The R2-D2 Builders Club is a huge fan club with a vast know-how of how to build the perfect R2-D2 and robot in general. This amazing fan club is willing to share their years of experience with droid building with you through this panel/workshop.

It’ll be an introduction to building R2-D2 and other droids, laced with a history of the club and what to expect when building a droid. This interesting talk will include an overview to the various materials required to build a droid along with tools required and answers to the top questions asked by potential builders.

A discussion, demonstrations, and Q&A with some of the most innovative droid builders who have pushed the boundaries on those accomplishments. Discussing how they got into building, their inspirations and motivations, process and techniques involved. And of course, demonstrations of their mind-blowing droids!

Also interesting: the R2 Builders will handle the subject of History of Droid Building, in which they will take you on a history tour from the fan club’s creation in 1999 all the way to the creation of the BB-8 Builders club. It’s a story of incredible growth, unbridled fandom and years of undiminished enthusiasm.

The stars of the panel

The DROID panel will consist of the following droid building legends:


Oliver Steeples (an official droid builder for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens!)
Lee Towersey (also an official droid builder for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens!)
Arnd Riedel
Laurent Devendeville 
Jean-Michel Marchon 
Michel Michielsen 


Tech support

Dietmar Strugholz
Anja Strugholz
Sylvain Claisse

Krijn Schaap
Yorick Kyndt
Michel Michielsen

Where to go

Saturday & Sunday

Flex 4

11:00h – 12:00h

(all hours are subject to change, check the FACTS magazine during FACTS for the final schedule)