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Star Wars

Variations:

C-3PO (Light gold)
C-3PO (Darker gold, new design)

Years:

2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2014

Appearances

C-3PO is Star Wars minifigure released in 2000. He was introduced in 2000 and has made eleven appearances in sets so far. He appears in The LEGO Movie voiced by Anthony Daniels.

Background

C-3PO (pronounced see-threepio) was a protocol droid built by Anakin Skywalker before Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. When Anakin left to become a Jedi, he was left with Shmi Skywalker, Anakin's mother, Anakin telling 3PO that he would make sure his mother didn't 'sell him or anything'. In Episode II, Anakin and Padme came to Tatooine, and brought C-3PO back with them after Anakin's mother died. They went to Geonosis, where C-3PO had his head knocked off and replaced with a battle droid head, while his head was placed on a battle droid. In the resulting battle, he was destroyed and later repaired by R2-D2. At the end of Episode III, his memory was erased so that he had no memory of Anakin Skywalker or his children. He was then given to Princess Leia.

In Episode IV, he was traveling with Leia aboard the Tantive IV when it was attacked and boarded by Imperial forces. He escaped in an escape pod with R2-D2, and landed on the planet of Tatooine, where he was found by some Jawas, who sold him to Owen Lars, Luke Skywalker's uncle. He went with Luke to find R2-D2, and they met up with Ben Kenobi. After Luke's uncle and aunt were killed by Stormtroopers, he went with Han Solo and Chewbacca to the Death Star.

His main companion was R2-D2, and he is one of the few characters to appear in all six films, along with R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

The LEGO Movie

C-3PO appears in The LEGO Movie along with Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian aboard the Millennium Falcon. He also appears in the background after every master builder is caught.

Appearances

C-3PO 2012

The front and back view of the 2012 C-3PO.

Video Game Appearances

Movie Appearances

Variations

From 2000 to 2007, C-3PO was a light gold colour. Then, in 2007, 10,000 chrome gold limited edition C-3PO Minifigures were inserted into random 2007 LEGO Star Wars Sets. Also, five 14-carat gold C-3PO Minifigures were produced. In 2008, the colour of C-3PO was changed to a darker shade of gold and is used in LEGO sets today.

Gallery of Variants

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The Original Pale Yellow C-3POThe 14-karat gold C-3PO from 2007A chrome C-3PO from 2007The re-coloured C-3PO from 2009Dark Pearl GoldThe 2012 Redesign2014 Redesign


Notes

  • The C-3PO Minifigure had seven different prototypes before the final copy.
  • C-3PO's hands disapear many times when getting near walls in LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy on some computers.
  • According to the book Standing Small by Nevin Martell, the 14-karat gold C-3PO is currently the most expensive minifigure produced. It is estimated to be worth over US $200. Only five copies of this gold figure exist. LEGO put them in random boxes which included the C-3PO mini figure.
  • In LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace and LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, he is voiced by Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO in the Star Wars movies, The Clone Wars television series and The LEGO Movie.
  • C-3PO makes a cameo appearance in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures in the level The Lost Temple where he is one of five characters hidden throughout the game which must be found to unlock Han Solo.

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