Tuesday, December 25, 2012

To friends and family - Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 3, 2012

More Adventures

Sorry, I haven't been updating this blog as much as I had hoped to.  Artoo has had a lot of adventures throughout 2012 and a few upgrades.  I find though that I have more repair work on him than upgrades or new parts.   His center foot shell is cracked at the seams and I'm looking for options to glue it again with something much stronger than what I had been using.  It's been alot of patchwork on that particular part and I haven't really been too pleased with the footshells in general.  I'm also in no position to replace them at this time so I'll deal with them as needed.

Anyway, this past weekend, Artoo made a visit with fellow members of The NorthRidge Fanforce group to the Walden Galleria in the Buffalo area to promote the release of Angry Birds Star Wars items at Build A Bear.  The mall was very busy and we all attracted quite the crowd at the store. 

Artoo was a hit with fans of all ages and was available for pictures most of the day.  The first person who approached me was visiting from San Francisco, and he had heard of the R2 Builders group.  Artoo had his picture taken with both him and his child and after talking a short while and complimenting me on my build, he revealed that he had worked for Lucas Films and was a mat painter for the Avatar movie.  You never know who you will come across when out and about.

Later in the afternoon, we took a walk with another Jedi to the Apple Store to visit another member of the NorthRidge who just happened to be working at the time.  It was amazing to be able to clear the Genius Bar and attract the attention of just about everyone in the store - staff and customers alike!  Well, after all, it's not everyday that you see a couple Jedi and an Astromech walking around a mall...  Glad that we could bring some joy and smiles amidst the holiday hustle and bustle.

All in all, a very good day and alot of fun had by all!