A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Jedi Knights of the Star Wars universe lit up the world – and the Death Star – with a stirring message of bravery, integration, virtue, and hope. But these important lessons are not all that kids can learn from this awesome intergalactic series!
Here are 9 of the best educational Star Wars toys available today:
Best Star Wars Toys
Will Lord Vader see the light? Will Luke Skywalker win the fight? And will Emperor Palpatine lend a hand – should anyone need one, of course! Relive the climax of Return of the Jedi with the Lego Star Wars: Death Star Final Duel! This awesome 724-piece set comes with a ton of action features. With its sliding doors, opening windows, collapsing pathways, springing lightsabers, and more, the attention to detail is next to none. What’s more, its detailed Darth Vader figure is one of the most sought after Lego Star Wars toys out there. All in all, it’s a treasure trove for Star Wars fans, and ideal for kids with an interest in engineering and architecture.
The Force will truly be with you with this jaw-dropping levitation set! The Uncle Milton Star Wars Science: Jedi Force Levitator is definitely one of the coolest Star Wars toys on the market today. It uses a Jedi Training Wand that creates electrostatic energy to “magically” levitate the eight included force deflectors. Learn to control their flight as they hover seamlessly in mid-air. Feel the power of the Force as the wand pushes the deflectors away and your hand attracts them towards you – and then learn all about the science behind it in the accompanying learning poster. Inspire budding scientists with this spectacular toy!
Have you got what it takes to negotiate your X-Wing Starfighter through the labyrinthine tunnels of the Death Star and take it down? Star Wars toys don’t get much tougher than this! The Perplexus Star Wars Death Star is a seriously challenging 114-stage 3D maze that puts you in Luke Skywalker’s shoes for a day. Designed to recreate the interior of the infamous Death Star, this puzzle also includes cool Jedi sound effects. It’s perfect for promoting patience, critical thinking, and fine motor skills. Defeat the Dark Side and put Darth Vader in his place!
I’m going to go out on a wing and say that this is probably the coolest set of paper airplanes this side of the Alderaan System! With six authentic, high-quality designs, Klutz Star Wars Folded Flyers provides enough materials to create a fleet of 30 ships – and yes, they really do fly! Each set comes with 40 sheets of custom-designed paper and a 60-page instruction and info manual. Learn all about each fighter, pick your design, and get ready to take to the stars!
Is there a better way to learn about grammar? The famously hilarious story-based word game returns in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Mad Libs. Players first fill in a page with nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, gerunds, and more. One of the 21 original stories is then read aloud, with each player shouting out key words to create a unique and silly Star Wars tale. Awaken your literary force with this awesomely interactive party game!
Refreshingly, Monopoly: Star Wars Edition is not just another Monopoly clone – it’s actually a completely new game! Although it maintains many recognizable features from the original, there are also a range of brand new elements that completely alter the gameplay. You begin by picking a faction – the Rebels or the Empire. Thanks to the newly introduced factional cards, this decision will greatly affect how you play the game. You then compete with your friends to take over the galaxy, one sector at a time. To become a galactic overlord, you’re going to have to hone your forward planning and decision making skills. No one said it was easy being Emperor!
If you’re looking for a toy that will help develop concentration, patience, and fine motor skills, look no further! The Fascinations Metal Earth 3D Millennium Falcon is a high-quality metal model kit that would make even Han Solo proud! It comes with two metal sheets and detailed illustrated instructions. The build itself is challenging, taking 2-4 hours to complete, and the resulting model is stunningly intricate! Perfect for aspiring artists, artisans, technicians, and engineers.
This real-world version of the enormously successful Angry Birds app is a real hoot! It takes dexterous little fingers to build your fort and perch your favorite Star Wars baddie in it. Then comes the fun part: Time for your Jedi Birds to take flight and tear down that wall! The Angry Birds Star Wars Set of 4 Battle Games comes with enough pieces to let kids get imaginative and build superstructures. These Star Wars toys are great for developing creativity and fine motor skills. As Yoda would say, “Enjoy it, you will!”
Like the Monopoly game mentioned above, Risk: Star Wars Edition is not just a carbon copy of the well-known global conquest board game. In fact, it has next to nothing in common with the original version of Risk – but it’s still a ton of fun! This is a one-on-one (or two-on-two) game, pitting Rebel forces against the evil Empire. It’s played on a game board shaped like a TIE fighter, with three battles being played out at the same time. Can the Rebels destroy the Death Star before the Empire wipes out their fleet? Time – and tactics – will tell!
Have we left out any of your favorite Star Wars toys? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Source: Fractus Learning