Original Star Wars R2-D2 sells for £2.1m

The prop is made from metal and fiberglass


Yes, these are the droids you're looking for. Specifically, R2-D2, the iconic 'Star Wars' character who so far has appeared in all of the franchise's major films.

An original set prop - made from metal and fiberglass during the filming of the original trilogy - has been auctioned for a staggering $2.75 million (£2.1m).

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The auction included other props from a galaxy far, far away, including Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from 'Episode IV — A New Hope' and 'Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back,' and Darth Vader's helmet from the premiere film.

R2-D2 joins an elite group of movie props sold for top dollar. Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress from "The Seven Year Itch," which sold for $4.6 million, holds the top spot on the list .

R2 will take fourth place behind James Bond's $4.4 million (£3.5m) Aston Martin DB5 from 'Goldfinger.'

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