Covered in roughly 860 diamonds, this is a droid of a kind we’ve not seen before (and may not again). Rolling right off the screen of the upcoming The Force Awakens, this newly designed and highly detailed BB-8 is one of a kind and took almost 600 hours to complete. Here, bling is most certainly the thing!
This little 18-carat yellow gold treasure stands 4.25″ high, weighs a little over one and a half pounds, and racks up 18 carats of diamonds before all is said and done. Why was it created? Disney Consumer Products teamed with Kay Jewelers to make it happen so that the droid could be auctioned off for charity. That auction is happening this month, but before that happens it’s spent some time on display at the Force 4 Fashion exhibit in New York.
Proceeds from the auction will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Here, I think Han said it best when he uttered, “Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money”. With an appraised value of $135,000, here’s hoping St. Jude’s is rolling in the money once the auction is complete.