This exact working R2-D2 replica was built by Michael Senna in 2003. It made more than 100 appearances in its first 4 years, including mostly charity events, as well as conventions, promotional events and TV appearances. R2-D2 spreads joy everywhere he goes, to people of all ages! BB-8 was built in 2015. Here are just some of the events we've attended.
Mike & Amy Senna live in Orange County, CA. Mike is a skilled prop maker/hobbyist who built an exact working replica of R2-D2 in 2003 for charity events because he was looking for a challenge & wanted to bring joy to children.
In 2010 he began building 2 WALL-E replicas, which he finished in 2013. In 2014 he began working on an Eve replica. In 2015 he built a working BB-8 replica. He makes a living as a computer programmer. Amy serves as droid wrangler/ photographer/ webmaster.
Our R2-D2 has been filmed for VH1, MTV, Access Hollywood, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Verizon, Toyota & many others. It has made hundreds of appearances.