PHOTOS, VIDEO, REVIEW: Custom Droid Building at the Droid Depot in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
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At the Droid Depot, guests to Black Spire Outpost enter a living, breathing warehouse full of moving droid parts where you can build (and adopt) your very own R- or BB- series astromech droid. You can also purchase other, pre-assembled droids, as well as a variety of merchandise here in their massive Droid Depot store. However, we’re here just for droid building today.
The Droid Depot is right next to Savi’s Workshop, where you can build your own lightsaber. If you’re looking for ways to build your own souvenirs within the Black Spire Outpost, make sure to check out these two shops!
Exterior of the Droid Depot
The entrance to the Droid Depot welcomes you with its shop name above the doorway in Aurebesh.
You may find the line for the droid building experience outside of the shop due to popular demand. We waited about 20 minutes to begin the process with the line stretching outside.
Inside the Droid Depot
Various droid parts move on a conveyor overhead.
After waiting in line, you reach a register where you pick a droid type and then render payment. Keep in mind that no discounts are applicable.
Before you get to the register, you can see all available parts on the wall of the queue.
Once you pay, you’ll receive a basket top put the parts in, as well as instructions on how to put your droid together. They’re also on the walls above the conveyor belt, which is your next shop. The conveyor belt of droid pieces offers you a wide variety of options for your own custom-built droid. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, given all the combinations that are possible, but the right droid parts will call to you. I think this is more fun than just reaching into a bin.
Custom Droid Parts
Select from a colorful variety of components to customize your droid as they roll by on the shop’s conveyor belt:
Dome Connection Plate
Set of Side-Legs
$99.99 per astromech droid unit, plus tax
Carry box and instructions included
Various personality-affiliation chips and other accessories are available for an additional charge
Age Recommendation: 3+
The experience area is limited to the builder and one Guest—at least one person in the party must be age 14 or older
Custom Droid Building and Activation
We went through the process of building and activating two R- series astromech droids! There’s a full video of the entire experience below, but we also have some photos for you:
Here is our video walkthrough, which is of a different R-series droid than pictured above.
Upon finishing, your droid is yours to take to your home planet, but make sure you keep it boxed, or the First Order might give you some trouble.
They also sell a carrying bag for them, if you wish.
The droid building experience is pretty fun and the droids are of a good quality. You can also perpetually upgrade and modify your droid with a slew of accessories and personality chips, which are meant to expand your droid’s connectivity (and interactivity) with other droids and elements in the land.
Astromech Personality Chips – $12.99 each
Accessory Panels – $12.99
R-Series Decals – $7.99
Assorted R-Series Attachments
R-Series Jet Attachments – $17.99
R-Series Blaster Attachments – $17.99
R-Series Tool Set – $12.99
R-Series Serving Tray – $17.99
If you want to see the droids in action and their functionality, check out our full “Playing Around with Droid Depot Custom Built Droids” video below:
Do note that our droids did not interact with each other because they did not have personality chips yet.