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July 11, 2017 > R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m

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

By Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP), June 28 -- An R2-D2 droid that was used in several ``Star Wars'' films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.

The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction on Wednesday, June 27.

There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the ``Star Wars'' franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vader's helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.

Other space-themed film and television memorabilia was also for sale, with a collection of 23 ships from ``Battlestar Galactica'' and ``Buck Rogers'' sold for $1.8 million. A helmet worn by late actor Bill Paxton on the set of ``Aliens'' sold for $51,000.

Not all the items that sold were out of this world. The lighted dancefloor from ``Saturday Night Fever'' sold for $1.2 million.''

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