You can build your very own droid at the Droid Depot in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World and Disneyland!
Droid Depot is an industrial workshop with a collection of droid parts — and visitors can select from those parts to customize their droid.
If you aren’t looking to customize and just want to pick a droid friend from a selection of pre-assembled droids, or simply browse some Droid Depot merchandise, there are options for you as well.
Build Your Own Droid Experience
If you do choose to build a droid, you’ll choose between two basic models – an R unit (like R2-D2) or a BB unit (like BB-8).
You’ll receive a blueprint and a basket before you move on to the Parts Station.
The Parts Station is where you’ll select parts from a conveyor belt laden with miscellaneous parts. Use your blueprint to get one of everything you need!
Next up? The Build Station, where you will use your blueprints and “placemat” instructions to assemble your droid.
A Depot Clerk (a cast member) will help you activate and pair your droid, which will progress through steps for Initializing, Assigning, Formatting, Preparing, and Priming.
When your droid is complete, a Depot Clerk will pair your droid with a remote control, and you and your new sidekick can travel the galaxy together! (Please note: guests are not permitted to use the remote control while in the land.)
Your new astromech droid can use Bluetooth technology to interact with other droids and with the land itself.
Your droid will be able to respond to happenings in the environment of Black Spire Outpost, making this purchase part of the immersive experience of Galaxy’s Edge.
The Droid Depot also offers optional items for customization — such as Personality Chips — for an additional cost.
So your droid will be all yours — from nuts to bolts to all the beeps and boops!
$99.99 (plus tax) for a Droid from the Build Your Own Droid experience, including its remote and carrying case.
Reservations and Additional Information
Guests are able — and highly encouraged — to make advance reservations to assemble a Droid, with appointments available 60 days out for Walt Disney World. These reservations can be made on the Walt Disney World website. (Reservations are not required for Disneyland at this time.) Guests need to cancel at least one day prior to their reservation time to avoid being charged the $99.99.
Pre-assembled Droids and Merchandise
Even if you are not building your own Droid, you can still visit the Droid Depot to check out and purchase Droid Depot merchandise!
Options even include — you guessed it — MORE droids! For instance, in November 2020 CB-23 from the animated TV show Star Wars Resistance became available for purchase at Droid Depot.
CB-23 joins some other familiar droid friends…
And if you’ve already built your own droid? Well, you can even give it a bit of a makeover! You can purchase individual heads and bodies at Droid Depot to swap out the pieces from your custom droid.
The shelves at Droid Depot are filled with different colored heads and bodies that fit the custom droids for 15 galactic credits… that’s $15 earth dollars 😉 . The pieces will only fit the custom droids sold at the depot.
You can see the Droid Depot experience in action — along with TONS of other tips and tricks in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — in our DFB YouTube Video!