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LEGO fully unveiled a new Star Wars D-O (# 75278) set which is tentatively being released April 19th. The LEGO Star Wars D-O set was first revealed at the 2020 New York Toy Fair. The D-O set retails for $69.99 and consists of 519 pieces. The set features the new droid from Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker on a base, with a display plaque, and a minifigure of D-O. D-O is a similar size to the previously released R2-D2 (#10225) and BB-8 (#75187) sets. We have the BB-8 set and it stands about 10 inches tall.
A Little Backstory
D-O is such a fun droid. He makes his debut in The Rise of Skywalker. BB-8 stumbles upon him on Pasaana and D-O quickly becomes a friend of the Resistance. BB-8 takes on the role of being D-O’s big brother. D-O wants to be just like him and follow him everywhere. In the film, D-O is voiced by director J.J. Abrams.
Comparable to BB-8 Set
The BB-8 set is in our home office. One of our daughters, age 8, started building it and ran into some trouble. She quit working on it for a while and I decided to step in and finish it. I soon discovered that most of what she built was wrong. The box states its for ages 10-16 but shes been building LEGO sets for several years so we thought she could handle it. I had to backtrack quite a bit and pretty much rebuild the entire thing. So the quick little fix-it project turned into a complete rebuild.
The BB-8 set was challenging to say the least. I am always up for solving a puzzle, so this build was a lot of fun for me. I can’t say if the D-O set will be as difficult to build but I suspect that the circular shaped bottom portion of his body will be a challenge. I am looking forward to reuniting D-O with his big brother BB-8 by adding the droid to our LEGO collection.
Not Available For Pre-Order
The set will retail for $69.99 and release on April 19th but is not currently available for pre-order on any of usual retail websites including Amazon and LEGO.com. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may be the cause of that as most LEGO retail stores are currently closed. We will update this article should it become available.
Credit to PromoBricks for the original report