FanHome – Star Wars R2-D2 Astromech Droid Subscription Box #2 Review


FanHome is offering a subscription service for their Star Wars R2-D2 Astromech Droid that features LED lights, interactive intelligence, multiple modes and functions. When completed, R2-D2 is half size, made of high-end parts and material. R2-D2 also has his own app that you can download, which activates the interactive features.

Each box includes new magazines and parts used to build R2-D2, and through the subscription you will receive free gifts as featured in a poster from box #1. The subscription starts at the introductory price of $1.00 for the first magazine and parts, and $7 for the second magazine and parts. Head on over to FanHome for all the details.




  • Rotating metal dome with built-in camera.
  • Two modes of operation: user-directed through an app or ‘AI’ mode with independent movement.
  • Includes speakers and microphones so it can respond to verbal orders and communicate using chirps, whistles and even lights.
  • Camera capable of capturing and storing photos and videos.
  • Projector that can emit messages featuring Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker.
  • Capable of moving and turning like the real droid, with a third support leg for stability.
  • Extendable and foldable arms
  • Hidden spring-activated lightsaber inside the body and sensors to avoid obstacles.
  • Model requires rechargeable batteries (not included)

Thank you to FanHome for providing their Street Fighter Subscription Box #2 for review.

Availability: 2021

The shipment comes in a standard subscription shipping box, with the FanHome logo on the front.

Issues 3, 4, 5, and 6 of the magazines are included, each with different information about R2-D2 and the brand, including information about robotics and how they got these droids to work in the films. The last few pages of each magazine are detailed instructions about the assembly of each of the parts, including the LED lights, additional parts of the right leg, and more.

A more detailed look at the assemble of each part of featured in the video above, including a look at the articles inside the magazines. Issue 3 focuses on more pieces of the right leg, and some of the LED lights that you can test with the included battery pack, from issue 4.

Issue 4 focuses on R2-D2’s leg and the extension piece, and testing the LED lights with the battery pack, which requires 3x AA batteries. This step also has the leg pivot center at the top of the leg, which is a metal piece that you twist to place in. You’re also going to be using the circuit board to test the LED lights, which the instructions explain everything and you shouldn’t have an issue with the assembly.

Issue 5 has the central head bearing parts, which fit on the top of R2-D2’s head and for now, this piece is all you have of those other parts. This includes the use of nuts and screws, which are all tiny and included, and pay extra attention to the instructions, and check out the video above for more details.

Issue 6 has you assembling the diagnostic display and using the same battery pack included to test the LED lights.The assembly is pretty straight forward and the instructions do a good job explaining everything and showing that needs to be done. You’re going to be using the long black screws to close the case, and using the circuit board that connects to the battery pack and this new part to test the LED lights.

Each issue also has different articles that we’ve given you a glimpse of in the video, but for a full read you’ll have to subscribe and start building R2-D2 yourself.

Overall, FanHome has done a fantastic job on these with the overall quality, attention to detail and overall fun of assembly. The articles are well done, informative, and includes tons of information that the core Star Wars fanbase will surely want to read. Subscriptions are available now, so make sure to get in on this and build your Astromech droid. My recommendation would be to subscribe, especially if you are looking to build something fun.




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