Autodesk Launches New Droid Design Contest in Celebration of May the Fourth

Stephen Hooper Stephen Hooper May 4, 2024

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Inspired by The Acolyte’s new droid, Pip, Autodesk’s contest offers Star Wars fans and software enthusiasts the chance to design and make their very own droid – with the chance to win a trip to Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco.

There’s a new droid in the galaxy, and Autodesk is celebrating.

The highly anticipated Star Wars original series, The Acolyte, will introduce Pip: a chipper, handheld repair droid customized with a wide array of tool attachments, who’s always eager to help. Pip was developed by creature effects legend Neal Scanlan, Creature & Droid Creative Supervisor, who used Autodesk Fusion software to bring the lovable droid to life. You can see Pip in the new video below, highlighting the importance of droids to Star Wars and the talents behind them.

To celebrate Star Wars Day and honor Pip’s debut in The Acolyte series, Lucasfilm and Autodesk are teaming up to launch a month-long droid making contest. Fans can go here to submit their own designs for a chance to win special grand prizes including:

Autodesk’s software helps design and make the world we live in — and the galaxy far, far away. This Star Wars Day, we’re celebrating the creative minds that have used our technology to help make some of the droids we know and love, including the newest droid in the Star Wars galaxy, Pip. We hope our droid maker contest inspires makers and innovators alike to bring their wildest imaginations to life,” said Dara Treseder, chief marketing officer of Autodesk. “We’re thrilled to partner with our long-time customers, Disney and Lucasfilm, to remind people that with Autodesk’s Design and Make Platform, you can truly make anything.

Begin your Star Wars adventure now with Autodesk’s droid contest. May the force be with you!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be a legal U.S. resident; age 18+. Ends 6/4/24 at 11:59:59pm ET.  Visit for full promotion rules, eligibility, judging criteria, and other details and restrictions. Void where prohibited.

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