Best Star Wars Lego sets 2023

Our fully tested list of the best Star Wars Lego sets in 2023 - from the Lego Millennium Falcon to the Mandalorian's Razor Crest and Baby Yoda.

Best Star Wars Lego sets guide - Lego official photo showing the UCS Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser model face on, on a blue Wargamer hex background

Star Wars Lego sets are a staggering cultural phenomenon. Over the decades-long relationship between George Lucas’ sci-fi universe and the beloved Danish toy company, Star Wars Lego has claimed a spot among the world’s most popular nerdy gifts. Not only are they some of the best Lego sets ever made, but they also helped save the Lego company from financial dire straits. In their honor, we’ve created this guide to the best Star Wars sets available in 2023.

At least as prolific as Star Wars board games, the Lego Star Wars range spans every Star Wars film trilogy and TV series, offering model kits for every price point, time budget, age range, and complexity level you could ask for. It’s brought us some of the best Lego sets ever made; a few of the most expensive Lego sets; and even some of the biggest Lego sets ever sold.

But, for every six-foot-tall Lego Death Star, there’s a sub-100-part micro-kit that can spark just as much joy for the right person. So, out of the whole vast Star Wars range – both new Lego sets and old – we’ve rounded up the best sets to spend your hard-earned credits on these days.

The best Star Wars LEGO sets in 2023 are:

  1. Lego Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser – best new set
  2. Lego Razor Crest – best Mandalorian set
  3. Lego Luke Skywalker Landspeeder – best episode IV set
  4. Lego Millennium Falcon – most impressive set
  5. Lego Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet – best display piece
  6. Lego Clone Troopers (501st Legion) – best Clone Wars set
  7. Lego AT-ST – best for kids
  8. Lego Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing – best affordable spaceship
  9. Lego Baby Yoda – The Child – cutest set
  10. Lego TIE Bomber – best with a Gonk Droid (and Darth Vader)
  11. Lego Boba Fett Starship Microfighter – best set with Boba Fett

Best Star Wars Lego sets guide - Lego official photo showing the Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser set fully built on a white background

1. Lego Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser

The best new Lego Star Wars set.

Lego Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser:

Model number 75367
Build time Roughly 11 hours
Number of pieces 5374
Number of minifigures 2
Recommended age 18+

We can’t miss out one of the best new Lego sets in the Lego Star Wars range, if not potentially the best of all-time. It released on October 4 2023 and has already become the centrepiece of many a collection.

At 5,374 pieces and 43 inches (109cm) in length, the Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) Venator is one of the biggest Star Wars Lego sets around, and, priced at $650 (£560) it’s one of the most expensive too – but that hasn’t stopped Star Wars Lego enthusiasts gleefully plotting the best ways to get their hands on one, ever since it first appeared in a Kuala Lumpur airport Lego store in early September 2023.

Best Star Wars Lego sets guide - Lego official photo showing the designer of the UCS Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser Lego set, holding the completed model

The Venator is a bit of a beloved icon among more committed Star Wars fans. It’s a precursor ship design to the infamous Star Destroyer from the original trilogy, and appears only briefly in episodes II and III, but features more extensively in the Clone Wars animated series, as well as various videogames, including the fleet battles in 2005’s Star Wars Battlefront II.

This UCS release was released in October to celebrate the Clone Wars series’ 20th anniversary, in fact – and comes complete with minifigures for two key characters: Captain Rex and Admiral Yularen.

For thousands of die-hard Clone Wars fans, this one is a dream come true for their collection – the starfighter hangars on the side even feature a teeny tiny little scale model of the classic Republic gunship.

Best Star Wars LEGO sets guide - LEGO sales image showing the model, minifigures, and name plaque for the Razor Crest Ultimate Collector Series set

2. Lego Razor Crest

Perfect for fans of The Manda-Lego-rian.

Lego Razer Crest specs:

Model number 75331
Build time Roughly 18 hours
Number of pieces 6187
Number of minifigures 5
Recommended age 18+

Not only does the 2022-released Lego Razor Crest replace the precursor version from two years previously – but it also utterly trumps it. With a 6,187-piece part count, it’s a gigantic, detailed interpretation of Mando’s ship from The Mandalorian, bringing a remarkable build experience, plaything, and display piece (spoiler alert; you’ll need quite a bit of shelf space for this beast). What’s more, its insides are as beguiling as the exterior, from its carbon-freezing chamber to the escape pod, via a wealth of subtle references to the TV show.

So lavish is this Razor Crest’s design and construction that it comes with an 18+ age recommendation. Lego watchers will tell you that’s a bit of a marketing ploy to assert that the set is something adults can allow themselves to enjoy.

And they’re right; there is a degree of complexity above Lego’s tremendous selection of kid-friendly sets – but the new Razor Crest? Packed with myriad modern building techniques, there’s enough inside the box to delight and stimulate people who are apparently too old for toys.

Best Star Wars LEGO sets guide - LEGO sales image showing the models and box art for the Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder set

3. Lego Luke Skywalker Landspeeder

The best Star Wars Lego set inspired by Episode IV.

