Last January, we previously reported on the possibility that another Star Wars polybag is set up to be this year’s May the 4th promotional. Thanks to The Brick Fan, we now have word that this is most likely the case. Based on a tip from one of their readers, it was said that the brick-built LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (30611) polybag will be available for free during the May the 4th celebrations for a minimum purchase of $75 at all LEGO Brand stores and online.
It is somehow different from last year’s promotional where we got the LEGO Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper (30602) minifigure polybag. Reception for the said minifig was not all smiles and praises to say the least, and hopefully this year’s promo will make up for all of that. It is expected that this year’s buildable R2-D2 will be a more welcomed promotional – an eBay posting from January saw the 30611 auctioned for the insane price of $100. Building instructions for the R2-D2 polybag is also available online in case you want to give it a try ahead of May.
Expect an official word from LEGO once the LEGO Store Calendar for May 2017 is released next week. So what do you think about this year’s LEGO May the 4th promotional? Do you think this is a better deal as compared to previous ones?