The R2 Builders Club is a not-for-profit fan-based organization dedicated to building accurate replica R2 units as seen in the Star Wars movies. Club members are hobbyists that share information and help each other over the Internet. Club droids can often be seen at conventions, charity events, and even official Lucasfilm events. Over 9000 members have joined the club since its founding in 1999. The club’s website is www.astromech.net.