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 #7 for review.
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The shipment comes in a standard subscription shipping box, with the FanHome logo on the front. Inside this box, are four magazines and four bags to build R2-D2. Throughout the subscription, they will send along some freebies such as these posters.
Issues 23, 24, 25 and 26 of the magazines are included, each with different information about R2-D2 and the brand, including information about the franchise, including 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.
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 23 focuses on working on the assembly of the head frame. In the last pages of this issue, you’re going to be placing the frame on and using the tiny screws and nuts for assembly. The metal ring frame and metal ring connector will not be used in this step, or even in the steps for this entire box. But do save it as you will need it later on.
Issue 24 has the first wheel assembly, and you will be assembling the three parts of the wheels, and using the black screws in the final step. Additional screws are also included, so hold onto all of them as you will be using each one for later steps.
Issue 25 completes the frame assemble, and the final frame will be placed on the dome and then use the screws and nuts to finish it. Another piece of the metal frame is included, and two metal frame connectors as well, which will not be used right now.
Issue 26 focuses on fitting the wheel on the mounting plate, and first you will be placing the plate onto the metal frame of the leg, using screws as shown in the instructions. Next step is placing the wheel on the support plate using the included two smaller metal parts that are included with this issue. For now, the wheel is only placed on and remains loose for now. Make sure to keep these parts handy for final assembly later.
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.