9+ best LEGO Star Wars sets from across the galaxy (2024)

Before the company involved themselves in brand partnerships, it was struggling slightly. It had run itself dry with LEGO Systems which was safe, colourful, and catered itself as a kids toy. It wanted to veer away from violence, though that’s not what kids wanted. They chose violence. When the partnership with George Lucas’ film franchise began, it changed everything. The mood was dark, epic, and encapsulated everything an epic space opera should. So, with a quarter of a century of sets to choose from – here are the absolute best LEGO Star Wars sets to invest in.

Best LEGO Star Wars sets in 2024

There’s almost too many LEGO Star Wars sets to choose from. Luckily, I’ve got a little bit too much time on my hands.

75257 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (1,353 pieces)

There’s been quite a few iterations of the Millenium Falcon released in the LEGO Star Wars theme throughout the years. With good reason too. It’s the most iconic ship from the series, and collectors across the world have been looking out for each iteration of it throughout the years.

This is one of the most affordable options if you want to build Han and Chewie’s starship, though this version is instead based on scenes from The Rise of Skywalker. It features minifigures of Lando Calrissian, Finn, Chewie, Threepio, R2 and Boolio.

  • Pieces: 1353
  • Price: £124.99 / $169.99
  • Retailers: Amazon

75356 LEGO Star Wars Executor Super Star Destroyer

The 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer is one of my favourite LEGO Star Wars sets thanks to its gloriously immersive build, alongside balanced simplicity. There’s no better warm up to the scale and awe of Star Wars than with this mid-size set.

This set is going to give Star Wars fans a taste of what it’s like to build larger LEGO sets, though there’s nowhere near as many flavours as what you’d expect in some of the UCS sets. I was pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of tiny details within the architecture of the ship, which I raved about in my review.

  • Pieces: 630
  • Price: £59.99 / $89.99
  • Retailers: Amazon

75352 LEGO Star Wars Emperor’s Throne Room Diorama

As part of a celebration for the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, LEGO released a diorama: the 75352 LEGO Star Wars Emperor’s Throne Room Diorama, building one of the most iconic scenes from the original trilogy’s denouement. The result is a fantastic set that’s going to look blindingly fantastic in your display. It’s an 18+ only set – and this is reflected in the pretty static nature of the diorama. Of course, that’s entirely expected.

It features minifigures of Luke, Vader, and of course the ghoulish Emperor. It’s slightly expensive for the limited scale, which is important to note, though it makes up for it in an epic arrangement.

  • Pieces: 807
  • Price: $89.99 / $99.99 
  • Retailers: Amazon

75288 LEGO Star Wars AT-AT

You couldn’t talk about the best LEGO Star Wars sets without mentioning an AT-AT. One of the Empire’s epic war-machines, the AT-AT strikes fear in all those who look up towards its blasters.

At 1,267 pieces, the building process is incredibly immersive and rewarding, while the final product is even more-so. It’s a sturdy, bold build that’s going to make your LEGO display really pop, and we’d recommend this to any advanced builders who want to bring Star Wars into their homes.

Unlike some of the other builds featured on this list, it’s suitable for ages 10+, making this a great compromise for anyone who’s unable to tackle UCS sets just yet.

  • Pieces: 1267
  • Price: £200 / $200
  • Retailers: Amazon

75325 LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter

Now that the Mandalorian and Grogu are getting a film together, it’s probably a good time to pick up the 75325 LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter. The set features 412 pieces which will test the construction skills of younger builders without the difficulty of larger sets.

It’s a compact set – fitting for the absolutely adorable little Grogu minifigure that’s packed inside. On top of that, The Mandalorian wields the Dark Saber, and Peli Motto accompanies them. This is a perfect LEGO Star Wars set for in-experienced LEGO builders, and is going to warm them up to the ways of The Force (needed to pull apart pieces). 

  • Pieces: 412
  • Price: £59.99 / $59.99
  • Retailers: Amazon

75276 LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet Display

In recent years, LEGO began creating fantastic display sets that built incredibly detailed Star Wars helmets out of bricks. The Stormtrooper Helmet, though slightly expensive, is a fantastic example of this.

