Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Welcome, New Visitors and (and others) recently linked to this blog, so for new visitors, I thought I'd just mention what's here. I'm working on my second droid, it's mostly done. (I'm currently working on the foot shells.) The blog entries below show the progress for droid #2. Why am I building a second droid, you ask? As soon as I figure that out, I'll let you know.

For most visitors, the Events link to the right is probably the most interesting thing to see. It shows the many events that my first R2-D2 has been a part of. The vast majority of appearances are charity events.

For anyone interested in learning more about building an R2-D2 of their own, be sure to visit, the official home page of the R2 Builders Club, along with the R2 Builders Group on Yahoo.

I am just one of many folks out there who have built an R2 unit, and some of mine was built using club parts (the dome and skins being two major examples), and some was built from scratch. The club does not sell kits, but it does have official blueprints, and occasionally members do a "part run" of certain parts at a machine shop. Most of the droid can be built from scratch, however.

If you are interested in buying an R2-D2, you'll want to check out eBay and/or Sideshow Collectibles. Sideshow sells a static (non-mobile) R2-D2 for $5,450, although for around that price you could build your own, and have it remote controlled too. It would just take (a lot) more time and effort. Club members generally don't put their droids up for sale for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the amount of time and effort we spend building them, and we don't want to fall out of the good graces of Lucasfilm, which has been very supportive of our club to date.

Thanks for visiting,


Anonymous said...

If this is the secondDroid, does that make it R2D2V2...?

Victor Franco said...

lol Yeah, something like that. :)