The ‘MythBusters’ host and ‘BattleBot’ legend will live on through his astounding contributions to the entertainment and science communities, and we honor his legacy by showcasing one of his last projects.
After the tragic July 13th passing of Grant Imahara, ‘BattleBot’ legend, famed MythBusters host and engineer known for his work on Jurassic Park, Terminator, and Star Wars, we wanted to share one of his last, and cutest, projects. During his time working as a technician on the Star Wars prequels, Imahara lent his genius to the updating of R2-D2; it was only natural he would try his hand at creating an animatronic Baby Yoda, the widely cherished Child from the Disney+ Mandalorian series.
Pleased to present my newest creation: a fully animatronic Baby Yoda. Special thx to @SaltiestHime for silicone skin/paint/hair, @thelindsayjane for the coat and Project 842 for the digital model. Touring children’s hospitals starting in April! #BabyYoda #TheMandalorian #Starwars pic.twitter.com/XsDqGtEHt6
— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) March 6, 2020
We recently stumbled on this video by Now This, which touchingly chronicles the process of Imahara’s Baby Yoda creation.
Thank you, Grant, for your many years of hard work that inspired young and old alike to build, create, and imagine. You truly made science cool, and you will be missed.