Monday, January 4, 2016

Welcome BB-8

Late last year something amazing happened - Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted, and with it came new lovable droid, BB-8!

Growing up, I was super in love with C3PO, so I was a little nervous about meeting the next droid and how he would play into it all. But I had a sneaking suspicion that somehow BB-8 would make his way into my heart, so I got started on a crochet replica. Plus, my brother is a huge Star Wars fan, and since some sicko stole the original Yoda I made for him, I planned to gift him BB-8 for Christmas.

Since BB-8 has different patterns on all sides, I had to do him justice and try to make everything exact. I didn't have access to a BB-8 Sphere, and also noticed images online were always different, so I painstakingly paused and took screenshots from his intro at the Star Wars Celebration:


I debated on whether to embroider every side or to just slab on felt pieces, and in the end, the challenge of embroidery really paid off for a solidified look. I'd actually like to experiment with magnets in the future, but since I'm on vacation, I just made do with the supplies I brought with me.





Kagami BB-8! Perfect for the new year!


I might tweak a few things when I'm back home, but for now I'm really pleased with the outcome! I'm even more thrilled that unlike the upset I had when Episode 1 came out, Episode 7 was incredibly satisfying!

2 comments:

  1. your BB-8 is perfect!! especially because you had to go based on limited pics at the time.

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  2. Do you have a pattern or tutorial for your awesome BB-8?

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