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KCR2 Builders Club members build full scale R2 units from the Star Wars Universe. Membership is free and open to anyone living in the Kansas City Area.



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Mike Gruhala

Occupation: Architect

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: 2.5 Years

 

What got you interested in building? 

Watching a "Making of Star Wars" documentary

 

What else are you building?

Scale Studio Star Wars Props

Joel Fritzinger

Occupation: Broadcast Operations Manager

 

Droid: R2-Q5, R2-D2

 

Build time: 2 Years

 

What got you interested in building? 

Love of Star Wars & building things, and a push from my wife.

 

What else are you building?

MSE Droid, Storm Trooper armor

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George Westwater
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Occupation: Software Engineer

 

Droid: R2-A7, R2-D2

 

Build time: 2 Years

 

What got you interested in building? 

It was a project for my 2 boys and I to work on.

 

What else are you building?

C-3PO, MCE, Interrogation Droid, K9, Dalek

 
 
 
Brandon Paith

Occupation: Voice Actor

Droid: R2-D2

Build time: 3 Years

What else are you building?

Studio Scale Models, MSE

Biggest build challenge?

Patience

 

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Mathew Palzewicz

Occupation: Professional Loafer/Teenager Wrangler

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: Researching for 8 months

 

What got you interested in building? 

Love robots, R2-D2 was the first robot I was introduced to as a child

 

What else are you building? Legos, large collection of vintage toys

 

Biggest build challenge?

I work best by observing others. Pictures & written descriptions don't really click for me

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David Scarlett

Occupation: Systems Administrator

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: 2 Years

 

What got you interested in building?

Seeing other droids at Planet Comicon, really wanted one of my own

 

What else are you building?

Do Legos Count?

 

Biggest build challenge? Probably working on my dome

 

 
 
 
Kevin Schwarz

Occupation: Software Consultant

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: 1.5 Years

 

What got you interested in building?

R2-D2 has always been my favorite, and I love building things

 

What else are you building? Enclave Helmet from Fallout 2

 

Biggest build challenge? Figuring out where to start. The legs are giving me a bit of trouble right now.

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Kristen Paith

Age: 32

 

Occupation: Forensic Scientist

 

Droid: R2-K10

 

Build time: Ongoing

 

Biggest build challenge? Money!

Chris Rice

Occupation: Self Employed

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: 2 Years

 

What got you interested in building? 

R2 Builders Club

 

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Travis Macken

Occupation: Software Developer

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: 6 Months

 

What else are you building? Chewbacca Costume

 

 

 

Charles Kunkel

Occupation: President, C K Enterprises, Inc.

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: 3 Months

 

What got you interested in building?

Meeting KCR2 at Planet Comicon 2014

 

Biggest build challenge?

Finding Time!

 

Scotty Kunefke

Occupation: Systems/Network Engineer

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: 1.5 Years

 

What got you interested in building?

I met the R2 Builders Club at Celebration IV

 

What else are you building? Shadow Trooper Armor, Death Watch Armor

 

Biggest build challenge? Finding time to work on it.

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Kelly Luck

Occupation: System Developer

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

What got you interested in building?

Saw builders at several cons and was fascinated that people were actually building droids

 

Biggest build challenge?  

The sheer overwhelming options available

 

What else are you building? Ghostbuster proton pack

Roy Paith

Occupation: Self Employed

 

Droid: R2-D2

 

Build time: 1 Year

 

What got you interested in building? 

My son Brandon

 

What else are you building? Imperial Droid, Mini R2-D2

Chris Leffel

Occupation:  Train Engineer

 

Droid: R2-R9

 

Build time: 1 Year

 

What got you interested in building? 

The Phantom Menace ROCKS!

 

What else are you building? Next project will be Chopper from Rebels.

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