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LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector R2-D2!

by admin on March 19, 2012

in LEGO Star Wars

LEGO officially announced the upcoming #10225 LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 set, including a great introductory video to wet your appetite. :P

Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before!  Everyone’s favorite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the LEGO Ultimate Collector Series. The model features fantastic detailing, such as retractable leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm, a circular-saw, rotating head and two fold-out front spacecraft linkage control-arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO Star Wars collection!

In the video below you can take a look at the never before seen #10225 R2-D2, the latest exclusive LEGO Star Wars set! Mike and Kurt, the talented LEGO designers who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO bricks, will show you all the details! :)

Here are the specs of the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set:

  • Features retractable third leg!
  • Front panels open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and circular saw!
  • Features realistic rotating head!
  • R2-D2 features 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms!
  • Includes fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure!
  • Measures over 12″ (31 cm) high and 7″ (18 cm) wide!
  • 2127 pieces, price US $179.99 ,  CA $229.99,   UK£ 149.99,  DE€179.99  DK, 1499 DKK  

And here are some more pictures to drool over:

The LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set will be available directly through LEGO beginning in May 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores.

I really like all the tools and gadgets the LEGO designers packed into R2-D2! They did a good job capturing this feature of the little-robot-with-a-tool-for-everything! I just wish it would be motorized! What do you think? How do you like the Star Wars Ultimate version of R2-D2? Let me know in the comment section below! ;)

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashton6460 March 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM

O my gosh!!! This is AWESOME! I can’t wait until this comes out!
(P.S. Like you said, ”Should have been motorized.”)

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admin March 19, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Ashton, maybe those two designers just couldn’t take each other any more and didn’t have the patience to add a motor! (If you watched the video you know what I mean.) :D

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Lego Star Wars Beta May 18, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Nice website admin,best ever.I just joined.And also the r2d2 is awsome!

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admin May 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Thanks, Beta! ;)

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nrggarmadon March 19, 2012 at 4:01 PM

i am totally getting this set

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Tobymacboy March 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Wow , simply amazing! But too expensive! And knowing you , you could probably motorize it! If I had an NXT , and this , I would totally make it work just like the film!!!!!!!

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YTjedi March 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Where are the rockets that come out the side of his legs? Or the periscope out the top? Or the compartment that houses Luke’s lightsaber? Or his little tazer or grippling claw-hand thing?

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice design, but functionally if they made it a little bigger I think, there’s a lot more “Ultimate” that could go into this. With that you could easily make the set $250 and it feel like it was a steal IMO.

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admin March 19, 2012 at 8:36 PM

YTjedi, very good points! The rockets and periscope missing is a big omission! I agree that a bit more functionality and detail would make this a real WOW set. Right now it is not bad, but it could be better. :)

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Sarah March 20, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I got to see the model from this video up close at the Bricks by the Bay Convention this past weekend and it is sweet! The LEGO rep reinforced the idea that they couldn’t put in all the functionality seen in the movies, but they did the ones they could. Will and I don’t buy Star Wars, but we’ll probably buy this. Just wish we had the big Yoda to go with it.

Also at the convention, there was a fan who had created a Mindstorm version of R2D2. I didn’t get a chance to see it in action, but I did get to see it compared to the official version. I’m sorry that I didn’t get a picture of it, but I’m hoping someone else did and posts it on flickr so I can use it in my upcoming blog on Bricks by the Bay

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admin March 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Sarah, welcome back! Sounds like you had a good time at BBTB! Looking forward to your reports! :D

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Sarah March 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Yep, had a blast! I’m looking forward to writing up my experiences. Not sure if it will fit into one blog, but we’ll see. I have a lot of things to say. :-D

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NRG Zane March 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM

AWESOME SET WARNING! AWESOME SET WARNING! I am totally getting this!
(P.S., I have an NXT!)

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Tobymacboy March 21, 2012 at 8:45 AM

If you get it can u nxtize it (make it work with the nxt) and post a vid on http://Godtube.com/ ? My parents don’t let me go on utube so I use Godtube.

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JAY NINJA OF LIGHTNING April 5, 2012 at 6:33 PM

that is so cool(r2)

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12dw1 April 11, 2012 at 3:48 AM

This set looks cool and the way the third leg comes out is awesome but I agree with YTjedi about the rockets or that they could build it round a basic nxt to make it move =)

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Sensei Wu April 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

awesome!

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Lego Star Wars Beta May 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I thought tis would be a little bit bigger,but who cares.Is this motorized and does it make sounds?

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admin May 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM

R2-D2 is not motorized, not does it make any sounds. A shame in my opinion. But LEGO-fans are a creative bunch, and I have already seen several light-up versions. ;)

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R2d2 mad December 8, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Hi guys I’m gettin it and will be reviewing it in beginning of january ( probably 1 or 2nd ) my YouTube user is. starwarslad Please watch then

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