The UK R2D2 Builders Club is a group of dedicated Star War fans with a passion for building replica R2-D2s or other R2 units from the film series including R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6. Our interview with Lee Towersey (Chairman & Lucasfilm Droid Builder) at MCM Comic Con Birmingham 2019
They have members throughout the UK, many are either in the process of building or have completed their droids (sometimes more than one) and attend local events such as Sci-Fi and Comic Cons for a social aspect and to entertain the public attending the events.
The droids are built to “as close as can be” to the original film props used with countless hours measuring, cutting, painting and creating electronics. In fact many of these replica droids are considerably more advanced than the film’s originals.
The Club has also been lucky enough to have been noticed by Disney and regularly asked to supply droids to official Disney events, some members and their droids have been lucky enough to be used in the recent films!
Everybody is welcome to join and build their childhood dream of owning a “real” R2 unit! The technical abilities of members and the droids vary from novice to experienced builders of many years.