‘Star Wars Force For Change’ and ‘First’ are Teaming Up for a ‘Build My Droid’ Contest


Star Wars is teaming up it’s Star Wars Force For Change and the robotics community First for an epic “Build my Droid” Contest.

How do I enter? What can I win?

Submit a photo of your original drawing, painting, and/or sketch for a chance to have your droid physically created & included in an upcoming Star Wars Project! You could also win a trip for 2 to the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker! Entries must be in by November 13th ( Ends 23:59:59 Pacific Standard Time)

What is a Droid?

Here’s what the contest considers a “droid.”

Droids are the mechanical beings of the Star Wars galaxy, the intelligent automatons that work to make the lives of organic beings easier or more efficient. Droids are classified by the degree of their programming’s complexity – some are so advanced as to be entrusted with medicine and surgery, or the repair and maintenance of sophisticated technology, while others are only qualified for menial tasks. No matter what their function, droids typically have the following capabilities: locomotion, sensory input, manipulation, and some form of communication.


I love this idea because Force for Change it teaming up with First, a youth based robotics community. It’s such a good idea and a fantastic way to get more kids involved in science and technology. If you or your child has any interesting in robotics and technology make sure you check out their website!

Here’s their mission statement:

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Who Are the Judges?

There are five judges for this contest.

NEAL SCANLAN-Creature FX, Special Make-up FX and Droid Supervisor

JOHN SWARTZ-Lucasfilm Vice President, Internal Creative Producer

PABLO HILDAGO-Senior Creative Executive, Lucasfilm

MAYIM BIALIK-Star Wars Super Fan

DEAN KAMEN-Founder, FIRST.  President, DEKA Research & Development Corporation

Here’s the fine print:

NO PURCH NEC. Open to 16+ in 50 US & DC, Canada (ex Quebec), Mexico, GB, Spain, France, Belgium, Japan. Ends 23:59:59 Pacific Standard Time Nov 13 2019 (08:59:59 Paris Time Nov 14). Prize requires travel to US in Dec 2019. Max 1 entry per person. Rules/T&Cs: www.buildmydroidcontest.com/rules.html. Void in Quebec & where prohibited. Sponsor: ABC, Inc. d/b/a Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, USA.

If you would like to participate get on it and get it in!  I hope one of you wins!

Visit the Build My Droid Contest website for more information and to enter the contest.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Sources: BuildMyDroid, First, A friend (you know who you are)

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