How to Fold an Origami Battle Droid From Star Wars

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Introduction: How to Fold an Origami Battle Droid From Star Wars

About: I love Star Wars and folding origami (hence the name). But I'm not afraid to make other things too. Most of my creativity comes from movies though. If you have any questions or comments, don't be afraid to ask.

I’m new to Instructables, and this is my first origami design that I’ve published. I did some research on the internet and found out that there isn’t any easily attainable battle droid designs that I could find, so I came up with one myself. The character I’m portraying is in episode I through III of the Star Wars movies. Skill Level: Intermediate

Step 1:

Start with a square piece of paper, no smaller than 8” by 8”. Collapse along the creases, forming a square base.

Step 2:

Fold the top corners inward to the center crease.

Step 3:

Fold down the tip, crease well.

Step 4:

Unfold.

Step 5:

The 3 creases we've made in the previous steps will help us make the petal fold. Lift the bottom corner upwards, and fold along the crease lines and flatten to form a triangle.

Step 6:

Repeat steps 2-5 on the reverse side.

Step 7:

Fold down both upper triangles.

Step 8:

Now you have a petal fold! Lift back up just the top flap. A bit tedious, but need to make sure reverse flap stays down.

Step 9:

Fold in half. Rotate 90°.

Step 10:

Outside reverse fold.

Step 11:

Outside reverse fold the head.

Step 12:

Reverse fold the nose and arms.

Step 13:

Fold down the side flap to form a leg. Repeat behind.

Step 14:

Fold the leg to the side. Repeat behind.

Step 15:

Reverse fold to form the feet and fold down the tip. Then fold the top part of the leg inward. Repeat behind.

Step 16:

This is what the foot should look like.

Step 17:

Almost there. Now comes the tricky part.

Step 18:

Fold up a portion of the “tail” (this will become the droid’s backpack) flush with the top. Repeat behind.

Step 19:

Try to pull the “tail” up almost flush with the back of the head.

Step 20:

As you can see, tucking in a portion of the “tail” helps get it this way.

Step 21:

There! Now reverse fold the tip of the completed “backpack”.

Step 22:

Finished. Create more to build your own droid army!

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    this is really cool! I couldn't find any other battle droids except for junk ones

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    Thanks chewacca, This was my very first origami design, but I thought it was kinda cool. I mean, I have not been able to find any design for the battle droid worth bothering over. Right now I'm looking into a dalek design (as seen in Doctor Who).

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing how you made this.

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    Thanks for the support.