The LEGO Group has lifted the lid on its biggest and ‘most feature-packed’ LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 construction set to date, a new launch developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm this year.
Weighing in a 2,314 pieces, the new launch targets the adult LEGO builders and Star Wars core fan base, allowing them to recreate features such as R2-D2’s retractable mid-leg, rotating head, and periscope. The model also has hidden tools tucked away, including a lightsaber hilt in a secret compartment in its head.
“This set is perfect for any hero looking for a fun and immersive building experience,” said LEGO via a press release. “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.”
This year sees Lucasfilm celebrate half a century of storytelling with a range of commemorative, fan-favourtie 50th anniversary Star Wars products.
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 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. 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 LEGO.com and LEGO Stores globally from 1st May 2021 priced from 199 EUR/USD, 179,99 GBP.