Astromech Builders of New York

This site was created because I have been a fan of Star Wars since I first saw it in the theater back in May of 1977, and I have remained a fan ever since. I became a member of the Star Wars costuming group the 501st Legion back in 1997 and joined it's local chapter the Empire City Garrison here in New York City.


Over the years I have built many different Stormtrooper and Clone Trooper costumes, as well as some Star Wars props. After attending Star Wars Celebration III in Los Angeles, California, my ECG brother Ian Regan talked me into taking the next step and building droids of our own. We joined the R2-D2 Builders Club and have met some extremely talented builders along the way who have helped me and many others from the greater New York area in building our own Astromech droids.


Stay tuned for updates as this site gets up to speed with photos and links to our New York Builders

Bob Olszewski with his R2-D2