LEGO has published a video for the Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 (10225). It has a release date of May 2012 so look for it in stores and online. My first impression for the set is “OMG, got to have!!” It looks like the same R2-D2 figure seen in the Town Hall video a month ago. There’s no word on the price and piece count of the set as of this post. Below is the description given for the set.
**Update 3/16/12** There is now more information for the UCS R2-D2 on Brickset. There will be 2127 pieces and prices will be US $179.99, CA $229.99, UK£149.99, DE€ 179.99, DK 1499 DKK. The tentative release date is set for May 1, 2012.
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!