R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m

    Luke Skywalkers lightsaber and Darth Vaders helmet show less popular in California auction

    An R2-D2 android that was utilized in numerous Star Wars movies has actually cost millions at an auction in California.

    The auction home Profiles in History stated the 43-inch (110cm) high system that was assembled from parts utilized throughout recording of the initial trilogy cost $2.76 m on Wednesday.

    There was no info about who acquired the android, which was the most pricey product used in a motion picture souvenirs auction that consisted of many props from the Star Wars franchise.

    Other products up for sale consisted of Luke Skywalkers lightsaber from the very first 2 movies , which cost $450,000 and Darth Vaders helmet from the initial movie cost $96,000.

    The Calabasas, California-based Profiles in History had actually approximated the android might bring up to $2m prior to Wednesdays sale.

    Other space-themed movie and tv souvenirs was likewise for sale, with a collection of 23 ships from Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers cost $1.8 m. A helmet used by late star Bill Paxton on the set of Aliens cost $51,000.

    Not all the products that offered ran out this world. The lighted dancefloor from Saturday Night Fever cost $1.2 million.

    Read more: https://www.theguardian.com//2017/jun/29/r2-d2-droid-used-in-star-wars-films-sells-for-276m