R2 Builders

R2-D2 Builders at Celebration Orlando
The ever-inventive R2-D2 Builders’ Club is returning to Celebration, and somehow they have managed to outdo even their spectacular efforts of the past. Look for them every day of the show in the Celebration Experience Exhibit Hall (Booth 3145) and in their Droid Builders’ Room (W205).

Keep your eyes peeled for pop-up droid parades, and opportunities for magical one-on-one encounters with lone droids rolling around, looking for new friends. Finally, check out the Droid Builders’ presentations on the stages, where you can learn more about their history, the different types of droids, and how to get started building your own rolling friend.

Room 205
Droid Builders’ Room
Explore the magic of Astromech droids with the combined efforts of the R2-D2 Builders’ Club and the BB-8 Builders’ Club. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with over 100 droids on display. Photo opportunities abound while you stroll through this amazing gallery. Every hour, on the hour, you can enjoy an interactive sound and light show guaranteed to amaze your favorite youngling.

Hall B, Booth 3145
Droid Derby Classic, or, the Franklin-Bossk Classic MSE Derby
Want to see some droid destruction? Yeah you do, and we do too! Dedicated to our favorite fan, the DroidBuilders present a unique and exciting opportunity to race the provided MSE droids in the best rock ‘em sock ‘em smash derby this side of the galaxy. Do you have what it takes to defeat that random stranger? Running every two hours, don't miss your chance to win and take home the gold-like medal!

Also in Booth 3145, you can try your hand piloting an inflatable droid, or watch as master builders compete in the R2-D2 Builders’ Droid Races. Stop by for a daily schedule, check the mobile app, or check the Star Wars Celebration Schedule grids (link) for details

And In the Panel Rooms…

Thursday, April 13
Star Wars Fan Stage, W308
8-9pm
Droid Building 101
Presented by the R2-D2 Builders Club. An introduction to building R2-D2 including a history of the club and what to expect when building a droid. Talk will include an overview to the various materials required to build a droid along with tools required and answers to the top questions asked by potential builders.

Friday
Star Wars Fan Stage, W308
4:30-5:30pm
Extreme Droid Building
A discussion, demonstrations, and Q&A with some of the most innovative droid builders who have pushed the boundaries on those accomplishments. Discussing how they got into building, their inspirations and motivations, process and techniques involved. And of course, demonstrations of their mind-blowing droids!

Saturday
Star Wars University, W300
2-3pm
History of Droid Building
From the R2 builder’s club origins in 1999 through the creation of the BB-8 Builders club the incredible growth of fan made droids through the years.

Star Wars Fan Stage, W308
3-4pm
Of Mice and Medical: The Other Droids of Star Wars
A discussion of the various droids used throughout the Star Wars Universe. A quick overview of the five classes of droids and a breakdown of droid types. All hail Skippy the Jedi Droid…

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