Meet A Real-Life Chopper, The New Droid In “Star Wars Rebels” [Video]

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Everyone knows R2-D2, but once Star Wars Rebels arrives on our television screens, another little droid is going to make a name for himself. Chopper is actually based on some early sketches for R2-D2 and though they may resemble each other a bit, Chopper has even more attitude.

Even though the show hasn’t aired yet, Chopper has already been brought to life by R2 Builder’s Club member Michael McMaster. The amateur astromech builders club has been around for 15 years and has some pretty impressive talent. Two other club members constructed the version of R2-D2 that will be seen in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how Chopper came to life, and get a look at a typical day for an astromech hanging out at Lucasfilm.

See the video after the break.

(via Mashable)

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