X-wing Starfighters are one of the most iconic ships in the Star Wars galaxy. Diving through the trenches of the Death Star to hit an exhaust port, or taking out the laser cannons of the Fulminatrix, they have appeared in almost every major dogfight. Featuring distinctive S-foils that can be locked in attack position, the silhouette of an X-wing is unmistakable, no matter whether it’s a T-65 or the more recent, sleeker T-70.
It’s no wonder that there have been so many X-wings in the LEGO Star Wars theme – more than 25 – from massive Ultimate Collector Series versions to tiny Microfighters. Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, is taking a look at the best five…
9677 X-wing Starfighter & Yavin IV
9677 X-wing Starfighter & Yavin IV will probably surprise many fans because these planet sets split opinion. Is it an ornament? A collectible? While the concept may be a little confused, the design of this tiny X-wing is superb, highlighting what can be achieved through the use of some small bricks. It makes this list because its design paved the way for every X-wing polybag since.
75102 Poe’s X-wing Fighter
Nicknamed the Black One because of its black-and-orange colour scheme, Poe wants the First Order officers to know that it’s him and BB-8 who are blowing up all their equipment. 75102 Poe’s X-wing Fighter does a great job at capturing the sleeker shape of the T-70, while also using a new mechanism to open the S-foils through Technic hidden in the hyperdrive and some good old rubber bands.
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75301 Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Fighter
One of the most recent LEGO X-wings, 75301 Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Fighter is also one of the smallest at only just over 400 pieces. Just as Master Yoda taught though, it shouldn’t be judged by it’s small size. This set packs in a surprising amount of detail, even if it relies heavily on stickers, but there’s some good greebling on the laser cannons and engines. It really makes this list for the minfigiurews though, including the debut of General Dodonna, who gives the briefing at Yavin IV.
75125 Resistance X-wing Fighter
Microfighters can often be underrated because they are not very realistic with a minifigure sitting happily on top. However, these charming little builds are great for getting unique minifigures, or ones that are only else available in a more expensive set. 75125 Resistance X-wing Fighter comes with Snap Wexley (he’s not named on the box), who is Poe’s wingman and a key character throughout the Star Wars: Aftermath books.
75355 X-wing Starfighter
This list had to include 75355 X-wing Starfighter, the latest Ultimate Collector Series version. It’s the best that X-wing in LEGO Star Wars history, packed full of greebling and with a fully detailed cockpit. If you want to know more about this incredible set then check out our exclusive designer interview in Blocks Magazine Issue 104 – there’s a full review for 75355 too!
That’s our five favourite X-wing models, but do you agree? There are a lot of different versions that offer unique aspects, whether that’s mechanisms or minifigures. Jump into the cockpit and come fly over to the Blocks social media channels to let us know!