Following the sneak peek of the latest buildable droid around with the LEGO Star Wars Mini R2-D2 (30611) polybag, comes another surprise find. Brickset has just posted what seems to be the start of a new line of collectible minifigures with the LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 Minifigure (40268) polybag.
According to Brickset’s report, this polybag was found in a Romanian monobrand store, and is given for FREE for every purchase of any LEGO Star Wars sets. In case you’re not familiar with the name, which is most probably the case for most of the astromechs that populated the Star Wars galaxy due to their numerous iterations and variants, R3-M2 was first featured in last year’s hit film, Rogue One.
What is interesting about this minifig version of R3 is the fact that it stands on a base with a Technic pin on the side. This may hint on a new way of displaying and connecting several other minifigures. The display feature is also pretty obvious with the addition of a sticker nameplate in front of the base/stand. There is no word yet on when, where, and how this polybag can be found in the US. Will it be a part of a new LEGO Star Wars promotional? How about a May the 4th promo? Or yet the bigger question is, will this indicate a new line of LEGO Star Wars minifigures? The possibilities are simply exciting. What do you think?