BB-8 GREAT | Stars Design A Droid For Charity Auction

BB-8 GREAT | Stars Design A Droid For Charity Auction


Stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and British celebrities have been getting creative and decorating model BB-8 droids to raise money for charity.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars John Boyega, Daisy Ripley and Mark Hamill, along with a plethora of British celebrities and personalities, have all taken part in a London design project aimed at raising money for ‘Force for Change‘, a charity initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney.

With the brief to design a model that represents ‘what makes Britain great’ the stars have stepped up and put their artistic touches to model BB-8 inspired droids. The results are impressive with Star Wars themed designs, musical influences, football teams and more being represented.

Daisy Ridley’s (Rey) went for a traditional treatment of her droid by decorating it in the style of the Queen’s Guard, whilst John Boyega (Finn) styled his after his character’s First Order Stormtrooper outfit. Mr C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), took similar inspiration to Boyega by envisioning BB-8 as a gold coloured protocol droid. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) opted for a tribute to Pinewood Studios – where of course Star Wars is filmed.

Other celebrities taking part in the project include Star Wars actors Simon Pegg and Warwick Davies alongside television and radio host Jonathan Ross, Olympic boxer Nicola Adams, designers, artists, magazines and more.

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Many of the finished designs are currently being auctioned to raise money for Force for Change beneficiary – Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s charity – with 100% of the proceeds going to this great cause.

If you’d like to see the designs in person before you bid, good news. All of the BB-8 inspired droid models are currently on display at the White Rainbow gallery – 46 Mortimer Street, London until Thursday 21st April.

The auction closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday April 20th, to see the designs and to bid head over to the online auction site.

About Force for Change | Star Wars: Force for Change, a charitable initiative from Lucasfilm and Disney, harnesses the strength of Star Wars to inspire people to make a positive impact on the world around them. Born in 2014, it was inspired by Star Wars fans, and the countless hours they have dedicated to philanthropy over the past three decades. To date, Force for Change has helped raise over $10MM in support of various charitable programs around the world. With a bright future ahead, and new Star Wars stories to be told, Force for Change aims to continue collaborating with noble causes and encouraging others to be forces for change in their own community. To learn more, please visit forceforchange.com.



Will Harrison

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