Welcome to a realm of epic proportions, where intergalactic adventures and awe-inspiring masterpieces merge into one extraordinary universe. Prepare to be captivated as we embark on an incredible journey through the cosmos of LEGO Star Wars sets.
In this article, we delve into the heart of the galaxy to unveil the biggest, most intricate, and absolutely astonishing LEGO Star Wars sets ever released.
With thousands of pieces, lifelike details, and intricate designs that capture the essence of our beloved characters and vehicles, these monumental creations will leave any LEGO enthusiast, Star Wars aficionado, or collector spellbound.
15. 10236 Ewok Village (1990 Pieces)
Released in 2013, the Ewok Village LEGO set depicts many scenes seen in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It’s a very vertical build, with many of the main sections raised off the ground and held mid-way up the trees. Plenty of foliage and greenery gives it that woodsy, forest moon of Endor feel.
There is also one additional tree section that is modular and can be moved and positioned to wherever you want it. It can then be linked back up to the main section via a cleverly designed rope bridge.
While it’s primarily a good-guy-centered LEGO set, there is also an Imperial contingent in there too. Stormtrooper and Scout trooper Minifigures even come with a small speeder bike that they can ride into battle.
We love the addition of the trap that was used to catch our heroes in the movie. A fabric net is linked via a pulley system that can hoist up and hold several Minifigures at once. Little features like that take LEGO sets to the next level of enjoyment!
The Ewok Village comes complete with 17 different Minifigures, 5 of which are unique to this set: Teebo, R2-D2 with a flat silver head, the Endor Rebel Commando with the beard and angry face, Princess Leia in her loose-haired Endor outfit, and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) with an open mouth smile.
Overall we think the Ewok Village is a great LEGO set with a lot of fun and exciting features that really do up the playability factor.
14. 75098 Assault on Hoth (2144 Pieces)
The Assault on Hoth LEGO set is a bit of a strange one, as it’s not one single ‘thing’. Instead, it’s an amalgamation of many different ‘things’. For example, instead of getting an expansive Echo Base LEGO set, we get individual items such as the shield generator, a turret, the ion cannon, and the bay door.
There is also a snowspeeder in the set, as well as a white speederbike for the Imperial snowtroopers that are included.
A couple of things that we really love about this set is that it comes with a Wampa (the snowy beast that attacks Luke), and a Tauntaun (the camel/horse-like creatures that Han rides around on). They are larger than the Minifigures, though proportionally sized for perfect play.
With a grand total of 15 Minifigures, a staggering 11 of them are unique to the set. Some of the most interesting ones are Luke Skywalker with the facial scars, the white protocol droid K-3PO, and super-obscure characters Toryn Farr and Wes Janson.
Overall the Assault on Hoth is a very modular LEGO set, almost like a LEGO Star Wars advent calendar. Some people might not like this aspect of it, but personally, we love it! It gives you options for how to play with it or display it, as it’s not locked in one solid piece.
Our only issue is that they named this set ‘Assault on Hoth’, but only provided 2 Imperial snowtroopers! That’s not much of an assault! So perhaps this set should have just been called Echo Base, instead!
13. 10212 Imperial Shuttle (2503 Pieces)
One of the most interesting-looking spaceships in Star Wars is the Imperial Shuttle. This set provides you with a surprisingly accurate version, complete with wings that fold down into that distinctive triangle shape.
The high brick count comes from not only building the three wings and strengthening them so they don’t snap or become damaged but also from the mechanism inside that raises and lowers the two side wings. An unobtrusive crank at the back of the shuttle allows you to raise both wings at the same time.
Oh, and by the way, if you want to display the Imperial Shuttle with its wings deployed, it comes with a stand that clips onto the shuttle’s base and raises it up enough for the wings to be folded down.
Minifigures-wise, we only get a handful, but out of that 5, 3 are unique to the set. The Imperial Officer and the Imperial Pilot are both brand new, as well as a new Luke Skywalker with white dotted pupils.
