The 10 Best LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Sets

Between the dozens of small-scale LEGO Star Wars sets that come out every year, the Ultimate Collectors Series is the line which delivers large-scale sets with complicated builds and extreme details to the most dedicated fans of the franchise. Because of this the majority of the LEGO UCS sets are widely considered as LEGO sets for adults, or AFOL’s (Adult fans of LEGO).

Every year, fans theorise about what the next possible set may be. There are countless iconic ships that have yet to be made into a UCS set and in the fall off 2019, we finally got the remake of the Imperial Star Destroyer from October 2002. Therefore, we decided to make a list of the 10 Best Ultimate Collectors Series sets.

With over 30 sets that have already been created, we have received both flawless and disappointing sets. Which, however, received a place in our Top 10 list?

10. 75181 UCS Y-Wing Starfighter

Introducing two new characters as minifigures – Dutch Vander and R2-BHD, the UCS Y-Wing Starfighter is an incredible remake of the old 2004 version. The colors and overall build have been sufficiently improved. Of course, we shouldn’t compare sets that have almost 15 years between them but it is worth mentioning.

It is not a set with a lot of play-ability but it is so well built that you can pick it up and fly it around if it pleases you. It will definitely not break, unlike many sets we have received through the years. It does, however, look incredible when displayed. I have included it in this list simply because it is one of the best-looking sets that have ever been made.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 1967

Ages: 14+

Minifigures: Dutch Vander, R2-BHD

Original Retail Price: $199.99

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9. 10221 Super Star Destroyer

Next, we have the enormous Super Star Destroyer from 2011. This extremely well-built model stands out with exceptional details and an impressive minifigure selection. I have put it in the list for these very reasons. It is a great displayable set standing at 4 feet in length.

Undoubtedly, the most interesting and fun part of the set is the section on top. A lot of thought and effort has been put into the details. For example, my favorite part is the bridge. In addition, there is enough space inside the ship to fit each of the minifigures.

Due to being discontinued, this set is now one of the most expensive LEGO Star Wars sets on the secondary market.

Year: 2011

Piece Count: 3152

Ages: 16+

Minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Firmus Piett, Bossk, Dengar, IG-88

Original Retail Price: $399

10221 Super Star Destroyer

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8. 10236 Ewok Village

The UCS Ewok Village is most certainly the Star Wars set with the highest playability to ever be released. It is a set which re-creates so many of our favorite scenes from Return of the Jedi. The scales, in fact, match the size of the minifigures and you actually get so many of them.

You can either use it as a lovely display set or enjoy the variety of play features. You can throw Ewoks from the top of a tree or you can re-create your favorite scene from this part of the movie. There are net traps, slides, catapults, and so many more things to play with. Overall, this is one of the most entertaining sets and a great addition to any collection.

Year: 2013

Piece Count: 1990

Ages: 12+

Minifigures: Wicket, Teebo, Ewok Warrior, Chief Chirpa, Logray, Scout Trooper x2, Stormtrooper x2, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Rebel Commando x2

Original Retail Price: $249

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7. 10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter

The 2013 UCS X-Wing Starfighter was another remarkably improved re-make of an old UCS version of this ship. It is not hard to believe having that the original one came out in 2000. I have included it in the list simply because of its spectacular build and overall appearance.

The attention to details really makes this set a worthy choice to spend a couple of hundred dollars. The one single downside to me has always been the lack of a rebel pilot as a minifigure but overall it is a beautiful display set.

Year: 2013

Piece Count: 1559

Ages: 16+

Minifigures: R2-D2

Original Retail Price: $199.99

10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter

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6. 75059 UCS Sandcrawler

The UCS Sandcrawler from 2014 is literally a behemoth set. It is a mix of an amazing build with a great selection of minifigures. If you are a fan of droids, this set will increase your collection by many new droid characters.

Besides being a beautiful display set, it has an incredible amount of play features both outside and inside. You can lift boxes, lower the front ramp, or remove the whole top of the set and enjoy the detailed interior.

Overall, the Sandcrawler makes for a really fun set which combines everything a LEGO Star Wars fan could desire. Last but not least, it is extremely worth the money in terms of price per piece as well.

