LEGO just made May the 4th worth waiting for with its new Star Wars R2-D2 set

May the 4th is just around the corner, and companies are launching Star Wars deals, such as discounted prices on games. LEGO will also be participating in this special date with a new- and-exciting launch, plus enticing deals. Discover what to expect next week in today's blog.

LEGO just made May the 4th worth waiting for with its new Star Wars R2-D2 set
LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 set 2021

From May 1–5, LEGO is launching the biggest event in the galaxy with the new-and-improved R2-D2, along with special offers and even free gifts with purchases. Discover what to expect on May the 4th (aka. Star Wars day), so you can make lots of exciting purchases.

Review of the upgraded R2-D2 set

LEGO’s biggest and “best” R2-D2 set

Launching on May 1, the new R2-D2 is an update of the original model and will cost $199.99. This detailed figurine boasts realistic features like a retractable mid-leg, opening and extendable front hatches, a rotating head, and a periscope. Measuring over 12 inches tall, 6 inches deep, and 7.5 inches wide, it’ll certainly draw attention when it’s displayed on your desk. If that’s not enough, the new R2-D2 includes a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick, and it features a stand and plaque with a miniature R2-D2 figurine.

Deals and promotions to expect

As well as the new R2-D2 Star Wars collection, LEGO will gift you the Tatooine Homestead (worth $16.99) for free with orders over $85. Featuring 217 pieces, this building toy for kids works in combination with previous scenes to create a delightful display. This set features microbuilds of a landspeeder and Sandcrawler in addition to studs that represent Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Aunt Beru, Owen Lars, 2 Jawas, and R2-D2. This building toy measures over 1.5 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide, and 6.5 inches deep.

Additionally, receive a free IMPERIAL Shuttle with in-store purchases over $40. Or double the dark side with double points on all LEGO Star Wars purchases from May 1 to May 5. Moreover, enter to win the VIP Sweepstakes: “Dutch” Vander. Simply create a free online LEGO account and sign up for your chance to win.

In addition to these new launches and deals, LEGO recently released the Darth Vader Helmet and Scout Trooper Helmet from $49.99. Both Helmets are part collectible, part artwork. LEGO also launched the Imperial Probe Droid for $59.99. It’s a 683-piece collectible that features posable legs and comes with a transparent, brick-built pole for suspension.

Are you excited for May the 4th? Do any of these promotions or products stand out to you? Share what you want to add to your Star Wars collection in the comments.

Amy Poole is an Editor and Writer at Gadget Flow. When she's not indulged in everything gadget-related, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Rosie, and keeping fit.
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