LEGO and Star Wars make a great combination. So it’s logical it would only be a matter of time before LEGO created an official R2-D2 set.
When completed, this will be a pretty impressive addition to any LEGO collection. The R2-D2 model includes a phenomenal level of detail: retractable third leg, 360-degree rotating head, and fold-out front panels that open to reveal the droid’s universal computer interface arm and circular saw, according to Brothers Brick. The finished R2-D2 LEGO replica measures more than a feet tall and seven inches wide.
The video above profiles the two designers who worked on this project. They walk through the features they designed and challenges they faced. The set will be available beginning May for $179.99.