R2D2 Standing Tall

It has been quite some time since the last Stars Wars movie was released but the fever of it never seems to die down. For every person who has grown up watching this epic saga, it will remain an all time favorite, no matter how grand a science fiction comes along. This craze for the movies can be seen in the various artistic creations revolving around the props and characters that people create. One such Stars Wars fan is Len Komanac who is known as DarthLen on Flicker.

DarthLen has recently revealed his giant sized cardboard model of the very popular and loved droid R2D2. This droid is one of the most important characters and can be seen in all six movies of the epic saga. He had been there to support both senior and junior Skywalkers and Obi-Wan Kenobi. This probably explains why DarthLen chose R2D2 for creating a giant sized model.

This huge awe inspiring free standing model stands 96 inches tall and is a culmination of 50 hours of work. This is a perfect model of R2D2 displaying all minor details of the droid. The materials used in its creation are nothing off the record but simple things that can be found around us. This adds on to the beauty of it. The list that DarthLen revealed consisted of boxes of fridges, ACs and dryers; aluminum and duct tapes; glue sticks for pasting; white paint and pens. Some very ordinary stuff put together to bring about a giant sized droid that is very close to its original as seen in the movies. George Lucas would be pleased to see his droid standing tall before him.

This is not the first time that this Canadian has impressed everyone with his creations. If you have happened to visit his page on Flicker you will get an idea of the love he carries for the Star Wars saga. There is an entire page dedicated to the movies which contains models and pictures. No wonder he is well known for his love for creating detailed models of Star Wars characters.

When the detailed AT-AT model by DarthLen had hit the web it became a hot favorite. Something similar can be predicted about R2D2 as well. It will not only be available for viewing on the web but is going to be a part of the “Dr. StrangeLen or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make the Art” exhibit in DarthLen’s hometown Lethbrigde, Canada. If you are lucky enough to be in the area anytime between July 16 and September 2 you can get face to face with R2D2.

If you are a Star Wars fan, you would love to see R2D2 Trash Can, R2D2 Graffiti and Steampunk R2D2 Project.