Of all the Lego collections available, the Star Wars series is by far my son’s favorite. Unfortunately, this series also has several expensive and detailed sets that are not really a great choice for younger builders. So, I was thrilled to see the introduction of the Star Wars Buildable Galaxy sets.
Each set in this collection includes a planet, a minifigure, and a buildable ship model. For example, the set featured in this post includes a hangable model of the Death Star, a TIE pilot minifigure, a TIE Interceptor mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with a name plaque.
All of the sets have fewer than 100 pieces, so they are easy for young Lego fans to put together. However, they are really meant to be more of a display item than something kids will actually play with.
We keep ours inside of a glass display cabinet with some of my son’s other finished Star Wars Lego sets. Once we get a few more sets, I’m thinking about using the planets to create some sort of Star Wars mobile display in my son’s room.
We may eventually dismantle them and add them to his general Lego collection, but for now he seems to enjoy having them on display to show his friends when they come over to visit.
Series 1 of the buildable galaxy collection includes Naboo, Tatooine, and the Death Star. Series 2 includes Yavin 4, Bespin, and Endor. Suggested retail price for each set is $9.99, which makes these a great stocking stuffer idea for your favorite Lego fan this holiday season.
Disclaimer: A sample Star Wars Buildable Galaxy set was provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
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