LEGO R2D2

Somehow I missed the announcement for this fantastic LEGO R2D2. This Ultimate Collector Series kit is just beautiful.

Packed with several of R2s coolest tools, my favorite detail is the extendable rotary cutting arm (it deploys via a lever on R2s back!) The completed droid stands just over 1 foot tall and is comprised of just over 2,000 pieces.

This kit also comes complete with a lovely display placard and an R2D2 minifig.

LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2D2

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  1. Old says:

    I'd just like to point out that back in the day we had to build our R2 units out of the only blocks we had - the 2x4 size. And there were no white blocks. And when two of our three blocks were stuck together, we had to pull them apart with our teeth. And then they'd slip in our drool covered hands and the sharp edges would turn us to grimacing Gwynplaines. And we'd scream with pain and continue building until all three blocks were used up and we had a figure that resembled R2D2 not in the least. Uphill. Both ways. In the snow. With wolves nipping at our heels.

  2. Wolves nipping at your heels!? Luxury. We were eaten by wampa. Only by using the sharp edges of the Lego pieces were we able to escape from the wampa stomach. Then we had to sew our various body parts back together with thread made from wampa guts and needles made from wampa claws.

  3. Eksrae says:

    I'd kill for wolf bites. I was caught in a Tauntaun stampede and one of the bastards yanked the onion off my belt.

  4. This is a droid I've been looking for!

  5. @jlw The lever on the back is for deploying R2's third/middle 'foot', and not the cutting tool or I/O probe. Both of those tools have little hatches you can open, then swing the tools out (they're a little fiddly though as they don't 'stay' deployed).

    It's a tremendously fun build though!

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