You can now grab a brand-new R2-D2 Lego model ahead of Star Wars Day on 4th May, which is available exclusively from Lego stores and Lego.com.
Everyone’s favourite droid (sorry, C-3PO), is the latest addition to the massive Star Wars Lego collection, and comes with a nameplate, collector’s stand and a mini-figure version of R2-D2. The 2314-brick mammoth figure is an absolute must-have for any Star Wars fan or lego fanatic, measuring over 12.5” high and 7.5” wide.
It features a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening and extendable front hatches, adjustable periscope, and a lightsabre hidden in the compartment of his head.
Lego’s Star Wars promotion is running from May 1st – 5th this year. As part of the celebrations, any purchases over £85 will get the Tatooine Homestead microbuild included for free, which usually retails for £14.99/$16.99. R2D2 isn’t the only new addition to the range, though. The company has also announced the Lego Star Wars collection will be expanded with new additions in due course, including some brand new character helmets.
The Star Wars collection is one of the most popular Lego collections, and it’s easy to see why when you look at the amount of effort and detail that’s gone into creating the models.
If you’re looking to expand your collection, or you’re considering dipping your toes into the Lego Star Wars world for the very first time, we’d recommend checking out some of the best-selling Lego Star Wars sets below.
Lego Star Wars Millenium Falcon set
Our favourite, and probably the most impressive of them all, is the iconic Millenium Falcon. Featuring a massive 7541 lego pieces, the set includes all of the lego characters you’d expect to see onboard such as Han Solo, Rey, Finn, C-3PO, BB-8, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and more. Unfortunately, the larger set is out of stock in the US, but the smaller one is still a sight to behold.
Lego Star Wars Tie Fighter set
If that’s a little out of your price range, there are plenty of Lego versions of other ships from the Star Wars universe. One fantastic shelf-piece is this 432-piece Tie Fighter set, which includes Tie Fighter pilot and Stormtrooper mini figures (complete with weapons) for just £34.99.
Lego Star Wars AT-AT set
Alternatively, you might wanna check out this tall boi: the 1267-piece AT-AT. It’s another one of our favourites and includes six Lego Star Wars mini figures as well as speeder bike, turrets and weapons. It’s even got a secret cockpit that’ll fit three mini figures, as well as fold-out panels and a bottom hatch so you can recreate your favourite scenes from the movies.
Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet
The Lego Star Wars collection also has an impressive selection of character heads that have been authentically designed for fans and come complete with nameplates. The most recognisable of all of these is the Darth Vader helmet, built from 834 Lego pieces.
Lego Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet
If you’re looking for a colourful alternative to the galaxy’s most-evil sith lord, you should check out this Boba Fett helmet. Like Vader, Boba comes with a special collector’s nameplate and takes 625 pieces to bring to life.
Lego Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina set
The galaxy’s favourite (and most dangerous) drinking hole. Lego’s faithful recreation of Mos Eisley includes a massive selection of 21 mini figures, from bounty hunters and an all-new Dewback to musical legends, the Cantina band. It’s an absolutely mammoth set comprising 3187 lego pieces in total, but it’s easily one of the best out of the entire Star Wars Lego collection. Check it out for yourself and you’ll see why. It’s so popular, in fact, it’s actually sold out in the US.
Of course, these are just a small handful of the sets from the Star Wars universe, and we’d recommend browsing the full Lego Star Wars collection here. And with new announcements incoming, we’d recommend heading to the Lego May the Fourth promotion page here so you don’t miss out on any of the new sets.
For more Lego goodness, we’d recommend checking out the best Lego sets for adults and don’t forget the Super Mario Lego sets, which have now grown into a massive collection. Keep growing that collection and May the Fourth be with you.