It contains 647 pieces and forms a detailed rendition of the franchise’s iconic lackeys. It’s another 18+ only set, so you should bare this in mind when considering gifts for younger audiences.

It’s poised on a beautiful plinth that displays the model gloriously, and the build is immersive and challenging at times.

  • Pieces: 647
  • Price: £199.99 / $170
  • Retailers: Amazon

75277 LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet

Far cheaper than the Stormtrooper Helmet, the LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet is one of the most highly sought after sets thanks to its compact size in spite of detail.

Building the LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett helmet is a fantastic experience. Complex, yet intuitive, bringing all of the pieces together is like a slightly ambiguous puzzle with extremely rewarding results.

It’s also another 18+ set thanks to its complexity too. AFOL builders are going to have a great time with this set, and the fact that it’s Boba Fett makes it so much better.

  • Pieces: 625
  • Price: £109.99 / $94.99
  • Retailers: Amazon

75333 LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter

This is by far one of the cheapest and most affordable LEGO Star Wars ships out there, and even better that it is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter. Sure to strike nostalgia in anyone who grew up watching the prequels as I did (they’re all my favourites, you’ll hate to know.)

With only 282 pieces, you’ll have recreated a nifty build of the ship, alongside an R4 minifigure (not the kind you load up Nintendo DS ROMs onto), a Kaminoan cloner, and Obi Wan himself.

Whether you’re an older LEGO fan, or you’re buying for a young kid, this is a great option that’s not going to dent your budget too much.

  • Pieces: 282
  • Price: £29.99 / $29.99
  • Retailers: Amazon

75344 LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter

Boba Fett’s Slave One ship is an iconic fighter craft dating back to the original film. Boba Fett made his screen debut in A New Hope, and tracked the Millenium Falcon across the galaxy. This is a great set to gift to younger brick-builders, and the simplicity translates to near-immediate fun. This was a surprisingly satisfying build for me this year, and it sits on my desk. On top of that, the detailed Boba Fett minifigure spruces up the adrenaline with detailed prints, and a texture moulded jetpack piece.

  • Pieces: 85
  • Price: £8.99 / $9.99
  • Retailers: Amazon

There’s been some LEGO sets that I’ve reviewed recently that really don’t deserve a mention on this list. The Stormtrooper Mech, for example, I found to be a little low-quality when compared to some of the titans this list features.

You might have noticed an absence of UCS sets in this list. While I have a lot of space in my heart for the main UCS line-up, they’re better reserved for extremely hard-core Star Wars fans, and I’d like to angle this guide towards the more casual consumer instead.

It’s a good idea to invest in LEGO Star Wars sets now

I’ve recently published an article that covers LEGO price statistics. One of the key take-aways from my research was that the price of LEGO rises, on average each year, by 11%. LEGO Star Wars is responsible for the bulk of these investment growths, with sets such as the 10142 UCS Death Star II now costing over £2,300 at a third-party reseller price. And people are buying these sets…

Personally, I don’t invest in LEGO. I build it. If you are considering any of the best LEGO Star Wars sets as an investment, consider UCS sets that are found in the higher price brackets, rather than any of the ones I’ve listed above. Some of the rarest LEGO Star Wars sets are now selling for well over $8000, if that’s any motivation.

You’ll be able to find retired LEGO Star Wars sets on third-party retailers

If you’re looking out for retired LEGO Star Wars sets, the best place to look is BrickLink. It’s going to point you in the direction of whichever set you need, but be prepared to pay well above the MSRP for any Star Wars kits you’re hoping to buy.

What is the best LEGO Star Wars set of all time?

For me, the best LEGO Star Wars set of all time has to be the 75159 Death Star, now retired.

Why is LEGO Star Wars so expensive?

LEGO Star Wars happens to be really expensive for a number of reasons. Firstly, the partnership with the Star Wars brand means that both parties (LEGO, Disney) are hoping to gain a majority of the profits. This means both companies are going to demand a higher price. Secondly, there’s an extraordinary demand for SW LEGO sets due to its popularity. It’s one of the five best-selling LEGO themes of 2023, as expected.

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