an Imperial speeder bike, buildable tree, and even Wicket the Ewok minifigure and a Scout Trooper minifigure. They can load shooters and hit actual targets with this set, intended for builders 7 and up.
No roundup of Star Wars vehicles would be complete without a walker. This model of the at-ST raider as seen in 'The Mandalorian' has jointed posable legs, a turning turret that opens, and two firing shooters. The set also has four minifigures, including Mando himself.
The TIE Fighter is the definition of a classic Star Wars space fighter. This model comes with two minifigures, a droid, and dual spring-loaded shooters for real firing action. If it can catch up to rebel X-Wings, that is.
The Clone Wars series is a kid-favorite. This 285-piece with five minifigures, two vehicles, and plenty of battle weapons is the perfect thing if your kid has seen every episode more than once.
Every product on Fatherly is independently selected by our editors, writers, and experts. If you click a link on our site and buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission.