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Custom Vehicle Wrap Turns Old VW Bus into "Star Wars" R2-D2

The Force is strong with this Volkswagen bus. San Diego-based artist Csar Aguzzoli had wondered how to transform his family's old-looking vehicle into something more exciting. After a Star Wars movie marathon, he and his crew decided to pay homage to a lovable droid. They did so with a custom Star Wars-themed vehicle wrap made to resemble the character R2-D2. It was a large undertaking, and Aguzzoli was involved in every step of the process. He designed the wrap, printed it, and applied it to the bus using a heat gun.

To create the look of R2-D2, Aguzzoli and his team reproduced every object on the droid and adapted them to fit the shape of the bus. All of the measurements and computer work took about 50 hours, and that doesn't even include the time they spent vinyl wrapping. But, in the end, he and his family have a totally unique-looking Volkswagen that any Star Wars fan will appreciate.

Aguzzoli lays out the entire process on his Instructables page. That way, you too could have the droid you're looking for.

Csar Aguzzoli's R2 D2 Instructables page
via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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