Overall the Imperial Shuttle is a huge LEGO Star Wars set that still looks great to this day!
We love how it looks, and we love how accurate it is to what you actually see in the movie. In fact, if you just look at it, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s not made out of LEGO at all!
12. 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City (2812 Pieces)
The extensive Betrayal at Cloud City is a LEGO set that depicts (at least) 6 scenes from The Empire Strikes Back. It’s relatively compact, but it fits a LOT in.
You get a landing platform, the carbon freezing chamber, the dining room, the scrap room, the torture chamber, and the long gantry where Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader duel. All of it is scaled perfectly to Minifigures, so it has a lot of playability.
On top of all that the set comes with a cloud car and the Slave I (or is it just called Boba Fett’s spaceship nowadays?) Either way, they are both small and simple builds that look fantastic and really add to the scene.
While most sections are fixed, the ships give you something to fly around and move.
This LEGO set also comes with a lot of Minifigures, with 7 being unique to the set. We get some unique versions of both Han Solo and Princess Leia, as well as the first and only outings of Lobot and an ugnaught.
Overall we think the Betray at Cloud City set is a pretty great one. Much like the city in the clouds where it takes place, this LEGO set is round and squat.
As we mentioned earlier, it fits a lot in, and there are so many different ways to play with it and enjoy it. From the separate rooms to the multitude of Minifigures, to the cool little spaceships, this expansive set has something for everyone.
11. 10221 Super Star Destroyer (3152 Pieces)
Measuring in at just short of 50″ (127 cm) long, the Super Star Destroyer LEGO Star Wars set is a beast! Based on its appearance in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, this set is the longest one on the list.
It comes with two support stands that can hold it comfortably, and an informative plaque can be mounted to the front leg.
There is a nice definition between the smoother plating around the edged of the ship and the busy sections on the top and at the back.
LEGO wisely used some smaller greeble bits, including LEGO Technic parts to add some detailing. It even comes with a small standard Imperial Star Destroyer micro build that is perfectly scaled to the much larger Super Star Destroyer.
It’s only small and rudimentary, but it works! The little standard star destroyer is a neat little addition that provides some scale and a point of reference regarding the vast size of the ship.
The Super Star Destroyer is the first LEGO Star Wars set on this list NOT to be scaled to the Minifigures. That means playability is limited. Luckily it makes an amazing display piece (providing you have the space for it!)
That’s not to say it doesn’t come with any Minifigures, because it does! The five Minifigures chosen are great, with three of them being unique to the set. Dengar, IG-88 with a printed face, and Admiral Piet are all brand new.
Overall, this lengthy set looks and feels fantastic. It’s also got a good weight, and the construction is solid. It might not be scaled for Minifigure play, but as a display piece, it really is a showstopper.
10. 75290 Ultimate Collectors Series Mos Eisley Cantina (3187 Pieces)
The Mos Eisley Cantina is the first Ultimate Collectors Series set on this list. This incredible LEGO set has so much to offer, so let’s take a look at what you get and why it requires so many pieces!
The iconic venue first seen in A New Hope has been faithfully recreated in LEGO, with the building opening up to reveal the bar, stage, and booths where you can sit your Minifigures.
As well as the main cantina, you also get several satellite structures that look like the many stalls and shopfronts that litter Mos Eisley. Again, for immersive playability, they are great additions. There is a small landspeeder build, and moisture vaporators to dot around your play scene.
We love creatures, so we absolutely love that a dewback has been included in the set! Not only are the larger creature figures great, featuring plenty of printed details, but this one comes complete with a saddle, so one of the Imperial sandtrooper Minifigures can ride him.
With an age rating of 18+, this isn’t a LEGO set for kids. Indeed, so complicated and lengthy is the build that they’ll probably not enjoy it or appreciate the process!
