Saturday, September 29, 2012


The 9th annual gathering of R2 Builders was attended by about 33 builders and their guests. Many builders were interviewed by Smile TV, an online channel covering stories that make viewers smile. About a dozen freestanding droids were joined by 3 fully functioning Wall-Es and various other parts, props and electronics. Additional viewers watched via webcast, using 3 cameras around the event. Two remote-controlled inflatable R2-D2s were a big hit with the kids.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

3D Film Festival, LA

R2-D2 and Wall-E  entertained the visitors to the 3D Film Festival at the Regal Theater at LA Live. Mike let some kids learn to drive Wall-E, and both characters were a huge hit with the crowds!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

City of Lake Forest 20th Anniversary

R2-D2 helped the people of Lake Forest celebrate the city's 20th anniversary at a gala event at the Oakley headquarters in Foothill Ranch.

Here's the OC Register's photos from the event:

 inside Oakley theater

R2 makes a grand entrance

 relaxing in lobby's ejection seats before event

city council member gets photo taken with R2-D2

OC Register photographer  

 Mike hangs out with Chewbacca & Leia

Nectar, the city's hummingbird mascot, sizes up R2