Anyway, First off, I decided to go Lego Star Wars. I wanted to start familiar ground (Lego) but not overly familiar (Bionicle).
Taipu1's Top 5 Lego Star Wars sets
#5 - 10179 UCS Millenium Falcon
I remember the first time I saw this, it came up in the news on BZP. I think when it came out (correct me if I'm wrong) it was the biggest and most expensive lego set ever, and my jaw dropped. The detail is stunning, the size is incredible and the price is extortionate. Unfortunately I've never had the finances to own a set such as this. I envy those who do.
#4 - 7256 Jedi Starfighter & Vulture Droid
You're probably thinking that this is not a particularly stand out set, but as one of only 6 lego star wars sets I own, it gains a lot in rank. The fact it had two ships appealed a lot to me back when I was 12, and as a result I accidently threw it across the room when playing, attempting to simulate the jump to lightspeed. My favourite of the two within was always the Jedi Star fighter, I think it was good details for its size, and I loved the fact the wings were adjustable. Up in my top five, because it offers a lot of fun.
#3 - 9492 TIE Fighter
I own 7263 TIE fighter, and looking at this thing, it is such an improvement. The change of blue to the actual colour is a big step in visual accuracy, and it looks so much more chunky and smooth. It looks like a replica, not a lego model.
#2 - 10030 UCS Imperial Star Destroyer
This seemed to appear in every Lego catalogue I ever owned, and I would lust after it. It's massive, complex, and the kind of thing I would love to build. Its most deserving of a UCS model, and most suits it. The non UCS version I think looks pathetic, and I was disappointed that this, as my #2 Lego Star Wars set, never got an appearance in the Lego Star Wars video game, instead being replaced by the smaller version, and the mini version. Criminal frankly, although I can see it could be difficult to fit this thing in a video game.
#1 - 6209 Slave I (2nd edition)
Possibly unfairly at number 1 because I own the set, but outside of Bionicle, it is the best Lego set I own, hands down. I loved all the little storage holes and hidden guns, and the fact it came with a Boba Fett minifig. Sure, the 3rd edition might be more accurate, but I own this, and prefer everything about it. I don't like the look of the new Fett minifig, it's become too true to detail. This set is the perfect bridge between Lego and Star Wars. Brilliant.