LEGO works on a continuing cycle of new and retiring products. Great sets are created in popular ranges, released to the public so that they can update their collections and enjoy new opportunities for play and then the sets are eventually retired in favor of new ones. Many of the Star Wars LEGO Sets from 2014 have recently been retired as the new models for 2016 arrive. Even though some 2016 models offer improvements on a theme, it can still be worth searching for these older models to find a rare item to fill a gap on a shelf or to enhance a scene with additional spacecraft and characters. The 2014 LEGO Star Wars building sets are just as varied as the modern options with iconic models from the original trilogy, plenty of exciting ships and battles from Episode 3 : Revenge of the Sith and a few other oddities in between.
2014 LEGO sets from the Original Star Wars Trilogy
LEGO Star Wars 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina Building set
There is really only one place to start when looking at LEGO Star Wars sets from the 2014 range, and that is the LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina building set. Not only is this set based on a design from the first film in the series, Star Wars 4: A New Hope, it is responsible for some of the most iconic scenes. Different elements of the story can be played out in this fold-out building.
At one end, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi can attempt to avoid a fight at the bar; at the other, Han Solo and Greedo can carry out their dispute and players can finally determine who shot first. Also included are three Cantina band musicians with instruments – which is vital for the atmosphere – a pair of electrobinoculars and a Sandtrooper. Just in case a fight does break out, and it is inevitable, there are also plenty of blasters and light-sabers.
LEGO Star Wars 75049 Snowspeeder Building Set
The Mos Eisley scenes are some of the most memorable in A New Hope but in the following Star Wars 5, The Empire Strikes Back, many of the striking action scenes take place on Hoth. The battles here have been re-imagined in LEGO bricks many times and a key example from 2014 is the LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder building set. This sleek Snowspeeder is designed to handle the snowy landscape with ease and has a dual cockpit for two of the included mini figures – Luke Skywalker and Dak Ralter.
It is up to these characters to head out into battle and protect the Rebel’s base from the Imperial forces. The figures have plenty of weapons to hand, such as the spring-loaded shooters under the wings and the rear stud blaster, and they should be well equipped to see off the approaching Snowtrooper. Speed out over the landscape and take down all enemies before it is too late.
LEGO Star Wars 75054 AT-AT Building Set
The Battle of Hoth is also brought to life in another of the key 2014 Star Wars Lego sets, one that compliments the previous Snowspeeder set nicely. The LEGO Star Wars 75054 AT-AT Building set provides builders with a great AT-AT model with moving parts that they can use to make the battle even harder. It is one thing for Luke to shoot at a passing Snowtrooper, but it much harder to deal with this big, tough walking machine.
The 33cm high model is posable so that players can create better fight scenes, and this includes the legs and the moving head. There is also a trap door on the bottom, a pair of spring-loaded shooters to blast the Rebels and a cockpit for the AT-AT Driver. This set adds even more danger to the scene by offering minifigures of General Veers, a Snow trooper Commander and two Snow troopers and blaster rifles for each trooper.
LEGO Star Wars 75050 B-Wing Building Set
Moving on to the last of the three films in the original series of films, we come to the LEGO Star Wars B-Wing building set. There are many ships that head off into battle in the Star Wars universe and some are more familiar than others. This B-Wing model from Star Wars 6 -Return of the Jedi gives keen fans the chance to add another ship to their collection, one that is detailed and just as ready for a good aerial battle.
The fighter has four large engines to give it power and speed in the skies, foldable wings to make it even more manoeuvrable and two spring-loaded shooter to attack the enemy. Fun additional details include the fact that the Gray Squadron Pilot’s opening cockpit also rotates and that the Ten Numb figure has a wrench for any emergency repairs. Also included are two blaster pistols and a General Airmen Cracked figure.
LEGO Star Wars 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer Set
There are lots of 2014 sets based on this original trilogy that offer a different look at important ships or scenes and add some depth to a growing collection. A great example of this is the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer. The attention to detail on this building set is quite impressive, and this means that it provides plenty for collectors to admire – such as the blue screens on the bridge and the rare Emperor Palpatine hologram – as well as plenty for kids to play with.
