LEGO has a history of accidentally revealing their products ahead of schedule and we actually got a sneak peek of our favourite R2 unit back when they announced the LEGO Star Wars Probe Droid (75306) in March.
With May the 4th (May the Force) just round the corner, it is absolutely appropriate to finally reveal the latest LEGO revamp of the universe’s most resourceful astromech, the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (75308) set!
The set consists of 2,314pcs which is approximately 200 more elements than its predecessor. The previous Ultimate Collector’s Edition (10225) came out nine years ago and the updated LEGO element palette does give R2 a more polished look.
It will include all the wonderful features that make R2-D2 unique like his retractable third leg, periscope as well as the hidden compartment for Luke’s lightsaber.
The LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (75308) set also comes with a LEGO R2-D2 minifigure and an exclusive printed brick commemorating the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm.
The recommended retail price for this beauty is SGD$299.90 / 199 EUR|USD / £179,99 / 329.99 AUD / 269.99 CAD.
LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (75308) will be available at all LEGO Brand and Certified Stores on May 1st, 2021.
BUILD THE GALAXY’S MOST LOVEABLE DROID: LEGO® STAR WARS™ R2-D2™ CONSTRUCTION SET
Billund, April 21, 2021: Today, the LEGO Group revealed a new product for the ultimate Star Wars™ fan collection: the LEGO® Star Wars™ R2-D2™ construction set, launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm.
The galaxy’s most lovable droid can now be recreated in stunning detail with this 2,314 piece set, the most feature-packed LEGO brick version of R2-D2 from the LEGO Group to date. Adult LEGO builders and Star Wars fans alike can recreate their favourite moments from the films as they craft R2-D2’s unique retractable mid-leg, rotating head and a periscope. The model also has hidden tools tucked away, such as a lightsaber hilt hidden in a secret compartment in the head.
This set is perfect for any hero looking for a fun and immersive building experience. When finished, the R2-D2 replica makes an impressive focal point when displayed with the set’s exclusive minifigure version of the iconic droid and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.
In 2021, Lucasfilm is celebrating half a century of storytelling with a range of commemorative, fan-favourite 50th anniversary Star Wars products, including this new LEGO® Star Wars™ R2-D2™ model. Commenting on the new set, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, Creative Lead of LEGO Star Wars at the LEGO Group said: “We have had the pleasure of creating hundreds of Star Wars-inspired models over the past two decades since we first launched LEGO Star Wars sets. As Lucasfilm celebrates their 50th anniversary, it seemed fitting to challenge ourselves and push the limits of what is possible with LEGO bricks by recreating a fan-favourite Star Wars character in great detail like we have never achieved before. We are delighted with the result and hope our fans get as much joy out of building the sets as we did designing it.”
The set will be available exclusively from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores globally from 1st May 2021 priced from 199 EUR/USD, 179,99 GBP.
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