A brand new LEGO bot from the world of Star Wars is on its way. And this time it’s based on a character from a video game.
LEGO Star Wars 75335 BD-1 has been officially unveiled, with a release date of August 1. Yes, that’s right: BD-1, as in Cal Kestis’ droid companion from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This is actually the first LEGO set based on properties from a Star Wars game.
It comes at the right time, as a sequel to the game, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, has just been announced.
You don’t have to wait until August 1 to order BD-1: it’s one of the few sets for which LEGO has opened pre-orders. Priced at £89.99 / $99.99, you can order it now from the LEGO website.
LEGO Star Wars BD-1 consists of 1,062 parts and has an age rating of 14+. Despite not being an 18+ set it still comes with a UCS style information board and will make a fantastic display piece. It’s 12.5 inches tall, so about the same height as the much more expensive R2-D2 model. (Although we should probably note that a ‘real’ BD-1 is much smaller than an R2-D2 unit!)
BD-1 stands on two legs, which have movable joints. The head can also be tilted back, forward and sideways, allowing it to be posed and personalized. It has authentic details, such as a compartment for storing stimulation canisters, and a translucent element on the back of the head that represents the mood of BD-1.
Pre-order LEGO Star Wars BD-1 on LEGO.com