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LEGO Star Wars 2004

Updated on November 13, 2015

I call this the mini year. With a grand total of 14 sets released, it would be one of the smaller production years and half of those kits would be mini building sets. This was a great year for the 7+ age group or for those people who had itty-bitty living spaces!

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 4504 Box
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 4504 Box
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 4504 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 4504 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 4504 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 4504 Minifigures

Millennium Falcon

Item #: 4504
Affiliation: Episode V
Ages: 9+
Pieces: 985
Minifigures:

  1. Han Solo (Hoth)
  2. Chewbacca
  3. Princess Leia (Hoth)
  4. C-3PO
  5. Snowtrooper


The Millennium Falcon played a key role in the rebellion against the Empire. It assisted Luke Skywalker in Destroying the first Death Star and delivered a critical strike to blow up the second. This smuggling freighter, turned rebel warship has seen a lot of action in its long history. For this LEGO building set, they focused on its role in Empire Strikes Back when Han, Chewie, Leia and C-3PO escaped Hoth after their Rebel base was overrun by Imperial forces. It even comes with a Snowtrooper minifigure to shoot down during your escape. You will have to supply your own potatoes for the asteroid field.

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina 4501 Box
LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina 4501 Box
LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina 4501 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina 4501 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina 4501 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina 4501 Minifigures

Mos Eisley Cantina

Item #: 4501
Affiliation: Episode IV
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 193
Minifigures:

  1. Luke Skywalker
  2. Ben Kenobi
  3. Han Solo
  4. Greedo
  5. Sandtrooper


This building sets name can be a little misleading, because the Cantina is only one small part of the models included in the box. The Cantina section is the booth where we first meet Han Solo. LEGO was kind enough to include a Greedo minifigure in the set, so you can decide who shot first! The other models to come with this set are; Luke’s X-34 Landspeeder and a Dewback.

LEGO Star Wars Rebel Snowspeeder 4500 Box
LEGO Star Wars Rebel Snowspeeder 4500 Box
LEGO Star Wars Rebel Snowspeeder 4500 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Rebel Snowspeeder 4500 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Rebel Snowspeeder 4500 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Rebel Snowspeeder 4500 Minifigures

Rebel Snowspeeder

Item #: 4500
Affiliation: Episode V
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 214
Minifigures:

  1. Luke Skywalker (Pilot)
  2. Dack Ralter
  3. Rebel Trooper (Hoth)


This would be the second standard building set of the T-47 Airspeeder or as it is better known, after the Battle of Hoth, the Rebel Snowspeeder. This set and the one released in 1999 would be very similar but had separate designs. You can decide which construction you like better.

LEGO Star Wars TIE Collection 10131 Box
LEGO Star Wars TIE Collection 10131 Box
LEGO Star Wars TIE Collection 10131 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars TIE Collection 10131 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars TIE Collection 10131 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars TIE Collection 10131 Minifigures

TIE Collection

Item #: 10131
Affiliation: Expanded Universe
Ages: 8+
Pieces: 682
Minifigures:

  1. Darth Vader
  2. TIE Pilot (2)

A TIE Fighter by itself is not very intimidating in battle, unless it is piloted by a Dark Lord of the Sith. When you put four TIE Fighters together, enemy pilots have something to worry about. This set came with Vader’s Advanced TIE, two standard TIE Fighters and a TIE/d Fighter. The Advanced Tie and Standard TIE Fighters represent the trench sequence in A New Hope when Vader was picking off the Rebel fighters that were trying to shoot proton torpedoes down the Death Stars exhaust vent. The TIE/d is a pilotless TIE Fighter controlled by a droid brain. The TIE/d would be the first LEGO building set to come from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Models from the Expanded Universe are based on source material outside the films or Clone Wars cartoons.

LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter & Y-Wing 7262 Box
LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter & Y-Wing 7262 Box
LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter & Y-Wing 7262 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter & Y-Wing 7262 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter & Y-Wing 7262  Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter & Y-Wing 7262 Minifigures

TIE Fighter & Y-Wing

Item #: 7262
Affiliation: Episdoe IV
Ages: 8+
Pieces: 412
Minifigures:

  1. Darth Vader
  2. Dutch Vander
  3. Astromech Droid


This was either a very popular building set or the LEGO design team was running out of ideas. This would be the third time this exact set was released over the course of 5 years. For the third time the only thing changed was the item number printed on the box. The running numbers are; item #7150 (1999), item#7152 (2002), and item #7262 (2004).

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 4502 Box
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 4502 Box
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 4502 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 4502 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 4502 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 4502 Minifigures

X-Wing Fighter

Item #: 4502
Affiliation: Episode V
Ages: 8-12
Pieces: 563
Minifigures:

  1. Luke Skywalker (Dagobah)
  2. Yoda
  3. R2-D2


This X-Wing would be very similar to the model released in 2006. It had the recognizable opening and closing wings, landing gear and a canopy. However, this set comes with a lot more than Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter. This building set would also include Yoda’s hut, with a secret compartment. Since this recreated the Dagobah scene, you could also put plants on the X-Wing to make it appear as if Yoda lifted it out of the swamp water. Or you can sink it in your bathtub, your choice. This would be the first set to include a Luke Skywalker Dagobah minifigure or Yoda from Empire Strikes Back.

Mini Building Sets

These miniature models may lack the details of their larger counterparts, but their small size and cheaper price make it more practical to collect in large numbers. Besides, in the Star Wars Universe “size matters not”.