Year: 2014

Piece Count: 3296

Ages: 14+

Minifigures: Jawa x4, Owen Lars, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Wed Treadwell Droid, R5-D4, Gonk Droid, R1-series Droid, R2-D2

Original Retail Price: $299

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4. 10143 Death Star II

Although this set does not have any play features, to me it is unique. It is one of those sets that will start a conversation every time someone sees it. Despite being a really old set from the starting years of LEGO Star Wars, I believe it stands out with the number of details included in the build. It is incredible that a set this huge can simply hold on such a little stand.

It is one of those few UCS sets that I believe a lot of fans want to see re-made. When this first came out in 2005, it had an incredible price for the number of pieces included. Today, it may be far more troublesome to get but it is definitely a worthy collection piece no matter the price.

Year: 2005

Piece Count: 3441

Ages: 16+

Minifigures: None

Original Retail Price: $269.99

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4. 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer

As I already mentioned in the beginning, we will be getting a remake of this set in fall 2019. However, the original version remains among the best UCS sets we have ever received. Released in 2002, it was the first set of this scale to ever exist.

Similar to the previous one, it is one of those incredible display sets that can act as a conversation starter for your LEGO collection or simply love of Star Wars. The amount of detail and the finished look of this ship in this particular light gray color make it one of our top choices and an incredible addition to any collection.

Year: 2002

Piece Count: 3104

Ages: 16+

Minifigures: None

Original Retail Price: $299

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3. 75060 Slave I

The UCS Slave I from 2015 stands out as one of the most accurate builds to ever come to life. I believe most LEGO fans rarely enjoy stickers on sets. In this particular model, the stickers are what made the set look on point compared to the movies. They are placed in places where there would be a mismatch in colors.

It does hold a fair amount of play features like the adjustable front turrets and the cockpit which can be opened. Otherwise, I believe this is one of the most beautiful LEGO Star Wars sets and it looks incredible as a display piece.

Year: 2015

Piece Count: 1996

Ages: 14+

Minifigures: Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, Han Solo, Bespin Guard

Original Retail Price: $199.99

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2. 10212 Imperial Shuttle

I am sure many will share my opinion, but I believe the 10212 Imperial Shuttle to be one of the most amazing UCS sets and sets overall. It is minifigure scaled and simply looks incredible. It can be displayed both on its landing gear or on a stand in flying mode.

In terms of play features, there is not a lot to talk about besides the large cockpit which can fit four of the minifigures at the same time. Overall, this is an incredible display set that simply looks beautiful in its white color.

Year: 2010

Piece Count: 2503

Ages: 16+

Minifigures: Imperial Pilot, Imperial Officer, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper

Original Retail Price: $259.99

10212 Imperial Shuttle

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1. 75192 Millennium Falcon

No other LEGO set has created such hype as the 2017 Millennium Falcon. This set is simply huge. It is formerly the largest LEGO set with 7541 pieces. When it was announced, it was on backorder for months which is hard to imagine having the price of $799.99.

There is no other set that could possibly take the top spot on any list having the size and amount of details. Besides that, a great thing about this mammoth set is that minifigures are included from both the Original Trilogy (including the exclusive Mynock) and the Sequel Trilogy. There are also 2 interchangeable satellite dishes so that you can display the Falcon from your favorite era. Do you go with the circular dish from the OT or the rectangle from the ST? Ultimately the choice is yours.

This is a set for the most dedicated tier of fans and an absolute jewel for any LEGO collection overall.

Year: 2017

Piece Count: 7541

Ages: 16+

Minifigures: BB-8, C-3PO, Finn, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Mynock, Porg, Princess Leia, Rey

Original Retail Price: $799.99

75192 UCS Millennium Falcon

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What do you think of my list of the Best UCS LEGO Star Wars sets? Let me know in the comments.

12 thoughts on “The 10 Best LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Sets”

  1. Seems like a poor list, your criteria appears random and haphazard. The ewok lego village was criticized quite a bit at release, though I suppose the Hoth set a few years did become more notable, but its inclusion was an obvious red flag. A couple sets in your list are showing extreme age, and their selections seem to be rooted more out of their ‘history’ rather than true appeal.

