Sunday, July 23, 2017

R2 Builders panel, San Diego ComicCon

Mike joined with a fun group of R2 builders to share how to build your own R2-D2, for a huge audience at San Diego ComicCon. The room was full and unfortunately people were turned away. Two BB-8s made appearances, as well as Chopper and a surprise visit by C3PO. Thanks to Thomas, Tony, Paul, Anastasia and everyone else for helping with droid logistics, always a challenge at this huge con.

During introductions, Mike said he also built a BB-8, which he would probably show later in the presentation. Others encouraged him to "show it NOW!" Watch the video below to see what happened next. We love William Miyamoto!

Watch Mike & William try to one-up each other with their BB-8s

Mouse Droid builders panel, San Diego ComicCon

This group of droid builders gave their first presentation on how to build a Mouse Droid, at San Diego ComicCon. Kevin Holmes' Mousezilla, weighing 60 pounds and pulling 300+ pounds, was the star of the show. Great job, guys!

Kevin Holmes' Mousezilla

Monday, July 10, 2017

Anaheim Central Library

About 200 people showed up at the Anaheim Central Library to hear Mike talk about how he built his WALL•E and BB-8 replicas. The presentation was followed by Q&A from the audience, and then there was a long line for photos with the robots.