What it’s like to build your own droid at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Droid Depot

Credit: Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks

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A few months back, we shared a preview of the droid building process at Black Spire Outpost’s Droid Depot in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Now that the grand opening of the new land is finally here, we’re so excited to experience the land for ourselves. Here’s your inside look of what you can expect when you build your own droid at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Black Spire Outpost's Droid Depot
Credit: Kurt Schmidt, ITM

First things first: the price. It costs $99.99 plus tax to build your own droid at Droid Depot. With that cost, you’ll get your own astromech droid unit, a carry box, and instructions. For an additional cost, you can purchase a variety of personality-affiliation chips and accessories. But don’t worry; once you see everything involved in customizing your personal droid, you’ll believe us when we say it’s definitely worth the price.

Black Spire Outpost
Joshua Sudock, Disney Parks
Black Spire Outpost
Credit: Kurt Schmidt, ITM
Black Spire Outpost
Credit: Kurt Schmidt, ITM

Droid Depot is one of the many immersive, out-of-this-world shops you’ll find on Batuu. Here, guests can build their own custom astromech droids in a workshop stocked with parts, chips, manuals, and everything else you need to construct your personal droid sidekick. To start, you’ll decide whether you want to construct a BB-series or R-series droid. You’ll see droid parts coming and going on conveyor belts as you choose which parts you want to use to construct your own astromech. You’ll also receive placemat instructions as you assemble your droid. Here’s what is included in each series of droid:

Droids at Galaxy's Edge
Credit: Kurt Schmidt, ITM

BB-Series

  • Dome
  • Dome Connection Plate
  • Body Sphere
  • Motivator

R-Series

  • Dome
  • Body
  • Center Leg
  • Set of Side-Legs
R2D2 in Droid Depot at Galaxy Edge
Credit: Kurt Schmidt, ITM

After you build your droid, you place it in an activation station that will bring it to life, allowing each droid to be operated using a remote control. As a reminder, droids will interact with various Bluetooth-enabled elements and other astromech droids as they are carried around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but using a remote-control device to operate a droid while at the theme parks is prohibited. After the activation station, you can further customize your droid using personality-affiliation chips, color panels, and other accessories. These extra customizations are an additional charge, so keep that in mind after you activate your droid.

Droid Depot Galaxy's Edge
David Roark, Disney Parks

But that’s not all. You can also purchase prebuilt droids, houseware items, and Droid Depot apparel in this retail location on Batuu. Everything for sale inside Droid Depot is inspired by the design, engineering, and building of droids. Here are some examples of what’s available for purchase, according to Disney:

  • Premium Droid Action Figures – Featuring R2-D2, BB-8, DJ R-3X and C-3PO, these hero-scale droids are loaded with interactive functionality. DJ R-3X is both a fully functional remote-control droid and Bluetooth-enabled speaker, with classic DJ sound effects.
  • Color Changing Droids Figure Packs and Play Set – Built to classic 3 3⁄4 scale, these droids are ready for an undercover mission in Black Spire Outpost.
  • Droid Light-Up R2-D2 or BB-8 Headbands – No droid part goes unused, as these motion-activated dome headbands inspired by favorite “Star Wars”
    characters respond with lights and sound.
  • Droid Depot Work Shirts and Apparel – Available for droid fans of all ages.
Droid Depot Apparel
David Roark, Disney Parks

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