REVEAL! CZ-3™ Bust & Conversation with original sculptor Brian Muir

Jul 4th 2020


Hey all, Tom here… I’m excited to finally share the full details of our life-sized CZ-3™ replica bust! This derelict droid™ has always been a favorite of mine. Like so many Star Wars™ fans, our team here finds inspiration in the details and sometimes the obscure characters can be the most fun (MOST INTRIGUING). For this 1:1 prop recreation, we worked with a scan of the original costume and you can read all about the process and the two extremely limited editions we’ll be offering using the links below. Both editions will be available to order on July 13th starting at 12pm EST. Join our email newsletter to be in the know for this and all of our upcoming releases.

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Both editions will be available to order on July 13th starting at 12pm EST. Full details, pricing and photos will be posted on our site in the coming days, so keep an eye here or join our email newsletter to be alerted when that goes live and be in the know for this and all of our upcoming releases. 

  • NUMBERED EDITION – limited to 50 pieces. Both the bust and plaque will be hand numbered. Hand painted authentic Star Wars style distressing.
  • SIGNATURE EDITION – limited to just 15 pieces. Includes a plaque signed by original prop sculptor Brian Muir. Both the bust and plaques will be hand numbered. Features authentic Star Wars style distressing and additional layers of desert weathering and simulated “grease drips” to match CZ-3’s Mos Eisley scene.

Learn more about each edition on the product pages which went live this morning:

I’m also thrilled that legendary sculptor Brian Muir, who sculpted CZ-3’s head for the films, has graciously agreed to sign the plaques for our Signature Edition of this replica bust! Brian’s work on countless films, creating sculptures large and small, is an inspiration to fans, creators and makers everywhere. In addition to CZ-3, Muir had a literal hand in the realization of iconic and enduring characters such as Darth Vader™,  RA-7™ (aka Death Star Droid™), the armor worn by the Imperial Stormtroopers™ and even played a part in developing C-3PO™.  Brian joined me for a chat about his work on Star Wars, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!  – Tom Spina (Regal Robot Founder)

Regal Robot – During production, you sculpted heads for CZ-3 and the Death Star Droid and Darth Vader’s helmet. What order did you do those and how long did that work take?

Brian Muir – I sculpted CZ-3 after Darth Vader and then lastly the Death Star Droid. Each sculpt took 4 days approximately.

Regal Robot – Were they sculpted in clay? Do you do any revising in plaster or go right to mold and cast?

Brian Muir – Yes all the heads were sculpted in clay.  I did sharpening at the plaster stage of Darth Vader, the Stormtrooper™ armour and C-3PO™. But the clay sculpt for C-Z3 and the Death Star Droid were moulded and cast in fibre glass.

Regal Robot – Where did the concept for CZ-3’s look come from?

Brian Muir – I was given a basic sketch for CZ-3 by one of the film’s concept artists.

Regal Robot – Were you given any feedback or direction during the sculpture process? Did you enjoy the process?

Brian Muir – I was left to my own devices for the character. I did enjoy sculpting the Death Star Droid head and C-Z3 as well.

Regal Robot – You had a hand in crafting some iconic looks. Even the characters who didn’t get as much screentime all have a level of popularity among fans. What do you attribute that to?

Brian Muir – The fact that they are unique and although we don’t get to know their characters we’re still curious about them.

Regal Robot – How does it feel being a part of the creation of characters so many fans remember so fondly?

Brian Muir – I can only say that I am always pleased to hear from fans how they really like those characters. I’m immensely proud to have been involved in their creation and that they will with us for the unforeseeable future.

Regal Robot – We’d like to express our great thanks to Brian Muir for taking the time to sit down with us and chat, for his inspiring work and for being a part of one of our signature edition collectible creations!

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Legendary film sculptor, Brian Muir, signed the plaques for our extremely limited signature edition.

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