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Star Wars Week: The 15 best LEGO Star Wars sets

Best LEGO Star Wars sets

Best LEGO Star Wars

When two of the most powerful forces in the galaxy come together you can be sure for explosive results. No, we're not talking about the Sith facing off against the Jedi in an epic battle of Dark versus Light sides of the Force.

We're talking about the glorious combination of the forces of Star Wars and LEGO.

Put together LEGO Star Wars becomes possibly the most awesome toy around - not only do you get the memorable craft, characters and iconic scenes from the sci-fi fantasy tale, but it also fuels the imagination. The different X-Wing or TIE fighter variations are endless with a little creativity.

And LEGO isn't just for the kids either, there are a host of incredibly intricate collector's edition sets and vast creations for the dedicated adult Star Wars and avid LEGO builder.

These are our top fifteen LEGO Star Wars sets and where to buy them.

1. Star Wars Millennium Falcon

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The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy

Han Solo's modified YT-1300 light freighter is one of the most iconic of the Star Wars sets. This latest edition has been created for The Force Awakens with a new communications dish...after Lando bust the original.

Characters included: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid

Where to buy: John Lewis

2. Death Star

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"That's no moon…"

If you want to go all out for that LEGO Star Wars fix then the Imperial Death Star is the ultimate set. It's also one of the largest with nearly 4,000 pieces and 24 characters included in the final reckoning.

Characters included: Luke Skywalker (plus Stormtrooper outfit), Han Solo (plus Stormtrooper outfit), Assassin Droid, Interrogation Droid, Death Star Droid and 2 Death Star Troopers, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, Emperor Palpatine, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Emperor's Royal Guards, R2-Q5, and mouse droid.

Where to buy: Amazon

3.Red Five X-Wing Starfighter

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"Stay on target!"

With a nearly half a metre wingspan this is a serious LEGO set, made up of over 1,500 pieces of LEGO. This is no toy for kids, more a collector's piece for display and definitely not one to drop…

Characters included: R2-D2

Where to buy: Argos

4. Poe's X-Wing Fighter

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A new classic?

With a whole new paint job Poe Dameron's X-Wing is sporting a sexeh black look and is a bit more simplistic than the super-serious collector's edition. But that's no bad thing, this is far more of a toy.

Characters included: Poe Dameron, Resistance ground crew and a Resistance X-Wing Pilot, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid

Where to buy: John Lewis

5. Imperial Shuttle Tyderium

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"Fly casual…"

The Rebellion's only chance of taking down the second gen Death Star lay with this stolen Imperial shuttle. Recreate the flight down to Endor with the beautifully intricate model.

Characters included: Han Solo in Endor outfit, Princess Leia in Endor outfit, Chewbacca and 2 Endor Rebel Troopers

Where to buy: John Lewis

6. First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter

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Still got it…

The Empire may be gone, but the First Order has flooded into the vacuum left by its demise. And, of course, the TIE fighter is still the go-to combat vessel, but now with a dash of red in this excellent set.

Characters included: 2 First Order TIE Fighter pilots, First Order officer and a First Order crew member

Where to buy: John Lewis

7. Death Star Final Duel

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En garde!

The LEGO Star Wars vignettes can be stunning and this one from the end of Return of the Jedi is fantastic. It's a two-on-one battle between Luke, Vader and the Emperor - but who's on whose side?

Characters included: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, 2 Emperor's Guards

Where to buy: Amazon

8. AT-AT

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Four legs good, two legs bad

Some of the most iconic vehicles from the series are the walkers from The Empire Strikes Back. Last seen stomping over the horizon to destroy the rebel's Echo Base on Hoth the huge AT-AT is an imposing beast.

Characters included: AT-AT Driver, General Veers, Snowtrooper Commander and 2 Snowtroopers

Where to buy: Amazon

9. T-16 Skyhopper

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Luke's old runabout

Back in his youth Luke used to bullseye womp rats in his old T-16 back home, and now's your chance to grab a little of the old Tatooine magic. The T-16 is also one of the best value sets on our list too.

Characters included: Skyhopper Pilot and a Tusken Raider

Where to buy: Amazon

10. The Ghost

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Ghostly goings on

What happened between episodes III and IV of the Star Wars saga haven't really been covered much, but the latest Disney series, Rebels, does it. The Ghost is the cool iconic ship from the series.

Characters included: Ezra Bridger, Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, Zeb Orrelios and a Stormtrooper

Where to buy: Amazon

11. Rancor Pit

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The feeding pit

Okay, so talking his way into being dropped into the Rancor monster's lair wasn't Luke Skywalker's finest hour, but still managing to best the hulking giant of a beast was some feat. Much to the chagrin of Malakili, the Rancor's devoted owner...

Characters included: Rancor, Luke Skywalker, Malakili, skeleton and Gammorrean Guard

Where to buy: Amazon

12. Jabba's Sail Barge

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Not your normal barge trip

So Leia in the slug-like Jabba's bondage gear might be a little weird in LEGO form, but this hefty set from Return of the Jedi is still an impressively imposing thing. And hey, you get a little blue, piano-playing elephant too.

Characters included: Jabba the Hutt, R2-D2, Princess Leia in slave outfit, Max Rebo, Weequay and Ree-Yees

Where to buy: Amazon

13. Desert Skiff

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"Boba Fett? Boba Fett...where?"

If you want to complete the desert scene from Return of the Jedi you really need the skiff where Luke was held prisoner and from where Boba Fett met his sad demise in the jaws of the mighty Sarlacc.

Characters included: Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and Kithaba

Where to buy: Amazon

14. Mos Eisley Cantina

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Scum and villainy.

The Mos Eisley Cantina was the first place we saw the alien diversity and danger of the Star Wars universe. The LEGO version comes with a load of different species and characters from the Dewback to Greedo.

Characters included: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Greedo, a Sandtrooper and 3 Bith Musicians

Where to buy: Amazon

15. Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle

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Just a wannabe Vader?

One of the big bads from The Force Awakens has got himself a little Vader fixation, but Kylo Ren's command shuttle is bit of a departure from the Sith lord's TIE Advanced fighter.

Characters included: Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Officer, 2 First Order Crew and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer

Where to buy: Amazon

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