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LEGO unveils its largest and ‘most feature packed’ LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 to date

The LEGO Group has lifted the lid on its biggest and ‘most feature-packed’ LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 construction set to date, a new launch developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm this year.

Weighing in a 2,314 pieces, the new launch targets the adult LEGO builders and Star Wars core fan base, allowing them to recreate features such as R2-D2’s retractable mid-leg, rotating head, and periscope. The model also has hidden tools tucked away, including a lightsaber hilt in a secret compartment in its head.

This year sees Lucasfilm celebrate half a century of storytelling with a range of commemorative, fan-favourtie 50th anniversary Star Wars products.