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Movie Star Robots: R2-D2 & BB-8 replicas

Photos by Mary Hurlbut 

Movie Star two robots

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Mike Senna is a skilled prop maker/hobbyist and computer programmer who built an exact working replica of R2-D2 in 2003 for charity events because he was looking for a challenge and wanted to bring joy to children. In 2015 he built a working BB-8 replica. 

Movie Star Mike

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Mike’s R2-D2 has represented Lucasfilm and Disney since 2005 and has been filmed for VH1, MTV, Access Hollywood, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Verizon, Toyota, and many other appearances.