Build your own droid at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Create a trusty companion at Disney Parks' new Star Wars expansion.


The Star Wars saga features a variety of characters, settings, and themes. However, one constant throughout the nearly dozen films are the droids. From aiding little Anakin in his adventures on Tatooine, to fighting alongside Luke Skywalker against the Empire, and crossing the galaxy with Rey and Finn in search of a new hope. Droids are a staple in every Star Wars story. Galaxy’s Edge offers fans the opportunity to create their own trusty robotic sidekick.

Disney has hammered home the fact that they want their Star Wars park, Galaxy’s Edge to be the most immersive experience possible. This is clear in just about every aspect of the expansion to Hollywood Studios, and include the droid building station. In the video above, John Gaudiosi visits the Droid Depot and constructs his own companion. You start with selecting from either a BB or R unit, and then grab the desired pieces as they pass by on a conveyor belt. Canisters, legs, and domes are some of the pieces needed to assemble the droid, all of which come in different styles and patterns. 

Then, you move over to the activation station where you’ll use working tools to put the droid together. This area also has smaller bits and pieces to add onto your droid. Lastly, you activate your droid and bring it to life. If you choose to create a Resistance droid, it will make happy beeps while in Resistance areas of the park, and sad/scared beeps in First Order controlled areas. The effect is opposite if you decide to assemble a First Order droid.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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