Luckily it comes with plenty of fantastic Minifigures, 9 of which are unique to the set. There’s a whole menagerie of weird and wonderful aliens inhabiting the Mos Eisley Cantina, and LEGO has ensured they included as many as possible!
Overall this faithful replica of the iconic drinking establishment looks great and feels like a quality product. It might take a while to put it together, but the results are worth the wait!
9. 75309 Ultimate Collectors Series Republic Gunship (3292 Pieces)
The one and only solidly prequel-era addition on this list is the Ultimate Collectors Series Republic Gunship LEGO Star Wars set. And what an incredible set it is!
The designers made sure to include each and every detail that makes these Republic Gunships so recognizable and well-loved by Star Wars fans.
From the detailed interiors to the orb-like cannons on the wings and body, it’s incredible how much detail they can get by using just LEGO.
We get to see the lime green bricks get an outing – it’s not a color that they wheel out all that often, so to see the color included in this set is kind of a special thing.
Want to display it? A stand is included that will safely and firmly hold the Republic Gunship. The stand can also be used to display the small informative plaque.
There is plenty to do with this LEGO set: the cockpits open up, and you can place the Minifigures in there. Similarly, the orb-like cannons on the wings and body are accessible in order to seat clone troopers, and there is easily room for over 10 Minifigures in the main hold.
This set only includes 2 LEGO Minifigures, only one of which is unique to this Republic Gunship: Mace Windu. With tanned legs and an open mouth, this iteration of the purple-lightsabered Jedi hasn’t been seen anywhere else.
Overall this set is wonderfully put together by someone that clearly has a great appreciation for the source material, and the details and commitment to accuracy justifies the high brick count.
8. 75059 Sandcrawler (3296 Pieces)
If giant droid selling blocky vehicles are your thing, then the huge LEGO Sandcrawler is going to be right up your street!
While it might look like a fortress on the outside, LEGO made sure that you could open it up and add on plenty of bits and pieces to the outside to really increase the playability factor.
The bulk of the pieces have gone into making the hefty vehicle itself, with there being a surprising amount of weight to it.
Plus, as we mentioned, there are plenty of doors, hatches, secret rooms, and hidden details that not only add to the aesthetic of the set but are a little Easter egg for the more hardcore Star Wars fans.
As it is a land-based vehicle it needs no stand or anything like that, with it being able to support its own weight.
Rather than just using plain, straightforward wheels to make it move, the Sandcrawler actually uses its treads to get around. That’s a cool little feature that they could have easily not bothered with, so we definitely appreciate that attention to detail. You definitely get what you pay for!
This LEGO set comes with 14 Minifigures, 14 of which are unique to the sandcrawler. These are mainly one-off, interestingly weird, and wonderful droids, though we do get a great-looking Uncle Owen Minifigure in there, too!
Overall, this big Star Wars LEGO set might not look like too much, but for lovers of this hefty vehicle and those that adore its appearance in Episode IV: A New Hope, it’s an absolute no-brainer!
7. 10143 Death Star II (3441 Pieces)
A truly magnificent set, considering its age, the Death Star II looks ridiculously cool. To say it’s such a simple thing (a half-finished ball), they put in a lot of effort to make it look more than just that.
The addition of the laser is great, and the studs covering the outside of the completed part of the structure give it a cool industrial texture, as if almost by accident!
One of the challenges that we imagined LEGO faced when putting this set together was how to make the right-hand side look unfinished.
The high piece count comes not only from the sturdy inner structure that is hidden by the paneling, but also the exposed, complex, half-built sections. Unfortunately, though, it comes with precisely zero Minifigures. That’s a shame, as they could have included at least one or two Minifigures that had links to the Death Star II.
For example, they could have thrown in Emperor Palpatine and two Royal Guards, or Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and Luke Skywalker.
There are definitely Minifigures associated with this build that would have fit nicely into the set and added a little extra flavor.
