Tagged: R2-D2

“Recycle Wars: The Trash Awakens” by Indiamatic Elementary students

Recycled Star Wars Droids 8

Currently, the world needs to be preached about recycling like a religion, to deal with overflowing landfills everywhere. So, imagine how it feels to see elementary kids, first or second grader building droids from discarded materials. A team of 21 little-angles at the Indiamatic Elementary, lead by their art teacher Leann Arnett created three Star Wars inspired droids, and guess what, they have named the project, “Recycle Wars: The Trash Awakens”. Read More…

[Watch] Life-size Lego R2-D2 that moves at 18 miles per hour

It’s not made from half-a-million Lego bricks like the life-size Batmobile, but this life-size Lego R2-D2 is no less impressive. Made from 16,000 bricks, the remote controlled L3-G0 (as it’s called) is the first Lego R2-D2 that actually moves – if makers are believed, he can drive at 18 miles per hour. Well received at the Brickcon 2015, the L3-G0 bagged the People’s Choice Award for the best Lego Build. Watch the robot wear the cool trophy as a hat. Read More…

Don’t miss this giant R2-D2 flying at the Comic-Con (w/Video)

Custom made drones are flying in almost all directions of late, and it becomes difficult to distinguish one from the other since, they all looks the same. But, next time when you see a giant R2-D2 flying in the air, don’t mistake it for a Star Wars invasion – it’s a secret drone created by avid drone-maker Otto Dieffenbach. Yes, the same guy who just amazed the world with a drone shaped like Snoopy flying on his doghouse. Read More…

Star Wars fans recreate shot for shot version of The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut by Star Wars fans

If you are a huge Star Wars fan and if The Empire Strikes Back is one of your favorite movies, then this story surely is for you. The 1980 classic by Irvin Kershner has been re-created by hundreds of Star Wars fans who have contributed their own reimagined scenes of the film to create The Empire Strikes Back Uncut in a full 2 hour long movie. The shot-for-shot remake of the Star Wars classic is created painstakingly by joining together more than 480 fan-made segments (each about 15 seconds long) which are picked from over 1,500 submissions. The movie was released on Star Wars YouTube channel and its official site on Friday. The project was directed by Casey Pugh who was responsible for the creation of the Star Wars Uncut project similar to this back in 2010.
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Dad and his kids bring R2-D2 Droid into the real world

R2-D2 Droid

Many avid fans purchase their favorite Star Wars merchandise online or from stores but, Kansas-based George Westwater and his sons have brought the fictional character R2-D2 Droid from the Sci-Fi flick into the real world. Westwater built the fully functional droid with his 7-year-old son Alex and 5-year-old son Zach. It is installed with a motor that is controlled by a remote to move it around a room and play sound clips from the movie, including the theme song. It also beeps and flashes multi-colored LED lights using its computerized software. Read More…