With May the 4th (be with you) fast approaching, it’s time to add more Star Wars to your life!
We’ve done our Jedi training, and to help you out we’re channeling Yoda-
like wisdom to round up the latest gadgets, games and toys from the Star Wars world.
Read on for a full selection of picks!
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga features adventures across all nine films of the core canon. There are more than 300 playable characters, from Qui-Gon Jinn to Kylo Ren, and more than 100 vehicles.
As ever, with all things made by the begetter of building block brilliance, there’s humor and attention to detail, and it’s glorious and whimsical.
Star Wars and Lego collaborations have always been great but this is a whole new galaxy of fun. Or several galaxies.
Buy it for £44.99 from Argos.
If old-school is more your style, there’s no need to scour the Unknown Regions. Arcade1Up has you covered with the Star Wars Digital Pinball Machine.
This three-quarter-sized version features ten different games from the original three movie releases and the most recent trilogy.
Buy it for £699.99 from Smyths Toys.
For the kids
If you want to entertain the younglings, The Child Animatronic Edition is a thing of joy.
This 26cm-high version of the ever-hungry Baby Yoda-like character from The Mandalorian has 25 sound and action combinations that are triggered by touching his head.
He’s been my desk companion since he arrived for testing and I am yet to tire of him.
Buy it for £66 from Argos.
There’s also The Child Speaker from eKids. This 10cm-high rechargeable mini Bluetooth wonder features Grogu in his pod. It’s also a cute mini bedside ornament.
Buy it for £29.99 from Currys.
The latest release from Lego also has connections with The Mandalorian but it’s a different bounty hunter.
Boba Fett’s Throne Room is a 732- piece playset for ages nine and above, featuring secret compartments, tilting steps and an ejector mechanism in the seat of power.
The latter means kids can help Boba depose of Bib Fortuna and take his place as the daimyo of Tatooine.
Buy it for £89.99 from Lego.
For the adults
If the dark side is tempting, you can always indulge yourself. The Skywalker Legacy Lightsaber is a beautifully crafted, full-size replica of that most beloved of film props.
In the hand, you can feel the build quality and see the loving care that’s been taken recreating it. The tubular light attachment makes a very satisfying click as it locks into place.
Once switched on, it gives that familiar blue glow and it makes the noises you’d expect from the favored tool of a Jedi Knight. To quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, this faithful recreation is truly an elegant weapon.
Buy it for £160 from Disney.
Also beautifully crafted is the series of Star Wars watches from Citizen that feature digital/analogue displays, a temperature gauge and an alarm.
Last year’s Metallic Gold C-3PO edition captures the look of everybody’s favorite protocol droid.
This year’s releases, themed around Boba Fett, Darth Vader and the Death Star Trench Run, combines similar clever design with functionality.
Buy it for £269 from Citizen.
Lego’s R2-D2 is a personal must-have.
This 2,314-piece set builds into a detailed 31cm- high model complete with a secret compartment for a hidden lightsaber à la Return Of The Jedi.
It’s a display model, not a toy, but it is the droid you’re looking for.
Buy it for £174.99 from Lego.
For the home
If you need to rewire a plug on an Imperial Star Destroyer, the Stormtrooper Multi Tool is ideal. It has eight interchangeable screwdriver attachments that lock into place and it’s fab for tinkering with electronics.
Buy it for £15 from Menkind.
For household geek chic, the Millennium Falcon Desk Lamp is cool.
This articulated anglepoise lamp has a hand-sized model of the modified Corellian freighter with the light emanating from its propulsion system at the back.
Buy it for £54.99 from Amazon.
Elsewhere, the Star Wars Logo Desk Light will even make ice planet Hoth feel more homely.
Buy it for £20 from Lost Universe.
There’s also a feast of cool kitchen devices if you fancy creating your very own Mos Eisley cantina. The chunky blue and red Lightsaber Salt and Pepper Grinders make me smile every mealtime.
Buy it for £40 from Lost Universe.
The R2-D2 Multi-use Pressure Cooker, meanwhile, is a solid piece of culinary kit.
With 13 smart programs, it can pressure cook (obviously), steam, sautée and slow cook.
Adding a bit of sci-fi elan to dinner, it wouldn’t fill the stomach of a Sarlacc but its 5.7-litre capacity will provide food for a family of five. So tuck in… and may the forks be with you.
Buy it for £89 from Lost Universe.
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