LEGO® UCS R2-D2 Coming soon!

New Star Wars sets were announced not too long ago. However, the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm is coming up. Of course, Lucasfilm is best known for producing the Star Wars movies. Consequently, the LEGO® Group is celebrating with a new Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set. The LEGO® UCS R2-D2 is coming soon. In fact, it hits store shelves just in time for this year’s May The Fourth event.

LEGO® UCS R2-D2 coming soon.
R2-D2 box art. Photos used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

The official press release describes the set as follows:

The galaxy’s most lovable droid can now be recreated in stunning detail with this 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 favourite 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.

LEGO® UCS R2-D2 coming soon.
LEGO® UCS R2-D2 coming soon. Photos used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

SET SUMMARY:

  • NAME: LEGO® Star Wars™ R2-D2™
  • SET #: 75308
  • THEME: Star Wars
  • COST: $269.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 2314
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • OF INTEREST: One R2-D2 droid figurine.
  • RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2021
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.117 (good value)
  • DIMENSIONS: 31 cm high, 20 cm wide, 15 cm deep

Check out this video showing the set’s features:

Video used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

It is fun to see a lot of familiar features in this set from the movie. However, this is not the first R2-D2 we have seen. With that said, there have been more Millennium Falcons than large scale R2 units. What are your thoughts in the LEGO® UCS R2-D2 coming soon? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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