Overall though, for what it is, and for how long ago it was first made, the Death Star II LEGO set still holds up as an incredible feat of engineering!
6. 10188 Death Star (3803 Pieces)
If we’re going to talk about big sets with lots of play value, then the Death Star is a real winner. The high brick count comes from the fact that there is so much packed into this pretty compact, orb-like structure.
This LEGO set recreates more scenes from a Star Wars movie than pretty much any other set.
We get the Imperial briefing room scene, the cell block shootout scene, the trash compactor scene, the tractor beam scene, the hanger bay scene, the control room scene, the gunner room scene…they really went all out on playability features and scenes!
Not only that but it comes with Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter Advanced, a cool little micro build that totally fits in with the rest of this LEGO set.
With 24 Minifigures, this has one of the highest Minifigure counts of any LEGO Star Wars set. There are some amazing unique ones in there, too, such as the Assassin Droid, Protocol Droid, and Interrogation Droid.
Overall it’s an extremely strong LEGO set that has more stuff packed into it than you can shake a lightsaber at! Unfortunately, though, due to it being a little older, this set looks slightly more unpolished and unrefined than some of the others.
5. 75159 Death Star (4016 Pieces)
We’re following up a Death Star LEGO set with…another Death Star LEGO set! This one is a much more polished and refined version of the 10188 Death Star, depicting many of the same scenes and having many of the same features, just upgraded and brought up to the modern LEGO standards.
Even the way they were displayed on the boxes is pretty much the same, with Minifigures placed in the same places and the same poses as they were on the original. But like we said, this is the refined, 2.0 version.
It has been polished up to a shine, and it really does look like a wonderful modern set. In fact, it has so many play features you won’t know where to start!
One of the big features is that this particular Death Star set comes with 27 Minifigures. Now that’s an inordinate number of Minifigures for LEGO to include in one single set! And what makes it even more special is that 9 of them are unique!
Overall given the choice between this Death Star and the 10188 version, we’d choose this – every time! They might have copied it beat for beat from the original, but they really did work out all the design flaws (which is pretty ironic, considering the Death Star was destroyed because of a design flaw!)
4. 75252 Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer (4784 Pieces)
Okay, we’re just going to come right out and say it: the Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer LEGO Star Wars set not only looks incredible, but it IS incredible. Measuring in at around 4 ft long, it’s an absolute unit!
A fun little thing that LEGO did is they gave you the ability to raise and lower the bridge deflector shield (the structure between the two balls atop the bridge). This was something they did between making Episode 4: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
LEGO explained the change by naming them Class-I Star Destroyers and Class-II Star Destroyers. It’s a nerdy little thing, but it is awesome that LEGO gave people that option!
Minifigure-wise, we only get two of them, but they are both unique to the set and brand-new prints that can’t be found anywhere else. We love that it includes a tiny Rebel Blockade Runner to add a bit of scale.
This is in the same vain as how the Super Star Destroyer included a tiny regular Star Destroyer! It’s an effective idea that sells the scale!
Overall, if we were to buy any Ultimate Collectors Series LEGO build, it would have to be the Imperial Star Destroyer. It just looks iconic and is incredibly sized.
3. 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (5197 Pieces)
The Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon LEGO Star Wars set is our first Millennium Falcon on this list. There are plenty of details, and when you stand a Minifigure next to this, you really get a sense of scale, in the same way that you would if you were standing next to a full-sized Falcon!
The boarding ramp raises and lowers, and you also have access to the interior, which adds to the play value of this uniquely huge set (for the time, at least).
It comes with all the main Minifigures you’d hope to see with an Original Trilogy Millennium Falcon, though it might have benefitted from having R2-D2 and C-3PO in there, too, as they were part of the OG crew from Episode IV: A New Hope. Still, they made some good Minifigure selections.
Overall it’s a great LEGO Millennium Falcon to add to your collection if you haven’t got one already.
