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Lego R2-D2

Lego R2-D2 (10225) Exclusive UCS Set Revealed!

Lego R2-D2The Lego R2-D2 (10225) set has been revealed, albeit briefly!

UPDATE: Added Official Video (thanks Lego) & Images (thanks Brickset)

Earlier today a designer video outlining the latest Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series set was uploaded to Lego’s Youtube channel then swiftly taken down (this seems to happen too often to be an error).

In the mean time some observent fans were able to get a closer look at the upcoming set including a detailed description.

Thanks to Brickset for the news!

Lego R2-D2 (10225) Exclusive UCS Set

Lego R2-D2 (10225) SetCome with us as we take an exclusive look at the never before seen 10225 R2-D2™, the latest exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ set! We’ll talk with Mike and Kurt, the talented LEGO® designers who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO® bricks.

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The R2-D2 set will be available directly through LEGO® beginning in May 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO® Stores. Visit shop.LEGO.com for more details on this amazing model!

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!

Lego R2-D2 (10225) Video

Lego R2-D2 10225 Image Gallery

We will update the site as the release date of the Lego R2-D2 set approaches.

Lego Education - Universe Physics

Lego Education – Using Lego To Teach Universe Physics

Lego Education - Universe PhysicsLego Education is a big part of the company’s appeal to parents and schools.

Lego has been partnering with educators for a decade or so, using the humble bricks to teach subjects like robotics and mechanics in a practical and visual way.

While Lego has a whole educational branch of sets and products you can purchase, educators themselves have taken up the pedagogical challenge of the brick and developed their own Lego based exercises to help students grasp concepts that may otherwise be confusing in a purely theoretical approach.

One such school, the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of London has put together booklets on particle physics, radiation and radioactivity, all represented using Lego bricks.

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There is a particularly fascinating poster demonstrating the growth of the Universe, from it’s creation as a jumble of particles right through the formation of the first atoms and up to the formation of stars and beyond.

If you child is in the higher grades and struggling with these concepts then the booklets and poster might be worth a look. Even if your child is in middle grades the booklets would be a wonderful way to introduce some basic physics concepts and spur further inquiry and interest.

You can find the booklets and poster here.

Thanks to SIMON-THOMAS187, the Online Brand Manager at LEGO Education for the tip.