R2-D2 is Scrap Pile No More: Unit Sells for Nearly $3M at Auction

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R2-D2 Star Wars

Want to call this unit a scrap pile? An R2-D2 unit sold at an auction on Wednesday for $2.76 million.

The Associated Press reported that the 43-inch tall unit, which was compiled from parts used on screen throughout the original trilogy, was the most expensive piece of memorabilia at the auction.

There is no information on who purchased the item.

The event was put together by Profiles in History, which scheduled four days worth of auctions on Hollywood memorabilia, including items from the collection of director Tod Browning, the front entrance doors and other decor from Rick’s Café Américain in “Casablanca,” and the scripts from 17 episodes of “The Twilight Zone.”

Other “Star Wars” items that were up for auction include Mark Hamill’s “Luke Skywalker lightsaber used in the first two films, which sold for around $450,000 and original concept art by Tom Jung that were used to inspire the movie posters. A Darth Vader helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.

If you have the money and missed the auction, plenty more “Star Wars” items will be up for sale when Carrie Fisher’s estate hits the auction block on Sept. 23.

Sci-fi fans can also get in on some other memorabilia. A collection of miniatures from “Battlestar Galactica” and “Buck Rogers” are also up for auction.