R2D2 + UCS NEWS

LEGO Star Wars R2D2 Minifigure

R2D2 (Beep Beep Mrrooom)

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Woohoo! Just a small review to celebrate the impending release of LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 set, out this May! Check out Brothers Brick for the story and flickr for the pics. But now…on to the review of a slightly

smaller R2-D2. This particular R2-D2 is the 2008 redesign (and I accidentally put his head on backwards in photo!).

R2D2 has had five variations since 1999 and has appeared in 19+ sets. R2-D2 is available in loads of LEGO Star Wars sets; if you are just after the figures, Droid Escape (9490) is a nicely priced set.

Artoo is an ‘astromech’ droid that accompanies several characters throughout the films including Obi-Wan Kenobe, Leia, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker. He appears throughout all six Star Wars films.

Ultimate Collector Series R2D2

R2-D2 (SW217)

This figure has a white base body and legs with light-bluish-grey head. This figure inherits the original parts first developed for the 1999 R2 minifigure. The main body design is printed in four colours including a small amount of reflective silver detailing. The head has blue, red and black printing on a grey base. The details on this version have been closely matched to that of  the film model.

Good

This is a very nice, non-standard minifigure. The level of detail the designers have managed to print on such a small body is very cool and matches the original trilogy version incredibly well.

Bad

The legs are a bit oversized for the figure but this is probably a structural necessity. No middle leg (must be tucked away!) which is a shame but overall this figure still manages to capture the feel and personality of the character.

Rating

 

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