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Star Wars

Grant Imahara's R2D2 Replica!

Grant Imahara's AMAZING R2D2 replica came about after 10 ILM employees -- including Adam Savage and Fon Davis -- banded together in 2000 to build their very own R2 droids from scratch.

Working on a Fiction-Based Aircraft as a Smithsonian Museum Specialist

What's it like working on a fictional aircraft when you're used to the real thing?

Adam's One Day Builds: Hasbro Mandalorian Helmet Repaint!

Adam shows you how to take Hasbro's The Black Series Mandalorian helmet and make it look more like the prop used on the show.

Conserving the X-Wing at Smithsonian

How do you restore and conserve an artifact like the X-Wing, which is made of multiple materials (both flexible and inflexible) and wasn't built with permanence in mind?

Why There's an X-Wing in the Smithsonian

While in DC in August, Adam stopped by one of his FAVORITE places: the National Air and Space Museum, and specifically its Restoration Hangar, where he checks out a screen-used X-wing.