Best Lego Star Wars Set in 2017 for the Little Fans

If we think about classic toys that both children and adults will never get tired of, the Lego would probably be on top of the list. And when you partner the timeless Lego with an equally timeless and iconic movie, then you will have one of the greatest toys for the kids and even the kids at heart: the Lego Star Wars Set. Here, we are going to take a look at some of the best Lego Star Wars set that deserves a space in your kid’s toy box.

Since its birth in the 1930’s, Lego just keeps on getting better and better. From simple wooden toys to the very familiar interlocking bricks, this toy company has definitely come a long way. In fact, they have released thousands of different sets which cater to the different interests of kids and collectors.

Of course, it was a great idea to release a Lego Star Wars set because it is one of the most popular and longest-running film franchise. Almost everyone recognizes it and have probably seen at least one of the films. Kids like it and fanatics love collecting anything related to it.

But how do you determine which one to buy? As a fan of both Lego and Star Wars, I have chosen 15 sets which I think many kids and adults would like as well. It is a matter of personal preference but take a look at the reviews below and see which one your kids will like most. They are in random order because for one, I find it really difficult to choose which among them is my favorite.

Best LEGO Star Wars Kits for Kids

1. Imperial Troop Transport

Recommended for ages 6 years and older

This 141-piece set is a common favorite among fans of Stormtroopers because there are four minifigures with assorted weapons in this set. They even display two different emotions under the helmet, one which looks dead serious and mad while the other has the same look but with matching gritted teeth.

What's Great About It: Aside from the minifigures, the other star of this set is the Imperial Troop Transport which prominently appeared in Star Wars Rebels animated TV series. It captured the main features of the actual vehicle such as the twin guns in front, a rotating laser cannon turret on top, and side storage compartments. However, since it is a very small model, it has no room for the two drivers and an officer in the cockpit.

2. Millennium Falcon

Recommended for ages 9 years and older

The Millenium Falcon is one of the most iconic starships of the film so this is a must-have for the adult collectors and the kids who enjoy playing with the Star Wars set. Although there is a 2011 version of the Millenium Falcon, this one has been updated in correspondence with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film which was released in 2015.

This set comes with 1,329 pieces including seven minifigures: a Kanjaklub Gang Member, Tasu Leech, Chewbacca, Finn, Rey, BB-8, and the Millenium Falcon’s owner Han Solo.

The new Millenium Falcon is actually very similar to the 2011 version but there are minor yet significant changes. The exterior used more pieces and the front part of the ship looked different as well. This new Falcon features a couple of spring-loaded missile shooters instead of the old flick-fire missiles.

Since the old dish of the ship was smashed into a bulkhead during the Battle of Endor towards the end of The Return of the Jedi, the new Falcon shows a new, rectangular shaped antenna. The cockpit is also detachable and allows for two pilots. Of course, those should be no other than Han Solo and his faithful co-pilot Chewbacca.

What's Great About It: You can also take a peek inside the starship as you can lift the lids via 12 hinged doors. It features the famous holochess board, secret stowaway hold, hyperdrive, and computers which show a great attention to the small yet very important details.

3. Darth Vader

Recommended for ages 9 years and older

Even those who are not fans of Star Wars will probably recognize the epitome of the dark force with his unique helmet and mask. Darth Vader may be the face of darkness but he is also one of the most famous characters of the franchise.

The Darth Vader set has 160 pieces which include a printed torso plate, a breastplate, an armor piece, black shin armor, red lightsaber blade, and a lot more. My favorite among the pieces though is Vader’s head because the helmet is so smooth, shiny and extremely well-detailed.

What's Great About It: The construction of the pieces is very intricate that even adults will have fun with the process. I also appreciate that the head and other body parts are fitted using ball and socket joints which makes the figure highly poseable. This is great for taking pictures or just for displaying this nice piece in style.

​4. Poe’s X-Wing Fighter

Recommended for ages 8 years and older

Here is another set from The Force Awakens, Poe Dameron and his T-70 X-wing starfighter. It includes three minifigures including an X-wing pilot in orange overalls and white helmet, a ground crew which actually looks like Goss Toowers, and of course, Poe Dameron. He is also in orange overalls but with a black helmet.

Actually, there is a fourth minifigure and it is the droid BB-8 which comes with a 2×2 spherical body with stud on top, the bottom, and the head.

The set comes with a sticker sheet but if you are not a fan of stickers like me, you can choose not to use them. Do not worry because it won’t have an impact on the overall appearance.

What's Great About It: There are 717 pieces in total and once the set is built, it becomes an admirable piece which kids will definitely enjoy playing with. It may not exactly match the real thing in terms of the small details but it is a great representation of the x-wing fighter.

​5. Rey’s Speeder

Recommended for ages 7 years and older

This is another recognizable vehicle even for those who have not watched The Force Awakens because it was prominently shown in the trailer. Of course, this set also includes Rey, which is one of the key characters in the movie. Her minifigure is very impressive because of the attention to details, the unique hairstyle, and the inclusion of the head wrap and the salvaged Stormtrooper visor.

