Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Grand Rapids Griffin's Star Wars Night

March 21st was the Star Wars night for my local hockey team the Grand Rapids Griffins. The Michigan chapters of the 501st and Rebel Legion participated in a charity event to raise money for the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation (we ended up raising nearly $8,000...a record so far!) As part of the charity photo booth, I brought my R2-D2.

Here are some pictures from the event:

My R2-D2 positioned for duty at the photo booth.

Ready to be admired and adored by children of all ages.

R2 with a...friend?

Group photo of the costumers.

Me (on the left) as Episode 3 Padme (the baby bump is real) next to Padme from Episode 2...I guess I'm beside myself!?

Foot Cable Progress

I had a Rebel Legion event on March 21st that I wanted to take my R2-D2 to. I desperately wanted to get the foot strips made and put on my R2's feet before the event, but we kept running into problems. So, I decided I'd at least like to put the cables on, temporarily, for the event without the foot strips. I glued the cables into the knurled fittings coming from the battery boxes but the part of the cable that belongs in the feet would be temporarily stuck into the knurled fittings (which I will remove later when I'm ready to permanently attach the foot strips). With my husband's help, I got the holes drilled into R2's outer feet.