LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi Sets

Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi brought a real-life apocalypse in the Star Wars community. Many loved it and found the ideas of the unexpected turn of events refreshing but a large section of fans are of the opinion that this movie “killed” Star Wars and the events in it should have been totally opposite.

Nevertheless, the movie also brought us a large variety of brand new LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets enabling you to create your favourite movie scenes out of bricks. Some were great, others not so much due to overpricing or simply bad designing. Let’s take a look! 

75176 Resistance Transport Pod

We have decided to put the sets for The Last Jedi in order by set number and by chance, the first one we will discuss is also one of the sets that received the largest amount of criticism – 75176 Resistance Transport Pod.

Besides the minifigures, the design of the ship was not bad but it had a weird color scheme with the dark red, grey, and orange that, in my opinion, do not match very well as I have previously mentioned when discussing the Poe Dameron’s X-Wing set.

At the same time, this set was one of the better-priced ones in this line and the Transport Pod was of relatively good size. All in all, I think that there were too many Rose and Finn minifigures in this line of sets, although they had different outfits in each set. When you consider half of the community disliked Rose’s character, it is no wonder why the sets that had her included did not sell too well.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 294

Ages: 8 – 14

Minifigures: Rose, Finn, BB-8

Original Retail Price: $29.99

75176 Resistance Transport Pod

75177 First Order Heavy Scout Walker

Here is another set that literally received a ton of criticism from the LEGO community but here, we have a logical reason behind it. The set itself is quite cool and has a decent minifigure selection, at least I believe so, but the vehicle itself did not end up in the final cut of the movie.

With this said, the backlash is understandable as most LEGO sets that do not appear in the actual movies or cartoon series do usually get a lot of cristism and end up not selling. Nevertheless, I do believe this set is better than people say it is. The crab-walking mechanism works smoother than expected and the design is unique for a Star Wars set. Plus, the minifigure selection was great although an additional Resistance Trooper or a First Order Trooper would have been nice. In terms of price, this set also ranks as one of the cheaper sets in terms of price per piece.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 554

Ages: 9 – 14

Minifigures: General Hux, Resistance Trooper, First Order Gunner, First Order Flametrooper

Original Retail Price: $49.99

75177 First Order Heavy Scout Walker

75179 Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter

My personal favorite, The Last Jedi Set 75179 Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter was an absolutely stunning set with its lovely black, dark grey and red design. I would easily rank this as one of the most beautiful sets to ever come out in the 20 years of LEGO Star Wars.

The ship is like a mix between a TIE Interceptor and Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter but I would say better looking than both.

The minifigure selection here was also great. This set is the cheapest way to get BB-9E which is the First Order’s version of BB-8 from the movie. We also got Kylo Ren, a stormtrooper, and the great First Order Tie Pilot minifigure.

Overall, I recommend this set to anyone even today, if you manage to find it at a good price. The original retail price was $79.99 which was decent for a set with this piece count but still a little high.

Year: 2017

Piece Count: 630

Ages: 8 – 14

Minifigures: Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Tie Pilot, BB-9E

Original Retail Price: $79.99

75179 Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter

75187 BB-8

The 75187 BB-8 does have the size of a regular UCS set but it is not considered one. It also comes with the facts plaque that you get with the regular Ultimate Collector Series Sets which is a nice addition and stands well on the stand next to BB-8.

You also get a BB-8 minifigure which is only logical but the large BB-8 itself is absolutely awesome. No other large-scale character set has such a perfected design, in my opinion. LEGO has done an outstanding job with this one and it also has the coolest feature you could think of. You can actually make your BB-8 give a thumbs up as he/she did in The Force Awakens.

Besides that, you can move the head of BB-8 in different directions. Overall, it is a great LEGO set with amazing features and definitely worth the price of $99.99 it had when it came out.

Year: 2017

Piece Count: 1106

Ages: 10+

Minifigures: BB-8

Original Retail Price: $99.99

75187 BB-8

75188 Resistance Bomber

The 75188 Resistance Bomber received great customer response despite being in the movie for less than 10 minutes. After all, LEGO did an outstanding job with this set and its design with the one major problem being the high price.

