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R2-D2 droid sells for $A3.61m

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An R2-D2 unit that was used in several Star Wars films has sold at auction for $US2.76 million ($A3.61 million) .

The US auction house Profiles in History says the 1.10m tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold at an auction on Wednesday.

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, Darth Vader's helmet and shoulder armour, as well as Imperial and Rebel weapons.

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