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C-3PO

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C-3PO
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Theme:

Star Wars

Variations:
  • C-3PO (Light gold)
  • C-3PO (Darker gold, new design)
  • The Force Awakens
Accessories:

White beard
Red sack

Years:

2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2013, 2015, 2016

[List of appearances]

C-3PO is Star Wars minifigure first released in 2000.

Description[edit]

Video game appearances[edit]

In LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, C-3PO has two variants- "C-3PO" and "C-3PO (Classic)". His abilities consist of the following:

  • Can accept translation missions
  • Can bypass Toxic areas
  • Can bypass Cold areas

Background[edit]

C-3PO was a protocol droid built by Anakin Skywalker. 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'. Years later, Anakin and Padme return 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. After Darth Vader exterminated the Jedi Order, C-3PO's memory was erased so that he had no memory of Anakin Skywalker or his children. He was then given to Princess Leia.

C-3PO 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.

Appearances[edit]

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

Video game appearances[edit]

Movie Appearances[edit]

Television appearances[edit]

Variations[edit]

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. This shade has survived the variations used in LEGO sets since.

Gallery of variants[edit]

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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 versionSanta2016 version


Video game variants[edit]


Notes[edit]

  • The original C-3PO Minifigure had seven different prototypes before the final copy.[source?]
  • 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 one of the most expensive minifigures 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 and The Clone Wars television series.
  • 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.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]