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Lego’s new 2314-piece R2-D2 is the droid you’re looking for

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22 April 2021 / 13:19IST

Considering all the bumps and scrapes R2-D2 gets into over the course of the many Star Wars films, it’s surprising he doesn’t spend more time in bits – but to mark Lucasfilm’s 50th anniversary, Lego has launched a 12in tall, 2314-piece version of the galaxy’s most accident-prone droid. With a rotating head, periscope, hidden compartments and tools such as a lightsaber hilt, plus his trademark retractable mid-leg (stop sniggering), the brick master reckons it’s the most feature-packed R2-D2 model to date. It also comes with a minifigure version of the iconic droid and a special birthday brick to commemorate Lucasfilm’s big 50.

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