Star Wars Day: Lego Has The Droids You've Been Looking For, And They're Programmable

Build your own R2-D2, and train it to fight… to the death.

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Happy Star Wars Day! It's the one day a year where everyone around the world talks about their love of one of the biggest franchises in the history of entertainment. Actually, most of us talk about Star Wars every single day, so nothing has changed. However, an announcement from Lego has revealed some very cool new buildable and programmable droids, which launch globally on September 1.

Lego Star Wars Boost Droid Commanders allow users to build a droid and program code in order for the toy to complete tasks, like plotting a course, decoding messages, fighting, and more. Based on the characters from the Star Wars Universe, there will be three different droids to build in this set: R2-D2, Gonk Droid, and Mouse Droid, which you can see below.

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The set may be pricey, coming in at $200, but all the droids are included. It contains 1,177 pieces, which is enough to build all three. R2-D2 and Gonk both measure at 7" tall, while Mouse comes in at 5".

The droids connect via Bluetooth to the free Lego Boost Star Wars app, which will be available on iOS, Android, and Fire Smart devices. Within the app, you can solve the 40+ missions and learn to code in a drag-and-drop environment, creating your own commands and actions for your droids.

If you are looking for more from the world of Star Wars on this special day, check out the best Star Wars Day deals, which includes discounts on Star Wars-related clothing, toys, movies, video games, and more. Additionally, GameSpot spoke with Stig Asmussen about the upcoming game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, where spoke up the setting and creation of Purge Troopers.

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