In 2018 the UK R2 Builders Group hosted R2UK near Peterborough as an event ‘by R2 Builders, for R2 Builders’, including multiple talks and events such as droid races.
A year later in 2019 a second event was held in Shropshire with the same format and expanded content.
From feedback received and looking at other droid groups we have decided to broaden R2UK for 2020 and expand it to include any droids from the Star Wars universe, from Astromechs to BB units and beyond. This will allow us to showcase other droid builds and have additional content such as the 39.1% egg cup race.
Going forward R2UK will be called DBUK (DroidBuilders UK) and will encourage builders from the BB8 Builders Group, 39.1%’ers, T3 Builders along with 3D printed Battle droids/Pit droids and anything else Star Wars droid related to be in one place all at the same time.
By expanding beyond Astromechs this will allow us to have a more varied content including different talks and different approaches to building, however it will not mean that there is any less R2 related content.
So for 2022, after a pause for 2 years, it is back a weekend full of Droid related entertainment with talks, demonstrations, limited merchandise, food, drink and Droids galore. This is for builders at what ever stage you may be and a chance to ask those questions and view droids close up.
We are in the planning stages of DBUK 2022 for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2022. More details will follow.
Harper Adams University
Shropshire TF10 8NB
The campus is situated off the B5062 from Newport to Shrewsbury.
Postcode for your satnav is: TF10 8NB
You can now purchase tickets for a day or the whole weekend as an individual and also as a family. Accomodation is available on site with Breakfast included.
Day Tickets –
Dedicated Merchandise will be avaiable soon.
Planned activities (subject to change);
>Both the 39.1% Track and the larger Astromech Droids Track open for racing over the weekend, with special races throughout the period.
>Various tables with purchase/pre order options to help your builds;
>Get your droid MOT;
>Table Tombola for Star Wars related items;
>Star Wars 3D Experience;
>Star Wars/Build talks with Q and A;
>Build help stations;
>Tea and Coffee and snacks avaiable all weekend;
>University Cafe open for lunch/drinks and snacks;
>University Bar open in the evenings;
>Builders Meal on Friday Night;
>Quiz with a special guest Quiz Master
>Event Merchandise avaiable soon;
In the event of cancellation we will offer a refund.
Please note we will be following any Government Restrictions in place at the time of the event which can include mask wearing, frequent hand washing and distancing.