The British actor who played R2-D2 in the classic Star Wars films died today, age 81, after a long illness.
“We taught Bluey the budgie how to do R2-D2 and now he drives us crazy! He has two other budgies in his cage, and I think he's driving them crazy too!”
Two laser-cut sheets of steel, some needle-nosed pliers and a bit of patience are all that stand between you and a “museum-quality” 3-D model of your favorite astromech droid! In no time at all, this thermocapsulary dehousing assister will be reflecting light on your bookshelf as only it can.
The evening that my wife and I put this together was a lot of fun. It was amazing how quickly we went from this:
You can find a set of 4 Metal Earth 3D Model Kits at Amazon.
It's the best deal that I found, and it includes Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, R2-D2, An AT-AT Walker and The Millennium Falcon (Glas-Conduit-Protien not included.)See Michael, a passionate collector of artifacts and designer of unique puzzles, at Boing Boing's three-day extravaganza, the Weekend of Wonder, running Sept. 18-20. A weekend of workshops, tech demons and wild performances, there'll be plenty of fun surprises! Read the rest
Otto Dieffenbach uses the Force (and some creative RC engineering) to levitate R2-D2. Read the rest
SuperHeroStuff's R2D2 hoodie is a $70 way to keep warm and look like a droid ($73 if you want to look like an XXL droid). I dig the way it turns into a droid-inspired fencing mask if you zip it up all the way, and the way that this makes you into something like the real R2D2 in that you have no peripheral vision and are prone to being tipped over by malefactors.