R2-D2 is one of the most recognizable characters in Star Wars history and, despite his lack of speech, movement and minimal character development, one of the most popular. He even managed to make a big impression in The Force Awakens even though he spent a large portion of the film inanimate. LEGO collectors and Star Wars fans have plenty of buildable models available to add to their collection and the LEGO 10225 R2-D2 building set is just as appealing to new fans as the posable versions of Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren.
This R2-D2 LEGO set provides a great building challenge with interactive features straight from the movies.
This replication of the iconic droid uses 2127 bricks to create the ideal shape in a large scale form, right down to the perfect domed head and brilliant use of white, grey and blue bricks. The finished model measures 31cm high and this means that there is plenty of room for all the details and different parts. The work that has gone into this design and the effort required to build it means that this set definitely earns its 16+ rating. It also means that he is the ideal collectors piece because he looks brilliant sat up on a shelf, overseeing his new master’s room. In addition to this, the set comes with two bonus features for keen Star Wars fans. There is an information plate to place next to the finished model and a miniature version of the robot to play with.
Having said this, there is no reason why this large R2 unit can’t also be played with supervision. This may be classed as a 16+ LEGO model but the use of moving parts means that this model is designed to be interacted with and not permanently left on the shelf. There is a retractable third leg to help him move around, he has two fold-out spacecraft linkage control arms to make him even more useful on dangerous missions and the front panel opens up to reveal the computer console and circular saw. All that is missing is the holographic feature!
It is easy to see why LEGO added this to their Ultimate Collector Series
No Star Wars collection is complete without a version of this odd little hero. With this LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set, any keen fan of the franchise can enjoy a great building challenge and all builders are rewarded with an impressive replica and the ideal conversation starter for their collection.