Today, the LEGO Group revealed a new product for the ultimate Star Wars fan collection: the #75308 LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 construction set, launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm. Below are the details.
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 favorite 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. Overall measurements: 12.5 in. (31 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) wide and 6 in. (15 cm) deep.
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-favorite 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-favorite 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 official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop from 1st May 2021. Prices are as follows: priced from 199 EUR/USD – 179,99 GBP – 329.99 AUD – 269.99 CAD. For more information, visit the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
It’s interesting to compare the new #75308 LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set to the #10225 LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 released in 2012. That set was also targeting advanced builders, contained 2,127 pieces, and retailed for $180. (See the earlier set below.)
What do you think? How do you like the new version of R2-D2? Is this a set you’re planning to get? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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