Star Wars fans can create their own droid at Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. This process will enable guests to get creative when choosing droid parts and personality.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland will be open in a matter of weeks! Soon the planet Batuu will be visited by guests looking to explore a new galaxy full of interesting food, unique weapons and of course, reliable droids.
One of the interesting things about droids is their ability to connect with other characters especially humans as we have seen with R2-D2 and BB-8. Even though they cannot speak verbally, they communicate through beeps and other noises often times either saving the day or making the audience watching laugh.
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But now the time has come for guests themselves to have the opportunity to create and take home their very own droid. But how exactly is this done?
Inside the Magic provided a step-by-step process as to how guests will be able to create droids. It starts with good news as guests will not be restricted to a time limit while they make imperative decisions for their personal droids.
OC Register reports that builders can choose to make one of two models:
"An R-series astromech droid like R2-D2 or a ball-shaped BB-series unit similar to BB-8.Guests begin by picking the parts they want from a conveyor belt. The droid is built by following steps provided in an information guide. The droid is then given a personality by use of “a personality circuit at the chip station.” Lastly “there will be an activation station that you will plug your droid into to power it up,” and once a diagnostic check is complete the droid comes to life via remote control!"
For some, this will be a lifelong dream coming true. Even the most powerful Jedi will need a sidekick to be there when the battles begin.
Disney World merchandise strategy director Brad Schoeneberg told OC Register best, “That droid that you just constructed, that droid’s your new friend,”.
Star Wars Celebration in Chicago gave fans a sneak peek at what merchandise can be found at the Droid Depot once Galaxy’s Edge is opened. Aside from creating your own droid, items such as clothing and toys can be purchased as well.
For a closer look at what the droids and droid merchandise will look like, check out WD Info who has a slew of pictures.
Who is your favorite astromech droid? Leave your answers in the comment section below. I’d love to read them!