Hey guys! We already got a little teaser of the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 75308 set when LEGO officially announced the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid 75306. It was in the product video making a small appearance, showing only the top of R2-D2. You can revisit that post HERE.
stonewars.de reports: “The LEGO Star Wars 75308 R2-D2 is not part of the Ultimate Collector Series , but is still a clear remake of the LEGO 10225 UCS R2-D2 from 2012, which was still released under this label at the time.”
LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 75308
- Set number: 75308
- Name of the set: R2-D2
- # of parts: 2314
- # of minifigures: 1
- # of stickers: 1
- #of prints: 1
- Price (RRP): 199.99 USD
- Dimensions of the set: 20 x 31 cm (width x height)
- Scale: approx. 1: 3.5
- Release: May 1, 2021
- Age recommendation: 18+
Check out this review, by YouTuber, Beyond the Brick, to see the differences between the 20212 R2-D2 set and the 2021 R2-D2 set:
You can see why YouTuber, Solid Brix Studios, likes the newer design:
Watch the speed build, by YouTuber, Jay’s Brick Blog:
YouTuber, MandRproductions and his HYPE guy posted a very entertaining video:
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Today, the LEGO Group revealed a new product for the ultimate Star Wars fan collection: the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 construction set, launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm.
The galaxy’s most lovable droid can now be recreated in stunning detail with this 2,314 piece 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.
This set is perfect for any hero looking for a fun and immersive building experience. When finished, the R2-D2 replica makes an impressive focal point when displayed with the set’s minifigure version of the iconic droid and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.
promobricks.de explains the functionality of the set: “The buildable R2-D2 model can come up with a lot of functions. Just like in the movie, R2 has a third leg that can be extended or retracted as needed. There is also a periscope in the rotating head of the droid. In addition, there are four flaps in R2’s stomach. If you open this, different tools come to light. A special feature is a replica of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber that can be hidden in the head of R2-D2 – just like in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi !”
OFFICIAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Relive classic Star Wars ™ moments while you recreate this particularly detailed R2-D2 from LEGO® bricks. The fantastic new droid figure will be available from May 2021. The authentic model has a retractable middle leg, a rotatable head, hinged front flaps and an extendable periscope. Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber is hidden in his head.
Build and exhibit The cool model also comes with a buildable bracket with information board and R2-D2 figure. An exclusive LEGO brick for the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm completes the great eye-catcher for the living room or office.
The model belongs to a high-quality collection of LEGO Star Wars building sets for adults and is a great gift for yourself, for Star Wars fans and for experienced LEGO builders.
- Build this detailed model out of LEGO® bricks. R2-D2 (75308), the legendary droid from the Star Wars ™ saga, will be available from May 2021.
- The retractable middle leg, the rotatable head, the opening front flaps and the adjustable periscope are among the authentic details. A lightsaber is hidden in a compartment in the head.
- Includes a LEGO® droid figure (LEGO Star Wars ™ R2-D2) and a special LEGO brick for the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm.
- The high-quality set is part of a collector’s series of LEGO® Star Wars ™ models to build and display.
- This 2,315-piece set offers a sophisticated building experience. The figure is a great birthday, Christmas or surprise gift for every Star Wars ™ lover or LEGO® fan.
- The LEGO brick model is 31 cm high, 20 cm wide and 15 cm deep. R2-D2 is an impressive collector’s item for every room or office.
- Would you like to buy this set for a Star Wars ™ collector who doesn’t have any LEGO® sets? No problem. Thanks to the understandable construction instructions, everyone can confidently approach this complex construction project.
- LEGO® Star Wars ™ adult collectors’ sets are intended for discerning builders who like to spend their free time doing creative building projects to take a break from everyday life.
Do you own the 2012 R2-D2 set? Will you be purchasing the 2021 R2-D2 set? Comment below!
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