May the force be with all of the LEGO Star Wars collectors out there who are hoping to secure the brand-new R2-D2 model on May the fourth! The company just announced that a special set featuring everyone’s favorite droid will launch exclusively on the LEGO website on May 1st, while supplies last.
Consisting of a massive 2,314 pieces, this R2-D2 features details from the classic Star Wars films inside and out. It includes advanced features such as a retractable mid-leg to transition between standing and driving positions, extendable front hatches with contact tools, and even Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber in a secret compartment.
The set will also include a standard-sized R2-D2 minifigure which sits atop a Lucasfilm 50th anniversary brick and a Star Wars name plaque featuring stats and details from the films.
R2-D2 will launch at midnight, 12:00 AM EDT on May 1st, 2021, and it will likely sell out shortly thereafter. Stay tuned to Conskipper for complete coverage of all things Star Wars as soon as it breaks!