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Brian Muir chats with Tom Spina of Regal Robot about the forthcoming CZ-3 bust, which comes in 2 versions. First the $1,499 Numbered Edition, and the $1,799 Signature Edition which go up for pre-order on 13th July at 12:00pm EST

Regal Robot – During production, you sculpted heads for CZ-3 and the Death Star Droid and Darth Vader’s helmet. What order did you do those and how long did that work take?

Brian Muir – I sculpted CZ-3 after Darth Vader and then lastly the Death Star Droid. Each sculpt took 4 days approximately.

Regal Robot – Were they sculpted in clay? Do you do any revising in plaster or go right to mold and cast?

Brian Muir – Yes all the heads were sculpted in clay. I did sharpening at the plaster stage of Darth Vader, the Stormtrooper™ armour and C-3PO™. But the clay sculpt for C-Z3 and the Death Star Droid were moulded and cast in fibreglass.

Regal Robot – Where did the concept for CZ-3’s look come from?

Brian Muir – I was given a basic sketch for CZ-3 by one of the film’s concept artists.

Regal Robot – Were you given any feedback or direction during the sculpture process? Did you enjoy the process?

Brian Muir – I was left to my own devices for the character. I did enjoy sculpting the Death Star Droid head and C-Z3 as well.

Regal Robot – You had a hand in crafting some iconic looks. Even the characters who didn’t get as much screentime all have a level of popularity among fans. What do you attribute that to?

Brian Muir – The fact that they are unique and although we don’t get to know their characters we’re still curious about them.

Regal Robot – How does it feel being a part of the creation of characters so many fans remember so fondly?

Brian Muir – I can only say that I am always pleased to hear from fans how they really like those characters. I’m immensely proud to have been involved in their creation and that they will with us for the unforeseeable future.

Regal Robot – We’d like to express our great thanks to Brian Muir for taking the time to sit down with us and chat, for his inspiring work and for being a part of one of our signature edition collectible creations!

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