Star Wars and Lego fans, check out this first ever, fully operational, 1:1 scale LEGO R2-D2, making its debut at the recent Emerald City Comicon 2014, and it’s amazing. It’s even controlled fully via a Microsoft Surface Pro! And that’s not all, there’s an endearing “Aaawwww” moment of Darth Lily, the cutest girl in the galaxy, hugging him at the con. Make sure to scroll down and watch it!

L3-G0(as the creators named it), is the handy work of Shawn and Lara Steele who decided that it was time for the world to have a fully functioning astromech made out of LEGO bricks. They succeeded almost a year later, so all us geeks can ogle in envy!

Here are some specs for the L3-G0 unit:

  • Lego: 16,000 bricks (approx.)
  • Weight: 30 kg
  • Speed: 8 km/h
  • Height: 107cm tall
  • Power: 12VDC @ 18Ah
  • Radios: 9 channel airplane and 12 channel trigger type
  • Computers: Currently 2 Arduinos with dedicated motor, sound and RC receiver controllers, programmed by Microsoft Surface Pro.

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Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home's centre-piece.