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n3 Gift Guide – Thrifty LEGO Star Wars

It isn’t just the season to be jolly, no, no, no! It is also the season to celebrate all things Star Wars. Have you not heard? Apparently there is a new Star Wars movie coming out soon. Who’d have known?

Well if you’re searching for a gift for a Star Wars fan who’s also a bit of a LEGO connoisseur then look no further! We have compiled a great little list of economically friendly LEGO Star Wars sets that won’t blow your budget, leaving you plenty left over to buy that crappy Christmas jumper you’ve been eyeing up since mid-November.

Let’s get things started with the lower end of the price scale. These make great stocking fillers (or last minute buys).

Budget LEGO Star Wars Buys

Price Range: £9 – £15

Geonosis Troopers

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Lego: 75089

Pieces: 105

We are kicking things off strongly with this mini-set of Geonosis Troopers.

Inside the box there are four figures, two Geonosis Clone Troopers and two Geonosis Airborne Clone Troopers. The greatest part of this kit is the walker that features a rapid firing blaster.

For the price, this kit is amazing. The rapid fire blaster fires a fair distance and will give you a great feeling of satisfaction. Each trooper carries a blaster and looks ready for battle.

A straight forward build suitable for anyone age 6+

Shadow Troopers

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Lego: 75079

Pieces: 95

This set features four figures, two Shadow Guards and two Shadow Stormtroopers. The silent and mysterious Shadow Guards are equipped with deadly lightsaber staffs, while the Shadow Stormtroopers carry stud blasters that fire studs a fair distance.

Shoot into action with the flick-missile-armed speeder that can carry two figures at top speed.

An easy to build set with another shooting ability. Not quite as impressive as the rapid shooter on the Geonosis set but the figures look a lot cooler.

Mid-Range LEGO Star Wars Sets

Price Range: £20-40

T-16 Skyhopper

Lego: 75081

Pieces: 247

Swoop through the canyons of Tatooine in the high-performance Star Wars T-16 Skyhopper! With its pilot cabin, adjustable wings, detachable storage box and dual spring-loaded shooters, this maneuverable airspeeder is perfect for chasing down womp rats for target practice. But watch out for the bad-tempered Tusken Raider who loves to attack with its gaffi stick!

This set includes 2 minifigures with weapons: a Skyhopper Pilot and a Tusken Raider.

The build is of low to medium difficulty and features around 250 pieces. The T-16 Skyhopper is a great looking build.

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AAT

Lego: 75080

Pieces: 251

As the Trade Federation tightens its grip on Naboo, Jar Jar Binks (yes we went there) and his fellow Gungans must do all they can to stop the advancing AAT. Help him dodge the dual spring-loaded shooters, elevating side guns and rotating turret with elevating cannon, and send the armored tank crashing to the ground! Relive classic battle scenes from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.

This set includes a Jar Jar Binks minifigure, plus Battle Droid and Pilot Battle Droid figures with assorted weapons.

Yet again another set with firing capabilities. The AAT is a bit different in that it uses spring loaded missiles instead of the usual flick-action.

A low difficulty build that includes everyone’s favourite Star Wars character, Jar Jar Binks.

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More Expensive LEGO Star Wars Sets

Price Range: £80 – £100

Imperial Assault Carrier

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Lego: 75106

Pieces: 1216

Transport TIE Fighters into battle against the rebels with the Imperial Assault Carrier.

Open the cockpit, load up a minifigure and then grab the lifting handle ready for flight. Push the triggers to release the 4 TIE Fighters and join the battle with the twin spring-loaded shooters and rotating gun turret with dual stud blaster. Access the missile storage bay and ammo cargo boxes when supplies run low, and once the rebels have been defeated, reattach the TIE Fighters and get ready for the next exciting mission.

This set includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons: Agent Kallus, Imperial Officer, Sabine Wren in Mandalorian outfit and 2 TIE Pilots, plus an Imperial Astromech Droid.

A much larger project than previous sets but a fantastic model that looks great as both a display piece and a toy.

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LEGO Star Wars Buildable Figures

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