LEGO Star Wars AT-TE 4495 Box
LEGO Star Wars AT-TE 4495 Box
LEGO Star Wars AT-TE 4495 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars AT-TE 4495 Assembled

AT-TE

Item #: 4495
Affiliation: Episode II
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 63
Minifigures: None

This would be the first AT-TE mini building set to be released. The small size would not stop LEGO from giving this model a lot of articulation. The six legs could be moved up and down to simulate walking, the guns rotated and folded, and the top cannon could be raised or lowered. The All Terrain Tactical Enforcers are large tanks that take up a lot of space as a regular building set, but with the mini kit, it is much easier to find a place to display your creation.

LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Slave 1 6964 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Slave 1 6964 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Slave 1 6964 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Slave 1 6964 Assembled

Boba Fett’s Slave I

Item #: 6964
Affiliation: Episode V
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 25
Minifigures: None

This exclusive set was only sold through certain retailers. Not to worry, the Slave I is the same model released in the 2003 Jedi Starfighter and Slave 1 mini building set. Except, the colors have been changed to match when Boba Fett was the owner, instead of his father Jango Fett.

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 4494 Box
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 4494 Box
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 4494 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 4494 Assembled

Imperial Shuttle

Item #: 4494
Affiliation: Episode V-VI
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 82
Minifigures: None

Although equipped with laser cannons, the Lambda Class T-4a Shuttle was used to transport troops and high-ranking official for the Imperial military. The Imperial Shuttle’s side wings could fold up and down but the cockpit was just a sticker piece. The mini set might not be to scale, but it looks a lot more realistic than a standard building set, when put next to an Ultimate Collector Star Destroyer.

LEGO Star Wars Sith Infiltrator 4493 Box
LEGO Star Wars Sith Infiltrator 4493 Box
LEGO Star Wars Sith Infiltrator 4493 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Sith Infiltrator 4493 Assembled

Sith Infiltrator

Item #: 4493
Affiliation: Episode I
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 55
Minifigures: None

The Scimitar was a stealth ship prototype. Since Darth Maul used it as his personal ship, it became known as the Sith Infiltrator. Released as a standard building set in 1999, this mini building set would not be as detailed but it did have movable flaps on the wings.

LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer 4492 Box
LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer 4492 Box
LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer 4492 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer 4492 Assembled

Star Destroyer

Item #: 4492
Affiliation: Episodes IV-VI
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 87
Minifigures: None

The Imperial Star Destroyers were massive starships, whose size instilled fear in those who crossed their paths. This looks really amazing on the big screen, but buying and storing these capital ships becomes a bigger concern. The mini Star Destroyer was a nice way to have a Star Destroyer in your collection and not sacrifice an entire shelf or tabletop.

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LEGO Star Wars TIE Interceptor 6965 Bag
LEGO Star Wars TIE Interceptor 6965 Bag
LEGO Star Wars TIE Interceptor 6965 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars TIE Interceptor 6965 Assembled

TIE Interceptor

Item #: 6965
Affiliation: Episode V-VI
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 32
Minifigures: None

This mini Tie Interceptor was an exclusive building set and only sold through certain retailers. The Tie Interceptors were fast, maneuverable, and had no shields. They were extremely effective in battle but did not have a very long life span. So when you finally decide to blow this model up, you will only have 32 pieces to look for.

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing 6963 Bag
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing 6963 Bag
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing 6963 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars X-Wing 6963 Assembled

X-Wing Fighter

Item #: 6963
Affiliation: Episode IV-VI
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 41
Minifigures: None

The mini X-Wing Fighter was another set that was only sold through a handful of retailers. There have been plenty of X-Wing Fighter building sets released since the the original 1999 LEGO Star Wars hit store shelves, but this would be the first mini X-Wing. The design was simple but you could still lock S foils into attack position or close them for long distance travel.

Ultimate Collector Series

These larger building sets come with a lot more pieces than a standard kit. This allows for amazing details to be put into the completed models. These models are for the more advanced and patient builders.

LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing Attack Starfighter 10134 Box
LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing Attack Starfighter 10134 Box
LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing Attack Starfighter 10134 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing Attack Starfighter 10134 Assembled

Y-Wing Attack Starfighter

Item #: 10134
Affiliation: Episode IV-VI
Ages: 14+
Pieces: 1473
Minifigures:

  1. Astromech Droid


The BTL Y-Wing Starfighter was used heavily by the Rebel Alliance as bombers against larger capital ships. The Y-Wing was not very maneuverable or fast. In fact, Luke Skywalker once described them as moving “like a sleepy Hutt”. However they were heavily shielded and armed, which allowed them to both dish out and take a lot of punishment. This would be the first time LEGO released the Y-Wing fighter by itself. Up until this time, all Y-Wings were released in sets with Vader’s Advance TIE. The Y-Wing is deserving of the UCS because of its fame in the Star Wars Universe and because of the details that are able to be brought to its open engine design. Although this building set did not come with a rebel pilot minifigure, one could be put inside the cockpit.

Sources

www.brickset.com
www.legowikia.com
www.imbd.com
Watching Star Wars way too many times.

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      LEGOdomenick 3 years ago

      After all these years, it is strange seeing the Star Wars minifigures in the LEGO yellow.

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      Jim 3 years ago

      I want the TIE Collection