LEGO: R2-D2 returns, the most adorable of the droids in the Galaxy

LEGO: R2-D2 returns, the most adorable of the droids in the Galaxy


It was presented a few minutes ago by the LEGO Group, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the birth of Lucasfilm, the new set of the UCS series - Ultimate Collector Series, or the buildable model of one of the most loved droids by fans of the Star Wars saga: is the LEGO Star Wars # 75308 R2-D2 set. Let's go and find out together?

Aesthetically improved (the various surfaces have been made "smoother" thanks to the new slope curved elements, not available at the time of the predecessor's release) and enriched with many features compared to the previous version of the LEGO Star Wars # 10225 R2-D2 set, the new version of the cute LEGO brick droid is now the most feature-rich of those made by the LEGO group to date. Adult builders (but not limited to) and Star Wars fans will find a version of R2-D2 complete with retractable central leg, rotating head and iconic periscope in their hands. The model also has hidden tools, such as the lightsaber hidden in a secret compartment in the head, just as seen in Ep. VI: the return of the Gedi. Let's see them in comparison: on the left the new LEGO Star Wars # 75308 R2-D2 set and on the right the previous LEGO Star Wars # 10225 R2-D2 set:

The set is perfect for anyone looking for a fun and engaging building experience. Once finished, the R2-D2 replica makes a respectable focal point when displayed with its own minifigure version of the iconic droid set and a special LEGO Lucasfilm 50th anniversary molded brick.

In 2021, Lucasfilm is celebrating half a century of storytelling with a series of commemorative and fan-favorite products for the 50th anniversary of Star Wars, including this new model from LEGO Star Wars # 75308 R2-D2 set.

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 its 50th anniversary, it felt right to challenge ourselves and push the limits of what's possible with LEGO bricks by recreating a fan-favorite Star Wars character in great detail like never before. We are delighted with the result and hope our fans enjoy building the set as much as we enjoyed designing it. ”

The set will be available exclusively on and LEGO Stores globally from 1 May 2021 for the price of € 199.99

Characteristics of the LEGO Star Wars set # 75308 R2-D2

Number of pieces: 2.314 Measurements: 31 cm high, 20 cm high width and 15cm depth Includes: R2-D2 minifigure version and Lucasfilm 50th anniversary special brick version Features: extendable third leg, rotating head, retractable telescope, retractable mechanical arm, secret compartment that hides Luke's buildable lightsaber

LEGO Reveals Its Biggest Ever Buildable R2-D2 Set

LEGO has revealed its biggest ever buildable R2-D2 construction kit with over 2,300 pieces in the set.The massive LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 will launch on May 1 and retail for £179.99 / $199 USD. The set has been created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm and will feature a retractable mid-log, rotating head and periscope. A lightsaber hilt is also hidden in a secret compartment in R2's head, which should delight builders as they endeavour to complete the 2,314-piece kit.

Check out a gallery of images of the gigantic kit below:

LEGO R2-D2 Construction Kit Photos

The set will also come with an exclusive R2 Minifigure as well as a 'special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick,' which is designed to be displayed alongside the 31 cm tall replica. Other 'commemorative fan-favourite' Star Wars products are expected to be revealed as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.

In other LEGO Star Wars news, the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game was recently delayed past its Spring 2021 release window, with TT Games noting that it will 'provide updated launch timing as soon as possible.' The Skywalker Saga isn't being described as a remake of the original games, as it is a completely new game built from the ground up.

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