“The director would like to see the equivalent of R2-D2 but from the Danji side. Personality-wise he should be a bit ‘younger brother’ – pestering R2 – and later in the story they bond. I did this sketch at lunch with the producers. Have the guys interpret what they think it might be. Maybe start with this then do some others ideas. Lets call him DD-3.” Christian Alzmann
ILM art director Christian’s droid, DD-3, was the starting point for artists who made it through to the later stages of the challenge.