Is there another droid in all of science fiction as famous as R2-D2? We think not.
A famous Star Wars astromech carried the stolen plans of the Death Star across the deserts of Tatooine, escaped capture on the said Death Star, and delivered them to the Rebel Alliance on Yavin 4. R2 was also injured, being swallowed and unceremoniously spat out by the Dragon Serpent. on Dagoba as well as discovered that the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive had been shut off in Cloud City, not to mention serving nasty Gamorrean iced tea on Jabba’s sailing barge.
Soon you will be able to recreate nearly all without having to travel to a galaxy far, far away, as Lego releases its largest and most detailed R2-D2 set to date. It will be available in Lego stores and on the website for $ 199, 288 Galactic Standard points, € 199 and £ 180.
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Lego R2-D2. $ 199.99 at Lego.com
This epic Lego R2-D2 droid set is definitely the droid you are looking for to add to your Star Wars collection this year. R2-D2 consists of 2,314 pieces and is over 12 inches high! View deal
This is far from a fat ball. It is 12.5 inches (31 centimeters) high, 7.5 inches (20 cm) wide and 6 inches (15 cm) deep with 2,314 pieces. It’s about the same size as the 2013 Lego R2-D2, but the attention to detail in the 2021 version is far superior to the previous set, and its design is also vastly superior, with much more polished, rounded, less bulky, and precise on-screen design. aesthetic.
Features include a retractable middle leg, swivel head and retractable periscope similar to the one we saw in Empire Strikes Back. In addition, it also has hidden tools, including a lightsaber hilt hidden in a secret compartment in the head, as we saw in Return of the Jedi.
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The new set will be available on May 1st and coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lucasfilm Ltd. The company as we know it was formed in September 1971 in San Rafael, California. Later, in the mid-1970s, he moved into an office at Universal Studios Lot in Studio City, Los Angeles. Disney acquired Lucasfilm in October 2012 for $ 2.2 billion in cash and $ 1.855 billion in stock. George Lucas and Lucasfilm have created several subsidiaries to address specific cinematic needs, including THX and Skywalker sound and arguably the most famous of them all, Industrial Light and Magic, arguably the world’s best special effects and visual effects company.
“We have had the pleasure of creating hundreds of Star Wars-inspired models over the past two decades. As Lucasfilm celebrates its 50th anniversary, it seemed appropriate to challenge ourselves and push the boundaries of what is possible with Lego bricks by recreating the Fan Favorite Star Wars character in minute detail we’ve never achieved before, ”Jens Kronwold said in a press release. Frederiksen, creative director of Lego Star Wars. “We are very pleased with the result and hope that our fans will have as much fun creating the sets as we do designing them.”
The R2-D2 kit is not only the launch of a new kit; Darth Vader’s Helmet (priced at $ 69.99 and 834) and Imperial Scout Helmet (priced at $ 49.99 and 471) will be available starting April 26 along with the magnificent Imperial Probe Droid (priced at $ 59.99 and 683 pieces).