LEGO has successfully recreated this ship with high movie accuracy and it also comes with the most important feature that is the bomb releasing mechanism. The turrets on the back of the ship are also well-designed and can be rotated in different directions. Overall, this is an amazing playset which is also a beautiful display piece.

The minifigure selection here is also one of the better ones from the Last Jedi line of sets. You get another variant of Poe Dameron, you get Admiral Holdo and a couple of rare minifigures like Paige which are a great addition to any collection.

Year: 2017

Piece Count: 778

Ages: 9 – 14

Minifigures: Vice Admiral Holdo, Poe Dameron, Resistance Bomber Pilot, Resistance Bombardier, Resistance Gunner Paige

Original Retail Price: $119.99

75188 Resistance Bomber

75189 First Order Heavy Assault Walker

To be honest, this vehicle is literally a First Order AT-AT and has a similar real name, but apparently, LEGO wanted to change things a little bit so that it sounds cooler. The actual name of the walker is the AT-M6, but these are just facts and make no difference to the design.

This set definitely ranked as my second favorite from the Last Jedi line and it truly has an awesome design. It is sleek and at the same time, the walker literally looks angry with the dark grey coloring and the red tiles as “eyes” on its head.

My favorite part would probably be the giant cannon on the top that uses a spinning stud-shooter which is a great play feature. Besides that, the minifigure selection was great, although I would have loved an additional First Order stormtrooper as I honestly think that LEGO in recent years does not give us enough minifigures in these large sets.

Year: 2017

Piece Count: 1370

Ages: 7 – 12

Minifigures: Rey, Poe Dameron, Resistance Trooper, First Order Walker Driver, First Order Stormtrooper

Original Retail Price: $149.99

75189 First Order Heavy Assault Walker

75190 First Order Star Destroyer

The 75190 First Order Star Destroyer was an incredibly well-designed set that unfortunately came at a higher price than necessary. This is also one of the only two problems that I can find in this set.

The second issue is the low minifigure count. The ones included were diverse enough but a set of this size should have had at least two or three more to feel truly complete and actually fit the price point.

The Star Destroyer, however, was and still is incredible. The design was great, the build was very sturdy, and it had a handle on the top which made it easy to pick up. I particularly liked the abundance of stud shooters on each side and the mix of light and dark grey.

The top of the Star Destroyer can, of course, be opened and inside it had a very well-designed detailed interior in black and red. The only problem with the inside is that it is a bit squished but it cannot be otherwise in such limited space.

Overall, the First Order Star Destroyer was an amazing set that received a bit of criticism for its high price.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 1416

Ages: 7 – 12

Minifigures: Supreme Leader Snoke, BB-9E, First Order Officer, First Order Shuttle Pilot, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant

Original Retail Price: $159.99

75190 First Order Star Destroyer

75197 First Order Specialists Battle Pack

The first Battle Pack for the Last Jedi that we got to see was 75197 First Order Specialists Battle Pack. Like most of the recent battle packs, this one could have been slightly better.

Unfortunately, none of the battle packs in recent years come close to what LEGO used to do a decade ago when these sets had amazing useful army building figures. Here, the First Order Executioners are really fabulous minifigures and obviously the better half of the set.

The other two First Order figures are just plain black and kind of unnecessary for a battle pack. Few people would want to stack a collection of those, in my opinion, and they have appeared in too many sets over the years. Perhaps LEGO should have added a regular First Order Stormtrooper in place of either the Gunner or the Shuttle Pilot.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 108

Ages: 6 – 12

Minifigures: First Order Stormtrooper Executioner x2, First Order Gunner, First Order Shuttle Pilot

Original Retail Price: $14.99

75197 First Order Specialists Battle Pack

75200 Ahch-To Island Training

One of the better small sets for The Last Jedi was definitely 75200 Ahch-To Island Training. It represents this part of the movie where Rey begins her training with Luke or at least tries to train with him as this did not end too well.

