While we wait (yes, I am still waiting
unpatiently for the last Threepio parts to arrive; arms and legs), I thought I’d share an interesting droid build by a French 501st member.
“Fred” took the initiative to make a custom medical droid from scratch using PVC pipes, resin and fiberglass. The thing with a medical droid is that it cannot be made into a costume (due to its design), what “Fred” did was to merged the design of a CZ-3 droid with 2-1B, and the result speaks for itself!
Original 2-1B Prop from the Lucasfilm Archives:
Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept sketch of the medical droid:
CZ-3 (You can see “him” wander around the streets of Mos Eisley in the scene where Luke and Ben finishes the sale on the landspeeder) By the way, look at his shins and feet, they’re totally deformed – I think it gives the character a bit of charm.
CZ-3 was played by Anthony Daniels in the following short scene from ANH (@2:16-2:27)
Here is “Dark Fred”‘s custom medical droid!
Would you like to be surgically operated by such a droid? Yes please, sign me up for that surgery!