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Grant Imahara's BB-8 Replica!

While visiting Grant Imahara's shop, Adam Savage sees Grant's screen (and functionally) accurate BB-8 replica, which he built with prop artisan Lauren Markland after seeing the character roll out on stage during 2015's Star Wars Celebration. Fon Davis and Lauren take Adam through this stunning 3D-printed replica, a testament to Grant's passion and talent.

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?