10225 UCS R2-D2 – new LEGO Star Wars exclusive [News]

LEGO has just officially unveiled the newest addition to their Ultimate Collector Series of LEGO Star Wars models, the opinionated astromech droid we all know and love, 10225 R2-D2. Artoo ships in May 2012 for 180 USD and includes 2,127 parts.

10225 R2-D2 (1)

Tons more pictures showing off details and functionality in the photoset on Flickr.

Here’s the full press release:

10225 R2-D2™

Ages 16+. 2,127 pieces.
US $179.99 CA $229.99 UK 149.99 £ DE 179.99 € DK 1499 DKK

Presenting the Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™ – the best-loved droid in the Star Wars galaxy!

Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before! Everyone’s favorite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the Ultimate Collector Series and features fantastic detailing, such as retractable third leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and a circular saw, rotating head and 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection!

  • Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™!
  • Features retractable third leg!
  • Front panels open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and circular saw!
  • Features realistic rotating head!
  • R2-D2 features 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms!
  • Includes fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure!
  • Measures over 12” (31 cm) high and 7” (18 cm) wide!

Available for sale beginning May 2012

only at shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.

Here’s the designer interview video:

7 comments on “10225 UCS R2-D2 – new LEGO Star Wars exclusive [News]

  1. laytoncy

    This is wonderful. Of course, I was hoping it be motorized as well. But hey one can dream.

  2. rushiosan

    I was expecting a sound effect function or something… I mean c’mon, they did this to less relevant sets with “sound bricks” years ago (i.e. Insectoids), why not make a more functional, cheaper R2 this time? This function seems to be completely optional in my opinion, if you just don’t want it to have noise, take the batteries off… different from the Mindstorms Droid Kit, where the power functions were the main point of the set.

    To be honest, I don’t like the bricky shape of his head. The body is very well designed, with slope bricks, circuit details and such, but why not put some effort on the head using curved bricks? Or even a new dome piece, similar to that one from Mindstorms SW droid kit? Somehow, that head seems out of place…

    Anyway, this thing is definitely a must-have on my shelf!

  3. Jean C

    This looks great – I like the brick and plate dome particularly, a purpose built piece might have looked *better*, but this keeps the ‘legoish’ feel while still leaving no doubt as to what it is.

    A ‘must have’, I think.

  4. legomunchinashton

    put noise in it.Seriosly it’s soooooooooooooo b-o-r-i-n-g without it, like put some effort in’to it so it will be more interesting.it’s junk like that.wll you please?

  5. virtualsweden

    Parental leave, fantastic LEGO that this comes through in the message. Its seldom you hear companies presenting products mention this.

  6. woogychuck

    I really want to like this set, but I just don’t. The curves are blocky, the little saw and arm attachments look tacked on, no wheels, and it just looks a bit bland overall.

    I appreciate that they’re trying to keep more UCS sets coming, and they’re running out of ideas, but this just looks unfinished to me. I would much rather see them tackle some ships they haven’t done yet (like an A-Wing or B-Wing), do something from the prequels, or possibly come out with a new version of the some of the earlier UCS sets like the TIE Interceptor or X-Wing.

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