Friday, December 15, 2017

Walt Disney Travel office visit

Our family brought our 3 Star Wars droids to visit our fun-loving friends at the Walt Disney Travel office in Anaheim. Mouse especially enjoyed spreading joy by driving around the office. A staff member playfully gave it a Mickey Mouse ears hat, which stayed on all day. They held a creative robot-building contest from recycled materials, and had come up with some very clever slogans for the Mos Eisley Chamber of Commerce. A fun day drumming up excitement for the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

with members of the 501st Legion

our family (parents, college kids & droids)

"Anne Droid"

staff photo ops

"Droids are us"

"Moisture farms are our specialty", "If you lived here, you'd want to move"

"Double the sun, double the burn."

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Last Jedi World Premiere, Los Angeles

We were honored to be a part of the World Premiere for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Los Angeles. Such an exciting opportunity to see many stars of the film and other Hollywood celebrities.

We were shown at 3:20 on this episode of the Star Wars Show, getting our photos with the show hosts on the LA Premiere red carpet (don’t blink or you’ll miss us!):The Star Wars Show -- Dec 13, 2017

Droids are shown on the red carpet about 0:47 in this news report:
ABC Good Morning America

The Guardian in the UK published this:
The Guardian

Getty Images posted our photo on the red carpet here:
Getty Images

Shrine Auditorium

Andi Gutierrez, host of The Star Wars Show

We had several friends in the stands, and took photos of them with their cameras

The giant AT-M6 walker was impressive!

Hosts of the red carpet livestream on, Anthony Carboni & Andi Gutierrez

Anthony Daniels (C3PO)

Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi Director

Kelly Marie Tran (Rose)

Andy Serkis (Snoke)

Star Wars Rebels director Dave Filoni

Alan Tudyk (K2SO)

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) & Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)

Micah Fowler (ABC's Speechless)

Frank Oz (voice of Yoda, Miss Piggy & Fozzie Bear)
Finnish basketball player turned actor Joonas Suotamo (new Chewbacca)


R2-D2 & BB-8

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Speechless on ABC

It was fun to be a part of the special Star Wars episode of the TV show Speechless on ABC, which aired December 6. During a break in filming, we captured Micah Fowler's shenanigans with R2-D2 on the red carpet.

Watch Micah Fowler racing with R2-D2

Watch the full episode here

Kevin Smith

Mason Cook

Micah Fowler

Micah Fowler

Saturday, December 2, 2017

LA Auto Show

It was great to be a part of the excitement at Nissan's LA Auto Show exhibit of Star Wars cars. Watch a Good Morning America feature on the cars here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Parish School, Dana Point

We filled the Maker Space for two different presentations and photo ops at The Parish School's STREAM night in Dana Point. Students and families listened to stories about how R2-D2 was built and how we use him, and got inspired for their own building projects. In the gym, students displayed home-baked desserts to convey the space theme. Classrooms showed their STREAM projects such as programmable robots in the 4th grade classrooms. Creative student posters were hung throughout the hallways promoting the event.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con

BB-8 and Mouse Droid appeared (along with WALL-E) at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con (formerly called Comikaze) at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct 27 and 28. The R2 Builders and BB-8 Builders brought a lot of other droids as well, including a whole bunch of Mouse Droids!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Calvary Christian School, Santa Ana

Mike gave a presentation about building his R2-D2 for a family night at Calvary Christian School in Santa Ana, where the robotics club kids asked lots of insightful questions. They lined up for photos with R2, and a few got autographs and photos with Mike.