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Droidyard 500: R2-D2 goes off to the races

Droidyard 500

It was just your average weekend in Indianapolis when a bunch of R2-D2 replica droids got together for a little friendly competition. The Droidyard 500 pits the creations of the R2-D2 Builders Club in a four-day event to be the fastest droid of all. Builders go all out for both speed and film accuracy, spending up to $15,000 to build the perfect R2. We know you're all itching to join up and start building for next year's competition, so we'll pass on a couple of hobbyist secrets: 18-inch squirrel feeders make good droid domes, and the fastest robots are made out of resin — so step up the smoking and scraping, dig?

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