WIth Star Wars: Ahsoka coming to screens later this year, there’s no better time to go and fill some holes in your LEGO Star Wars Rebels collection. This modern classic piece of Star Wars storytelling has some great LEGO sets that delivered the memorable characters and ships from the show.
Star Wars Rebels is the story of Ezra and the crew of the Ghost, set in the years prior to Star Wars: A New Hope. It ran from 2014 until 2018. Though the final LEGO Star Wars Rebels set retired in 2017, the upcoming Disney+ series, Ahsoka, is set to feature multiple characters and vehicles from the beloved animated show in live action for the first time.
With only 13 sets, Rebels might seem like a manageable LEGO range to collect for the average fan. However, their aftermarket prices are remarkably high, and will continue to appreciate thanks to the Ahsoka show.
Blocks, the LEGO magazine for fans, seeks to answer the question – which LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets are worth going back and collecting before they are too expensive to obtain?
Spoilers for Star Wars Rebels throughout this feature!
75048 The Phantom
This version of The Phantom was (spoilers) destroyed in Rebels Season 3. Thus, the chances of this small starfighter being remade are low. Still, 75048 The Phantom represents an important part of the Star Wars Rebels story, and features a unique design not seen in any other LEGO Star Wars vehicle. This specific Ezra Bridger minifigure, who sports long hair and does not wield a lightsaber yet, is not likely to appear in the Ahsoka show. 75048 is a great smaller set for Rebels fans but will not be relevant in new Star Wars content.
75053 The Ghost
75053 The Ghost has the highest chance of being remade into a modern LEGO set, thanks to Ahsoka. With ace rebel pilot Hera already cast (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), we can expect to see her behind the wheel of an updated 75053. Buying 75053 for The Ghost itself could potentially prove redundant, but this set’s stand out minifigure is Zeb. An extremely rare figure, Zeb only appears in this one set. If he appears in the Ahsoka show before a new minifigure is produced, this old version of Zeb will surely skyrocket in value, and become an even more desirable minifigure for collectors – get him while you can.
75078 Imperial Troop Transport
75078 Imperial Troop Transport includes four Rebels-styled Stormtroopers and a small transport build. LEGO Stormtroopers have long since been updated with newer dual-moulded (and controversial) helmet moulds, making these stylised minifigures obsolete. The vehicle is quite simple and can be re-created with basic LEGO parts.
75082 TIE Advanced Prototype
75082 TIE Advanced Prototype is another fun take on the TIE Fighter. It’s amazing how, in modern Star Wars storytelling, the designers continue to come up with new takes on this classic. The rounded shape of this set fits well with Star Wars Rebels and the inclusion of an Inquisitor adds extra appeal to this starship.
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The AT-DP itself is quintessential Rebels. Its design alludes to classic Imperial vehicles like the AT-ST, while offering a fresh Star Wars Rebels feel. Something about the round bubble-like accents scream ‘Star Wars Rebels aesthetic.’ Agent Kallus is the most interesting minifigure in In 75083 AT-DP, and though he does reappear in 75106 Imperial Assault Carrier, 75083 is the only set to include his helmet.
75084 Wookiee Gunship
One of the most unique LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets produced, 75084 Wookiee Gunship only appears in one episode of Star Wars Rebels. It has a unique, colourful aesthetic that makes it very fresh and different in the LEGO Star Wars theme. In terms of collectability, unless Wookiees have a significant role in any of the upcoming shows, 75084 will continue to remain an often forgotten and underrated Star Wars set.
75090 Ezra’s Speeder Bike
The pair of speeder bikes offered in 75090 Ezra’s Speeder Bike make for fun models for play, but not much else. None of the minifigures are exclusive, and the speeders are not exactly ‘iconic.’ Then again, this wouldn’t be a collection of LEGO Star Wars sets without speeders.
75106 Imperial Assault Carrier
75106 Imperial Assault Carrier might not seem that exciting (being another grey Star Wars ship), but surprisingly this Rebels-era ship is still relevant today. 75106 made an appearance in Season 2 of the Mandalorian and could reappear in the Ahsoka series. Sabine is the same as the one included in 75090, but the inclusion of her helmet makes this version more valuable (just her helmet will set you back about $80 on BrickLink).
75141 Kanan’s Speeder Bike
When 75141 Kanan’s Speeder Bike was released back in 2016, it received a lot of criticism. First, there were LEGO fans who claimed the speeder bike was oversized and others were not impressed by the minifigure selection. Both those claims hold up today, making this set an easy pass unless you are collecting them all.
75150 Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing
The Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren is going to appear in the Ashoka series, which means her past minifigures are soon to be in even more demand. 75150 Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing includes an exclusive Sabine variant with blue and green hair. In case that’s not enough reason to seek out this set, 75150 includes the last decent-sized TIE Advanced (the version from 75251 Darth’s Vader’s Castle is not exactly minifigure scale).
75157 Captain Rex’s AT-TE
75157 Captain Rex’s AT-TE is one of the most unique takes on a LEGO Star Wars vehicle. It takes a mostly grey colour scheme (75337 AT-TE Walker) and spices it up with blue, yellow, and brown. We may not see it again, but it is one of the more interesting sets to come out of the Rebels sub-theme. Plus, older Captain Rex is another character who could turn up in Star Wars: Ahsoka.
75158 Rebel Combat Frigate
75158 Rebel Combat Frigate is one the most expensive Rebels sets to acquire today. The ship featured in 75158 is really cool, but three of the five minifigures are repeated. Admiral Sato is exclusive, but the Rebels version of Ahsoka is the real draw here. Ahsoka continues to be an extremely popular Star Wars character, and anything that includes her minifigure tends to elicit extra interest. Check out the Blocks guide to LEGO Ahsoka here.
75170 The Phantom
This is the one to get. It is poetic that the final Star Wars Rebels set shares the same name as the first, but the minifigures here are even better. Grand Admiral Thrawn is iconic, and with his live-action debut imminent, he will be more desirable than ever. Kanan has appeared in other Rebels sets, but thanks to his hair/mask combo, this version feels like a premium version of the character. The ship is not bad either.
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