by Katie Tejada (McDaniel)
Ah, Star Wars. Even with the overwhelming hype that swept the nation in the late 70’s with A New Hope, who could have guessed that the entire entertainment world would still be completely enraptured with Star Wars fever? For generations, that Galaxy far far away has captured the hearts and minds of imaginative fans young and old—and the toys have become collectibles that enthusiasts continue to buy and keep.
If you’re a die-hard fan and simply attending the films isn’t enough, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with this list of five essential Star Wars collectibles for the most discerning fans!
Lego Death Star
This is the big one. The Lego Death Star is one of the most incredible in-depth and challenging pieces for fans of Lego and Star Wars alike. The entire set contains thousands of pieces and can take weeks to complete even by the standards of the most diligent Lego enthusiast. If you’re up for a real Star Wars challenge only to be undertaken by the bravest heroes (or villains) in the galaxy, pull up a chair and don’t stop until this battle station is fully operational!
Commander Jorg Sacul Action Figure
One of the lesser-known characters in the infinitely expanding universe of Star Wars lore, Commander Sacul is a skilled rebellion pilot and commander, as well as a gifted storyteller. If you haven’t guessed already by the name, this particular pilot figure is none other than George Lucas himself. Ever the completionist, the figure includes a booklet on all of Sacul’s exploits and adventures throughout the galaxy! For the absolutely most discerning of Star Wars fans, this is a collectible that might take a bit of hunting but will be well worth it.
Lego Millenium Falcon
There is probably no single symbol of the Star Wars universe more immediately recognizable than Han Solo’s ship, though it has exchanged hands over the course of the series several times. Even if you weren’t a fan of the Solo movie, you know that heroes young and old have found themselves blasting, speeding, and hyper driving their way into the hearts of viewers all over the world in this iconic vessel as they face the forces of the dark side in the close and far reaches of the galaxy.
Lego sets are often a great way to get young kids thinking, and plenty of adults still enjoy building and displaying them once they’re done. Lego has been creating some variant of the Millennium Falcon for as long as they’ve been invested in the star wars franchise, but the most rewarding is no doubt the large scale model. While you’ll definitely need deep pockets and a lot of time to finish this treasure, it is beyond the shadow of a doubt one of, if not the most rewarding collectibles a Star Wars fan could want.
Captain Phasma Scale Figure
A relatively new addition to the Star Wars Universe with an epic fight scene in The Last Jedi, Captain Phasma is already staking her claim as one of the most iconic characters around, and now you can show your love for this newcomer with a Captain Phasma Figurine from ARTFX+. At 1/10 scale, this figure shows off her menacing chrome armor and weaponry that make her one of the greatest forces to be reckoned with in the First Order!
Spectre Custom Lightsaber
It might empty out your wallet, but with stunt and LED capabilities as well as being replicated from the actual props and models used in the film, can you really call yourself a true jedi without one? This lightsaber is sure to make the grade as one of your favorite collectibles and have a proud spot on your display for years to come!
Katie Tejada (McDaniel) is a writer, editor, and cinephile. She enjoys covering everything from indie pictures to the most beloved blockbusters, and loves hiking, reading and watching reruns of Friends during her spare time (although not necessarily in that order).