Watch Star Wars’ Cutest New Droid, BB-8, Roll Around In Real Life
Just when you thought the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens film couldn’t get any cooler. Meet the cutest little droid you’ve ever seen— BB-8. Not only is BB-8 adorable, but he’s also a completely rolling, working prop thanks to some Disney magic (and cash). No CGI here. There’s a lot of speculation as to exactly how it— um, he, works. The guys at Jalopnik have a few sketches that seem pretty spot on, and of course there’s ongoing speculation all over the Star Wars forums. Most of which surrounding use of magnets and a system of wheels and motors inside the ball itself. RELATED: Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Here
For now, I’m chalking this one up to Disney magic, and waiting for them to put these things on sale. Watch him in action at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim only a few days ago.
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