LEGO has officially announced the release the remake of everyone’s favourite droid, in 75308 R2-D2. This will also be the quickest announcement in the site’s history, as we are moving house this week, so I have to get back into it!
Containing 2314 pieces, available from 1st May 2021, this set will set you back US $199.99 / DE €179.99 / UK £179.99 / AU $269.99. The press release is below, with a few more images of the set itself. It looks great, and has some nice interactive features, including a hidden lightsaber!
Billund, April 21, 2021: 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 exclusive minifigure version of the iconic droid and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.
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 LEGO® Star Wars™ R2-D2™ 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 from 199 EUR/USD, 179,99 GBP.