LEGO Celebrates Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary With New R2-D2 Set

The 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm has arrived, and LEGO is joining in on the fun and celebrating with a brand new Star Wars set. Getting a completely new makeover, the iconic droid R2-D2 is back with authentic features and moveable parts. Coming in at 12.5" tall, the Astromech droid will have his retractable leg, opening and extendable front hatches, adjustable periscope, and rotating head. To make things even better, LEGO also included a compartment to hide Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The 2,314 piece Star Wars LEGO set is expected to release May 1, 2021, for $199.99 and can be found here. This is one remarkable set that celebrates the history of Lucasfilm with one of the iconic droids from their beloved franchise.

"Relive classic Star Wars™ moments as you build this exceptionally detailed R2-D2 LEGO® droid figure. The brilliant new-for-May-2021 design is packed with authentic details, including a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening and extendable front hatches, a periscope that can be pulled up and turned, and Luke Skywalker's lightsaber hidden in a compartment in the head. This cool construction model comes with a buildable display stand, featuring an information plaque, R2-D2 LEGO droid figure and an exclusive Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick, to complete an awesome centerpiece for your home or workplace. Part of a premium-quality collection of LEGO Star Wars building kits for adults, this set would make a wonderful gift for yourself, Star Wars fans and advanced LEGO builders."

  • 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.
  • 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.

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