In the fictional universe of George Lucas’ Star Wars films, robots called droids (short for android) come in many shapes and serve many purposes. Two droids–R2-D2 and C-3PO–have won enormous popularity for their supporting roles in all six of the series. In the collections of the museum are costumes of R2-D2 and C-3PO from “Return of the Jedi,” released in 1983 and the third film in the Star Wars series. (Photo courtesy National Museum of American History)

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