Having a dedicated automaton as a sidekick may have once been possible only for the Luke Skywalkers of the world, but luckily for us, a couple decals and smart vacuum machines have turned the tables on science fiction. For any true Star Wars fan, you can now buy a custom decal set from Bel & Bel that will turn your Roomba into a shorter, squatter version of everyone’s favorite robot — R2D2.
The Bel & Bel studio got its start with what founders Carles Bel and Jesus Bel call “the readjustment of old objects into functional ones.” Establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the “supra-recycling” world, the creative duo works extensively with waste materials and other objects that have fallen into disuse. Of course, that’s not quite the case with the Roomba or the creative sticker set.
The decal set, which really is quite a feat in terms of design, is perfect for transforming iRobot’s iconic vacuum machine into one of science fiction’s most beloved characters. With the signature blue, white, and silver color palette, you’ve got a pretty convincing recreation of the droid. And given that the Roomba is practically as close as we’re ever going to get to having a real-life R2D2, it’s nice to have the cover match the contents.
On its website, Bel & Bel notes that its “R2D2 Custom Roomba is a vinyl set for customizing your Roomba cleaning robot,” allowing you to “do more fun chores” and “re-customize your life.” Sadly, however, there’s no word yet as to when you’ll actually be able to buy said sticker set, nor how much money you’ll have to pay for your personal piece of Star Wars paraphernalia.
That said, if you’re super interested in the decal, you can directly contact the studio designers through their official website with regard to pricing.
So if you want to set R2D2 to work cleaning your floors, vacuuming your carpet, or engaging in some other mundane household tasks, look no further. It’s not quite the real thing, but hey, we’re getting closer and closer to a Star Wars reality every single day. And if that’s not technological progress, I don’t know what is.