STAR WARS - The Acolyte props

Are they available to buy?

I've wanted one for a while, but £8 plus shipping and VAT to the US seems like so much for such a small part. So I took matters into my own hands:

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This is a rough approximation of the part I've optimized for FDM printing with some added support and shifts to the geometry - and it's only a first draft. I did a test print today, though - so it does work. Hopefully it helps scratch the itch for now. I'll keep working on it and eventually upload to Printables. See the attached STL file.
 

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The new Star Wars series, The Acolyte, will introduce Pip: a chipper, handheld repair droid.
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The production designer put Pip into a
US M-1956 M16A1 Ammunition pouch designed for the M16 20 round magazines. This magazine pouch was designed especially for the short 20 round M16A1 magazines.
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The M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment (LCE), also known as the Individual Load-Carrying Equipment (ILCE), was developed by the U.S. Army and first issued in the early 1960s.
Image from the official website of Pip...


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Pip’s design was inspired by retro gaming consoles and the Sony Walkman®.
Pocket-sized Pip

For The Acolyte’s most prominent droid character, Pip, Scanlan and his team were inspired by retro gaming consoles, the Sony Walkman®, and the pencil cases of their youth in their design of Osha’s pocket-sized sidekick.

“I am rather pleased with Pip as a design because it's the first handheld pocket droid that we've been involved with,” Scanlan says of the droid, performed on-screen by puppeteer Jack Parker. “We tried to choose a kind of late ‘70s to mid ‘80s design ethos. We also looked at things like Tamagotchis and those sorts of toys that people loved. You gotta keep Pip alive, you know! He's not just this thing.”

Four worn stickers can be seen on Pip’s body, homages to Loth-cats from Star Wars Rebels and other elements of Star Wars history. For his insides, animatronic designers had to work hard to strip down any excess parts and keep Pip’s mechanical motors and circuit boards to a minimum. But it was important to ensure the little droid could still communicate and emote effectively. “You want to connect to him. You want to be able to see some emotion, you know, human emotion. His little aerial antenna can retract and go backwards or forwards depending on if he was sad or excited.He actually ended up with as much electronics in him as any other droid we've ever made. He's compatible on a technological level,” Scanlan says. “You had to be able to take his head off and use his head as an independent tool. And you could have many bodies. You could have the drill and the Swiss Army knife version. You could have the version that did your hair for you in the morning. You had the welding version. “Probably even more than BB-8, I think that designing Pip with Leslye [Headland] was the most thorough investigation into a droid that we've ever done.”
 
I say found item, but don't ask me what lol. I'd love it if they were using something like a Tiger handheld game from the 80's as a base, but I think that's way too much to hope for lol
 

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