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Hello from a Lafayette Droid Builder

Postby CyberSage87 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:21 pm

Hi all,

I'm Ben Black from Lafayette. :r2d2:

Some of you might have seen me way back at MechaCon '12 when I presented my first venture into animatronics, GLaDOS (Portal 2) and later Wheatley the following year.

StarWars-wise? I'd say Starwars was the first movie I learned to quote, lol, so I guess I was a fan from the get-go!
It has played a definate role in my current career pursuit as a consumer/medical robotics engineer (think Luke's hand and the DaVinci Robot).

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Since learning that Builders Club members Oliver Steeples and Lee Towers were actually working with Disney on set, I started the huge undertaking of building a 1:1 scale R2-D2 by Builder's Club standards; about 2 years into it so far. (Typical time to complete is a little over 3)

While I'm some way off from completing him (hope to be done by Ep IX), it would be a privilage to be of service during troops with what I do have:

Out of all the extra parts from the project, I've built a more Imperial-friendly MSE-6 (Seen here for the first time at LACC'17).


To go along with the droid, I intend to make an Imperial Mechanical Crewman's outfit.

I'll put a view of my current R2-D2 work up on the WIP section soon.

For the Rebel Legion, I'll be working on TFA Luke's outfit as well.

Hope to see ya'll soon!
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Re: Hello from a Lafayette Droid Builder

Postby Bubonos » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:51 pm

Welcome to the forum. That's awesome and I cant wait to see your droid when its done! Look forward to trooping with you and your astromech.

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Re: Hello from a Lafayette Droid Builder

Postby Reela » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:15 am

Good to have you on the forums, Ben.
Your mouse droid was a huge hit.
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Re: Hello from a Lafayette Droid Builder

Postby TKtiger » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:43 pm

That mouse droid was awesome! Look forward to seeing more of your work
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Re: Hello from a Lafayette Droid Builder

Postby blitz1027 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:05 pm

Welcome to the boards. I remember seeing your GLaDOS at Mechacon and it was pretty awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing your costumes and droids. That mouse droid looks sweet.
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Re: Hello from a Lafayette Droid Builder

Postby Shanester » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:06 am

I heard about your mouse droid and I look forward to seeing your R2 unit.
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