Thursday, October 1, 2015 interview

Our friend Norm from came out to our workshop to watch Mike cut open the BB-8 Sphero toy to see how it works. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

UPCOMING APPEARANCE: Oct 10, East Anaheim Branch Library

Mike will talk about building his R2-D2 replica on Star Wars Reads Day at the East Anaheim Branch Library (8201 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim) at 11 am on Saturday, October 10. Guests will have an opportunity to get their photo taken with R2.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

12th annual R2-LA

More than 75 guests braved 100-degree heat for this year's gathering of R2 Builders. Norm & Joey from came to interview Mike and many other builders throughout the day. Gordon Tarpley brought C3PO as a special guest.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital visit

We made a surprise visit to our little buddy Dominic, as well as all the other kids on that floor. Here's a photo of R2 showing his support by getting a finger prick while Dominic's service dog Kipper is napping. Later, R2 screamed while Dominic got his finger pricked, a dreaded activity. We got some great reactions from lots of kids. It's always an honor being a friend and escort to R2-D2, especially while he brings joy to sick kids, their dedicated families and caregivers.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

D23 Expo, Anaheim Convention Center Aug 14-16, 2015

R2-D2 helped to kick off the D23 Expo Friday morning by joining C3PO on stage when George Lucas was honored with a Disney Legends Award. Then Artoo was featured in a photo opportunity booth for hundreds of Disney fans to take pictures with over the three-day event. It was an honor to be invited to be a part of this amazing celebration of all things Disney.

Bob Eiger, C3PO and R2-D2 during Disney Legends Awards

George Lucas

R2's "mini me" selfie

Panama TV interview

Joy from an Inside Out family gives Artoo some love

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

MDA Summer Camp, Orange

R2-D2 once again visited the kids from Muscular Dystrophy Association at their summer camp at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in Orange.  But this time our daughter and son took R2 out without my wife and me.  We are proud of our responsible teenage children for continuing our family tradition to make this visit a reality for these amazing campers, and for sharing their heartwarming photos and video.

Here's a cute video of R2-D2 playing soccer with a camper:


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cub Scout Pack Meeting, Rancho Santa Margarita

Thanks to Cub Scout Pack 727 for having us out to present to the boys and families at their Pack meeting in the lovely city of Rancho Santa Margarita. The boys asked some entertaining questions and then got to take Den photos with R2-D2 and WALL•E.