Pricing and More Details About Building a Droid at the Droid Depot

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Do you want to build your own droid when visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? You’ll definitely want to make sure you visit the Droid Depot! This workshop is stocked with chips, parts, manuals, and other items that will help you create your very own droid. You’ll be able to either build a BB-Series droid or an R-Series droid.

First things first, you’ll need to register your choice of which type of unit you are wanting to construct with the clerk, who’ll provide you with a basket and blueprint for parts. Next, you’ll need to proceed to the select stations and begin your droid-building experience.

Parts Station

Here you’ll be able to select from a colorful variety of components to customize your droid as they roll by on the shop’s conveyor belt:

BB-Series

  • Dome
  • Dome Connection Plate
  • Body Sphere
  • Motivator

R-Series

  • Dome
  • Body
  • Center Leg
  • Set of Side-Legs

Build Station

Here you’ll follow simple “placemat” instructions or graphic monitor displays to assemble your droid in the proper sequence. Once your droid has been built, it will be paired with a remote control and activated as you watch it come to life!

 

The cost of each droid unit will be $99.99, plus tax and that price will include a carrying box and instructions. Custom droid units are nonrefundable and are not eligible for Annual Passholder or other discounts

If you want to have various personality chips and other accessories for your unit, they will be available for an additional charge

Disney recommends that Guests be 3 years or older to complete this experience.

The Droid Depot experience is subject to availability and reservations may be required. If reservations are required, late arrivals may not be accommodated. More information about how reservations will be obtained will be shared if the reservation process is introduced.

Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

24 thoughts on “Pricing and More Details About Building a Droid at the Droid Depot

  • May 22, 2019 at 9:08 am
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    Very curious as to the quality of these droids and the lightsabers at that building experience and whether they are up to the quality and size of what can be found outside of the parks for a similar price.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:47 am
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    When the article advertised “pricing,” I thought I would finally get some info on the add-ons and their prices, like the backpack ($40) and personality chip, blasters, etc. Please update if you can. This was disappointing, lacking in any new information.

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  • June 16, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    How much do the chips cost each

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    • June 17, 2019 at 7:39 am
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      The chips are $13 each and there’s 6 colors in all (First Order comes in red and black, Resistance comes in yellow and blue, and Scoundrel comes in purple and silver).

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  • July 15, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    How big are the $100 R and BB droids (i.e. dimensions)? I am trying to figure out if two will fit in a carryon bag, which is only allowed to be 9″ deep, or do I need to plan on having a checked bag to get them home?

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    • July 15, 2019 at 8:51 am
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      Just measured the BB unit, and it’s 7″ wide by 10″ tall. However… the base “ball” of the BB unit is designed to apart (because that’s how you access the components inside). It basically just twists open. At that point, the two halves of that base section will stack together and should be okay for putting them into a carry-on bag. I believe the R2 unit is assembled the same way.

      Not sure what carrier you’re flying, but if you’re allowed a carry-on and a personal item, maybe one of them could be your personal item and the other fit in the carry-on? You’ll also want to check about restrictions on battery packs in checked luggage with your airline carrier.

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      • July 15, 2019 at 8:52 am
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        *designed to apart

        Off to coffee land I go. 🙂

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        • July 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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          Thanks Julia! You’re amazing! Each kid has been saving up to build one, getting them home was the only concern! Still hoping someone will post dimensions for the R-unit?

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          • July 23, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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            Just realized I forgot to get back to you on this — so the R unit is about 9 inches wide and 14 inches tall. If you had a screwdriver, you could unscrew the legs and that would make it more portable.

            Hope that helps!

  • August 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    Can myself and my two little kids build one droid together? Or will they turn us away ? We have a apt to build one.

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    • August 7, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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      We were a party of 3 when we built ours in Disneyland, yes. Any more than about 3-4 people and your “builder station” would be really, really crowded, but unlike Savi’s which limits you to 2 people in a session, there’s not that strict of a restriction for the Droid Depot.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    Oh that’s great to hear , my wife is going to be getting us snack a while myself and my two kids will be build a family droid.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    Just Curious if they accept Disney gift cards?

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  • August 9, 2019 at 5:11 am
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    Someone said you can ship the droids, does anyone know how much the shipping might be ??

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  • August 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    I read somewhere the personality chips are 12.99 each and yes 39.99 for the backpack.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 10:42 am
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    Can you build the droid and pick up later if you do t want to carry it with you the rest of the day?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    I’m coming to Disney in early November. I don’t plan to build a droid, mainly because of the cost for just one. However, I would like to do some shopping in the store. Is that allowed?

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    • September 8, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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      Absolutely! Just walk on in and look around, or do some shopping. There’s a variety of neat items in the store that you can buy that aren’t connected to the droid-building experience.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    Just brought droid home and it wont wake up. We tried what the clerk told us but still a no go. Yes we did fly home and I brought it through as carry on. Any ideas?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    I thought my droid was dead or out of battery after one night.

    It turns out that I merely needed to “power cycle” it (turn it off and then back on) in order to get it to work again. With the BB units, this is annoying: you need to twist the spheres to open the case, find the power switch (which is black on black plastic), turn it off, turn it on, and then pop the case back together.

    The droid puts itself to sleep if I don’t use it for awhile, so I pretty much need to go through this “wake up” process whenever I want to use the droid. This is annoying, but I can see how having an externally accessible power switch on a rolling, ball-shaped droid would present some design challenges. Maybe there is not a better way to handle this at a reasonable cost.

    This may not help your droid, but perhaps sharing my experience will help someone out there.

    Also, someone referenced this above, but Disneyland’s Droid Depot webpage has links to instruction manuals for both the BB and R units. See: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/shops/disneyland/droid-depot/

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  • October 11, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    ok 175.70 is droid chip and bag.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Picky little detail question… on the R units, can anyone tell me what type of screw the shoulder joint is (Phillips head, flat, hex)? Someone mentioned it might be easier to fit in luggage if the legs were removed so I’m wondering what kind of screw driver might be needed (told you it was a picky little question )

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