Man sells salvaged R2-D2 for $2.76 million
June 29, 2017 | 4 comments
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A Star Wars enthusiast from the UK has made a tidy profit by rebuilding the droid from spare parts.
The man, who has chosen to keep his identity a secret, managed to collect together all of the parts from the film sets of the original movies and the prequel trilogy.
The dome segment, which was used in A New Hope
, was obtained from actor Kenny Baker, while the legs were from The Empire Strikes Back
and the main body was from The Phantom Menace.
There is also an opening hatch acquired from the set of Attack Of The Clones
"We're very excited to have it because really this is the only one to reach the auction block in the world," said Brian Chanes, head of acquisitions at Los Angeles auction house Profiles In History.
"It's a high price but, at the same time, you couldn't expect to find a better piece."
Source: Sky News
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