Brad Boring completes BB-9E for 'Solo' film

By COLBY DENTON
Posted 5/20/18

Brad Boring has done it again, creating his sixth droid, a replica of BB-9E, in honor of the upcoming “Solo” film from the "Star Wars" saga.

Working just like the little Imperial BB-unit …

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Brad Boring completes BB-9E for 'Solo' film

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Brad Boring has done it again, creating his sixth droid, a replica of BB-9E, in honor of the upcoming “Solo” film from the "Star Wars" saga.

Working just like the little Imperial BB-unit from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” BB-9E is 20 inches tall, and sits on plexiglass and a radio-controlled car for movement.

The droid is made of paper mache, poster board for its head, masking tape, plexiglass casters and wire hangers. Its body is a rubber ball covered in paper mache and painted.

“I made my own stencils for the designs on the ball, and then painted it with spray paint,” Boring said.

The head was made of poster board, and Boring used painters’ tape for the designs on the head and then painted it.

“I thought that with the new movie ‘Solo’ coming out on May 25, that this would be something very interesting to the people of Bradley County,” he added. “Hopefully it’ll get them excited for the movie.”

BB-9E was completed on May 4, 2018, which is known as “May the Fourth be With You Day,” or “Star Wars Day."

Brad Boring’s droid shop will most likely continue as Lucasfilm creates more and more unique automaton characters to fill the saga from a galaxy far, far away.

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