UCS R2-D2 revealed on YouTube

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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...

The accompanying text reads:

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)

53 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, this looks amazing! it will undoubtedly be beyond my affordable limit but it really is a brilliant model!

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By in Canada,

What a wonderful model. I can't wait for the Haunted House.

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By in United Kingdom,

^£150.

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By in United States,

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! The only problem is price.... its gonna be expensive.

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By in United Kingdom,

Amazing, pity they tried to add value with the same old R2 minifig.

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By in France,

Retractable third leg? That's what she said!

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By in Canada,

Very cool, but they forgot the retractable rocket boosters so R2 can fly. They should release a accessory kit that lets you add lights and sounds (similar to those sets from the late 80s).

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By in Germany,

Gonna look great on my Desk :-D

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By in United Kingdom,

"(Thanks to my homies in the forum for the news)", that made me smile, after the recent news post! Nice set, but like all UCS it is out of my price range. I find it hard to buy Star Wars System sets, let alone a giant R2-D2. I think with a May release the UCS B-Wing will be a winter release so the two don't clash that much.

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By in United States,

R2- D2 is the man...or I mean robot. This set and the Jabba the Hut set are two of the best ever. I also can't wait for the Darth Malgus and Satelle Shan minifigs from SWTOR. Great year for lego.

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By in United States,

Does that small R2 D2 have a gray dome? Is it an exclusive?

(man, these two designers seem to dislike each other a bit.)

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By in United States,

I think it's an amazing kit. Should be a blast to build.
Any guesses on price?

On a side note...two pretty funny designers...made it one of the more entertaining Lego videos.

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By in New Zealand,

New Zealand price is $NZ 359.99. (same as new Town Hall).

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By in United States,

Awesome...more money to spend.

Looks nice!

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By in United Kingdom,

@ voypro - its been like that for a while now :)

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By in United States,

HUW, the video is now private. Might want to edit the description.

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By in Canada,

^ Damn, I knew I should of have downloaded the video just to be safe. Why does LEGO always tease us like this? Upload the video and make it public for 3 hours, and then make the video private.

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By in United States,

@rankell5566 I know. I was in the middle of watching it when this popped up: "This video is private." Man, sometimes LEGO ticks me off.

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By in United States,

The brickset effect strikes again...

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm failing to view the video. Dang it

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By in Canada,

Gosh it's private!!!

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By in Sweden,

I hope someone downloaded the video and will reupload it.

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By in United States,

Good thing I was able to pull it up on my phone at work before it became private!

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By in Germany,

Search for lego 10225 on youtube, you'll find it there.

Actually I did not plan to get this one, but after the video... my wallet started to cry badly.

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By in United States,

please tell me somebody downloaded it

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By in United Kingdom,

Rip. Off.

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By in United States,

Just wonder how many pieces does it have?

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By in Netherlands,

I have once talked to designer Mike! Cool that he designed this.

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By in Australia,

"Never Before Seen" hey? :P

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By in Australia,

Not seen before I have.
Intriguing this build is.
This model I will purchase.
(aka Yoda)

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By in United Kingdom,

Hit - fantastic model, wonderful detail.

Miss - power functions, movement, working hologram (ok that's pushing it)

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By in United Kingdom,

I've been waiting for this for a while now. Already planning the upgrades, jet packs for the legs, extendable antenna/eye piece from dome, lightsaber in a compartment, drinks tray, to start with. Might even think about a second one in a different colour, perhaps black/grey.
Any news on release date, I'm guessing May the fourth.

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By in Canada,

Ok I saw the video, this is a must buy for me.

Who wouldn't want a UCS scale model of R2-D2 ???

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By in Canada,

^^ Thanks for the link 'grogall'. This time around, I downloaded the video just to be safe.

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By in United States,

So... USD price? If it's above $120, (which it probably is) I'm not going for it.

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By in United States,

I actually am very impressed with this model, lots of intricate details and awesomeness. But I probably can't afford it, because I'm guessing it's going to have a price tag of about $199.99 given its part count is about 2,100 pieces.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm glad I got round to setting my Youtube channel (Brick Fanatics) up today. I was quick enough to download as I suspected it would be pulled, will remember to upload in HD for you next time ;)

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By in United States,

@TBOC It's most likely going to be $200 or above

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By in Canada,

I'm so glad it's coming out so soon. I'll add this to my list, along with Town Hall, Sydney Opera House and Logging Truck, or sets to buy when I head into the States in May!

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By in Germany,

Very nice.
Actually the first UCS Character I really want to have!
Much better than Darth Maul, Yoda or Grevious.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice! Looks better than I thought it would. A definite purchase.

And just to balance up the comments from the Town Hall video, the young guy in the hat is very easy on the eye!

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By in United Kingdom,

Much wantage.
Very nice. Shame the dome isn't a SNOT sphere, and there's no beeper, but nothing that can't be fixed after-purchase with some spare bits and a trip to Bear Factory. First one to fit PF motors wins..?

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes, an R2-D2 sound/light brick would have been a great addition. Although may have bumped up the price... even more.

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By in United States,

Mehhh, really nice detail, but I am guessing it is gonna' be over the $200 price mark which is pushing it for me... Make it PF and it would have been a no-brainer, but it's just an R2-D2 with a retractable third leg and a dome that has way too many studs for my liking. I think I'll wait for the Haunted House, thank you very much.

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By in United States,

Where's the lightsaber that shoots out of R2's head?? Lol

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By in United Kingdom,

I guessing it'll be something like £189.99 or maybe even £200 in the UK. I actually don't like it much, mainly because of the head.

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By in United States,

Gonna buy one and stick it on top of my car.

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By in United States,

I like the brown tubes. Not sure I've seen them before like that. I suspect they'll show up else where (probably already have and I don't know where). The extendable control key seems a little weak to me.

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