Nov 252013
 
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If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember that when we visited Disneyland back in April, my nine year old built his own droid in the gift shop of the Star Tours ride. When we were in Disney World in August of 2012, they didn’t have a station where people could build their own droids yet, but they did this time around – and you guessed it, the boys wanted to build their own droids.

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When we got there, the station was already set up and all the parts were separated so that the kids could find them easily.  There were ONLY two building stations, so we had to wait quite a while before it was our turn.  Once we got to the the table to build, the cast member explained what the boys needed, so they didn’t have to figure it out all on their own.

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Then they got to work!

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After a few minutes, they were both finished with their masterpieces.

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Guess what, though? They were so excited, that they each wanted to build a second droid.

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The only reason I agreed was that the individual droids were so damn expensive, it was almost cheaper for them to do two each.

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They both seriously loved designing their own droids and I have this sneaking feeling that we’ll be building more when we go back next August.


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  48 Responses to “Building Droids”

  1. These droids look super cool, no doubt kids wanted to go for two.

  2. These are the droids I am looking for.

  3. Cute. My boys would love to make droids! I’ll bet that line is full all the time.I gotta say, that price is a killer though that would take the fun out of it for ME! lol

  4. Cha Ching! They sure do get you on the price of those things, but it’s part of the experience I suppose.

  5. Definitely looked like fun, but seriously can see why you let them build two for the prices!

  6. Wow pricey. Looks like a popular thing though all the kids looked like they wanted to do that.

    The boys look like they are having fun and now have a cool souvenir 🙂

  7. I would totally want to build a droid. 🙂 The price is a little steep though!

  8. wow you have some smart kids 🙂

  9. My son and I would never leave this place! We would have to send my husband and daughter away to do something else for a few hours. Sooooo cool!

  10. What a fun idea! It is like ‘Build a Bear’ but for guys and the Star Wars fans (me). I love R2D2 and C3p0. Your photos you take of these experiences are priceless! They are so great! (your kids, not the photos) But it is great that you document it all on your blog. Thanks Robin, for your fun comments re: romantic memories.

  11. OMG my husband is going to be the one building the droid! LOL

    Your boys seem to enjoy creating things…maybe future engineers?

  12. So cool! I totally want to build one now. I’m packing myself in your suitcase the next time you go to Disney!

  13. So many things to choose from! Their droids turned out great. Disney sure isn’t cheap is it? haha.

  14. It is a little pricey, but it really is fun to make those at Disney! I am sure the boys will enjoy their droids for years to come!

  15. That poor little girl waiting her turn looked like she was getting rather impatient! That does look like fun and obviously your boys were really into building those droids–such intense faces! Yes, that is a bit pricey-but what the heck-it is only once a year-right?

  16. How cool are those. Pricey yeah, but the memories!

  17. Hey those little things are super cute! I can totally see why they loved them so. I love how they were so intently working on them. (Did you see that girl’s funny stare in the background?)

  18. Fun! And here I was thinking cell phones.

  19. It looks fun to me to! I know my boys would get into it.

  20. I’m impressed you got away with them only building two each. They look like they had a blast making these droids. They look totally adorable. Thanks for sharing your Disney adventure with us.

  21. I think my Hubs had a phone at one time that when you turned it on it said Droid. Maybe I am wrong…. can’t remember. How fun the boys got to build their own Droid

  22. “These are not the droids you are looking for.”
    Ha .. couldn’t help it 🙂

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  23. My husband would be the one who would love this! I will have to remember this for our next trip!

  24. My daughter has a thing for R2D2, so she would just LOVE this!

  25. I wonder why they do not have more stations set up so there is less of a wait. Those are cute though, I would love to do that.

  26. What a lovely idea its good that they can build their own,with all your disney posts i do not know how long we would have to spend over there to do everything lol.

  27. They are too cool – I had no idea you could do such things at Disney! x

  28. What a cool concept for a Star Wars lover. We have never done this while at Disney. Looks like your boys had a blast.

  29. Now this is really cool! I dont have boys, but I think my oldest daughter would still have fun!

  30. That is a little pricey, but that’s typical for any attraction, though. That’s how they make their money! Haha. 😉

  31. Love! I think design your own droid sounds awesome!

  32. no way!!! Our entire family would flip for a chance to make our own Droids! This is the coolest shop ever!!

  33. What a wonderful place for kids who love robots or gadgets. My boys would love this place and I love that they are using their hands and their imagination to create something.

  34. This looks like a really great Hands on type of activity… A good way to take away from the craziness of lines and screaming! Awesome!

  35. I can almost bet you will be going back to build more droids. They are a little pricey but it’s a once a year treat.

  36. That looks like a lot of fun. How often do you go to Disney World and how do you pick the time of year that you go? Do you try and hit all of the different holidays?

  37. Wow! What a cool little “factory”.

  38. They looked like they really had a lot of fun building those. Next August can’t come soon enough!

  39. That is so cool. I love the droids they made. We will have to do that next time we go.

  40. I fear we would pay all that money to be there and my son would never leave this one area! Very cool.

  41. How fun.. my kids love to build their own droids and they have other places like Little poney and stuff, too. sooo much fun for kids and adults..thanks for sharing

  42. Nyaa.. so pricey but then again, I guess it’s fun doing those kind of stuff, too.

  43. This is to cool. What boy wouldn’t love this!

  44. Whoa, that is so cool that you can build your own droids! We would love doing this!

  45. Oh both of my boys would soooo love building their own droid! I love the pirate hat, goes good with D2 lol.

  46. Look at that concentration 🙂

  47. How fun! My guy would love to do this!

  48. I’m not a big fan of Star Wars but think that would be super fun for kids, especially boys. That is kinda steep in price though.