LEGO To Release Large R2-D2 Set (75308) On May 1st

A new R2-D2 is coming from LEGO on May 1, 2021. Standing at 12.5″ tall, this large R2-D2 set will feature 2,314 pieces, as well as opening compartments, a retractable mid-leg, a rotating head, and Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hidden in his head.

The set also comes with a display stand (you build it) as well as an information plaque, a R2-D2 droid figure and a Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary LEGO brick.

I love the back of the box as it has Luke Skywalker on it! You get Anakin and C-3PO on the box as well!

But how much will it cost? This set will run you $199.99.

What comes with it?

On the LEGO site they gave us a list of what is included in this set:

  • Build and display this fantastically detailed, new-for-May-2021, LEGO® brick model of an iconic character from the Star Wars™ saga: R2-D2 (75308).
  • Authentic features include a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening and extendable front hatches and adjustable periscope, plus a lightsaber hidden in a compartment in the head.
  • Includes a buildable display stand with an information plaque, LEGO® Star Wars™ R2-D2 LEGO droid figure and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.
  • This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ build-to-display models.
  • Offering a challenging and rewarding build, this 2,315-piece set makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for any Star Wars™ connoisseur and LEGO® Star Wars lover.
  • Measuring over 12.5 in. (31 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) wide and 6 in. (15 cm) deep, this collectible, brick-built R2-D2 model makes an impressive centerpiece in a home or workplace.
  • Thinking of buying this set for a Star Wars™ memorabilia collector who is new to LEGO® building? Don’t worry. It comes with clear instructions so they can tackle this complex build with confidence.
  • Collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for adults are designed for discerning hobbyists who enjoy DIY projects to disconnect from their day-to-day lives in a mindful, creative and fun way.
  • LEGO® components meet rigorous industry standards to ensure compatibility and a simple, secure connection every time.
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable to make sure that they satisfy stringent global safety standards.

There are several opening and closing compartments:

Luke’s lightsaber handle is also included:

The special edition comes with special Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary pieces:

If you are interested in this set, you can purchase it on May 1st HERE.

Kambrea 'Geeky Sparkles' Pratt

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