Build R2-D2 | 1:2 Scale
Build R2-D2 | 1:2 Scale
This new magazine series celebrates the amazing technology of STAR WARS SAGA. Follow in the footsteps of the master film prop designers and assemble a MOVIE-ACCURATE, HALF-SIZE REPLICA of the most famous astromech in the galaxy.
Your R2-D2 is also an ADVANCED, AUTONOMOUS DROID, with interactive intelligence, and multiple modes and functions.
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- Darth Vader (with the 10th shipment), amazingly detailed limited edition large-scale 120mm-tall model of the most iconic villain from the Star Wars saga – Darth Vader. Made from solid cold-cast resin porcelain, carefully finished and painted by hand, the figurine is based on an original sculpt approved by Lucasfilm. The result is an incredibly life-like and detailed depiction of the feared Dark Lord of the Sith at the height of his powers.
- C-3PO (with the 22nd shipment) stands just over 6 ½ inches and nearly 4 inches tall respectively. These finely crafted 1/10th scale, cold-cast porcelain statues come hand-painted and handcrafted.
- R2-D2 (with the 25th shipment) stands just over 6 ½ inches and nearly 4 inches tall respectively. These finely crafted 1/10th scale, cold-cast porcelain statues come hand-painted and handcrafted.
Key Features of your R2-D2 Astromech Droids
Scale: 1:2 - Width 28cm x Height 48cm
One-piece metal dome: R2-D2’s real metal dome spins just like the original, enabling him to turn to face his owner, look around his environment and point his camera and projector in any direction without moving his body.
Dual mode: You can switch R2-D2 to operate under command or in autonomous ‘AI’ mode, when he will behave like the willful astromech in the movies.
Video/Still Camera: The video/still camera in R2-D2’s head allows him to take snapshots and short video clips, which can be stored on your mobile device. You can turn his head to focus on any person or object in his field of vision, and his programming includes the ability to detect human faces.
Wi-fi enabled: Wi-fi receiver and transmitter, communicating with a tablet or smartphone.
Communication: via authentic chirps, whistles and colored light displays.
Projector: Just as in the Star Wars movies, R2-D2 is able to display holographic messages using a projector which can beam images of Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker onto any nearby flat surface.
Realistic Droid Movement: R2-D2 travels around through powerful drive motors in his feet, which allow him to move forward or backwards or spin on his axis, just like the droid does in the movies. His third leg provides stability, and he has sensors which are programmed to avoid obstacles and stairs.
Remote-control app-enabled: You can control R2-D2 directly from your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Steer him at will, see what he sees, and activate all his special features – including the pop-up lightsaber!
Pop-up lightsaber: As in Return of the Jedi, R2-D2 has a ‘hidden extra’ – Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, which will pop up on demand from the pneumatic ejection tube in his head.
Rechargeable battery: Inside R2-D2’s chassis is a high-energy battery pack that stores power for his drive motors, robotic mechanisms and internal electronics. He comes with his own charging station which hooks up to his external coupling – and when his energy levels become low, his warning lights will indicate the need to recharge. Battery not included with series.
Status displays: Including malfunction/diagnostic warnings.
Microphone and speaker: R2-D2 is able to react to his human owner’s voice commands. R2-D2 is programmed to respond to trigger words (such as ‘good morning’ or ‘wake up’) and he understands a number of simple voice commands that control his key functions. The droid will respond to his owner’s requests with a realistic range of reactions.
Extending arms: As in the movies, R2-D2 can extend his spacecraft linkage and control arms on command, and they also operate when R2-D2 is in autonomous ‘AI’ mode. The flaps on his body conceal hidden droid manipulator arms and probes, which you can extend at will.
You will build your R2-D2 from components engineered to look just like the original Star Wars props – plus state-of-the-art modern electronic components. Taking inspiration from the remote-controlled film prop, your fully functioning half-scale model R2-D2 is engineered in the same way, and has been authentically detailed based on the droid seen on screen. Once assembled, you can choose whether to retain the factory-fresh finish, or give your astromech a weathered, ‘used’ appearance as in the movies.
When your R2-D2 is complete, you will be able to download the special control app to your smartphone or tablet. Then fit the rechargeable batteries, switch on and connect R2-D2 to your wi-fi network. With his sensors, camera, microphones, sophisticated logic boards and powerful motors, R2-D2 can interact with his owner, move and behave just like the astromech from the Star Wars movies.
R2-D2 Droid Control App
The R2-D2 Droid Control App is now available to download on the following App stores:
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bullb.r2d2
App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/r2-d2-droid-control/id1403826626?mt=8
Please note this app is only for use with a mobile phone with the following system requirements:
- Apple iPhone 5S or later running iOS 11 or higher.
- Android smartphones running OS 4.4 KitKat or higher.
- Apple iPad running iOS 11 or higher.
