Star Wars: Own Part of the Original R2-D2December 6th, 2013
On December 18, the London auction house, Bonhams, will be auctioning off a piece of the original R2-D2 droid who we can to know and love. The auction is for the original mold used to create R2’s dome for the pre-production of Star Wars: A New Hope. The detailed hemispherical mold shows R2’s cavity for the radar eye, logic displays, holographic projector and process status indicator, with numerous hand annotated measurements in both pencil and black ink in an unknown hand across the dome. The plaster supported by crossed wood frame to the underneath and is accompanied by early images of the finished R2-D2 before delivery to Elstree. The base of the dome is 18¼ inches.