Compared to later versions, this one looks a little more primitive and rudimentary, with many more studs showing. For example, the cockpit on this one is made out of separate pieces, whereas with the UCS Millennium Falcon it is one single printed piece.
2. 75313 Ultimate Collector Series AT-AT (6785 Pieces)
In second place is one of the most terrifyingly iconic ground vehicles of the Star Wars saga: the AT-AT (otherwise known as the All Terrain Armored Transport).
LEGO have knocked it out of the park with this set, and standing at 24.5 inches tall – or just over 2 ft – it’s certainly an impressive LEGO specimen. It is also mechanized, being able to walk at a steady rate. A lot of the pieces go into making this mechanism work pretty smoothly.
The overall result is fantastic though, and it moves very much like you’d expect an AT-AT to move – with that lumbering, robotic gait.
LEGO made sure they included each and every little detail, including a small flap on the underbelly that Luke Skywalker cut into.
Also, the interior of the AT-AT is nicely designed. They had more free rein to do what they wanted with the interior of the main hold though, as it was never seen on-screen.
The Minifigures are predictably very Imperial heavy, with the two drivers and General Veers able to fit into the head, while the 5 snowtroopers can more than comfortably sit in the main hold. There are also two white speeder bikes that sit snugly in the rear of the vehicle.
Overall the LEGO AT-AT is an imposing set, made all the more special and unique by its ability to walk and move.
1. 75192 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon (7541 Pieces)
The biggest LEGO Star Wars set is the 75192 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon which has 7541 pieces. With 2344 more pieces than the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (that made it to 3rd place), it’s an absolutely huge set.
In fact, it’s so big that it has even more pieces than the Ewok Village, Assault on Hoth, and Imperial Shuttle (15th, 14th, and 13th place, respectively) combined!
It comes with two radar dishes; one round, and one rectangular. But this one simple change means you can make it either an Original Trilogy Millennium Falcon, or a Sequel Trilogy Millennium Falcon.
Similarly, it also comes with Minifigures from both the Original and Sequel trilogies; Young Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO from the OT; and older Han Solo, Rey, Finn, and BB-8 from the ST. Though of course Chewbacca and C-3PO are nebulous and can fit into both!
This set also comes with a few tiny cheeky extras: a mynock with hinged wings, and two small but colorful porgs.
As for the actual Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon itself, it’s a monster of a LEGO build. Most of the bricks can be found in the internal structure.
They went out of their way to ensure that no part of this build was flimsy or could fail. It’s a supremely strong structure and a surprising feat of engineering and lateral thinking.
The back portion of the Millennium Falcon opens up to reveal the main hold/cargo area, including the famous holochess table. There is of course room in the cockpit for up to 4 seated Minifigures.
Overall this is an incredible set, and despite the steep price, it’s one totally worth getting if you have the room for it.
The Biggest LEGO Star Wars Sets in Numbers!
We’ve given you our detailed, in depths thoughts and feelings on these sets, but we thought we’d make things a little easier.
Take a look at this table to see how the sets stack up against each other!
|10236 Ewok Village||1990|
|75098 Assault on Hoth||2144|
|10212 Imperial Shuttle||2053|
|75222 Betrayal at Cloud City||2812|
|10221 Super Star Destroyer||3152|
|75290 Ultimate Collectors Series Mos Eisley Cantina||3187|
|75309 Collectors Series Republic Gunship||3292|
|10143 Death Star II||3441|
|10188 Death Star||3803|
|75159 Death Star||4016|
|75252 Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer||4784|
|10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon||5197|
|75313 Ultimate Collector Series AT-AT||6785|
|75192 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon||7541|
Oh, and for those who are wondering (and we know that there will be some people out there), if you were to buy all 15 sets from this list, you’d have a total of 57,493 pieces.
Furthermore, if you were to buy them all at recommended retail price, it would set you back a whopping $6479.85, or £5688.34!