A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … LEGO and Star Wars were married and the offspring since that moment has been wonderful. Before we take a look at some of the best LEGO Star Wars sets for 2012, we have a quick rundown of the original three movies – episodes IV through VI – done with LEGOs by a fast talking boy.
This allows you to count down to Christmas with 24 Star Wars LEGO themed gifts! Basically, if you’re not familiar with an advent calendar, you open a window on the calendar every day to reveal 24 different LEGO Star Wars – themed gifts. The set this year includes nine LEGO minifigures, including 2 holiday-themed minifigures. This is great for the children who love collecting the little characters more than building things. Vehicles in this Christmas set for 2012 include a mini Gungan Sub and General Grievous’ Starfighter.
Wow! That’s all there is to say about this mammoth Star Wars LEGO set. It is VERY expensive – we’re talking over $3,000 this year – but for some people, it is a must-have. For those with the money – and an intense love of Star Wars and LEGO both – this is a great way to get a fix and then have something massive to display in your home or office. You can get a smaller, less expensive version here.
This has two uses and is cheap! Well, it’s made nice, but the price is super low – around $10 to $20 most places. For Star Wars LEGO fans, it’s a great way to take everything – or the important stuff – on a play date or sleepover. Then, when you arrive, it doubles as a playmat for your LEGO adventures. You do want to make sure you note the size before you buy as it might not be as big as you imagine in your mind. Still, for the money, it’s a great way to get LEGOs from one place to another – and have fun when you get there.
This LEGO Star Wars Yoda Minifigure Clock is unique, cute, and can get your youngster interested in learning how to tell time – especially if they are fans of Star Wars. While you might think little boys and girls are not into Star Wars, there are quite a few smaller children out there who love Star Wars and will eventually most likely come to love LEGO just as much as they get older. For the price – around $30 – this is a good mini-gift for a Star Wars lover.
The LEGO Star Wars 9499 Gungan Sub building set is a bit complex, but for older boys who love the first three (or second three depending on how old you are!) this is a good set to give them to keep them occupied for a few hours at least. When finished, the sub has a cockpit that opens, two cargo holds, two cargo containers, a rotating tail, four flick missiles, detachable mini-sub with harpoon and two Lightsabers! As for minifigures, you can rotate Qui-Gon Jinn or Obi-Wan Kenobi’s head to reveal their underwater breathing apparatus!
New Star Wars LEGO Sets for 2012
Here is a look at ALL of the New Star Wars LEGO sets that came out in 2012.
|Set #||Title||# of Pieces||Minifigures|
|LEGO 9488||Elite Clone Trooper & Commando Droid Battle Pack||98||4|
|LEGO 9489||Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack||74||4|
|LEGO 9490||Droid Escape||137||4|
|LEGO 9491||Geonosian Cannon||156||4|
|LEGO 9492||TIE Fighter||418||4|
|LEGO 9493||X-wing Starfighter||533||4|
|LEGO 9494||Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor||300||5|
|LEGO 9495||Gold Leader’s Y-wing||458||3|
|LEGO 9496||Desert Skiff||213||4|
|LEGO 9497||Republic Striker Starfighter||376||3|
|LEGO 9498||Saesee Tiin’s Jedi Starfighter||244||3|
|LEGO 9499||Gungan Sub||465||4|
|LEGO 9500||Sith Fury-class Interceptor||748||3|
|LEGO 9509||Star Wars Advent Calendar||234||10|
|LEGO 9516||Jabba’s Palace||717||9|
|LEGO 9525||Pre Vizsla’s Mandalorian Fighter||403||3|
|LEGO 9526||Palpatine’s Arrest||645||6|
|LEGO 9674||Naboo Starfighter & Naboo||56||1|
|LEGO 9675||Sebulba’s Podracer & Tatooine||80||1|
|LEGO 9676||TIE Interceptor & Death Star||65||1|
|LEGO 9677||X-wing Starfighter & Yavin 4||77||1|
|LEGO 9678||Twin-pod Cloud Car & Bespin||78||1|
|LEGO 9679||AT-ST & Endor||65||1|
|LEGO 30056||Star Destroyer||38||None|
|LEGO 30057||Anakin’s Pod Racer||38||None|
|LEGO 6005188||Darth Maul||7||1|
|LEGO 5001136||Buildable Galaxy Collection||201||Unknown|
If you have a favorite Star Wars LEGO building set for Christmas 2012, leave a comment below and let us know!