The long-awaited moment has finally arrived - the final saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker released in theaters last night. Since the beginning of the Star Wars saga up through this final episode, Dolby has played a role in bringing the beloved, fantastical world and legendary characters to life through our technologies, including Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision most recently. Last week we debuted a video celebrating our deep partnership with the iconic franchise.
In addition to the video, we are celebrating Star Wars in our Dolby Soho experiential space in New York City and have invited some of the people who have devoted their lives to creating, building, and eventually bringing the Star Wars world to life to participate in some unique experiences for both the creators and their fans. See below for some of the highlights and watch the video captures from these events on YouTube below.
Meet the droid builders of Star Wars.
Last week, fans were accompanied by some of their favorite characters - R2-D2, R4-K5, BB8, and even C-3PO - while they walked through our experiential Star Wars activation at Dolby Soho. People of all ages lined up to get a photo with our esteemed guests and their creators, the Tri-State Droid Builders, and we sat down with them to discuss how this all got started. Watch a video from our Facebook Live capture below to meet the droid builders!
Here are a few of our favorite moments from the event:
The club started with a group who wanted to build R2-D2 (naturally), but has grown to cover all droids
You can build a droid with a 3D printer, the plumbing section of Home depot, oh and let's not forget the handy dandy Wookieepedia
Solo actually features several fan-built droids!
This fantastic group delights people all around the world, including kids in hospital wards who may not be able to meet the droids otherwise.