With two weeks until International Star Wars Day, the force is strong with LEGO’s latest announcement, a new LEGO Star Wars construction set dedicated to everyone’s favourite droid (sorry C-3PO and BB-8), R2-D2.
Launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm, the stunning 2,315 piece set is likely to be top of any LEGO Star Wars fans to-buy list and with a piece number that big, the detail on the model is set to be incredible even compared to previous similar releases.
- Set Name: LEGO Star Wars R2-D2.
- Product number: 75308.
- Pieces: 2,315.
- Additional: Minifigure version of R2-D2 and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.
- Measurements: 12.5 in. (31 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) wide and 6 in. (15 cm) deep.
- Price: 199 EUR/USD, 179,99 GBP.
In 2021, Lucasfilm is celebrating half a century of storytelling with a range of commemorative, fan-favourite 50th anniversary Star Wars products, including this new 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-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 at £179.99.
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