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Large-Scale R2-D2 That Can Accommodate A Full-Size Person Is My Kind Of Ride

Large-Scale R2-D2 That Can Accommodate A Full-Size Person Is My Kind Of Ride

Large-Scale R2-D2 (Images courtesy dmalford1)
By Andrew Liszewski

The way I see it, if you’re going to go to all the trouble of building a replica R2-D2, why not go the extra mile and build one you can actually ride in? That’s exactly what YouTube user ‘dmalford1‘ has done with his version, which also has sounds, internal cooling fans, LEDs and a requisite rotating dome. And yes, I’m aware that actor Kenny Baker did spend time in an R2-D2 ‘suit’ for certain shots in the Star Wars films, but there’s no way a guy like me, who can barely fit in some cars, could ever squeeze in to one. So why should I miss out on the fun? As a bonus, you’ll still look cooler riding around inside a make-believe droid from a fictional space opera, than riding a Segway.

[ YouTube – Larger than life motorized R2D2 ] VIA [ The Official Star Wars Blog ]







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  • http://www.dscomic.com/ Rob

    Seems like it could be overwhelmingly claustrophobic… but knowing that I'm helping to support George Lucas financially makes it all worth it…