Lego Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder specs:

Model number 75341
Build time Roughly 6 hours
Number of pieces 1890
Number of minifigures 2
Recommended age 18+

Like the Razor Quest above, Lego’s 2020 Landspeeder set has undergone a striking revamp. Reborn as set 75341, Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder, it’s a case of bigger, better, and considerably more detailed. Certainly more of a display piece than a plaything, the latest Lego Landspeeder gets a fundamental thing right. It really captures what a remarkable piece of vehicle design the film version’s original was.

You might find yourself spending more time looking at the set than building it, such as its style and flair. It’s also a reminder of what a wonderful craft the Landspeeder is, informed by 1980s retro-futurism and the flamboyance of 1950s American automotive design. In fact, now that we think about it, an accompanying set from another Lucas cinematic world would really look great on the shelf next to this. Yes, we’re looking at you, American Graffiti.

Best Star Wars Lego Sets the Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon

4. Lego Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collector Series

The most impressive Lego Star Wars set.

Lego Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collector Series specs:

Model number 75192
Build time Roughly 19 hours
Number of pieces 7541
Number of minifigures 7
Recommended age 16+

If there was a prize awarded for the ‘ultimate’ Star Wars Lego set, this would certainly take first place. A monument as much as a model, the Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collector Series has become infamous in the Lego community for its incredible detail, astonishing accuracy, and sheer size (on release, it held the record for the Lego set with the most pieces). It’s a true beast, but one that looks as fabulous as the original Millennium Falcon design.

You can open up its individual hull panels to access its interior which, in many ways, is the star of the show. From its cockpit to its corridors, to its dining area, every inch is overflowing with subtle detail. You can even build it in two variants: as it appears in the original trilogy or its updated design in the sequels. Think of this as more of a project than a single set.

Best Star Wars LEGO sets guide - LEGO sales image showing the models and box art for the Luke Skywalker's (Red Five) Helmet set

5. Lego Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet

The best Lego Star Wars display piece.

Lego Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet specs:

Model number 75327
Build time Roughly 2 hours
Number of pieces 675
Number of minifigures 0
Recommended age 18+

Extending Lego’s ‘build-to-display helmet models for adults’ range, the Lego Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet brings one of fiction’s most iconic fighter pilot lids to your desktop. And a desktop piece it certainly is, being unashamedly about display overplay. It’s not especially large, nor high in piece count. It certainly isn’t wildly complicated to construct.

But size and complexity aren’t everything. The Luke Skywalker (Red Five) Helmet is a relaxing joy to build, brings a very distinct final piece relative to the wider Lego range, and simply put, it looks infinitely cool. Deftly capturing the movie prop itself, set 75327 won’t fit on your head or many others, but it very much deserves some display space in your home.

Best Star Wars LEGO sets guide - LEGO sales image showing the models and box art for the 501st Legion Clone Troopers set

6. Lego Clone Troopers (501st Legion)

The best Lego Star Wars set based on The Clone Wars.

Lego Clone Troopers specs:

Model number 75280
Build time Roughly half an hour
Number of pieces 285
Number of minifigures 6
Recommended age 7+

A prequel trilogy battle pack, Lego 501st Legion Clone Troopers includes a bunch of great minifigs to display, or add to a sprawling diorama if that’s more your thing. But its real draw is the included vehicles. Both the AT-RT walker and BARC speeder bike are fantastic kits that, although small, are packed with little visual additions and attachments.

Play out the Clone Wars with this set, or add it to another larger kit to build a truly formidable army. If you feel your army-building ambitions getting beyond the realms of minifigs, you can always check out the Star Wars Legion expansions available for Atomic Mass Games’ excellent miniature wargame.

Best Star Wars LEGO sets guide - LEGO sales image showing the models and box art for the AT-ST set

7. Lego AT-ST

The best Lego Star Wars set for kids.

Lego AT-ST specs:

Model number 75332
Build time Less than half an hour
Number of pieces 87
Number of minifigures 3
Recommended age 4+

Parents might have found it a little tricky to share Star Wars with younger children. There are a few animated TV show options and games out there, but most of the films favor youngsters with a few more years behind them. But this charming Lego AT-ST, Speeder, and Ewok set is rated 4 years-plus for complexity, and it brings something less present in many bigger releases. This is a set filled with playability and opportunities for kids to discover Star Wars with their parents.

Using simpler parts and building techniques, it capably captures the style of some of Star Wars’s most iconic characters and vehicles, without excluding less experienced Lego fans. And if you aren’t a parent? Not a problem. Because who wouldn’t want to play with a little AT-ST and Speeder Bike? We sure did!

Best Star Wars Lego Sets a Lego X-wing with a few minifigures in front of it

8. Lego Luke Skywalker’s X-wing

The best Lego Star Wars spaceship (that doesn’t cost a fortune).