This striking ship has plenty of firepower for great battles, including the eight synchronised cannons, and a carrying handle. Most of the action, however, takes place inside, once players remove the top. Various Imperial crew minifigures are included alongside Darth Vader and the Mouse Droid and they can plan attacks from the bridge. There are control panels, rotating chairs and even a turning weapon rack.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75056 Set
The last set to mention in this 2014 range that regard the original series of film is one that is completely different in tone and style to the other battle scenes and ships. The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75056 continues the holiday theme of the previous Advent Calendar of 2013. Where that model focused on the characters and models from the prequels, this fun set awards 24 prizes based on the original films.
Each day, players can receive a different minifigure or vehicles that combine to form a great playset on the snowy planet of Hoth. The battles have died down, the Imperial forces have been beaten and now the 7 characters and 3 droids are in the mood to celebrate. Many of the models are recognizable, such as the TIE fighter, but there is even a Christmas themed minifigure and a Christmas Speeder for Luke to ride on.
2014 LEGO sets from Episode 3 : Revenge of the Sith and the Battle of Kashyyyk
LEGO Star Wars 75037 Battle on Saleucami Set
A large number of the models that have been created in the 2014 line are inspired by the last of the three prequel films – specifically the battles involving the Kahyyyk Troopers and the Utapau Troopers. With the LEGO Star Wars Battle on Saleucami building set, players get the chance to build a strong Droid defence station and a speeder for the BARC Trooper.
This 2 inch high station comes with 2 Battle Droids and 2 of the even tougher Super Battle Droids, so the trooper definitely has a tough job on his hands, but the speeder has the added benefit of a powerful spring-loaded shooter that has can fire upon the enemy as he makes his advances. The depth of the battle means that this set is just one element of what can be achieved, providing a great accompaniment to other sets based on this sequence.
Lego Star Wars Kashyyyk Troopers 75035 Set
It is advised that collectors purchase the Battle of Seleucami set in addition to packs of key figures and fighters for a chance to enhance this epic war in the playroom. The first of these comes in the form of the 2014 LEGO Star Wars Kashyyyk Troopers building set.
This battle pack essentially provides reinforcements in the form of these Kashyyk fighters and their weaponry so that players can enhance their chances of success and enjoy some alternative figures. With this pack, there are 2 41st Elite Corps Troopers and 2 Kashyyyk Clone Troopers, the latter having a unique helmet design. Also included is a swamp speeder with a rotating engine, which should provide fast transportation into battle against the Droid Army, and series of blasters for adequate firepower. The set is simple but the elements are diverse enough to add a fun addition to the battle.
LEGO Star Wars 75036 Utapau Troopers Set
The alternative option when it comes to a battle pack for this Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith war is the LEGO Star Wars Utapau Troopers set. Like the previous option, there are four minifigures that can be used to take on the enemy and bring about a swift victory – 2 212th Battalion Clone Troopers and 2 Airborne Clone Troopers.
The difference with this set is that instead of coming with a vehicle to help the mini-figures in their fight, there is a whole new enemy to build and neutralize. This threat is the Octuptarra Tri-Droid and it has some neat tricks that make the job a little harder. The posable legs mean that it can walk across the battleground with ease, making it difficult to target, the rotating head allows it to see its attackers from multiple directions and it also has 3 flick missiles that can do a lot of damage.
LEGO Star Wars 75042 Droid Gunship Set
While these troops are busy leading the reinforcements and trying their best to help their allies on the ground, there are also some important aeriel battles taking place in Revenge of the Sith. A great option in this 2014 range in the LEGO Star Wars Droid Gunship, the ideal fighter ship to make a little more noise and add some more excitement.
This 11” long ship can fly over the battle of Kashyyk, targeting the droids with its multiple weapons. There is an additional Super Battle Droid and Battle Droid figure included with this set and the ship can fire upon them with the dual side-mounted spring-loaded shooter or the front-mounted laser cannons. There is even the option to drop a bomb with a special release function. The opening cockpit and landing gear also mean that Chewbacca and the 41st Elite Corps Trooper minifigure can join the fight on the ground with their crossbow and blaster.
LEGO Star Wars 75043 AT-AP Set
Chewbacca and the other Trooper models can all do a pretty good job with their ammunition to fire on all the Battle Droids and other enemies, but another of the key 2014 figures to come from this movie provides an alternative model that add yet another dimension to the scene and really enhance the feel of the film.
