Dean of special effects John Stears working on an R2-D2 unit, Tunisia 1977.

There were a total of 15 R2-D2s on the set of Attack of the Clones. Eight were radio-controlled; two were worn by Baker; the remainder were stunt models that could be moved by puppet strings or towed by wires. The robotic R2s were prone to failure, particularly while shooting the Tatooine scenes in Tunisia.


Ohh What’s next ?  C-3PO parrot ?