I have built my very own, all metal Star Wars R2-R9 Astromech Droid.
Artwork done by Jason Carrier of "One Way Illustration"
Astromech Droids are a series of versatile utility robots generally used for the maintenance and repair of starships and related technology. These small Droids are often equipped with a variety of tool-tipped appendages that are stowed in recessed compartments. The R2 Unit is a popular example of an Astromech Droid.
The R2-R9 red in color. Unlike it's counterpart R2-D2, white and blue in color.
First claim to fame was in Star Wars Episode I serving aboard the Royal Starship.
Shorty afterward blasted from the hull of Princess Amidala's Starship the Marie Celeste while making emergency repairs.
Thanks to everyone at the R2-D2 Builders Club for all the help and info provided by them.
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