LEGO Reveals Its Biggest Ever Buildable R2-D2 Set
LEGO has revealed its biggest ever buildable R2-D2 construction kit with over 2,300 pieces in the set.
The massive LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 will launch on May 1 and retail for £179.99 / $199 USD. The set has been created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm and will feature a retractable mid-log, rotating head and periscope. A lightsaber hilt is also hidden in a secret compartment in R2’s head, which should delight builders as they endeavour to complete the 2,314-piece kit.
Check out a gallery of images of the gigantic kit below:
[widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=lego-r2-d2-construction-kit-photos&captions=true”]
The set will also come with an exclusive R2 Minifigure as well as a “special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick,” which is designed to be displayed alongside the 31 cm tall replica. Other “commemorative fan-favourite” Star Wars products are expected to be revealed as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.
In other LEGO Star Wars news, the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game was recently delayed past its Spring 2021 release window, with TT Games noting that it will “provide updated launch timing as soon as possible.” The Skywalker Saga isn’t being described as a remake of the original games, as it is a completely new game built from the ground up.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.