he UK R2D2 Builders Club are flying out to Star Wars Celebration in Orlando (which is the week after SFS) but are despatching a couple of Astromech units to their favourite convention (apparently!) to entertain you over the weekend, we love them, and so should you!!
The group was founded in 2009 when several of the online builders realized they were not the only builders in the UK. Our first event was at Milton Keynes, Don’s Stadium with an attendance of around 5 builders.
Since that event every year more and more builders have emerged, as have the number of events.
We are now attending many events a year in the UK and even a few in Europe.
The UK R2 Builders are part of a worldwide club with members that measure in their thousands.
The Club offers access to not only a wealth of information and hundreds of likeminded people but also plans, materials and experience from across the globe.
Our club members and droids can be seen up and down the country attending a wide variety of events and functions both on and off screen including many official Lucasfilm and Disney functions.
In May of 2014 some of the builders from the UK R2 Builders club started work on the then unnamed StarWars Episode VII movie, not only creating droids but also operating them on screen, we also buil and operated the droids for Rogue One, indeed one of our club members is now a full time employee of the Creature Effects team at Pinewood studios, working on all the new and upcoming StarWars movies!
UK R2 D2 Builders FB Page