“Star Wars” R2-D2 was just auctioned for almost $3 million

Whoa, talk about highly coveted!

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People can’t get enough of Star Wars, and some would literally pay millions to get their hands on actual film memorabilia. For instance, this one: an R2-D2 unit that was used in the filming of several “Star Wars” movies has sold for almost $3 million!

R2-D2 was assembled from parts used in the filming of the original 1977-1983 trilogy and two of the 1999-2005 prequel films, according to a catalog from Profiles in History in Los Angeles.

Some of its awesome specs include internal mechanics in the aluminum, steel and fiberglass unit.

The buyer, who remains unidentified, reportedly spent $2.76 million on the bidding, the most expensive purchase at a three-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia. The auction also sold other props from the Lucasfilm estate, which raised a total of $14 million.

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