The Best Star Wars Lego Sets 2021

The best Star Wars Lego set combines the best of two childhood favourites and blends them together to create imagination and fun building time.

Although we normally carry out these reviews for and from our kids perspective, I must admit to being a bit of a fan of the original trilogy and have enjoyed the Mandalorian series on Disney Plus.

We have based the review on build enjoyment, finished look and how closely the product mimics Star Wars landscapes, characters and whether the kids enjoyed it.

The Star Wars Lego Set we enjoyed building is the Lego Death Star which is the ultimate fans dream coming with over 4000 pieces to get stuck into, although costly!

A good option for younger children and beginners to Lego Star Wars sets is the X-Wing Starfighter Trench Run Set

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Star Wars Lego Comparison

Star Wars Lego SetAgeNumber of Pieces
Lego Star Wars Death Star14+4016
Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon9+1351
Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter9+702
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 8+731
Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Trench Run Building Set4+132
Lego Star Wars Imperial Destroyer16+4752

The Best Lego Star Wars Sets


1. Lego Star Wars Death Star

An iconic part of the Star Wars franchise.

The Death Star is a huge mobile space station that also doubles as a planet destroyer super weapon.

Lego have done a great job in replicating in their own unique way.

This is one of the most expensive bits of Lego out there but any Star Wars fan would love it. It is also one of the Lego sets with the most pieces included.

When built the Death Star comes with two moveable laser towers, the iconic trash compactor, turbo lasers that come with spring-loaded shooters and seats. It also comes with a super laser control room that allows rotation of the lasers

The main features of the Star Wars lego Death Star are:

  • 4016 Piece Set
  • Large Scale model of Death Star- 49cm in height when built
  • Over twenty figures from the original trilogy
  • Superlaser feature
  • Lord Vader’s Tie Fighter included

This particular Star Wars Lego set is designed for 14 years plus. It has loads of features and includes plenty of charachters from the original movies.

Apart from the kids being impressed this brought back nostalgic memories from the original trilogy when I was a wee lad watching them. I admit you must have to be pretty spoilt to have this as a gift but it does bring hours of play in putting it together and when it is complete.

This is model number 75159

2. Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Another iconic part of the original and latest trilogies is the Millenium Falcon. The fastest Hunk of Junk in the galaxy has been replicated in Lego form.

Please note that Lego produces different sets of Star Wars products. This is the 75257 model and is geared towards the younger builders. For a more in-depth model aimed at older builder the Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon Collector edition (75192) is a better option.

The set is suitable for kids over the age of 9.

This particular model is from the Rise of Skywalker and includes characters Finn, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Boolio, C-3PO, R2-D2 and D-O.

The set has great attention to detail and includes a lowering ramp, 2 figure cockpit area, cargo area and navigation area complete with rotating chair.

It comes with spring loaded shooters to encourage play after it has been built. The model is also suitable for display.

Main features of the Lego Star Wars Millenium Falcon:

  • Rise of Skywalker set
  • Rotating top and bottom gun turrets
  • 14 cm high by 44cm in length
  • 1351 pieces good fun to build
  • Interior detailing

This is a great set for 9 years olds plus who enjoy Star Wars and building with lego sets. Coming with 1351 pieces this is a great way to to expand building skills and practice patience and following instruction.

Would say that this set isnt really a beginners set and may need help from the parents. We loved it anyway.

An amazing gift for Christmas or a birthday. This is model number 75257.

3. Vader’s Tie Advance Vs A-Wing Starfighter

Another set originating from the original era but coming from the Star Wars Rebels TV series is this set with two fighters to build.

The iconic villain Darth Vader and his ship the TIE Advanced pits against an equally iconic A-Wing Starfighter.

Vader’s ship boasts a top and opening cockpit and includes the space to include a mini figure. It also includes spring loaded shooters to encourage play. The TIE Advanced is the iconic shape from the films and expanded universe

The A Wing Starfighter comes with a green colour scheme, an opening cockpit for adding mini figures, storage box, retractable landing gear and shooters.

It comes with four figures. These ares Darth Vader, an A-Wing Pilot, Sabine Wren and Grand Moff Tarkin.