There is also an Unkar’s Thug which is an antagonist in the film. Like Rey, this minifigure also has very detailed features including a large grille on the mouth and goggles over the eyes.

The speeder is equally impressive because it compares very well to the actual speeder shown in the film. It features vertical arrangement of the engines, exhaust vents, and tiny windscreen. There are even additional parts such as the stud shooters on the side of the engine, as well as the tools clipped to the vehicle.

What's Great About It: Overall, Rey’s Speeder looks really good because of the details and the color. But, what I like about this set is that it is not just a static model. The engine flaps can be opened by twisting the engine and this feature increases its playability.

​6. TIE Advanced Prototype

Recommended for ages 8 years and older

This may be the starship of the villains in the Star Wars Rebels but this set is another nice one for your collection or for the kids. The Inquisitor’s TIE Advanced Prototype set comes with three minifigures which are all unique. Of course, there is The Inquisitor, a TIE fighter pilot, and an Imperial Officer.

Since he is the main character in this set, the Inquisitor’s mini figure is the nicest because of the detailed prints, the shoulder armour piece, and the separate helmet. It also features an opaque red visor covering the eye hole which I find very unique.

What's Great About It: This set is quite easy to build as it is very straightforward. However, upon finishing, you might notice that the ship does not really match the prototype in the series. But the kids will love it because the size is just perfect for playing. It also features a mechanism for shooting the spring loaded missile so the kids can have a great time playing with it.

7. Imperial Shuttle Tydirium

Recommended for ages 9 years and older

This ship is shown in the film as beautiful and elegant so it is quite exciting to see it in Lego form. It may not be as iconic as the Millenium Falcon or the Death Star but it is one of the Empire’s best shuttles.

The minifigures included in this set are excellent. Kids and collectors would not pass the opportunity to have Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and two Endor Rebel Troopers. All of the minis except for Chewbacca are exclusive to this set. I love the fact that Princess Leia is also wearing Endor fatigues with a detailed poncho around her neck making her look unique and a bit rebellious.

What's Great About It: The star of the set, the Imperial Shuttle, is very impressive because of the details. The exterior looks consistent with the shuttle in the film and the interior does not disappoint too. The guns add to its playability as the trajectory can be adjusted. Aside from the guns, I also like the well-hidden missiles beside them. It would have been better though if there was a stand included in the package as I wanted to display it with the wings folded down.

8. First Order Snowspeeder

Recommended for ages 8 years and older

The Snowspeeder is another vehicle that will surely be enjoyed by kids because of its great features. It has a stud shooter in the cockpit, a couple of rapid-fire shooters in the engines, and a forward storage compartment. Just by rotating the engines and a few swooshes here and there, the kids can recreate awesome scenes from The Force Awakens.

I love the idea of using transparent wheels which are hidden out of sight to make it look like the Snowspeeder is really hovering. The three minifigures included in this set are also created well and brilliantly detailed.

There is a First Order Snowtrooper Officer which wears a new helmet, matching the characters in the film. It is armed with a standard pistol and a white lightsaber hilt. The red pauldron serves as an indication of the officer’s rank.

What's Great About It: The other two minifigures are standard troopers with the same helmet, torso, and legs as the officer. They are armed with blaster rifles and they also wear a kama and a backpack each. Once it is built, the craft looks really nice and would be great as a kid’s toy or as a display along with other Star Wars Lego sets.

​9. Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle

Recommended for ages 9 years and older

Kylo Ren can be regarded as the mysterious villain in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and his inclusion in a Lego set has been much anticipated by many, including myself. This set is quite big with 1,005 pieces and is over 15” in height once fully assembled with the wings extended.

Building the command shuttle can be a bit technical and tedious because of its form and high structure. I would advise you to standby and help your kids out if ever they want to build it themselves. But, even if it is tedious, the fun in building something will always be there so your kids will still probably enjoy no matter how long it takes for them to finish.

There are six minifigures in this set including Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Officer, 2 First Order Crew, and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer. Kylo Ren’s minifigure is very impressive as Lego retains the mystery in the character. His face is printed with the same pattern that is printed on the helmet so you can either display the figure with the hood up or down.

What's Great About It: What I like best about this set is that it does not have any stickers. I am not a fan of stickers because they can easily come off and that affects the long term value of the piece. I also prefer this shuttle to be displayed rather than be played with because of the intricacy of the structure and the lack of enough space within the shuttle to play with the figurines.

​10. Snowspeeder

Recommended for ages 6 years and older

The Snowspeeder is quite a small set with only 97 pieces including the Resistance Snowspeeder and two flick missiles. Since it is a miniature version of the Rebellion’s attack craft, it can be played with by kids as young as six.

Although it is miniature, the Snowspeeder is still a fun set to build. It has a great quality and nice design which makes it great for both play and display.

As I have mentioned, the minifigure included in this set is a Resistance Snowspeeder pilot equipped with a blaster pistol. Even if the actual Snowspeeder only measures 2 inches high, 3 inches long, and 3 inches wide, there is still a space for a mini cockpit for the pilot to sit in.

