During the build of the DeAgostini 1:2 scale Star Wars R2-D2 partwork model, you will use many different kinds of hardware. The screws vary in types and sizes, but are all Phillips-head and appear to be metric. The nuts all appear to be the same. DeAgostini chose to not label any of this hardware nor indicate their sizes in the parts lists. This is not very helpful, especially when they refer to them as 4 mm or ‘short’ in the instructions. Thankfully, one consistent thing is that the black screws are for attaching to plastic and the silver screws are for attaching to metal.

To try to help sort it out, I have put together a list of every hardware type used in the build, as well as their specifications. Using a set of precision calipers, I measured all of the hardware I have encountered so far. Any missing data in the tables will be added when I receive that hardware in later issues.

Please note that these values are based on my own observations, so they may not be perfect (use at your own risk).

SizeColorTypeForSupplied with Issue(s)
2.3x4 mmBlackPanPlastic1, 5, 44, 67
2.3x6 mmBlackPanPlastic1, 5, 7, 11, 16, 21, 24, 28, 32, 35, 41, 44, 50, 55,
58, 64, 67, 70, 73, 76, 79, 82, 85, 88, 91, 94, 98
2x6 mmSilverPanMetal1, 5, 7, 11, 16, 21, 24, 32, 35, 39, 41, 61
2x4 mmSilverPanMetal5, 11, 24, 28, 32, 47, 50, 67, 70, 73, 79, 82, 85, 94, 97
2x4 mmSilverNutMetal5, 7, 11, 16, 21, 24, 32, 61, 76, 85
2.5x6 mmSilverPanMetal11, 44, 76, 79, 82, 91, 94, 98
2.5x5 mmSilverNutMetal11, 44, 47, 91
2.3x3 mmBlackCountersunkPlastic16
2.5x5 mmSilverPanMetal21
2x4 mmBlackPanPlastic24, 28, 45, 73, 76, 85
2.5x10 mmSilverPanMetal28, 55
2x18 mmBlackPanPlastic35
2x12 mmBlackPanPlastic35
3x21 mmSilverCountersunk*Metal41
2x6 mmSilverCountersunkMetal41
2.5x4 mmSilverPanMetal61, 64, 73, 85, 91, 98
1.6x11 mmSilverPan*Metal64
2x6 mmSilverFlangedMetal64
2x4 mmSilverFlangedMetal64
2.5x6 mmSilverCountersunkMetal67, 91
2.3x6 mmBlackFlangedPlastic67, 70, 73, 76, 85
2.5x8 mmSilverCountersunkMetal70
2.5x8 mmSilverPanMetal73, 76, 79, 82, 85, 91, 98
2x9 mmBlackPanPlastic76, 82, 85
2x8 mmSilverPan*Metal76, 85
2x6 mmBlackPanPlastic82, 85, 91
2x6 mmBlackFlangedPlastic82
2.5x6 mmSilverFlangedMetal82, 98
1.6x3 mmSilverCountersunkMetal82
2x15 mmBlackPanPlastic82
2.5 mmSilverSpring Washer85, 91, 94, 98
2.5x9 mmSilverPan*Metal88
1.7x6 mmBlackFlangedPlastic88
2x4 mmBlackFlangedPlastic88
2.6x8 mmBlackPanPlastic91
LargeSilverFlat Washer91
LargeSilverSpring Washer91
2.5x10 mmSilverFlangedMetal94
3x12 mmSilverPanMetal94
3 mmSilverSpring Washer94
These are listed in the order they appear during the build
* indicates partial threads


6 thoughts on “THE HARDWARE”

  1. Hi MyR2D2Build.

    Your page has proven to be very useful with the hardware rundown and has taught me that although my suspicions were right that black screws are for plastic and silver for metal, there can be black fixing screws and silver self-tapping.

    I have been accumulating them while waiting for the next issues.

    I’m particularly concerned about the 2.3x3mm black countersunk screws that came in issue 16. I’ve progressed up to issue 30 and these screws haven’t been used yet. If you could please let me know when I can expect to use them; I’m very grateful.

  2. Question on screw sizes: Is it in L x W only, or is it identifying thread spacing? I’m wondering if a digital caliper would be of help?

    1. I did use a digital caliper, but the screws for metal are chrome and the screws for plastic are black. I did not feel measuring the thread pitch was really necessary.

  3. I began building mine back in 2017 when it first came out here in the UK. I got to issue 15 and my first child came along.

    We’ve just started building this together now, and while everything from issue 15 onwards is still in the black plastic mailing bags, I’ve discovered I’m missing the 4 larger nuts and screws needed to fit the LFR metal leg supports together (LFR-17 to the other 4 LFR metal pieces). I kept everything so safe and organised but this one slip up has impeded me! Unfortunately we’ve moved house twice since then so I’m worried I may not find them.

    Before I go and look to source some replacement bits, I wondered if you knew if the larger nuts and screws in the later issues listed (44, 47, & 91) come with enough spares to cover the 4 I’ve misplaced?

    Many thanks for your thoughts and work here – this list is invaluable either way.

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