I was invited to Mark Parker’s house several years back to see some of his: toy, art, robot, and other incredible collections. I was told this was only a third of what he has. Mind you, he had just finished adding this ‘wing’ onto his house to fit them. It was a real privilege to have been invited, not too many people are. Yes, that is the original R2D2 unit from Star Wars… I actually embraced it with a hug. I asked him where he got it, and he said “George gave it to me, but don’t tell anyone…” Mr Parker. told me that it is supposed to be in the Smithsonian Institution. The R2D2 at the Smithsonian was never in the movie; it was only the back up unit.