LEGO and Star Wars. What more needs to be said about this duo other than that? In 1999, The LEGO Group partnered with Lucasfilm, and ever since it has been a beautiful marriage of two icons. The combination of the world’s most popular toy alongside one of the world’s most renowned movie franchises has provided LEGO fans of all ages with a plethora of legendary sets.
LEGO Star Wars is one of the most popular LEGO themes to date. Within this theme, there are many iconic spaceships. In this list, we cover every LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer set that have been released, including one key chain (bag charm).
The LEGO Star Destroyer sets range from tiny micro builds to full-on display pieces worthy of any Star Wars collector. The first set on this list was released in 2002 with the most recent being released in 2019 and still available for purchase today.
LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 10030
RRP: $269.99 | €249.99
Year Released: 2002
LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 10030 may as well be the old G of UCS-style sets. This set was released in 2002 and gave way to what we now know as the Ultimate Collector Series sets.
This set contains 3,096 pieces and a Tantive IV for scale to help represent how massive these ships are compared to others in the Star Wars universe. Even though this set was one of the original large-scale Star Wars sets, unfortunately, no Minifigures were included.
The set was released in December 2002 and retired in December 2007 giving it the longest shelf life of over 5 years.
LEGO Star Destroyer 4492
Year Released: 2004
This set was a mini build of the iconic spaceship on a micro-scale. The Star Destroyer is easily recognizable even in a miniature version thanks to its command bridge. Even though this set only features 87 pieces, surprisingly this isn’t the smallest set for such an iconic ship, on this list. The main focus of this set is its mini-building size. Unlike the larger variations with more detail, this miniature version does a great job of bringing the ship to life.
LEGO Star Destroyer 4492 was released on Jan 1, 2004, and retired in December of the same year giving it just 1 year of shelf life.
LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 6211
RRP: $99.99 | €79.99
Year Released: 2006
Minifigures: 9 (3 unique to this set)
The next set on this list kicks it up a notch with its size, playability, and abundance of Minifigures. The main focus of this set is its playability with its lasers, rotating turrets, and locations for Minifigures, especially in the bridge of the ship allowing the Imperial Officer to be at the helm.
The set contains 9 Minifigures including R2-D5, Darth Vader, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, Imperial Officer, 2 of the Imperial Stormtroopers, Mouse Droid, and 2 of the Royal Guards with Red Hands. R2-D5, the Imperial Officer, and Imperial Stormtrooper are all unique to this set.
The set was released in June 2006 and retired in December 2008 giving it a shelf life of just over two and a half years.
LEGO Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer 8099
RRP: $39.99 | €34.99
Year Released: 2010
This LEGO Midi-scale Imperial Star Destroyer set finds itself in a unique position being in the exact middle, or median of the other sets by piece count. Light bluish gray plates and wedges are used throughout to give the color of the ship while darker pieces are used to create contrast and a theme that will be seen quite often throughout this list.
This set contains 423 pieces putting it right in the middle of the larger UCS style sets and the mini builds. No Minifigures were included in this set. This set like most sets on this list uses an abundance of light and dark bluish gray plates, tiles, and wedges to create the overall shape of the ship. You get some round dome-style pieces to sit atop the ship’s bridge to create the deflector shield generator.
The set was released in Aug 2010 and retired in December 2010 giving it a short shelf life of just shy of 5 months.
LEGO Super Star Destroyer 10221
RRP: $399.99 | €349.99
Year Released: 2011
Minifigures: 5 (3 unique)
This set is massive. It is the complete antithesis of the smaller sets on this list just by its sheer length. Nothing even comes close to it. Or so we thought in 2011 (wait to see what was released in 2019!) The closest set in length, LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 75252 is still over half of a foot shorter at 43 inches. Go big, or in this case long, or go home should be the motto for this set.
Coming in at almost 50 inches long (124.5cm) it is by far the longest ship on this list. The set came with 3,152 pieces and 5 Minifigures. The Minifigures included in this set are Admiral Firmus Piett, Bossk in Sand Green, Darth Vader with White Pupils, Dengar, and IG-88. It also comes with a miniature Imperial Star Destroyer to help reference its gargantuan size in the Star Wars universe. With this set being a part of the UCS series, it includes a display stand for any collector to proudly display along with a UCS plaque giving all the specifications of the ship itself.
The set was released in September 2011 and retired in December 2014 giving it a shelf life of 3 years and 3 months.
The second mini build of the Star Destroyer on this list uses fewer pieces that the first but depicts the ship quite well, even in its minuscule version. Again, light bluish gray wedges and pieces dominate the set with some darker pieces sprinkled throughout to add contrast.
This set included 38 pieces consisting of light bluish-gray wedges, slopes, and jumpers. The set also included dark gray plates, grates, studs, and slopes to create the contrast seen in the movies.
The set was released in March 2012 and retired that same year. It had a limited release globally.
LEGO Star Destroyer Microfighter 75033
RRP: $9.99 | €9.99
Year Released: 2014
Minifigures: 1 (1 unique to this set)
While not the smallest set on this list, it comes across as one of the most unique Star Destroyers. Keeping in line with the other Microfighter sets, it is constructed in such a way that even a Minifigure seems perfectly in place riding on top which adds to the fun of this style of set.
