Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lot # 786 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Light-Up Remote Control R2-X2 Droid

Stock #101661

A light-up remote control R2-X2 droid from Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story. R2-X2 was present in the control room of the spice mine on Kessel, and after L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) freed the enslaved droids and a rebellion ensued, the R2-X2 unit appeared in the middle of the battle next to the Millennium Falcon. After L3-37 was wounded, Lando (Donald Glover) vaulted the droid on his way to save her. This same droid body was seen in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi with an R4-X2 dome (see lot 784) during rebel hangar sequences, and utilized in production as Y5-X2 (see lot 785); the R2-X2 dome was used exclusively in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The droid was built by Brad Oakley, who also produced droids for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was made as a copy of an R2-unit seen in the rebel briefing room of Star Wars: A New Hope, and is comprised of aluminium skins over a fiberglass frame, with a fiberglass dome and a fixed center leg. Of note is the unique track-drive system installed in the droid's feet, that made it off-road capable and one of the few droids capable of operating in sand for the film. The unit features three aluminium "holographic projectors" that move and flash when the droid is connected to power. The droid is equipped with a number of features, internal servos, movements and commands, but during production the control system was removed to make the unit lighter, limiting the actions to the basic R/C driving functionality, with the dome able to turn as well as including projectors' movements and flashes. It is controlled with a Spektrum DX6i remote control that accompanies the lot, along with its instruction manual and a carrying case. The controller features a sticker with "Green R2 (Brads)" handwritten in black pen.

The X2-droid body (with the R4 and Y5 domes) was featured in Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Visual Dictionary, as well as other pieces of merchandise. The droid has been intentionally distressed to look worn and well-used. It is covered in dust and dirt from the spice mines of Kessel set and features scuffs and scratches. The rebel alliance symbol on the dome was covered with green tape during filming The legs can be easily disconnected and removed for storage and transportation. Dimensions: 75 cm x 70 cm x 110 cm (29 1/2" x 27 1/2" x 43 1/2")

£60,000 - 80,000 M

*Contains electronics; see electronics notice in the Buyer's Guide
*Special shipping required; see special shipping notice in the Buyer's Guide

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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