For example, the "R1", that large black droid outside the Jawa sandcrawler was made into the direct predecessor to R2. Huh? It's huge. It has a large barrel sticking out of it's head that (imho) was more obviously a weapon. So for me, that's not an R1 Astromech droid but an ancient security droid intended for space stations or large capital ships. For me, that allows R1 to be the ancient astromech design older then R2 which Chopper was an example of (instead of C1, an entirely new series of astromech we've never seen before).
Edit: I for one think WEG should have went with the last two letters denoting the model, not the first two. R2D2 would have been a model D2 Astromech Droid. I can't see people calling their droid by the model number with the large amount of similar droids running around. Calling out, "R2 come here!" could have got you trampled by a horde of rolling barrels in the wrong space hangar.
Beautifully sculpted in 1/10th scale, this black and bronze R2 unit in service to the Empire makes for a sharp contrast with the rebellion´s R2-D2. Additional parts allow for posing on either upright on two legs or inclined on all three legs, with magnets in the feet for extra stability on the included base. This limited edition R2-Q5 comes with a special Industrial Automaton Astromech Droid collector´s coin.
If you fancy building your very own Lego Astromech Droid its creator has kindly made available the LXF file for use. Check out the video below to see the droid in action.
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Astromech Droids are a type of droid found in the .
The R2-series astromech droid was a model of produced by , boasting a level of success that was never equaled in Industrial Automaton's long history. A combination of excellent design, high-quality marketing, and good timing made this astromech droid one of the most sought after in , and one of the few vintage astromech series still in active production decades after it was first designed, including the prototype . The line was so successful that the would later take credit for the design. The average cost for an R2 unit was about 4245 Republic Credits.
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Many astromech droids were about 0.93 tall in average, while R-series droids from the forward had a height of just over a meter. Sometime before the on a new class of astromech droid known as the was created, which had a head similar to that of the original R-series Astromech droid, but had a spherical body.
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BB-8 is an astromech droid that appears on Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens. It has a ball shaped body and a domed head that resembles that of the R2 series droids, whose most popular unit is . body rolls independently from the head, which always stays near the vertical axis of the droid.