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

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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

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

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Fold the top corners inward to the center crease.

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Fold down the tip, crease well.

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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.

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Repeat steps 2-5 on the reverse side.

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Fold down both upper triangles.

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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.

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Fold in half. Rotate 90°.

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Outside reverse fold.

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Outside reverse fold the head.

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Reverse fold the nose and arms.

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

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Fold the leg to the side. Repeat behind.

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

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This is what the foot should look like.

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Almost there. Now comes the tricky part.

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

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

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

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

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Finished. Create more to build your own droid army!

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chewacca (author)2016-07-21

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

Folda Fett (author)chewacca2016-07-22

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).

seamster (author)2015-10-30

Very cool! Thanks for sharing how you made this.

Folda Fett (author)seamster2015-11-07

Thanks for the support.

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Bio: 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 ... More »
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