Has the LEGO Group accidentally revealed LEGO Star Wars 75308 R2-D2?

A promo clip for LEGO Star Wars 75306 Imperial Probe Droid appears to have accidentally revealed a new Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 set.

The brick-built astromech droid’s dome is visible in a video of the newly-revealed 75306 Imperial Probe Droid over at LEGO.com, and the smoothed-out shape is very different to the studdy affair that is 2012’s 10225 R2-D2 – suggesting this is indeed a brand new model.

An updated version of that classic UCS set has been on the cards for a few months, with rumours of 75308 R2-D2 first emerging in January. The timing of this accidental reveal suggests its release isn’t far off, either – meaning we’ll likely see it in time for this year’s May the Fourth celebrations.

Of course, we won’t know for sure until the LEGO Group officially confirms the existence of a new UCS R2-D2, but it looks like the cat is well and truly out of the bag on this one.

Remember, we’re still expecting two more LEGO Star Wars UCS sets in 2021: the recently-confirmed Republic Gunship, and a rumoured $800 set that could well be a huge AT-AT walker (or perhaps a new Death Star).

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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