This set only includes 97 pieces but you also get a unique Minifigure available only in this set. The style of this set goes well with the other Microfighter sets in this series with its small build stature and Minifigure that can ride on top. The Minifigure included in this set is an Imperial Crew member with a black Jumpsuit, Cavalry Kepi.
The set was released in January 2014 and retired in December 2014 giving it a shelf life of just one year.
LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 75055
RRP: $129.99 | €129.99
Year Released: 2014
Minifigures: 7 (3 unique to this set)
The LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 75055 has fun written all over it. The ship can protect itself from the front and rear by launching laser beams toward any enemy craft. Like the other Star Destroyers in this list, it is clad in light bluish gray wedges, plates, and tiles to give it its color.
This set contains 1,359 pieces putting it just outside the top 5 largest sets by piece count. Even though it may not have as many pieces as some of the others it has excellent play features including the ability to shoot laser beams at the incoming Rebel forces. Alongside the playability of the set, you get 7 Minifigures with 3 of them being exclusive to this set. The Minifigures included in the set are Darth Vader (With Tan Head), Imperial Crew with Dark Bluish Gray Cap, Imperial Navy Trooper, Imperial Officer, 2 x Imperial Stormtroopers, and a Mouse Droid.
The set was released in June 2014 and retired in December 2015 giving it a shelf life of just over one and a half years.
LEGO Star Destroyer and TIE Fighter 911510
RRP: Magazine Promotional
Year Released: 2015
This Limited Edition Magazine Gift gives two of the classic Star Wars spaceships; The Star Destroyer and the TIE Fighter.
Included in this set are 21 pieces with which to build the Star Destroyer and TIE Fighter, making this the smallest set on the list.
The set was free with Star Wars comics in the EU/UK in October 2015.
LEGO Star Destroyer 911842
RRP: Magazine Promotional
Year Released: 2015
This is another Limited Edition Magazine Gift set available in 2018. Even though this set is tiny compared to some others on this list, it can accurately depict the Star Destroyer in a miniaturized state.
Included in this set are only 35 pieces making it the second smallest set by piece count on the list. Only 8 of the 35 pieces differ in color from the main color of light bluish gray.
The set was a magazine gift in 2018.
LEGO First Order Star Destroyer 30277
Year Released: 2016
A micro build of the First Order Star Destroyer, this set uses wedge plates to make up the structure of the ship and grille tiles to add texture to the spaceship. This allows it to depict the First Order Star Destroyer in a scaled-down form.
This set contains only 56 pieces making it the fourth smallest set on this list. The set is comprised mainly of light bluish gray tiles, wedges, and angle plates to create the LEGO First Order Star Destroyer in its miniature form.
The set was released in January 2016 and retired in December 2016 giving it a shelf life of just one year.
LEGO First Order Star Destroyer 75190
RRP: $159.99 | €149.99
Year Released: 2017
Minifigures: 7 (3 unique to this set)
You can tell this set was designed with a lot of attention to detail. With 7 Minifigures and 4 stud shooters on each side, this set is sure to keep the Rebels in check. Adults and kids are sure to have a blast protecting their piece of the Empire with LEGO First Order Star Destroyer.
This set has 1,416 pieces, making it the fourth largest set by piece count on this list. The set also came with 7 Minifigures, which tie for the second most of any set. Three of the Minifigures are exclusive to this set. The Minifigures included in this set were BB-9E, First Order Medical Droid, First Order Office, First Order Shuttle Pilot, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader, and Supreme Leader Snoke.
The set was released in September 2017 and retired in Oct 2019 in North America giving it a shelf life of two years and one month. It has a shorter shelf life in the UK/EU being sold only until May of 2019 with a shelf life of 1 year and 8 months.
LEGO Star Destroyer Key Chain Charm 853767
RRP: $5.99 | €5.99
Year Released: 2018
This Star Destroyer differs from the rest since it is not one that you get to build like a traditional set. It comes pre-assembled and ready for you to keep your keys safe while you protect the galaxy.
With this key chain (bag charm) you get a prebuilt mini Star Destroyer along with a keyring to keep all of your keys safe from the Rebels in the Galaxy.
The charm was released in March 2018 and retired in November 2020 giving it a shelf life of just shy of two years and 9 months.
LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 75252
RRP: $699.99 | €699.99
Year Released: 2019
Minifigures: 2 (2 unique to this set)
The LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer 75252 looks amazing with its potential for display and stature. Its presence is overwhelming and for perfectly good reason, the designer Henrik Anderson has designed over 150 LEGO sets since they started working for The LEGO Group in 1998.
We have now made it to the largest set on this list by piece, and it is a behemoth! Coming in with 4,784 pieces, it dwarfs the next set by over 1,600 pieces! Besides the large piece count, you also get over 3 feet of length for an impressive display size and two Minifigures; both of which are unique to this set. The Minifigures included are Imperial Crewmember with Printed Arms and Imperial Office with Dual Molded Legs.
The set was released in October 2019 and is expected to retire in December 2022 giving it a potential shelf life of 3 years and 3 months.
LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer sets are packed with incredible sets with their unique flair to keep LEGO Star Wars fans coming back for more. If you are looking for sets that are impressive to display, have high levels of entertainment, or even just enjoy the micro-scale of this iconic Star Wars ship, there is something for every Star Wars lover, of all ages!
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