01: L3-37 Droid

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Pilots' give the coolest signals

Pilots' give the coolest signals

I have a new project. I'm starting the R&D on the L3-37 droid from Solo: A Star Wars Story. She appears to be Lando's pilot droid sitting in Chewbacca's seat on the Millenium Falcon. She stands between 6'6" and 6'10" as far as I can tell.

This droid is so unique. She appears to have several standard droid parts all over her. R2 battery boxes on her knees. R2 leg pieces on her shoulders and hips. Vents, sensors, coin slots. But strangest of all is her main arms seem to be black pipe and tubes under R2 panel "armor"? Tell me more, please!

She also has 5 fingers on her right hand and only 3 on her left... 

Walking from the Falcon behind Qi'ra

Walking from the Falcon behind Qi'ra

Even though there are only a few shots in the first trailer I feel I have quite a bit to go on. Unlike K-2SO who I created as a puppet. L3 won't need much internal structure as I'll be building her into a suit costume. I'm starting with basic dimensions and details. It almost feels like she could transform into a trashcan-sized droid the way her arms and legs are attached. I hope we get more of her or even a toy soon.

Great shot of the torso detail.

Great shot of the torso detail.

It always starts with their hight doesn't it?

Initial concept for my body alignment inside L3. Hiding my head inside her neck and lower dome.

She'll be almost entirely made out of EVA foam. Although I know it will still be a task I feel this will be substantially easier than K-2SO was. I also gained a lot of experience from his build. Solo: A Star Wars Movie premiers in 105 days. Let's do this!

-Dr. Sci-fi

Darren MoserL3-37