The LEGO Star Wars 75043 AT-AP building set offers a 9x9x5 inch model of the iconic walker and it comes with a number of features such as the elevating gun, spring-loaded shooters, retractable third leg and opening side doors. There is also a cockpit with enough room for both of the included minifigures – Clone Commander Gree and Chief Tarfful. They can look out for trouble with the binoculars, guide the walker on its posable legs and fire at will. Also included are three blasters and Wookiee long-gun.
2014 LEGO Star Wars sets from the Battle of Coruscant in Revenge of the Sith
LEGO Star Wars 75039 V-Wing Starfighter Set
The chance to create battles based on the final instalment of the prequel movies – which, at the time, was the finale of the whole saga – is something that many LEGO Star Wars collectors cannot pass up. This is why there are also many sets that lend themselves to the battle of Coruscant. A great place to start is with the LEGO Star Wars 75039 V-Wing Starfighter building set.
The characters available here may not be as exciting as with other kits – coming in the form of the V-Wing Pilot and a crucial Astromech Droid for guidance – but the battle cannot be won without these sorts of allies. The ship measures in at 22cm long and has all the necessary functions to make it battle-ready. It is loaded with missiles to fire from the dual spring-loaded shooters, the rotating wings allow for precise flights and landings in difficult situations and there is an opening cockpit.
LEGO Star Wars 75038 Jedi Interceptor Set
These epic battles mean that players need plenty of strong Rebel ships to even up the playing field, such as the LEGO Star Wars Jedi Interceptor building set. The basic functions of this ship are much like the other LEGO kits for these sorts of battles – there are folding wings to help players perform daring manoeuvres over the battleground, dual spring-loaded shooter for deadly force and an opening cockpit for a mini-figure to climb aboard.
What makes this model so much more appealing to young players, however is the pair of minifigures that are on offer here. First there is the main hero, Anakin Skywalker, who comes equipped with his light-saber in case of attack. Also available to add to the storyline is the classic character of the lovable droid R2-D2. Together, the pair can help the Jedi’s to victory and enhance any collection.
LEGO Star Wars Droid Tri Fighter 75044 Set
As the Jedi’s work towards victory in the important scenes of Episode 3, they manage to capture Chancellor Palpatine and plan to bring him to justice. The only problem is that the enemy are on their tail and keen to shoot them down with their spring-loaded blasters and other deadly weapons.
With the LEGO Star Wars Droid Tri Fighter building set, players get the chance to see the action from the side of the bad guys and build an attractive tri-wing ship that is capable of taking on any Jedi Interceptor or other ship. This unique build is a great collectors piece and offers players plenty of fun features. The highlight has to be the centre sphere that opens to reveal the Buzz Droid. With this on the loose, the Jedi’s don’t stand a chance. Also included are the Security Battle Droid and Battle Droid minifigures with extra weaponry.
LEGO Star Wars 75041 Vulture Droid Set
This Buzz Droid is a tricky customer to deal with in a tough battle, and the above building set is not the only chance that players have in this 2014 range to take hold of this deadly weapon. In the LEGO Star Wars Vulture Droid set, this Buzz Droid can once again be unleashed on Jedi and Rebel craft to help the crew to victory. This time that crew consists of the Pilot Battle Droid and a Neimoidian Warrior minifigure.
What makes this Vulture Droid so appealing for battle – and simply for Star Wars collectors – is that this model has a dual purpose. It can walk around the battleground, keeping an eye out for trouble, and then it can take to the air. This model easily switches between these walking and flying modes and has the added benefits of dual spring-loaded shooters so that the characters can fight off the enemy.
LEGO Star Wars 75040 General Grievous’ Wheel Bike Set
The final set to be mentioned in the 2014 range of LEGO Star Wars sets from Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is another tough vehicle that adds a different approach to the fight. The LEGO Star Wars 75040 General Grievous’ Wheel Bike is an odd vehicle because while it does have turning wheels to help the bike speed away from the advancing Jedi forces, there are also fold-out clawed legs that let it climb the walls.
