Comparing LEGO Stars Wars 75308 R2-D2 to the real deal

The LEGO Group have uploaded a new video comparing 75308 R2-D2 to the familiar droid’s cinematic counterpart across the Star Wars franchise.

The large LEGO Star Wars 75308 R2-D2 is packed with features tying into the vast source material of the astromech, and to help showcase these functions and their authenticity, the LEGO Group have taken to Twitter to share a new video.

The vertical comparison details each of the model’s features and shows them next to their inspiration, from the fresh hidden lightsaber compartment to the familiar folding arms. Seeing the direct comparison may help shoppers sitting on the fence on buying 75308 R2-D2 determine whether or not the model should be part of their next order on the official online store.

LEGO Star Wars 75308 R2-D2 is now available for £179.99 / $199.99 / €199.99, making it eligible for the returning LEGO Swing Ship Ride GWP that lasts until September 12 on It’s also almost enough for the upcoming comeback of the LEGO Ideas 40487 Sailboat Adventure with the price threshold for that deal remaining at £200 / $200 / €200.

Anyone planning on purchasing the set for the latter offer may be interested in reading our list of LEGO basket fillers for a selection of inexpensive items to just put you over the edge and grab the free set. Otherwise, we’ve got an in-depth review of the new LEGO Astromech to see what you can expect in 75308 R2-D2.

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