21 Best Star Wars Model Kits in 2020 (My Personal Picks)

Best star wars model kits

In this post, I’ll list some of the best star wars model kits that have been released through the years. Hope you enjoy and find something that catches your eye!

Let’s get straight to it…


1. Bandai Star Wars AT-AT Model Kit

  • Scale: 1/144 
  • From the battle of Hoth scene
  • Legs are adjustable and you can bend them to recreate the defeat of the behemoth 
  • Instructions are easy to understand, beginners shouldn’t experience too much difficulty with the build


2. Bandai Star Wars Clone Trooper Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars Clone Trooper Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/12
  • From the Attack of the Clones
  • Once completed, this model is 6 inches tall 
  • Snap kit (no need for glue) 
  • Posable 
  • Pre-colored parts, although you have the option to paint them if you’d like
  • Alternatively, you could also get the 1/12 scale First Order Stormtrooper here


3. Bandai Star Wars Millennium Falcon Model Kit (Perfect Grade)

Bandai Star Wars Millennium Falcon Model Ki
  • Scale: 1/72 
  • Length: 19 inches 
  • This incredibly detailed kit includes a display base and seated figures of Han Solo, C-3P0, Princess Leia, Obi-wan, Luke, and Chewbacca 
  • Based on The Empire Strikes Back film 


4. Bandai Hobby Star Wars Darth Vader Model Kit

Bandai Hobby Star Wars Darth Vader Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/12
  • This kit includes a display stand and sheets of water transfers and tetron strikers
  • Superb detail, good fit, and movie accurate model


5. Bandai Spirits Star Destroyer Model Kit (A New Hope)

Bandai Spirits Star Destroyer Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/5000 
  • Length: 12.6 inches 
  • This kit includes a display stand, blockade runner, stickers, and an in-scale Millenium Falcon 
  • Some customers say that the kit is too small for them, but it does have impressive detail
  • You can also get the more expensive model lighting kit version.


6. Bandai Star Wars Death Trooper Model Kit - Rogue One

Bandai Star Wars Death Trooper Model Kit - Rogue One
  • Scale: 1/12
  • Intermediate skill level, should take most people around 5 hours to build (without painting)
  • Parts are crisp and well molded, detail is great, fully posable 
  • The kit comes with many different accessories, and you can choose to customize the model the way you want


7. Bandai Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Model Kit
  • Starfighter 1/72 Scale 
  • From Star Wars Episode IV 
  • Many customers say this is the best 1/72 X-Wing fighter on the market, and it’s a must-have model for star wars fans. The detail is incredible and the engineering is flawless.


8. Bandai Star Wars Boba Fett Plastic Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars Boba Fett Plastic Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/12 
  • Even though it’s a snap-tite model, the fit and detail is solid. 
  • Hyper articulated


9. Bandai U-Wing Fighter & Tie Striker Model Kit (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Bandai U-Wing Fighter and Tie Striker Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/144
  • This kit comes with 2 assault tanks (just like in the movie) 
  • Amazing detail and a very good value at this price point


10. Bandai Star Wars Y-Wing Scale Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars Y-Wing Scale Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/72 
  • Challenging build, not for beginners 
  • It’s worth noting that this model does not look very good out of the box, and most customers said they had to paint it to make the detail up to their standards.


11. Revell Star Wars Republic Gunship Model Kit

Revell Star Wars Republic Gunship Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/172 
  • Intermediate skill level, not meant for complete beginners


12. Bandai Star Wars A-Wing Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars A-Wing Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/72
  • This snap together model kit contains a Death Star display base, turbolaser, laser effect part, two seated 1/72 scale pilots, landing gears, canopy, and more. 
  • Not too many parts, it should take intermediate skill level modelers around 2 to 3 hours to build 
  • Some customers said putting together the cockpit glass was quite challenging


13. Bandai Star Wars Slave 1 Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars Slave 1 Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/144
  • Requires painting if you want the model to be movie accurate 
  • Great instructions, should be a straightforward assembly


14. Bandai Star Wars Tie Fighter Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars Tie Fighter Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/72 
  • Several customers said this model looks pretty detailed even without painting or weathering 


15. Bandai Star Wars General Grievous Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars General Grievous Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/12 
  • Some customers said that the instructions were unclear, but they were able to figure things out from diagrams & pictures


16. Star Wars R2-D2 Model Kit by Metal Earth Fascinations

Star Wars R2-D2 Model Kit by Metal Earth Fascinations
  • Not a beginner model — requires a high experience level 
  • Several customers said that you need a good amount of tools to assemble this model


17. Bandai Brocade Runner Star Wars Episode 4 / New Hope Vehicle Model No.14

Bandai Brocade Runner Star Wars Episode 4
  • Bandai Star Wars 1/1000 Scale 
  • Worth noting that this is a very small model, so if you’re looking for something larger to put on your shelf, this isn’t the right choice 
  • Stickers and decals are included in the kit 
  • Doesn’t look very good out of the box, you’ll probably want to paint it


18. Bandai Star Wars Darth Vader (Return of the Jedi Ver.)

Bandai Star Wars Darth Vader (Return of the Jedi Ver.)
  • Scale: 1/12 
  • Several interchangeable parts (i.e. alternate head and hands, etc.)
  • Stickers and water decals included 
  • Great articulation


19. Revell Star Wars Rogue One OBI Wan's Jedi Starfighter Model Kit

Star Wars Rogue One OBI Wan's Jedi Starfighter Model Kit​
  • Scale: 1/58 
  • 21 parts, does not come with a stand 
  • Length: around 4 inches, Width: around 3 inches 
  • Requires glue and painting


20. Star Wars Battle Droid & Stapp Model Kit

Star Wars Battle Droid & Stapp Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/12 
  • Great kit if you’re a fan of Battle Droids 
  • Doesn’t look good out of the box, requires extra work (i.e. painting, etc.)  
  • Good articulation


21. Bandai Star Wars C-3PO & R2-D2 Model Kit

Bandai Star Wars C-3PO & R2-D2 Model Kit
  • Scale: 1/12
  • Great choice for a diorama 
  • Can be a frustrating build if you’re not experienced

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