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UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby Brainslugged » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:52 pm

I'd buy this if they included a minifig R2 with chrome minifig C-3PO. In fact I'd buy ANY set if it had a chrome 3PO
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby SpitFyre » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:14 pm

Here's a link to one that works.....for now anyway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shmOjlWKIEg
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby Solo » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:19 pm

We know. buriedbybricks posted it 38 minutes before you did. Thanks though. ;)
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby etcknight » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:38 pm

I'm gonna guess $200 - based on the way SW sets have been priced of late. I wouldn't be surprised if it's up to $250. But I'm not buying it at either price without a lot of incentive or some sort of 1st edition certificate to go with it. Too many other Lego sets to buy this year.
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby Legobrandon » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:09 pm

For those who are interested, I've got the HD version up on my YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/kqCjdi8phSc
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby sparkart » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:20 pm

Amazing model! And look at the size of that thing! I'm impressed with all the built-in functionality and articulation. It's a great start to make a truly stunning R2-D2 model. It's a bit blocky, but I bet that can be fixed with some slopes and angle bricks.

I'm curious to see how the leg structure and especially how the ankles work. Those areas were problematic when I made my 1/5 scale R2-D2 model.
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby Sharpie Clone » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:33 pm

I really hope this is out when I get to the US this summer, so I don't have to wait and pay 2x the amount in Hong Kong.
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby GIR3691 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:56 am

I kinda wish it had pop-out leg jets, but otherwise I'm diggin' it. Looks like a super fun build and it looks pretty sweet as a model.

I'm expecting to see a lot of mods to this set with various features added.
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby Old Republic » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:09 am

It didn't seem to me that there are any really crazy new or rare pieces on this guy. That tells me that I can probably build one out of my collection. Of course, who knows what's going on inside but that will be a bunch of technic pieces I don't really care about anyway. It's nice to see that he seems to be done in the 'classic' style at least. Hopefully price is disclosed soon; this is a tough one to speculate upon as it's a lot of brick and moving bits that we can't see that will throw off most of our guesses.
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby MrCRskater » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:06 pm

It's a pretty nice model, don't know if it's a must-have, though. Like everyone's said, the omission of wheels is "unfortunate" at best. I agree that some of the dome functions are the most iconic (periscope, lightsaber launcher, etc.) but I'm not sure how they could have incorporated such a thing and retained the rotating head (more iconic, IMO). Some nice details, though.

That said, I'll bet the build is pretty interesting. Looks like a lot of different techniques involved to get all of the details and so forth, not to mention that the form is pretty unique from a LEGO model standpoint (giant cylinder, dome, etc).
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby emmtwosix » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:43 pm

Unfortunately I missed the video the first time around, so when I first saw the composite pic posted here, I wasn't that impressed, but now that I've seen the video (thanks for posting the new links!) and have an idea of scale in reference to a person, it looks great for its size. At first I thought the angle of Artoo's main legs looked a ways off when he was resting on all three, but I referenced it and it's actually pretty close. I think they made the right choices on features, given that they probably can't feasibly include them all at the price-point they wanted to hit.

Can't wait to see all the mod's for him like a light brick in his optical sensor, sail barge version with serving tray, rocket legs, etc. Plus all the different versions of multicolored and later model astromechs we're sure to see in the future. This is a definite want for me, and for around $150 *crosses fingers* would be a no-brainer, maybe even $175, but too much over that and I'll have to hold out for a while.

That price-point seems feasible, given that sparkart's 1/5th scale Artoo (which looks fantastic and, I whole-heartedly agree, should also be made into an official set at some point) came in at around 900 pieces, with the base. Given those numbers, I would guess this version at 1/4th scale to land somewhere in the neighborhood of 1100-1500 pieces, but even with those numbers, the LEGO group could easily mark this up to $200 and sell a hefty quantity.

Now the waiting begins! :|
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby SuperDave » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:40 am

I'm definitely interested, moreso if it's around $100. I'm already hoping to put it in my office. :-)
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby Solo » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:25 am

I'm betting on $250ish. Preparing for the worst, hopefully.
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby Inzane » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:34 pm

StoutFiles wrote:The good news is they left out the jets, which was the Episode II moment in which R2 was forever ruined.


100% Agreed!!
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby Drock » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:13 am

emmtwosix wrote:I whole-heartedly agree, should also be made into an official set at some point) came in at around 900 pieces, with the base. Given those numbers, I would guess this version at 1/4th scale to land somewhere in the neighborhood of 1100-1500 pieces, but even with those numbers, the LEGO group could easily mark this up to $200 and sell a hefty quantity.

Now the waiting begins! :|

According to brickset, the model has 2,127 pieces. If that's the case, I would pretty much agree with Don's $250. :'(
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby twentythree » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:33 am

$180 US ... Sweet!!!
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby emmtwosix » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:25 am

Drock wrote:According to brickset, the model has 2,127 pieces. If that's the case, I would pretty much agree with Don's $250.

Wow, I was way off. 1)There must be a lot of tiny pieces or it's really dense and 2) I'm even more impressed with sparkart's ability to make his version look so accurate with so many fewer pieces.

As for the set selling at $180, I don't think too many should complain about that! :D
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Re: UCS 10225 R2-D2 Revealed

Postby cas » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:03 am

emmtwosix wrote:I'm even more impressed with sparkart's ability to make his version look so accurate with so many fewer pieces.

Who knows, maybe Lego intentionally adds pieces to pad the price, small pieces hidden away or pieces that don't seem to serve any purpose. I know I've noticed a trend of sets having more pieces than they really need, designed with many smaller parts when fewer larger parts would have sufficed.

But $180 seems like a decent price. Back in the day the UCS Yoda had half as many parts and sold for $99. Of course, this R2 looks to be close in size to UCS Yoda.
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10225 R2-D2 Officially Unveiled

Postby Staff » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:48 am


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Here's the official unveiling of everyone's favorite astromech, 10225 R2-D2. The good news: it comes out in May. The bad news: it's $180 bucks. Or $230 if you're really unlucky and live in the great white north. Still, you do get over 2,000 pieces with it, 2,127 to be exact.

Maybe Shop@Home will have some sort of sale or promotion attached to it for their annual May the Fourth Be With You sale.


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10225 R2-D2™

Ages 16+. 2,127 pieces.

US $179.99 CA $229.99 UK 149.99 £ DE 179.99 € DK 1499 DKK

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!


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