The force is strong with this brand-new master brick build. LEGO recently announced the debut of a Star Wars R2-D2 construction set in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm!

Get ready to spend the weekend constructing your very own droid. The LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set includes 2,314 pieces and fab features galore.

Along with a rotating head and retractable mid-leg, this daring droid build also has a periscope and hidden tools tucked into a secret compartment. The set also includes a minifigure version of R2-D2 and a very special 50th anniversary Lucasfilm LEGO brick.

Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, Creative Lead of LEGO Star Wars at the LEGO Group , said in a press release, “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.”

Kronvold Frederiksen continued, “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.”

Star Wars, and LEGO, lovers can nab this set ($199) starting May 1, 2021 exclusively on LEGO.com.

—Erica Loop

Photos courtesy of LEGO

 

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