For the first time in nine years, the LEGO Star Wars team is launching a new stand-alone set featuring cinema’s most lovable robot. 75308 R2-D2 is a functional model of the beep-booping bot that comes with an exclusive 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm brick.
A special function built using a complex Technic interior allows the middle leg to be deployed, so the droid can be displayed in two or three legged mode. There are also three extending gadgets and Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hidden within R2’s body.
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‘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,’ said Creative Lead Jens Kronvold Frederiksen. ‘We are delighted with the result and hope our fans get as much joy out of building the sets as we did designing it.’