Meet BB8: Star Wars The Force Awakens’ Scene Stealer

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Here is BB8 introduced at the Star Wars Celebration event today, in advance of the screening of the second teaser for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.

The tumbling “ball-droid” is actually a real, practical effect. I can’t even tell how his head doesn’t just roll off. Amazing ingenuity from the designers. Has R2D2 got competition in the cuteness stakes? Video via Polygon.com. And Christian Poulsen, an industrial designer, has already made his own version, using a hacked Sphero. Click this link to find out how he did it.

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Originally posted 2015-04-16 21:52:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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