Another bot from the world of Star Wars is on its way. LEGO Star Wars 75335 BD-1 has been officially unveiled, with a release date of 1st August.
You don’t have to wait until 1st August to order BD-1, however. It’s one of a few sets where LEGO has opened up pre-orders for. Priced at £89.99/$99.99, you can order it right now from LEGO’s website.
You might be wondering where BD-1 comes from: after all, it hasn’t featured in any of the movies or TV series. This is actually the first LEGO set to be based on property from a Star Wars game. BD-1 made his appearance in 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, as sidekick to protagonist Cal Kestis.
It’s timely, since a sequel to the game, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, has just been announced.
LEGO Star Wars BD-1 is made up of 1,062 pieces, and has an age rating of 14+. That’s right: it’s not an 18+ set. It does, however, still come with a UCS-style information plaque, and will make for a fantastic display piece. It’s 12.5 inches tall, so roughly the same height as the much-more-expensive R2-D2 model. (Although, a ‘real’ BD-1 is much smaller than an R2-D2 unit!)
BD-1 stands on two legs, which have posable joints. Its head can also be tilted backwards, forwards and sideways, allowing for it to be posed and personalised. It features authentic details, like a compartment to store stim canisters, and a translucent element on the back of the head which represents BD-1’s mood.
What do you think of BD-1? Will you be adding this adorable bot to your collection? Comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you.