For years you’ve been able to custom-build many things from the Star Wars universe from lightsabers to pocket-sized droids. But with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge now open, you can actually assemble a custom Astromech Unit. In other words, a Star Wars droid!
The Droid Depot is fully stocked with all the parts you need to build the ideal companion for your exploration of Batuu. The really exciting part? You get to build it yourself! Check out all the ‘parts’ of this article to find out why this workshop is easily one of the best experiences in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
8. You Can Build Your Own Droid
Feeling a little concerned for C-3PO after that part of the awesome new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker? So are we. But don’t worry, because you can lessen the inevitable blow by building your own personalized droid to console you post-viewing (just sadly not in the C-Series).
Once you’ve chosen the series for your droid, the workshop’s conveyor belt will offer all the parts. These include body spheres for the gyroscopic BBs and center legs for the trashcan-shaped Rs. You’ll then head over to a Build Station where you’ll no doubt put young Anakin Skywalker to shame!
7. Prices Aren’t Too High
At $99.99 per unit (plus taxes), it’s reasonable to say that prices aren’t extortionate. If you disagree, just take a moment to realize what it is you’re parting with your hard-earned money for: an actual droid unit that interacts with its environment!
The price also includes a carry box and instructions. Other items, however, such as variable personality-affiliation chips and other accessories do cost extra. But at least the prices are fixed, meaning you won’t need to haggle with Watto for spare parts.
6. Droids Are Adorable
There are simply no two ways about it. Sure, cats and dogs are cute too, but Astromech Units don’t pee or poop or whine and they never grow old. Okay, they can hardly be described as or compared to pets, but a loyal and trusted companion they are nevertheless!
This is why they’re recommended for age 3+, as they’re perfect for both young Padawans and Jedi Masters alike. Droids are simply adora-ball. You can’t go wrong with your own unit, and who knows – with all sorts of scum and villainy in Batuu you might just need one. If you want something a little more remarkable, the life-sized R2 unit pictured above can be yours or $25,000!