The set has a pretty simple design and this is perhaps its only problem – it looked too much like the Yoda’s Hut set we got in the same year. Nevertheless, it is a fun playset that comes with a variety of cool accessories. It was also the cheapest way to get a Porg and the actual price of the set was very good.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 241

Ages: 7 – 12

Minifigures: Rey, Luke Skywalker, Porg

Original Retail Price: $29.99

Ahch-to Island Training box art

75201 First Order AT-ST

Next up, we have a set that, once again, was not highly appreciated by the LEGO Star Wars community – 75201 First Order AT-ST.

It is easy to see why so many people disliked this set. The overall design of the AT-ST was quite disappointing simply because it was not the original vehicle but the one that we see in the particular scene in the movie where BB-8 is controlling it. In other words, LEGO made a bad decision to focus the set too much around the scene and not give us, the fans, a complete LEGO AT-ST.

The minifigures were another part of the set that brought a lot of negative comments. It included Fin and Rose in disguise which were not necessarily bad minifigures but were sort of boring and not as colorful as the characters in their regular outfits. Last but not least, we got a brand new Captain Phasma minifigure that had a new, smaller helmet.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 370

Ages: 8 – 14

Minifigures: BB-8, Captain Phasma, Rose, Finn

Original Retail Price: $39.99

LEGO Star Wars At-ST 75201

75202 Defense of Crait

The next set we have is 75202 Defense of Crait which is another set that received a lot of criticism, but in my opinion, was actually great and I personally own two. Besides the price which was relatively high for the low piece count, I believe LEGO successfully re-created this scene from the movie very well.

First of all, the Crait speeder had a nice design which was definitely movie-accurate. The build was fun and the finished set was sturdy although it does look fragile. The set also came with two different Resistance defense turrets which, I believe, were a great addition to the set and again represented the scene from the movie well.

The minifigure selection was good although an additional resistance trooper would have been great and would have made the price more bearable. We got a brand new Poe Dameron variant and an exclusive Admiral Ematt minifigure which had a great design.

Overall, I do not understand the negativity towards this set. It had a wonderful design and a great minifigure selection.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 746

Ages: 9 – 14

Minifigures: Captain Poe Dameron, Admiral Ematt, Resistance Trooper, First Order Snowtrooper x2

Original Retail Price: $84.99

75202 Defense of Crait

75216 Snoke’s Throne Room

The next set we will discuss is 75216 Snoke’s Throne Room. LEGO has always done a great job with these small-scale movie scene sets and this was no exception. What made fans turn their attention off this set was the crazy-high price point – $69.99 for just 492 pieces.

Before anything else, the minifigure selection here was exceptional. We got every character we would need for the Throne Room scene – Snoke, Rey, Kylo and two amazing Pretorian Guards. The scene representation was also good. Perhaps LEGO could have made it slightly larger as it does look a bit crowded when you place all minifigures on the set but nevertheless, the design was great.

There is one thing that I believe this set is missing and you may not have thought about it. If you remember the actual scene from the movie, Snoke’s Throne Room has a completely red background. With this in mind, this set would have been exceptional if LEGO had added at least one red curtain to complete the dark vibe of the actual location and, of course, improve the movie accuracy of the set.

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 492

Ages: 8 – 14

Minifigures: Rey, Kylo Ren, Snoke, Pretorian Guard x2

Original Retail Price: $69.99

75216 Snoke's Throne Room

75230 Porg

Next up, we have 75230 Porg which was another set that received criticism for some reason. I consider it a great set that was priced quite well compared to the majority of sets from this wave.

In addition, the Porg itself had a couple of cool features like the flapping wings and the opening mouth. It also came with a fact plaque which is usually only added to UCS sets and a small Porg minifigure for those that wanted to add this new character to their minifigure collection. 

Year: 2018

Piece Count: 811

Ages: 9 – 14

Minifigures: Porg

Original Retail Price: $69.99

75230 Porg

Final Thoughts

The Last Jedi may have started created a divide in the Star Wars community but it gave way to an amazing line of LEGO sets that will certainly grow in future years as there is so much that LEGO could use to create sets.

I believe you already know which my personal favorite sets are and I hope I gave you enough information to help you choose which ones to pick for yourself. I urge you to hurry up if you want any of these as most have been discontinued and will only go up in value.

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