Lego has been making the modern version of their minifigures since the late 70s. These figures act as play pieces to use with Lego building-block sets. They can interact with the buildings, vehicles and environments built by a child. They’re basically like any other action figure meant to be used with a playset.
The main difference with Lego minifigures is that they are made up of 9 to 10 pieces. These pieces can connect to standard Lego bricks. They can also be swapped around with other figures to make your own custom characters. These Lego figures stand approximately 1.5-inches tall.
Over the years, LEGO has acquired a lot of licensing rights to make sets based on famous movie, cartoon and comic-book properties. The sheer variety of minifigures produced makes them fun to collect and display. One of the neat things about collecting Lego minifigures is that they cover multiple franchises in the same style and scale.
One of LEGO’s most popular franchises is the vast Star Wars universe. Lego has made vehicles, playsets and minifigures based on every Star Wars movie and most of the animated series. Here are 21 of the best Lego Star Wars minifigures available to date.
The first figure on our list is Commander Gree. This character is from the movie “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” He appears similar to the basic Clone Trooper except for his unique green, silver and beige color scheme. This figure was first released in Lego set# 75043 as the driver of the mechanical AT-AP walker. He comes with his blaster and binoculars.
Lego has made a number of different Yoda minifigures over the years. They are based on different appearances from the movies and cartoons. Over time, Lego has changed the general artistic design of their figures as well. This Yoda comes from Star Wars set# 75017. He’s based on his younger likeness from “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” and the “Clone Wars,” animated series. Yoda comes with his signature green lightsaber.
In spite of his short overall screen-time, Bobba Fett has become a fan-favorite character. He has one of the coolest designs in the entire Star Wars universe. This minifigure mirrors his first appearance from the movie “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.” He comes with his iconic blaster and a removable jet pack. His helmet can also be removed to reveal the face underneath.
4. Kylo Ren
Kylo Ren is the menacing villain of the new Star Wars films. In Lego-minifigure form, he is decked out in his black uniform that harkens back to the iconic Darth Vader. Kylo comes with his unique cross-hilt lightsaber. Multiple head pieces mean that you can display him in a number of ways. He can be displayed with his helmet, with hood over the helmet, or with his angry face exposed.
The Emperor is the true villain of the entire Star Wars saga. This Sith Lord orchestrated the takeover of an entire galaxy. This figure is based on his appearance from “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” No longer trying to hide who he is, here Palpatine dons his black outfit and a very angry face. He comes with his red lightsaber and a soft-goods cape.
Star Wars has endless types of troops throughout the various movies, cartoons and comics. Figures of these troopers make good army builders. You can collect multiples of the same figure to build up forces for a Lego Star Wars display. This figure is a Clone Trooper belonging to the Clone Army’s bomb squad. He is decorated in orange to designate his military branch. This figure comes with a blaster weapon.
Princess Leia is the best-known female hero from the Star Wars saga. Here, Leia is presented in her older, wiser form from the latest trilogy. No longer just a figurehead princess, Leia is a tough general for the Resistance Army. Leia comes with her blaster weapon. This figure is from Lego set# 75140.
Sabine Wren is one of the heroes from the popular “Star Wars: Rebels,” animated series. Sabine isn’t just a tough soldier, she’s an artist at heart. She values individualism, something the evil Empire frowns upon. These internal beliefs are outwardly exhibited in Sabine’s colorful fashion style. She comes with a colorful hairpiece and duel blasters.
Quarrie is a character from the “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” TV show. he is from the alien race known as the Mon Calamari. This is the same race as Admiral Ackbar from the classic Trilogy. Quarrie was first released in the Star Wars Lego set# 75186. He comes with his hood piece and a black wrench.
10. Maz Kanata
Maz Kanata is the diminutive character from “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” She’s similar to Yoda in that she’s very old and very much in tune with the Force. She even acts as a kind of mentor to the heroes in the film. This minifigure originally came from Lego set# 41147.
The Y-Wing star-fighter doesn’t always get as much love as other ships in the Star Wars universe. Still, it can be seen in major battle scenes from the original Star Wars Trilogy, the prequels and even the newer films. This figure is a Y-Wing pilot based on their appearance from the movie “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” He comes with a flight helmet and blaster.
This figure of Rose comes from Lego Star Wars set# 75176. It’s based on the character’s debut appearance from “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.” Rose is a mechanic who gets caught up in the struggle between The First Order and The Resistance. She partners with Finn and the two become close. Rose comes with a blaster accessory.
Jawas are mysterious creatures that populate the background in many Star Wars films. Native to the planet of Tatooine, they scavenge, repair and resale lost tech found in the desert. A number of different Jawa figures have been release by Lego. This figure has a tattered shirt, bright yellow eyes and a small blaster.
Han Solo and his partner Chewbacca are two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars cannon. No Lego Star Wars minifigure collection is complete without these guys. These two specific iterations of the characters come from the massive Death Star set# 75159. Han Solo comes with his blaster and is dressed in his vested outfit from the very first Star Wars film. Chewbacca comes with his trusty bowcaster weapon.
C-3PO and R2-D2 have a unique place in Star Wars history. They are the first characters that the audience really gets to know from the very first film in the franchise. They are also the only characters to have appeared in every single live-action film. That’s pretty incredible when you consider the time span that these movies cover in the fictional universe. These figures are from the Lego Star Wars set# 75136.
The First Order Stormtroopers are a nice, upgraded look for the classic Stormtroopers. This one is specifically a heavy-artillery trooper. He can be distinguished from his peers by the black vest that helps him carry around ordnance. He comes with a Stormtrooper blaster. This figure was only released in the Lego Star Wars set# 75132.
17. General Grievous
General Grievous became a main antagonist in the Star Wars prequels as well as the “Clone Wars,” cartroons. Grievous is a cyborg with four arms and some training in the Jedi arts. He has a reputation as a Jedi killer, as evidenced by his stolen lightsaber collection. This unique minifigure had to be crafted differently than the normal mold. He comes with two green lightsabers and two blue lightsabers, just like the ones he weilded in the movies.
18. Darth Vader
Darth Vader isn’t just the most iconic villain from the Star Wars franchise. He’s one of the most iconic villains in motion-picture history. All of the outfit textures and technological bits of his costume are lovingly depicted on this Lego minifigure. His helmet piece is a great representation of the classic Vader mask. The helmet can be removed to reveal the scarred face of an older Anakin Skywalker. Darth Vader comes complete with his red lightsaber and a soft-goods cape.
Here is another Clone Trooper minifigure to build up your Republic army with. He’s your standard Clone Trooper with the exception of a yellow-gold stripe to show what specific squadron he hails from. He comes with a clone blaster. This figure has now been discontinued and won’t be added in to any new Star Wars sets, so it’s a good idea to pick him up while you still can.
Replacing a visually fantastic villain like Darth Vader must have been quite a challenge for the filmmakers of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.” They did a pretty good job of it with the creation of Darth Maul. He didn’t speak much, adding to his aura of darkness and mysterious nature. This figure captures his menacing appearance, facial tattoos and horns. He can be displayed with or without his hood on. He comes with his double-bladed lightsaber.
This figure is of Han Solo as he appeared in “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.” This is Han as he was when first awakened from his slumber encased in carbonite. He has no weapons or accessories, but the figure does come with a cool carbonite display piece. It shows Han Solo still frozen and makes a great display piece to add to a Jaba’s Palace build.