Though Star Wars was first released in 1977, it would not be until 1999 that the LEGO company would create a lego set surrounding the iconic science fiction franchise. Coincided to be released alongside The Phantom Menace in 1999, the first wave of LEGO Star Wars sets would go on to be fan favorites, and sparked an extension of the license with Lucasfilm Ltd. from the original of 1999–2008 up to first 2011, then 2016, and now 2022. I have been a fan of LEGO since I was a kid and got the Fort Legoredo set for Christmas. Since then I have expanded to a number of other LEGO sets, and my favorites are on display in my office. Without further ado, here are my most recent top 5 Star Wars LEGO sets.
Poe Dameron was a pilot for the New Republic who would eventually join the Resistance, and eventually serve as the acting General of the Resistance in its conflict and eventually war with the First Order after the death of Leia Organa. Honestly his space acrobatics while fighting in the newest trilogy made for my favorite parts in the films. When LEGO released the set version of the T-70 X-wing starfighter that he dubbed Black One, I knew I had to have it for display.
The Razor Crest that the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin used that was formerly Galactic Empire military craft used to patrol local territories. For Djarin, the craft was his home and transport as he hunted down fugitives in the Outer Rim. Honestly I hope there are more storylines going forward featuring bounty hunting in Star Wars.
3. The AT-AT
The AT-AT, short for All Terrain Armored Transport and often known simply as the Imperial Walker, is one of the most iconic vehicles from the original Star Wars movies and lore. Burdened with an overwhelming amount of armor and firepower, it ponderously moved over the land it was deployed on, slowly making its way to destroy the enemies of the Empire.
The Imperial-class Star Destroyer, more generally known as the Imperial Star Destroyer, was the massive dagger-shaped capital ships of the Imperial Navy and later the First Order. The workhorse of the Empire, at its height in power there were over 25,000 of these ships deployed through the galactic territory. With the amount of power these ships could bring to bear on their targets, few could stand up against the might of the Empire at its height. This was my favorite model of the five to build, though it probably helps how sinister it looks.
The Millennium Falcon was the Corellian YT-1300f light freighter used by Han Solo and Chewbacca during the Galactic Civil War. Though famously aged and rundown in appearance, through the modifications added to it by its owners, the ship possessed higher speeds, better weapons, and stronger shields than first appearance would indicate. In fact, the hyperdrive engine installed by Han Solo would see it amongst the fastest craft in the galaxy, easily able to outrun even Imperial Star Destroyers. Given the history of this ship, it would not surprise me that it continues to be featured in the Star Wars Saga going forward.
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