Somewhat earlier than anticipated, given its May release date, the designer video for 10225 R2-D2 has been published by LEGO on YouTube.
Update: The video was uploaded too early: the 'Brickset effect' has occured and it's been marked as private. Thankfully someone has re-uploaded a low-res version of it. The cat's out the bag now and the internet makes it impossible to put it back in...
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Come with us as we take an exclusive look at the never before seen 10225 R2-D2™, the latest exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ set! We'll talk with Mike and Kurt, the talented LEGO® designers who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO® bricks. The R2-D2 set will be available directly through LEGO® beginning in May 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO® Stores. Visit shop.LEGO.com for more details on this amazing model!
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!
(thanks to my homies in the forum for the news)
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