Ever since the instructions were released online, there has been a slew of speculation as to how to get your hands the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (30611).
As we have reported before, the Shanghai Brand Store Calendar for April revealed that this polybag will indeed be a Gift-With-Promotion from the period of 29th April to 7th May 2017.
In the United States, The Brick Fan has some news regarding the promotion details and it looks like it will be a tie-in for the May the 4th promotion after all.
According to his sources, all you need to do is spend USD$75 (SGD$105) on any LEGO Star Wars product to redeem one.
This is definitely great news as I know a few AFOLs who have already bought this online for a pretty penny.
Hopefully this will reach more Asian markets but even if it doesn’t, the instructions to build it are online but the build does have some exclusive parts which cannot be found anywhere else (the 1×1 printed tiles and dome element).
There is also still the case of the LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 droid (40268) polybag which still has not seen a world wide release of its’ Gift-with-Purchase promotion.