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Star Wars Rebels Featurette Brings Astromech Droid Chopper to Life

'Star Wars Rebels' Featurette Brings Astromech Droid Chopper to Life -- The R2D2 Builders Club at LucasFilm spent 87 days building a full-scale model of Chopper for animators to reference while working on 'Star Wars: Rebels'. Take a look at the droid in action. -- http://www.movieweb.com/news/star-wars-rebels-featurette-brings-astromech-droid-chopper-to-life

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from WIRED

10 Insanely Cool Things We Saw at Maker Faire (Plus 5 Videos)

Maker fair - R2D2 Builders Club sink their fab-tech skills into. Formed in 2007 after seeing a preview of the then-upcoming film Wall-E, biometric programmer Mike Senna and citrus farmer Michael McMaster spent two years collecting as much data about the expressive, tracked robot as possible, and another two years constructing their replicas.

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