The Complete LEGO ‘Star Wars’ Gift Guide

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Between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we have found ourselves in the midst of a stunning array of characters, scenes, and (of course) epic ships. This is an easy guide on getting a complete collection of Star Wars characters, without buying duplicate characters. These sets feature every major character except Master Skywalker, who is not yet available. To fill out the cast, there are many members of the First Order, the Resistance, and the broader population of the Star Wars universe as well.

Real quick: This article includes spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you want to skip any text, the minifig characters are listed below each set, so you can get all the characters without reading about them.

LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII Resistance Bomber

Featuring Poe Dameron and Vice Admiral Holdo, this kit may seem unnecessary at first, but it’s full of surprises. Not only does the Bomber kit include two iconic characters, it includes a mini for the Resistance gunner Paige. Of the legions of dead Resistance heroes, only Rose’s sister Paige is given a name. I think LEGO’s consideration here is a heartwarming reinforcement of Rose’s speech about saving those we love.

Characters featured:

  • Poe Dameron
  • Vice Admiral Holdo
  • Resistance Gunner Paige
  • Resistance Bomber Pilot
  • Resistance Bombardier
Photo: Rory Bristol

Star Wars Episode VIII Resistance Transport Pod

In their quest to save the Resistance, Rose, Finn, and BB-8 jump ship to find a solution, launching them into an unforgettable journey, revealing a biting commentary on warmongers and the wronged along the way. Also, I think we can generally agree that an army of BB-8 units could win this war, yeah?

Characters featured:

  • Finn
  • Rose
  • BB-8
Image: LEGO

LEGO Star Wars Rathtar Escape

In this epic scene from The Force Awakens, we reunited with the scoundrels we’ve all loved for decades and get a glimpse into their current operations. We also got a thrilling and terrifying addition to the Star Wars universe: Rathtars. This set features trap doors, gangsters, and the best dead-pan line in the series to date.
Finn: “It had me, but the door.”
Rey: “That was lucky.”

Characters featured:

  • Han Solo
  • Chewbacca
  • Bala-Tik
  • 2 Guavian Security Soldiers
  • 2 buildable Rathtars with posable tentacles and teeth
Image: LEGO

Rey’s Speeder

What better way to include Rey than on her iconic speeder, no doubt built by herself in the ruins and deserts of Jakku? Rey comes with her signature hair and a desert sand mask. This kit makes a great stocking stuffer, too.

Characters featured:

  • Rey
  • Unkar’s thug
Image: LEGO

Episode VIII Resistance Troop Transporter

Although we are meeting new heroes in the new trilogy, there’s always got to be a soft spot for our oldest allies. With this transporter, you get General Leia and Admiral Ackbar with a fun vehicle to pilot. It’s a fitting tribute to our now-deceased Admiral, and a solemn solute to Space Mom, the last living member of the Resistance of old.

Characters featured:

  • Princess Leia
  • Admiral Ackbar
  • 2 Resistance Troopers
Image: LEGO

Episode VIII Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter

Villain, hero, troubled son, Supreme Commander, or Darth Tantrum? Kylo Ren is making his mark on this series, recalling the best and worst of Vader, while trying to find his own place in the cosmos. Thankfully, he’s never alone in the First Order… right?

Characters featured:

  • Kylo Ren
  • First Order TIE Pilot
  • First Order Stormtrooper
  • BB-9E figure

Full list of main characters included in these sets:

  • Poe Dameron
  • Finn
  • Rose
  • BB-8
  • Rey
  • Kylo Ren
  • Princess Leia
  • Han Solo
  • Chewbacca

Secondary characters included in these sets:

  • Admiral Ackbar
  • Vice Admiral Holdo
  • Resistance Gunner Paige
  • Resistance Bomber Pilot
  • Resistance Bombardier
  • Bala-Tik
  • Unkar’s thug
  • 2 Resistance Troopers
  • First Order TIE Pilot
  • First Order Stormtrooper
  • BB-9E
  • 2 Guavian Security Soldiers
  • 2 buildable Rathtars with posable tentacles and teeth

Happy holidays, folks. May the Force and good gifting karma be with you, always.

Note: There is no Master Skywalker mini at this time. Funko Pop! has one, however, that is affordable and faithful to the Luke Skywalker we’ve loved to see grown up.

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