It all began as a sketch drawn by J.J Abrams on a napkin one evening.
A deceptively simple design comprised of little more than a ball with a dome on top, Abrams' novel idea for a droid (which he named BB-8) was quickly brought to life by special effects wizard Neal Scanlan and became both an engineering marvel and one of the most exciting and innovative practical effects in recent movie history.
Abrams and his creative team also managed to develop a droid packed with charm and personality. BB-8 was the little robot that captured the hearts of everyone who saw him as an adorable new member of the Star Wars universe!
BB-8 is a BB Unit Astromech droid, a friend and companion to Resistance pilot Poe Dameron. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we saw him roll adorably into action alongside Poe, Rey and Finn as they fight The First Order.
We've captured every subtle nuance of BB-8's ingenious design, from the surprisingly soulful and character filled eyes of his photoreceptor to the stained, scratched and dirty panels of his spherical body - each detail helps to make this chirpy little Astromech come to life and steal your heart.
Both BB-8's head and torso feature integrated LED light up features, bringing another layer of screen-accurate detail as well as added visual charm to this adorable BB unit.