R2-D2 is the Lego Star Wars droid you need in your life

This epic 2,314-piece Lego Star Wars replica is the droid Star Wars fans have been looking for

Lego Star Wars R2-D2
(Image credit: Lego)

R2-D2, it is you, it is you! The Lego Star Wars R2-D2 set has been launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm and will be available just in time for May 4th. Standing at 12.5-inches (31cm) tall, the 2,314-piece set is, as Luke would say, in prime condition and a real bargain. It’s certainly worthy of our best Lego Star Wars guide, though, with an 18+ build rating, it’s definitely aimed at older fans.

The model features an impressive level of detail, including the retractable mid-leg, rotating head and periscope. There are tools hidden inside the body, including a lightsaber hilt – but sadly, no hidden message from a captured princess. It does include an R2-D2 mini-figure and Lego information card to place next to your finished creation.

The Lego Star Wars range first launched in 1999 and has brought us a range of smaller kits as well as epic pieces such as the 7541-piece Millennium Falcon. A smaller 2127-piece R2-D2 version was released back in 2012 but the detail on the new model is lightyears ahead.

Lego Star Wars R2-D2

The 2,314-piece has an 18+ build recommendation 

(Image credit: Lego)

This being the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm, R2-D2 is unlikely to be the only new release coming this year, so keep. Could we see a C3PO built to the same scale? Or maybe it’s finally time to forgive Jar Jar Binks (okay, maybe not).

The R2-D2 Lego Star Wars droid goes on sale May 1, 2021, priced £179.99 /  $199 / AU$257

Mat Gallagher

As T3's Editor-in-Chief, Mat Gallagher has his finger on the pulse for the latest advances in technology. He has written about technology since 2003 and after stints in Beijing, Hong Kong and Chicago is now based in the UK. He’s a true lover of gadgets, but especially anything that involves cameras, Apple, electric cars, musical instruments or travel.