Interview with the creator of an R2D2 impostor

Don’t let the glossy outer shell and blue markings fool you — this is not the droid you’re looking for. In fact, it is a meticulously designed copy of R2D2 created by Chris James and is radio controlled and can play back R2D2 sound bites and hum the Star Wars theme. It cannot, however, save you in the event of a rebel attack.

Sadly, this model is remote controlled and doesn’t have its own uncanny ability to blow up Boba Fet. Never fear, however: you could use LEAF to add Force powers to your model.

Pop over to Giz for a few interview with the creator.