The R2-D2 Builders Club was founded in 1999 as an internet fan based club of building enthusiasts wanting to build their own life sized R2-D2's. The groups droids have been used in commercials, television shows, Red Carpet Premiers and many other official LucasFilms events. It was also just announced in November that two members of the club have been hired to bring R2-D2 to life in Episode7.
Come join local members of the R2-D2 Builders Club at Portland's Wizard World show. We will be there all three days to answer your questions and show off several of our finished droids.