Not too long ago, we brought you the story of how
Notably, he was a fan of all things involving droids. He even had his own R2-D2, which he slowly built over two decades. Since he operated Artoo in the prequels, he certainly deserved his own version. You can check out Adam Savage’s visit to his late friend’s working space in the video below. The same space where Savage got to meet Grant Imahara’s lucky R2-D2.
As Adam Savage retells in the video, a group of ILM employees wanted their own version of Artoo, built from scratch. The whole project took about twenty years, starting in 2000. This was the same time they shot
But while just about everyone else gave up trying, Grant Imahara continued on. And before his passing, Imahara finished his R2-D2, which Savage got to visit. The only thing that Imahara didn’t quite finish on his Astromech droid was that he never got around to “dirtying him up.” By which we mean applying an aged paint job. But hey, we can just say it’s