In case you're new here, as far as I know this is the first time a complete full sized Lego R2-D2 has been displayed in public. L3-G0's been "out" a couple times (at Microsoft, Lowe's and a Sealug meeting), but not with all his bits.
By completed I mean that as in "just completed." The last bit got complicated and he didn't show up until nearly the last minute before the doors opened.
We had tons of fun with L3-G0 at Comic Con, here's the aforementioned video:
The video has several short segments I thought showed pretty much the experience, skip ahead if you don't like a piece, the parts get better.
- L3-G0 with some of the fans taking pictures, even Unikitty!
- The astromech parade with other Pacific NW R2 Builders Club R2-D2s and other droids.
- The crowd and going back to "Brick Nation" where the Lego exhibits were.
- A short encounter with a taller pirate.
- Darth Lily, one of L3-G0's more enthusiastic fans.
- L3-G0's shopping spree, it is a con after all, you've gotta buy something!
- Keeping all those pesky Daleks away from Brick Nation.
I forgot to include a bit on packing him up :( Too bad you can't edit YouTube videos.
Some photos as well:
Darth Lily comforting R2-D2 after she scared him so badly. She was cute enough she has her own post
|Darth Lily comforting R2-D2 after she scared him so badly.|
The ankle details on his right ankle are backwards, fortunately it's hiding in this photo. I was so mortified when I noticed that a couple weeks after the con.
|Pacific NW R2 Builder's Club droids all lined up|
|L3-G0, Lego R2-D2 in a nook|
What's a Lego exhibition without a Unikitty? Unikitty came to see L3-G0.
|Unikitty posing with L3-G0|
Eventually it all ended :(
|L3-G0 packed up and ready to go home|