Sunday, September 26, 2010

Build A Bear - Star Wars Event

Oh my goodness this was our first non convention event with R2 and it was so much fun. My jaw and sides hurt from laughing so hard. The kids and the Storm Troopers from the 501st Legion were so funny.

Oddest moment of the day was being stopped by Mall Security as soon as we entered the Mall. Apparently they were not informed of the event. Did you know you have to have a 3 million insurance policy? I don't know if this is with all malls but I'm sure it is with all Simon Malls. So we were instructed that we were not allowed to drive the droid out side of the store. Luckily it wasn't a big ordeal. Although we did feel bad telling the Apple Store Employees that we couldn't bring him over there before we left. 

Cutest moment of the day.... Well, that's so hard to choose. Kids showing there new bears to the Storm Troopers as well as R2. Kids standing on their tippy toes to see who is inside R2. The little girls asking Todd a million questions about R2. Or the little girl who wanted a hug from the Storm Trooper. I've learned from some fellow builders, Syrena & Brad that sometimes the troopers get pinched and so that's why they do the high 5. 

Funniest moment is when people dance to any of the various songs R2 plays. So far we had a mother and daughter dancing together for part of the Cantina song. But nothing tops a Storm Trooper holding a C3P0 Bear and dancing. Although I do have to share one conversation I over heard between a father and his son. 

The kid asked,  "What is R2 saying?".
The father replied, "I don't know. We need C3P0 to tell us and he's not here."

The saddest moment of the day well there really is 2 saddest moments. As it gets later in the day kids get rowdier & rough and start smacking R2. Not to hard but I wasn't to pleased with it. The other sad moment was when we were leaving R2 scared this girl who had to be 8 or 9. She was so scared that she was hiding behind her father crying. 

All in all I have to say it was a blast and I got a bear for my niece who is due in December. If you ever want to do something fun with your kids or for a birthday party I highly recommend this place. I'd also like to take a moment to send a special Thanks to the Orlando 501st for letting us join them and look forward to accompanying them at the Verizon R2 Droid phone release on Wednesday. 


  1. Great troop :)
    Gee that playlist looks familiar LOL!

  2. Thanks for the rundown. Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Sorry I missed it, but I'm very glad R2 got another chance to get out and about.

  3. Yes DarthMoose the play list does look mighty familiar but don't know why. ;) LOL

    Hey Campbell, it was a lot of fun. We are so lucky to be able to take R2 to the Build A Bear and tonight were going to Verizon. So will blog about it later.