Solo - A Star Wars Story - cinema night **SPOILER FREE**

Arrived at our local main cinema, with one very excited daughter & one teenager (excited but playing it cool) 😄. Collected our tickets & picked up a Chewie drinks top cup and a popcorn tin (to add to the Rogue One, one).

We managed to grab a pic with the digital poster.

Sorry ,we were just a little bit excited 😆

Bumped into a another local builder,
but he said he wasn't able to get tickets
to see the film till next Tuesday!!
So I was very surprised that our screening
wasn't even half full for an 8pm showing??

Anyway, we all thought the film was great, 
ots of laughs & plenty of action.
I'll say no more!

Looking forward to watching again on Saturday's Milton Keynes event.


Solo - A Star Wars Story - cinema night!!

Well I wasn't going to do the midnight viewing of the film.....lol......as my kids want to watch and where's the fun in not sharing the experience with them 😊

......that and I'd be shattered in the morning and NOT get up for work 😄

So tonight's the night!

Next thing tho is what top to wear 😄....

Falcon over Bristol....by Uchiclothing....
for web link click here 👉 uchiclothing




R2-D2 Club Pin Badges 2018

Forgot I'd ordered these...along with a second club patch lol.

These (and the patches) were made in limited numbers for the UK R2D2 Builders Club weekend event, later this year.
UK R2D2 Builder Club pin badges
UK R2D2 Builder Club pin badges

I bought two, in case one got lost.


My R5-D4 Patches.....sowing progress

After sowing on my R5 patch onto my fleece the other week, I thought it be good to do the same to my two current club polo tops. With the hot weather here in the UK, Saturday & Sunday's two events could be a bit warm, being inside buildings, to be wearing my fleece lol. So I got on with sowing them on.

The second one, I decided to remove my orange Pinewood one, that sat over my name on my chest, this is so to match up the tops & fleece.
 Off with the orange patch....

 And on with the new one....

Next is to sow the orange one onto the fleece sleeve.
If I get time, hopefully before the weekend.

Solo - A Star Wars Story.....tickets booked!

Yes, I know.....talk about leaving it till the last minute 😁....

But, tickets are now booked!
Really looking forward to watching, also, I have friends who's names I'll be looking out for in the credits 😊

I don't do film reviews so you won't get any spoilers here lol.


Solo - A Star Wars Story & MCM London

Only a few more days till the film's release here in the UK.
I just need to book tickets......Yes, I know, talk about leaving it till the last minute......

So that's (hopefully) Thursday sorted.

Then Saturday is part one of a long weekend for me & R5. As we'll be joining Joker Squad again at the Milton Keynes cinema for the day.

this is from when we attended the Rogue One event
So I'll post up about this on James R5D4 Instagram on the day.

Then Sunday, for me, it's another early start to drive up to London, to join the others who, for some, have have been there since Friday!

So look out for the UK R2D2 Builders Club if your there & follow on the club on Instagram


Transport upgrade - Wheel base

After loading up R5 & sledge into the back of the car, I noted that if the piece of wood that the wheels are attached to was removed, then it would actually still fit in, without having to remove it every time I loaded the sledge.
Close, but that's because of the extra
thickness of the wheel platform.
See picture below.

The problem was that the t-nuts for the securing bolts, wouldn't be able to be fitted in the original panel due to the strengthening wood pieces.

So the only thing I could do was to cut off the lower section and screw the wheel base panel onto it.
I fitted these back on as the swivel ones would of been good once loaded into the back of car but probably not so good once out and pushing the sledge & R5's weight!


My R5-D4 designed patches arrived.....

Yesterday afternoon, was a race for time!

The delivery drop-off time was close to when the wife would of not been home, as would of been on school run! I did leave a 'leave in a safe place' note, but still.....

Thankfully, they were delivered in time and here they are.
R5-D4 Patch
Free Lolly
These are great, better than I imagined!
R5-D4 Patch
The patch in all it's colour
R5-D4 Patch
Rear of patch

R5-D4 Patch
And here's a size comparison with a
UK £1 coin and my sticker at the bottom.

If you'd like a patch or sticker,
you can message me via