Creating a new droid with the intent of filling the same space as R2-D2 and C-3PO is a tall order — but Star Wars: The Force Awakens pulled it off in spades with BB-8. So, how did J.J. Abrams come up with this adorable new piece of Star Wars lore?
There's no shortage of droids in Star Wars. From the comic books to the videogames, the prequels and all the way back to the original trilogy, droids have played an integral role in the universe. Here's the cream of the crop.