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Awesome classic character in brick form,
This review is from: LEGO Star Wars 10225 R2D2 (Discontinued by manufacturer) (Toy)
R2-D2 is probably one of the most famous robots in movie history and it's great to see LEGO produce this iconic character in brick form. This set produces a great looking model, with a heavy emphasis on the "model" aspect. While there is the ability to move the legs (and put the third leg inside the body), swivel the dome, and deploy some of R2's tools, this set is far too bulky and heavy to really be considered a toy.
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.