LEGO Star Wars 10225 R2D2 (Discontinued by manufacturer)
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- Front panels open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and circular saw.
- 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms.
- Retractable third leg
- Realistic rotating head
- Measures over 12" (31cm) high and 7" (18cm) wide
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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The UCS R2-D2 comes with a small number of functions. It has a third leg that drops down via a lever on the rear. The left and right legs rotate backward. None of the legs have wheels, using smooth domed tiles instead (what the Legoscenti call "boat tiles"). It has an I/O port that swings out from the front-right (useful for disabling Death Star trash compactors), and a rotary cutting tool on the front-left; both of these tools are also controlled from the rear. For both tools, you must open their respective hatches by hand before deploying them. The blue horizontal arms on the front-middle swing open as well. The head has full rotation. The set comes with a display plaque and a mini figure R2-D2, just in case the large one is not enough.
The age range for the set is 16+, however, if you have a young R2 fan who is a precocious builder, this set will present little difficulty. The inner core is composed of Technic pieces to accommodate the third leg. There are a lot of white bricks; for this reason you may want to encourage younger builders to split the project into a number of days in order to ward off frustration. In spite of some of the drawbacks of this set (mentioned below) the outcome is very rewarding.
This set is fun, but it does present some play challenges. The set is simply so large that it does not integrate with Lego's mini-figure Star Wars line.Read more ›
Construction is fairly complex and can be challenging at some points, but the experience is made much easier by the use of numbered bags. In all, there are 10 sets of bags that are used to construct R2. While this may seem excessive, there are so many small parts in this set that it actually helps save quite a bit of time by not having to sort a large number of parts to find one of the many small white pieces that are used to construct everything but the head.
On the parts, there are a lot of small ones here. R2 is made up primarily of short plates and bricks, with the majority of pieces only 1-stud wide and just a few studs long. You do get a great variety though and the technic assembly used to give the third leg its functionality is pretty cool.
I would highly recommend this set for anyone who is a fan of LEGO Star Wars sets. I've pretty much avoided the UCS line before this because of the size and lack of diversity in colors. Massive piles of gray parts don't appeal to me much, but R2 has enough variety to really make him a great display piece and the blue and gray on white looks awesome.
It's easy to build and it looks great. It's not too big so you can display it. Of course as all SW Lego it's overpriced.
- Can be displayed
The age rating on the box should really be heeded, as this is a very complex build. I'm sure there are many kids under 16 that can tackle it, but only if they're very experienced with LEGO building already.
All in all, this was just a pleasure to build. Took me about 7 hours, and I consider myself an expert at building LEGO. I was slowed down a bit by my 6 year old son "helping" me build some parts, so I'm sure I could have done it in about 5.5 hours or so. I plan on disassembling and reassembling this at least a couple more times just because of how much fun it was to build.
+ Excellent LEGO quality
+ Challenging build
+ Cool functionality in the final product
+ Great value at MSRP of $180
+ Impressive display piece
- The third leg is a bit tricky to get to work properly. Not a huge con, but may frustrate some.
- Not really suitable for children to play with the final model. While it is fairly sturdy, it's not really designed for the type of play young children would throw at it.
As is usually the case with these larger builds, LEGO organizes the bricks and pieces into numbered bags, which correspond with the order you will need to build. For most numbers, there were 3 bags - a large-pieces bag (long bricks or large flats), a medium-pieces bag (standard size bricks and odd pieces), and a small-pieces bag (all the tiny, easy to lose pieces). This really helps with a build this size so you can just focus on the pieces necessary for the current portion of the build. Even with the numbered bags, expect to do some digging.
Pros: The design is very creative. There are a number of unusual pieces that bring the whole build together. The completed product feels quite sturdy, so I'm sure this could be played with by kids with little or no worry of having to rebuild frequently. Seeing the finished product come together was great - very fun.
Cons: I was expecting a UCS build of an icon like R2D2 to be a little larger. Compared to the other UCS edition builds, this is the smallest in number of pieces and in completed product. The retractable 3rd leg is not easy to position correctly - it frequently ends up sitting on top of the power couplers on the side legs.
All-in-all this is a great set and would highly recommend it to any LEGO Star Wars fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome Lego build.
Normal standard of lego, good quality.
Instructions were easy to follow, definitely needs patience! not for a beginner builder.
A bit expensive but that's what happens when you try to find something that is rare.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've built many ultimate collectors Star Wars kits and this was by far the most FUN to build. Lots of technic inside and great detail. Has lots of personality.Published 6 months ago by TravisAK
It was amazing. My 10 year old grandson put it together...He just loves it.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer