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R2-D2 still rolling, 30 years on

Remote-controlled R2-D2s and other droids roll and beep their way through the halls of the Celebration IV <i>Star Wars</i> fan fest.

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Remote-controlled R2-D2s and other droids roll and beep their way through the halls of the Celebration IV Star Wars fan fest in Los Angeles Friday. The event was timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the original film's release.
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In the foreground is R2-KT, an R2-D2-like droid built by Jerry Greene and on display at Celebration IV.
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Nashville software developer Chris Lee built an R2-D2 complete with the Princess Leia hologram familiar to so many Star Wars fans. The droid is powered by an Apple PowerBook G4 computer.
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Chris Lee's R2-G4 is an R2-D2 clone with an Apple PowerBook G4 computer at its core. The droid can also serve as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot so members of the R2-D2 builders' club can get online if they need to.
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Max Cervantes fixes his droid, R2-RT, during the Star Wars fan gathering in Los Angeles.
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Many of the droids on display in Los Angeles were similar to R2-D2, but sported different color combinations.
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Near the entrance to the Los Angeles Convention Center, custom droid makers control their R2-D2s and similar droids.

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