Star Wars Episode 7: New BB-8 Driod Is Real, Not CGI Effect

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There were a number of notable items in the Star Wars Episode VII trailer, but one in particular that has gotten

In a sign of an overall shift from mostly CGI to some practical effects, it was recently revealed that the soccer-ball looking robot is an actual physical prop and not CGI.

Mark Hamill, who is back to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker was able to actually see and use the droid!

on his first reaction
I said, ‘How are you ever gonna top R2-D2, the most adorable droid in movie history?’ And when they were demonstrating how they did this thing, live on set — because it’s not a CGI, that’s a live prop — I was just amazed.

on playing with the droid
They let me play around with it. I’m telling you, it’s an absolute delight.

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