Full-Size Working BB-8 From Star Wars: The Force Awakens Built By Firefighter

(Photo: Lucasfilm)

BB-8 is one of the breakout stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, of course, and the ball droid has created a whole underground market for toys and merch, both official and not so much.

Now, there's a new, life-sized ball droid created by a Florida firefighter.

You can check out a local news report on the build below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.