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Drone R2-D2 Soars Over Comic-Con

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by Beckett Mufson
Jul 13 2015, 4:45pm

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Whether or not you think it's dumb that R2-D2 can fly in the original Star Wars trilogy, the sight of drone artist Otto Dieffenbach's styrofoam recreation of the lovable droid soaring of San Diego Comic-Con this weekend is a joy. Star Wars fans at Comic-Con were also rocked by this year's drool-worthy announcements about Episode VII: The Force Awakens, a surprise appearence by Harrison Ford, and J.J. Abrams' even more surprising Star Wars-themed concert. With R2-D2 whooshing over plastic lightsaber-wielding Jedi and Princess Leia cosplayers on top of all that, it was an emotionally-exhausting weekend for Star Wars fans worldwide.

See Dieffenbach's R2-D2 in action below:

Check out more of Otto Dieffenbach's creations on his YouTube channel.

Thumbnail via Manoel Lemos

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