The main features of the Lego Star Wars Vader’s Tie Advance Vs A-Wing Starfighter:

  • 702 pieces
  • A good kit to build patience and follow instruction
  • Two individual Fighters
  • Includes 4 figures.
  • Weapons include Darth Vader’s Lightsaber and 4 blasters.

This is a good set to start expanding building Lego sets and as a building block (excuse the pun) to larger more complex sets.

This is great fun for all ages over 9 years old. This is model number 75150.

4. Lego Star Wars X-Wing with Luke Skywalker

Another Iconic piece of the Star Wars universe is this X-Wing that can be changed from Luke Skywalkers vehicle of choice to Biggs Darklighters (Lukes friend) with the aid of some stickers..

It includes battle ready spring loaded shooters

The set is supplied with Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighters pilot figures plus R2-D2 and R2-Q2 droids.

It is supplied with a handy landing gear stand that allows is to be kept standing when not in play.

This Lego set is designed for older children of 8 years old up to adults.

Main Features of the X-Wing with Luke Skywalker:

  • Once built its ready to battle other sets.
  • Retractable Landing Gear
  • Opening Minifigure Cockpit
  • Change between Luke’s Red five to Biggs’ red three
  • Spring loaded shooters

It comes with 731 pieces which enough to keep kids entertained and following instruction for a good few hours. It encourages creative building and imaginative play.

This is an excellent choice of Lego Set from the original trilogy. This is model number 75218.

5. Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Trench

For those looking fro an introductory building kid for younger kids this is an excellent choice. Designed for kids over the age of 4 years old. An ideal Christmas or birthday gift as its one of the more affordable Lego sets and it also includes 132 pieces.

It allows the opportunity to build a lego fixed building and moveable vehicle, both included in one set.

The set includes an X Wing to build, a turret and iconic characters Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and a storm trooper as well as their weapons.

The sets are designed to be easy to build and fun so that it builds confidence following simple steps.

Main features of the X-Wing Starfighter Trench:

  • Rotating turret
  • Includes 2 mini figures
  • Iconic X-Wing
  • Build a star wars scene
  • Beginner lego set

There is also the opportunity to get the instructions from the Lego building instructions app for more interaction.

For those looking for a beginner set ideal for kids this is the model for you.

This is model 75235

6. Lego Star Wars Imperial Destroyer

Following on from the Death Star Set earlier this is another extravagant set and it comes unsurprisingly from the Ultimate Collector Series. This aimed at enthusiast of the series. You will also require a great deal of patience.

We’ve said Iconic far too many times but this is another truly iconic part of the Star War universe. It really is a show stopping centrepiece with outstanding detail.

This is a giant replica for Star Wars and Lego fans alike. With 4784 pieces this isn’t really a toy, it’s a work of art. Only the collectors series version of the Millennium Falcon comes with more pieces, a whopping 7541.

Theres even a buildable Tantive IV model that attaches to the rebel starship.

Main features of the Lego Star Wars Imperial Destoyer:

  • One of the largest Lego Set available
  • Ships with a display stand and information plaque
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Available in four different colour schemes
  • Rear wheel lever brake

It includes 2 mini figures which we thought was a bit lame for a set of this size and cost but the end result is still worthy of building.

There are also LED lighting strips that can be bought separately that will show off the model in the dark.

For older fans of Star Wars and Lego and the ultimate building project this will definitely keep you engaged for hours. A model that can be shown off for years for new and old fans of the Star Wars films.

This is model 75252

Conclusion

Star Wars has spun across three trilogies for the main movies as well as TV series spin offs and movies.

This means that there are lots of collections of Lego out there to build. Everybody has their own favourite piece of Star Wars so there will be kit to build around that.

Lego is a great toy for introducing patience, dexterity, building satisfaction and encouraging play. We aren’t going to kid you, but as Adults we enjoy building these sets probably a bit too much but it brings back great childhood memories of our own building sets with our parents and grandparents.

Available in a range of sizes it is important to check the age it has been designed for. This helps with the amount of parts and the sizes that they come with.

The sets we have recommended are available at different budgets and for different age ranges.

Please note that most sets include very small parts so please be extremely careful around younger children.


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