Lego Luke Skywalker X-Wing specs:

Model number 75301
Build time Roughly 2 hours
Number of pieces 474
Number of minifigures  3
Recommended age  9+

We couldn’t create a list of the best Star Wars LEGO sets without including at least one X-wing, and Luke Skywalker’s X-wing is our top pick. The classic starfighter of the Rebellion, it was there when the Death Star blew up (and was there again for the second go-around); it was there when Luke was training on Dagobah (although it spent most of its time submerged in a swamp); and it cropped up in background shots throughout the original trilogy.

At a relatively low price tag, this 2021 set is a fabulous model of the ship that won’t empty your wallet. It’s certainly a better option than the Ultimate Collector’s Series X-wing unless you happen to have lots of spare cash lying between your sofa cushions. Add to that the Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2, and General Dodonna mini-figures, and you’ve got quite the collection of Rebellion heroes, too.

Best Star Wars Lego Sets Baby Yoda Lego model

9. Lego Baby Yoda – The Child

The cutest Lego Star Wars set.

Lego ‘The Child’ specs:

Model number 75318
Build time Roughly 3 hours
Number of pieces 1075
Number of minifigures  1
Recommended age  10+

Everyone’s favorite force-sensitive infant, Baby Yoda, or The Child as they’re properly called in The Mandalorian, is arguably the cutest, greatest thing to ever come out of Star Wars. This 20cm-high model captures most of the cuteness with its big, beady eyes, chubby cheeks, and wide mouth. It’s poseable, too, letting you move its ears, head, and mouth for different expressions.

Coming in at over 1,000 pieces, this isn’t a small set, and it works as a brilliant display piece. But it’s also not overly large, so won’t take up a huge chunk of desk or shelf space. We all know who this set is targeted towards: that person in your life you can’t stop watching gifs of Baby Yoda and think their adorable smile is the best thing to come out of Star Wars since pod-racing.

Best Star Wars LEGO sets guide - LEGO sales image showing the models and box art for the Tie Bomber set

10. Lego TIE Bomber

The best set containing a Gonk Droid (and Darth Vader).

Lego TIE Bomber specs:

Model number 75347
Build time  Roughly 2 hours
Number of pieces  625
Number of minifigures  3 (and a Gonk Droid)
Recommended age  9+

If you’re establishing a vast Rebel fleet built from plastic bricks, you’ll need somebody to dogfight with; after all, who would Luke be without his… Darth Vader? You might want to unleash your Y-wings and Falcon against the TIE Bomber, for example. Released in 2023, the latest Tie Bomber set somewhat harks back to the original 1999 Lego Star Wars line in terms of size and style. It’s certainly a classic, blending playability, a bright, energetic build process, and authentic looks.

The new TIE Bomber does bring much of the modern building techniques that have emerged from the custom Lego community in recent years, however, making it feel every part a contemporary Lego release. And, should your Lego X-wing blast it from the heavens, you can always rebuild it over and over. Just like the real Death Star.

Best Star Wars LEGO sets guide - LEGO sales image showing the models and box art for the Boba Fett's Starship Microfighter set

11. Lego Boba Fett Starship Microfighter

The best Lego Star Wars set with Boba Fett.

Lego Boba Fett Starship Microfighter specs:

Model number 75344
Build time Less than half an hour
Number of pieces 85
Number of minifigures 1
Recommended age 6+

No, nobody calls it Slave I anymore – and that’s a good thing. Coming in at just 85 pieces, you might wonder why we’d list the pocket-sized Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter alongside giants like the recent Razor Crest. Well, Lego and Star Wars are for everyone, and, at under $13 / £10 and requiring a few minutes to build, this is a set that is much more welcoming and affordable than most.

Plus, of course, it’s absurdly cute, reproducing the iconic and distinct vessel of – arguably – Star Wars’ favorite bad boy. There are even functional firing projectiles, and you get a delightfully detailed Boba Fett Minifigure in the box.

Star Wars Lego sets: a history

It’s hard to imagine in 2023, but back in the late 1990s, Lego was starting to struggle. In 1998 the company posted its first-ever loss. A year later, it revealed a deal with Star Wars, and by November its first X-Wing set was released (set 7140, if you have a chunk of cash burning a hole in your pocket). Now, nearly a quarter-century later, the company’s thriving again.

Star Wars Lego shouldn’t get all the credit, but, as the toy firm bounced back, TIE Fighters and lightsabers were too never far (far) away from the pages of Lego’s catalogs. The brick maker cracked getting licensing right, and its designers excelled in capturing the look and feel of Star Wars’ vast fictional universe.

Ever since, a galaxy’s worth of fans have been building their favorite Star Wars ships, battles, locations, and characters in miniature form. Nearly every parsec of George Lucas’s beloved universe has been recreated in Lego. It’s worth noting that so many of these sets don’t only hold a nostalgia factor, they’re fantastic builds in their own right, with some counted among the best available across the wider Lego range.

With all those starfighters, helmets, walkers, and baby aliens, you might find your hobby area getting a little cluttered – if so, check out our guide to the best Lego storage available. Meanwhile, if you want more recommendations based on a massive fantasy IP, read our list of the best Lego Lord of the Rings sets. Is your taste a little more broad? We also have a list of the best Lego sets for adults which is worth a read.