Behind the scenes of building R2-D2. The sketches were by Ralph McQuarrie, visualizing how Kenny Baker would be incorporated into Artoo. Also pictured is George Lucas during the practical tests of R2-D2.
R2-KT was created in 2005 to honor Katie Johnson, a very special little girl who tragically passed away from brain cancer on August 9, 2005, at the age of seven. Her father, Albin Johnson, is the founder of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming fan club that performs charity work around the world.