If you have an android tablet and encounter a problem with the app on your device, please contact our customer service team with the details of your device, its Operating System ( iOS / KitKat ) and the problem you are experiencing in order to provide the relevant fix. email@example.com
Once it is installed on your device, please refer to the online User guide in our downloads section for detailed instructions on using it to control R2-D2.
If you need any further advice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Batteries for Your R2-D2
These batteries are optimised for use in R2-D2, but other suitable batteries are available from independent suppliers.
Important Do not charge the batteries, attempt to fit them into the batter box, or install them in R2-D2 until instructed, when all the internal wiring is connected up.
Battery Specs Info Sheet >>
Loading up your Batteries – Instructions >>
COMING SOON - a link to order batteries optimised for use in your R2-D2 droid. More information will be available shortly.
2018-04-11 19:44:05This is first product from this company and I think the model itself, instructions and magazines are excellent! My one design issue is the point made earlier that the robot is locked in drive mode which means the front wheel does not retract and the side leg ankles are not articulated. I didn't think I would miss that and I can see how it would be more expensive to make that mechanism while providing stability for 2 legs. That being said, I bought a smaller R2D2 that has the retracting leg, articulated ankles and stability for $149. Its only 6 inches tall but the way it moves is amazing. Maybe a version 2 of this larger version may be in the future? From an assembly point of view I have a view wishes. 1. Clearly label the screws and clearly call them out in the magazine instructions. Screws come in one shipment but used in later shipments. They sent me a screw organizer box. Sounded nice but I don't want to separate screws from shipment numbers since that is sometimes how they reference them. 2. What is a "fixing screw"? They usually provide dimensions like a 2.3 x 6mm screw then in another assembly just say "fixing screw". It becomes trial and error. 3. Perhaps send all the screws at the beginning? I know you probably have all the screws, packaging, shipments, instructions built for all future orders but for next time or future models... 4. Would like to see some kind of master build document showing all subassemblies and timing. Of course without that, every shipment is a surprise!. FYI, you start with the right rear leg, then start on the dome, finish the right leg, start the left leg and continue with the dome. I just finished magazine 44, shipment 11. While the one design limitation and some build concerns exist, I don't regret my purchase and the building has been a great experience. I look forward to R2 coming alive and then will probably move on to the Falcon or try my hand at a sailing vessel.
2017-11-23 19:43:41This isn’t my first DeAgostini build. But, next to the Studio Scale Millennium Falcon, this is a blast to build! I’m particularly happy with the wiring harnesses. I’m a bit of an electronics idiot, so plug and play is sweet! The provided test board lets you try out each new display, and gets you amped up for more! My grandson is always wanting to see what I’ve done lately too. It’s a solid, quality kit.
2017-08-11 16:54:53I'm 1/4 of the way through this build. Quality is simply top-notch. Sturdy, heavy construction, beautifully accurate electronics and metal parts where they should be. My only complaint is that the build per month is on the simple side (so far).
2017-06-27 06:23:07Started this at the beginning of 2017, its now June and im 25 issues in, a quarter of the way. This is an absolute pleasure. I look forward to my delivery of 4 issues roughly the 3rd Friday of the month. I recommend every Star Wars fan should do this. The magazines are well written with lots of behind the screens pictures and information, covering the whole Star Wars franchise, movies and animated series. The build instructions are comprehensive, very step by step.
2017-05-30 09:59:36shame the center leg dose'nt retract inside the body.
2017-05-28 23:27:26I'm a novice model builder and was a little hesitant about taking such a long and expensive project. After a few emails with model space's customer service dept and a little online research I decided to take it on. And I tell ya what, I'm a very happy I did!!!!!! I'm about 5 months and have felt that every month i have got more than money's worth!! The first month it comes with a high quality screw driver that so far has been the only necessary tool. I find myself working on R2 for about 3-5 hours a month. In addition to the parts and other little goodies you also get 4 very cool magazines each month. The magazine include easy to follow instructions and cover the topics of robotics, LED lighting systems and of course Star Wars. The attention to detail on this droid is never ceases to amaze me. I have no doubt that when my R2 is complete it will be a thing of beauty. If you're debating on whether or not this project is worth the time and money I will say this..... DO IT! It's very fun and every month you'll get your money's worth. I look forward to getting my package every month!!! If you want to see my build I post monthly progress pics on my Instagram page. Username is "trashman138" feel free to IM me if you have any questions about my experience so far. To sum it up: Unparalleled customer service. Great product made of high quality components. Easy to follow instructions. Challenging yet not overwhelming for a novice builder. Well worth the investment. -Tommy TopShelf
2017-04-02 12:33:31Being a member of the r2 builders club I ordered this as a way to pass the time waiting on parts for my full size r2. I must say this is a very detailed droid. From the shipments I have received so far it appears to be a great model. A few small details differ from the movies but very minor. I highly recommend you get this for a fun and enjoyable project.
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