LEGO Star Wars Droid Escape Pod

Product information

Go right back to the start of the most famous sci-fi saga of them all as C-3PO and R2-D2 make a breathtaking escape from the clutches of the Empire. They are entrusted with delivering a message and the top-secret plans for the Death Star from Princess Leia to Ben Konobi but they hand up in the hands of a young Luke Skywalker and then the adventure really begins.
C-3PO and R2-D2 need your help to escape! Load them into the Droid Escape Pod, close the hatches and blast off. After landing on Tatooine you have to do everything you can to keep them safe from the ion blaster-armed Jawas.
The escape pod features opening hatches, large engines at the back and a detailed interior that has space for the 2 characters as well as a display showing the top-secret Death Star plans.
  • 3 x mini-figures: C-3PO, R2-D2 and 2 x Jawas
Age Range
6 to 12 years
Packaged: H19 x W26 x D4.6cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Lego Type
LEGO Star Wars
Model name / number
Number of pieces
Suitable From
7 years
Not suitable for children under 3 years

Brand Story

The company that was destined to become Lego started life as being a small workshop that produced wooden toys, run by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932. The name ‘Lego’ was adopted in 1934, coming from the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’, which means ‘play well’. It wasn’t until 1947 that they started producing plastic toys, with the first version of the now infamous interlocking bricks coming in 1949.

They weren’t quite the bricks that people are used to nowadays, being made from a different material and having a slightly different locking system. It was actually Christiansen’s son Godtfred Kirk that saw the potential for the bricks to become a tool for creative play and in 1958, the modern brick design was born. From this date, despite variation in the design and purpose of individual pieces over the years, each remains compatible in some way with previous pieces. So you could have a Lego set from 1958 and it would still be completely compatible with a modern set.

Since the 1960, thousands of sets have been released covering everything from Aliens to the Wild West. The only area that the company has never tackled directly is military-themed sets, because Ole Kirk set a policy that they must never make war seem like child’s play. The largest ever Lego set to date is a scale-model of the Taj Mahal, which was made out of 5922 pieces.

The Lego Group's motto is ‘det bedste er ikke for godt’, which roughly translates to "only the best is the best". Ole Kirk Christiansen came up with this phrase to encourage workers to always produce the highest quality toys possible.

Nowadays, Lego makes a vast range of toys for all ages, as well as teaching materials for children, which are distributed in over 130 countries. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and is the world's third largest manufacturer of play materials.



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Q & As

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Return of the Droid™ Escape Pod Great Set! Return of the Droid™ Escape Pod Would Recommend 04 April 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed - Falls apart easily First Lego Product that I'm not satisfied with. It looks great, but the curved walls of the pod fall off easily. If you don't touch it, it's fine. But, if your child plays with the Lego, the doors detach from the top and bottom as you open them, despite adult strength to get them to stay on. We were waiting for a set with R2D2 and C3PO for awhile. It's disappointing that this is what was developed. Needs to go back to the drawing board - It would have been a great Star Wars addition. 28 March 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Difficult Set Bought this today from the local Lego store for my 7 year old daughter. She has been many sets in the past beyond the recommended age group with out incident. When she attempted to build this set today, she burst into tears and was upset and frustrated over the difficulty. I completely disassembled what she had done and re-built it from scratch. I was surprised how difficult it was to put together. I have build many other sets and had difficulty with the design and understanding the instructions. I completely understand why she became so frustrated with it. I would recommend this set for an older and very experienced child. 21 March 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Will not stay together Worst Lego purchase every. We bought this Lego for our son and helped him put it together. It went together easily but every time our son tried to play with it the pod falls apart. There is not a lot holding this together and many of the pieces knock each other when you open and close the pod. We checked the instructions and verified that it was put together properly. We next tried to remove some of the pieces that are closely touching other pieces and it still falls apart easily. This is a Lego clearly designed to be made and displayed on a shelf, not played with. There are just not enough connection points to keep it together and actual handle it. 12 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Look sir Even though this is not the first droid escape, it is the first to incorporate an opening mechanism as opposed to a removable piece. Although several proportions of the pod has been sacrificed, the pod itself has more detail and captures the shape better than any previous models. When you hold it in your hand, you can feel the weight indicating a lack of hollowness. Contrary to the thinner box size, the inside is packed. C-3P0 torso has several new markings from the 2012 version on its Torso. The legs and R2 is relatively the same. The stickers give the model an incredible look, but they are far the most challenging part. I advise you not to use your fingers when applying them and use tools like a brick separator and a toothpick. 06 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Utinni! I will admit that the main purpose of purchasing this set was for the minifigures, especially the jawas. If you missed the recent advent calendar, and cannot afford the sandcrawler, then this is the only other alternative for getting these guys, and you have two of them with different prints. They both have different weapons, but balancing them just right and posing them can be a little tricky. This is also a great chance to get R2D2 and C3P0 in a cheap set. Since I had neither the droids nor the jawas prior to this, the purchase was a no brainer for me. I would say that most people are buying this set for the minifigures. The escape pod is an improvement over the previous set featuring it. The pod can now be opened with a hinge assembly rather than having to remove a section. It feels nice and compact. Inside is a small area to hide the Death Star plans, which debut in this set. The build is not really that challenging, so it is ideal for most age groups. The only difficulty faced might be aligning the stickers just right. Overall, this set would seem like a must have for Star Wars Lego fans, especially if you do not have the sandcrawler. 02 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good The title pretty much sums up the product. It's good. I was going to put average but it is what it is. The reason I wouldn't say excellent is the context of the characters. In the previous droid escape products there have been storm troopers as they were looking for the droids. I can see why the jawas were included, but I think a nice touch would have been a couple of storm troopers as well to really recreate the desert scenes, as you could say that the sandcrawler encompasses the jawa section of the story. 26 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by No life forms were aboard! Bought this along with the Hoth battle set, it was a very good set in my opinion, much improved on the previous offerings. I like the escape pod and the way it opens, although there are a few stickers these really add good detail to the set. C3P0 and R2-D2 are both included along with two Jawas making this a good set for mini figures with a low price tag. I'd like to see a new Tattoine Sand trooper set (with Dewback) to augment this set???? Another nice, well priced set from LEGO, well done. 04 January 2016
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