Our good friend Chris from Artoo-Detoo.net sent us a heads up about a R2-D2 LEGO Build that took place recently at the Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo, California. He took his own R2-D2 to the event and "crashed" it if you know what I mean. Just look at all the kids around his R2 rather than the LEGO build. Good stuff Chris! Click here for more pics!
Check out this new R2-D2 LEGO watch available at Amazon.com. Here's the description.
" Little ones will harness The Force of creativity with this innovative watch from LEGO that lets them design their own watch and change the pattern often! Sure to please any artist in the making or Star Wars enthusiast, this watch's strap comes in a variety of non-allergenic polycarbonite pieces and interchangeable bezels that click together for a personalized look. The round case features a light blue dial with cool Star Wars graphics and easy-to-read white Arabic-numeral hour indicators and stick minute markers that make telling time a cinch for beginners. Water resistant to 165 feet, this watch is as durable as it is fun. "
There's also a Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Clone Trooper model to choose from. Each watch is priced at $17.99, click here for more.
Check out this very cool custom LEGO modification for R2-D2. The guy who did it simply swapped out the light and battery from the light up lightsaber LEGO Darth Vader, and wa-la! A cool special effect for your droid! Click the thumbnail up top for more!
Eric Harshbarger is simply brilliant with LEGO. In 1999 he decided to tackle building a 3 ft LEGO R2-D2. Seven hundred and fifty bucks later, he had done it! Click here to check out his lifesized R2-D2. Click here for more of his work!
Between now and June 11th, every time you buy Star Wars LEGO sets from Amazon.com You'll be entered in a drawing to win a 12" LEGO R2-D2 as shown above! They claim it is valued at $1800, not to sure about that one. Better be some gold plated LEGO inside ;-)
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