R2D2 LEGO Star Wars collaboration
Recently I was approached by LEGO to make a range of mini figures in precious metals, based on the famous Star Wars character R2D2 .
Needless to say, as I’m a bit of a Star Wars fan I was very excited at the prospect of this commission.
The outline of the project was to make an exact copy in silver, platinum and 18ct white gold, so combining the techniques of what is known as cutting a rubber mould of the LEGO model, the precious metal casting process, a state of the art laser engraving machine, gold, silver and platinum solder, I managed to make it to almost the exact same dimensions.
It took roughly two months on and off, with a bit of experimenting along the way…but hopefully as you’ll see from the images I think they came out pretty good, hopefully I’ve done the LEGO / Star Wars fans proud!