    Even Red 5 seems a bit dated and in need of a remake at this point. Would have much preferred the Nebulon-B Frigate over some prequel bs. Some original trilogy ships have been done to death, but there are several ships we’ve yet to see.

    • If you haven’t noticed, every set on this list is from your oh so precious Original Trilogy. The prequels deserve more love. Give us a Venator Star Destroyer with Ahsoka, Rex and Maul.

      Give us a UCS ARC Interceptor. A Separatist Dreadnought, A to scale Lego lightsaber, Republic gunships, Republic Y Wings, and Jedi Interceptors.

      Stop blowing smoke up the OT’s overrated ass.

      • what a bizarre comment. You do know I dont decide what sets get made right? This list is my list of the best that ALREADY exist. I cant include something that hasnt been made. All the ones you list are not actual sets. A republic Gunship is being created, but wont be out until next year. So I can’t give you a Venator as a UCS version doesnt exist.

        • I didn’t mean *you* should make UCS’s. I meant “give us” in a rhetorical sense to LEGO. The prequels are finally being recognized as good films and us prequel fans are understandably frustrated with the fact that there are no massive detailed sets to collect.

          The only UCS I own is the A Wing, because I personally love that ship, but all the others are dead to me because it’s just more OT pandering

          • Prequel films good films. If you are into tax disputes and trade routes then knock yourself out

        • I didn’t mean *you* should make UCS’s. I meant “give us” in a rhetorical sense to LEGO. The prequels are finally being recognized as good films and us prequel fans are understandably frustrated with the fact that there are no massive detailed sets to collect.

          The only UCS I own is the A Wing, because I personally love that ship, but all the others are dead to me because it’s just more OT pandering

    • There are only a certain amount of UCS sets to choose from. I happen to like the Ewok Village. I cant just choose the 10 most recent sets just because they are the most recent. its about opinions and these are my top 10 UCS sets.

    • Go off, king. Fierce. Get him, how dare he have a different opinion in which star wars lego sets are the best.
      Yes, it’s entirely subjective. And yes, being grown adults arguing about which star wars toys are better is a little disturbing. But he didn’t have the same opinion as you and that just gets me boiling.
      Let’s both shriek at him and have red faced temper tantrums to show him that you don’t disagree with my buddy Jason without the heat coming down on ya. If someone’s opinion deviates from yours (the dogma we must all base our opinions on) on something so absurdly subjective, calling his opinion “poor” and questioning his commitment to research is the kindest punishment our all powerful Jason could inflict.

      Good job proving that us nerds aren’t all stereotypes (such as terrible at socializing, prickly personalities to feign intelligence and taste while really implying neither, only really being a symptom of exclusion from social circles and romantic attention) that some of us, like Jason, do not abide! You’re the furthest thing from an ornery due to social and romantic frustration type fella. Prove it by trivializing his lego rankings and insulting his opinuons and research habits.

      I wish I could be like that, maybe if I start following you around in real life solely based upon this comment I can absorb some of your aura. Maybr then I can finally purchase a girlfriend. Maybe not, Idk Jason. You gotta help me. Your brave and clever insults towards his lego opinions proved to me that someone can still be a cool dude even if theyre a star wars lego nerd.

      Should I just go around telling other people that their opinions and tastes on hardcore nerd stuff is low quality and wrong? It’s so hard, every nerd I’ve met has been an open minded, intelligent and socially apt fellow, but I don’t wanna be like those lames. I wanna demean others if their lego opinions deviate from the established doctrine (my exact opinions)!

      Ok Ill stop, I just never saw someone be so cool. You can have my GF for a night, but Im sure you have too many to even bother. I bet no girls good enough for you unless she has DEEP star wars lego knowledge. Im omw to your place rn to try and get lessons from the sensei. I assume that isn’t weird…that’s how people are supposed to make friends, right?

  2. I would switch the ewok Village out from this list (its just a big play set like Death star) and include one of the most hunted and desired sets of all times: the 10175 Vader’s Tie Advance wich, next to the 10212 Imperial Shuttle, has become the Holy Grail for most Lego Collectors..


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