Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Family Walking Storm Troopers
  • On Jun 19, 2021
    Nina from MI Asked

    My son wants a black BB8, bit doesn't need to build it himself. Can we purchase a premade black BB8 in HS? What's the difference in making one vs buying one? Thanks!

    Welcome back, Nina!

    I guess I should say "Bright Suns" instead of "Welcome" because that is the traditional greeting on the planet of Batuu, where you will be journeying to when you visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

    Nina, I took my Youngling to build a Droid for his 5th birthday just a few months ago. It was such an awesome experience for an aspiring Jedi. 

    While I was browsing the shop I did not recall seeing any black pre-made Droids. I spoke to a few fellow members of the resistance and confirmed that they did not see any either. We did, however, see that there was a black BB-8 spin toy available, as well as a black BB-8 action figure. Neither of these items were large or remote controlled like a true Droid. Please keep in mind that inventory is subject to change at any time, so it is worth browsing the shop to see if something else has popped up!

    Nina, Did you know that the pre-made Droids available at Droid Depot (which are the standard BB-8 and R2-D2) are the same price as a custom built one? 

    I would highly recommend that you make a reservation to build a custom Droid. It was the highlight of our last trip, and it will be an experience that any Youngling will not soon forget. 

    Oh, and Nina, you may want to hang out a little bit outside of the Droid Depot. Across the path, you will see some old fighter jets. If you get lucky you may spot a furry member of the resistance hiding out at the top of the platform. If you get unlucky you may spot some Storm Troopers! 

    Enjoy your journey to a "Galaxy Far, Far Away!"

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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