This set depicts part of a spacestation, spacestation need to be controlled and R2-units are perfect for the job, by special passages they have access to most sections of the station. They are monitoring , in other words, riding around and interacting with their scomplinks wherever they can.
(Yes, that's a passage shaped as an R2 unit I think I saw that in Episode 1)
This is the only astro-droid I have, it's probably the most boring one you can have
You see those 4 black plates sticking out of the roof ? they are for opening and closing the slide gates which give access to exterior/interior of the station.
R2-units sometimes have duties on the exterior of the station.
The passage to the left goes to an R2 elevator, the best way to show you how that works would be a video so I'll make one later.
The gate to the right is part of an airlock which goes to the exterior of the station.
The dark red track goes from the R2 resting pods through the airlock to the exterior maintenance outskirts.
I was mostly inspired by Episode 1 where the Naboo ship was under attack, I've seen the movie a long time ago and from what I can remember of it there's probably a lot of it that I made up myself without realizing (I do that sometimes ).
The movie Wall-E was also a great source of inspiration, I almost cried watching that movie
Anyway, I'd love some more astromech droids to go with this set
Edited by Sebeus I, 16 July 2012 - 02:19 PM.