What's Great About It: What I appreciate in this set is that it makes a great parts pack. It contains very useful building pieces and also a rare piece which is used for the front design. It is rare because it resembles the original 1999 design of the Snowspeeder.

​11. First Order Transporter

Recommended for ages 9 years and older

I would say this is another set which should be part of your collection if you are a Star Wars fan. The First Order Transporter was very prominent in the opening scene of The Force Awakens so the kids can relate to it and it will also be an excellent addition to your collection.

Seven minifigures are included in the set consisting of Captain Phasma, 2 First Order Flametroopers, 2 First Order Stormtroopers, and 2 Resistance Fighters. Like many fanatics, I also find Captain Phasma as an interesting character because for one, she is the female leader of the First Order Infantry.

Her minifigure in this set looks fantastic as it comes in a pearl silver color scheme. It may not be the exact color in the film but it allows the design to be more prominent and clear.

Once assembled, the Transporter leaves a great impression. It may be simple in terms of design but the details are excellent. For instance, the radiators and repulsorlift generators on the sides of the hull look very comprehensive.

What's Great About It: This set is enjoyable to play with so kids will definitely love it. Probably one of its best play features is the one where you can send a minifigure to man the stud-shooter turret by bursting through a hatch. You can do it by twisting a piece on the side of the model.

​12. Naboo Starfighter

Recommended for ages 8 years and older

This set comes with 442 pieces which includes 7 minifigures and 2 Droidekas so in essence, it comes with 9 which is not bad for its price. The minifigures include Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, a Naboo pilot, two battle droids, and a battle droid officer.

What I like about this set is that it has a lot of play features for the kids to enjoy. It has a mechanism which allows R2 to pop out of his dock just by pushing a pin underneath. The firing missiles are also a delight and show great improvement from other previous models.

What's Great About It: The extra parts that come with the set are also great features and add to the overall impression of the model. There is a great set of ladders which actually works, a fuel hose that plugs into the craft’s engines, a hovering trolley with additional missiles, and a random box of guns for more playability.

13. Imperial Assault Carrier

Recommended for ages 9 years and older

This is one large set with 1,231 pieces to complete the assembly. It comes with 6 minifigures consisting of Sabine Wren, 2 Tie Fighter Pilots, an Imperial Officer, Agent Kallus, and an Imperial Astromech Droid.

Most would probably agree with me that the stars of this set are the female Rebel fighter Sabine Wren with her fantastic Mandalorian helmet and the Imperial Astromech Droid with a clear dome element.

What's Great About It: The Imperial Assault Carrier is one mean machine which has a lot of play features for the kids and kids at heart. It has 4 releasable TIE fighters, a missile launcher and even a locker for spares, and rotating mini cannon turrets  which also come pre-equipped with storage space for spare ammo. The cockpit can also be accessed through a lifting handle so that you can put a minifigure on the space provided and get ready to fight.

​14. Resistance Troop Transporter

Recommended for ages 8 years and older

This set is another impressive replica of the craft that can be seen in the film. It may not be perfect but the details are remarkable and the construction of the model requires intricacy.

It comes with four minifigures which include General Leia Organa, Admiral Ackbar, and two Resistance Troopers. If you have not seen the film, do not confuse General Leia for Princess Leia because they are two different characters. General Leia’s minifigure is very appealing with her nice hair piece and the purple jacket that she wore in the film.

Admiral Ackbar may only have a short stint in the film but I appreciate that he is included in this set.

What's Great About It: The Transporter is such an accurate model and is great for playing and displaying too. The only thing that I did not like about this set is the use of many stickers which can affect the long term value of the craft.

​15. Death Star Final Duel

Recommended for ages 8 years and older

This is the perfect set to reenact one of the most epic scenes in the Return of the Jedi: the final battle between Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine. The Death Star Final Duel is another must-have if you call yourself a Star Wars fan and want to share the greatness of the franchise to your kids.

Of course, the three main characters who fought the final battle are included in the minifigures plus 2 royal guards. Parts even include a 2-part helmet for Darth Vader. It will not be a duel without the weapons so this set also includes 2 Lightsabers, 2 Force Pikes, and 2 Force Lightning elements.

What's Great About It: The throne room, which by the way looks awesome, features opening doors and collapsing stairs and bridge, and force jump function among others. It even has a hidden Lightsaber pop-up function. An epic scene immortalized in an equally epic Lego set – do you need any more reasons to get your kid and yourself this set?

Conclusion

Again, everything is still a matter of personal preference but at least you have an idea which is the Best Lego Star Wars set that you must get for your kids. If you can get as many as you can, that would even be better so you can both enjoy the awesomeness of the Star Wars franchise in the fantastic form of Lego bricks.

    Sandra Cobain
     

    Mum of two. Child psychologist. Ardent admirer of art, crafts and cooking. She is the head of content for BestForTheKids. When she's not busy crafting posts & researching about compelling content ideas, she can be spotted playing outdoors with her two adorable children.

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