Friday, January 13, 2012

R2 Builders at Discovery Science Center

Tonight the local Southern California R2 Builders paid a visit to the Discovery Science Center, which is hosting the "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" exhibit, a collection of props, costumes and displays from the Star Wars movies.



My droid was joined by droids and droid parts supplied by Gene Arena, David Annetta, Tom Piedmont, John Boisvert and Roy Powers. We arrived between 5:00pm and 5:30pm, and started setting up.




The members-only event started at 6:00pm, when were joined by the 501st and Rebel Legion, as the guests made their way in.





At 7:00pm I gave a presentation in the theater about the R2 Builders Club, and also how I built my droid. Before the audience came in, we gave it a quick test. That screen was really nice.







Afterward, we came back out for more fan interaction.



This guy was all smiles after I let him play one of R2's sounds.

Before:


After:



The Tuskens must have some sort of adoption program.



The event wrapped up around 8:00pm. It was a very successful evening, we're scheduled to be back on Sunday, February 19, 2012.



The photoset is here.

2 comments:

Edward Reed (edwardo) said...

Wow! What an amazing backdrop display for the droid presentation area! This looks so amazing! Must have been a blast!

Victor Franco said...

Thanks Edward! The best part of that backdrop is the real ILM X-wing peeking at us through the window to the main Star Wars exhibit.

It was a nice time, I look forward to February's visit.