It will be hard for the included Obi-Wan Kenobi figure to catch General Grievous once he climbs aboard this bike. Obi-Wan may have his light-saber and a blaster pistol but Grievous has his own saber, an electrostaff and access to the laser cannons and flick missile on the bike. The features may be overkill for one villain, but the design is certainly unique and a must-have for collectors that want to make the most of this character.
Other Star Wars LEGO Sets 2014
LEGO Star WarsTM Trade Federation Multi Troop Transport 75058 Set
The majority of LEGO Sets from 2014 do seem to focus on the last of the prequel films to provide a more comprehensive selection of models for the particular scene. There is, however an interesting model from Episode I: The Phantom Menace that takes players into the Battle of Naboo.
The LEGO Star Wars Trade Federation Multi Troop Transport building set is an interesting looking vehicle that can transport a troop of 7 battle droids straight into the action thanks to its tough, armoured exterior, large capacity and deadly weapons. The model is 31cm long and 15cm high, so there is plenty of room for the figures and the four interchangeable weapon racks, and it has a rear hatch, cannons on the front, hidden spring-loaded shooters and a gear-activated platform that extends from the front. Also included are the minifigures of the Naboo Security Guard, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and a Battle Droid Pilot.
Star Wars Lego Set 75045 Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon Set
Another great source of inspiration for the creators of LEGO Star Wars sets is the Clone Wars animated series as it provides new vehicles and a stylised approach to design. A great set from the 2014 series is the LEGO Star Wars Republic AV-7 Anti-vehicle Cannon. As the name suggests, it is all about the firepower with this machine. The elevating gun is built to make short work of the enemy and there is also a flick missile on board for back up.
To add to the sense of danger, there is also a Droideka roaming around and the three included minifigures, Plo Koon and the two Wolf Pack Clone Troopers, are armed with a lightsaber and blasters respectively. This cannon is interesting because the legs can be raised to reveal two hidden wheels and these allow the operators to zoom off to the areas of the battle where they are needed most.
Star Wars Lego 75046 Coruscant Police Gunship Set
Also from the Clone Wars animated series – more specifically Season 5 – is the LEGO Star Wars Lego Coruscant Police Gunship. Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka are both included here in minifigure form – as are two Shock Troopers that there are transporting into battle via this Police Gunship. Under Anakin’s orders, these vital troops can be taken into the heart of the action, armed with their blasters, ready to take the side to victory.
This vehicle has easy entry so it is easy for the troops to enter and depart, a rear compartment for cargo, dual spring-loaded shooters in case of attack and folding wings for maneuverability. Other features that will be appreciated by fans is the use of sliding doors, landing gear for when the troops reach their destination and a selection of light-sabers. This means that Anakin can fight alongside them and other characters can be brought in too.
LEGO Star Wars 75051 Jedi Scout Fighter Building Set
Another interesting 2014 set that comes from the animated world of Star Wars is the LEGO Star Wars Jedi Scout Fighter Building Set – this time the source is the perhaps lesser-known The Yoda Chronicles animated series. This Jedi ship is on a dangerous mission but one that skilled players can master. The large rear storage compartment holds a number of containers but there are also some dangerous thermal detonators and Halocarbons.
Once the crew – which consists of minifigures of Jek-14, an Ithorian Jedi Master, an Astromech Droid and an RA-7 Protocol Droid – are in place, they can release the cargo via the opening hatch. Until then, they have to manoeuvre their way to safety using the four wing flaps and defend themselves against enemies with the spring-loaded shooters and the elevating and rotating cannon. If it all goes wrong, there is always the detachable escape pod to make use of.
LEGO Star Wars 75034 Death Star Troopers Set
The last set to consider in this list of the 2014 range of LEGO Star Wars sets is one that is a little different again. In many ways, the LEGO Star Wars Death Star Troopers set may seem a little simple and generic to players that are not overly familiar with the characters that are on offer. The beauty here is that these four mini-figures, plus their weapons, can be used to reinforce a number of battles.
The set provides 2 Imperial Royal Guards and 2 Death Star Gunners and while the helmet designs are stylish and unique, they will fit in with larger battles in any Death Star set. These Imperial fighters have a blaster each but they also come with the Death Star laser cannon. This cannon is 13cm long, has a powerful flick missile to attack any nearby rebels and a rotating seat for one of the Gunners to use.