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"This is L0-LA59. Lola, say hello."
―Leia Organa, to NED-B[3]

L0-LA59,[3] nicknamed "Lola," was a feminine[1] toy droid[5] owned by the House of Organa and was in the personal possession of the young Princess Leia of Alderaan during the Imperial Era. She was built with white and red plates on the top half of her, and silver plates on the bottom. She also had small pairs of wings, legs, photoreceptors, and an antenna near her back. Finally on her inside was a compartment to store miniature tools.

In 9 BBY, she would accompany Organa when she was kidnapped by Vect Nokru's crew sent by the Third Sister to lure out the secluded Obi-Wan Kenobi. While her master was taken from planet to planet, she protected her together with the old Jedi, but was given a restraining bolt by Reva, which briefly worked to foil their escape. Once it was removed, she became an accomplice of the Hidden Path and brought hope to all who traveled it. She and her friends were eventually able to get Organa home. Safe and far away from the Galactic Empire, Inquisitorius, and Darth Vader.

Years after their adventure, in 0 BBY, the Galactic Empire had finished the construction of their superweapon, the Death Star. When Grand Moff Tarkin interrogated Organa about where the hidden base of the Alliance to Restore the Republic was, he ordered the test-firing of the weapon on Alderaan. Lola was destroyed during the Disaster, along with millions of other Alderaanians, including the rest of Organa's family and friends.


"No Lola for the rest of the day."
"But she didn't do anything."
"Shut her down. I mean it."
―Breha and Leia Organa, after Leia ran away.[1]

Lola, who was owned by the young Princess Leia Organa during the Imperial Era, would usually accompany her owner when she played in the royal courts of the Palace of Alderaan. One day[1] in 9 BBY,[2] the mercenary Vect Nokru snuck into the yard and he along with his crew were able to kidnap the princess, playing under the order of the Third Sister. In their starship, Lola attempted to cut the ropes Organa was tied with using her buzz saw, but Nokru saw the scheme they had concocted and temporarily destroyed Lola. Meanwhile, Organa's father, Bail Prestor Organa, asked the secluded Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to go and rescue her. After some convincing, he agreed, and went to dig out his lightsaber he had buried in the desert years ago.[1]

On the planet Daiyu, Organa grabbed Lola out of her pocket once she and Kenobi had a chance to rest in an alleyway. He demanded that no sound would come from the droid, but Organa assured that none would be made from the broken machine.[7] Once the two reached the destination that would presumably lead them to safety, provided by Haja Estree, they had a skirmish with the Third Sister who was interrupted by the Grand Inquisitor, and he indirectly allowed them to escape through a cargo ship, leading to the planet Mapuzo.[7]

On the transport, Kenobi was able to calm himself down, despite the dire circumstance, and fix Lola. He handed the toy to Organa, who would keep it on her until they reached a Mapuzo mining village, where she presented Lola to the loader droid NED-B, telling her to greet him.[3]

In the Fortress Inquisitorius, on the ocean moon of Nur, Organa attempted to use Lola to help her escape an interrogation by the Third Sister, but the droid was noticed by the Inquisitor, and was Force pulled to her. Unbeknownst to Organa, Lola was given a tracker and subsequently developed red sensors and a rude personality. The Third Sister shared the prior information with Darth Vader, after Organa's escape, and they used Lola to follow the fugitives of the Hidden Path to their base on Jabiim.[6]

Once arriving on Jabiim, the reprogrammed Lola flew into the base's power plant and hacked into the electrical systems to seal the hangar roof. Organa participated to fix the systems herself so the trapped innocents could escape, and inside the vents she encountered Lola, who attacked her with the same arc welder used to ruin the systems. Organa was able to suspend her and remove the restraining bolt from her back, and Lola's photoreceptors turned blue again, her malicious programming removed, and she assisted Organa in fixing the hangar doors before their escape.[8]

In the space above Jabiim, the transport the innocents were taking came under attack by Darth Vader's Imperial Star Destroyer, Devastator. As The Path's ship was being fired upon, the people inside began to grow worried of their own survival. Organa brought out Lola to distract the people of the dire circumstance, and specifically focused on the Force-sensitive boy Corran, and his mother. As Organa told Kenobi about the hope the two were spreading, Kenobi said that he could use a friend like Lola, and gave Organa the holster of Tala Durith. This inspired Organa to stow Lola on the dropship Kenobi would later tell he had to take, for the survival of everyone onboard. Darth Vader focused all the Devastator's attention on the ship, which made its way to a barren moon. Once the Jedi Master landed he noticed the symbol Organa left behind for him, and Lola cheered Kenobi on as he dueled his old Padawan. Organa eventually returned to Alderaan, where she would wait for her friend to return. And eventually he did, and gave Lola back to Organa, in which she would store her in Tala's holster. Organa and Lola then said goodbye to their new friend.[9]

In 0 BBY,[4] Lola was destroyed during the Disaster along with everyone else on Alderaan. Years later, after having become engaged to Corellian Han Solo, the now grown up Leia remembered Lola when she thought of the small things she'd lost due to Alderaan's destruction.[10]


Toy droid[]

Lola, being a toy droid, had incredibly small height, depth, and width. She was small enough to fit into a pocket, holster, or even the palm of a child's hand. This size could be used to fly into tight spaces and fix -or ruin- cables and devices of the like. The plating on the top of her shell was red and white, where in the front she had two blue sensors with a pupil in the middle of the biggest. Lola was also built with two small wings on the sides that served no actual purpose in flying. But in the center of this half was an off button, and near the end an antenna. The bottom side of Lola was plated silver, where she had two small, retractable legs that she used when perching, and Lola possessed the ability to float in the air and could travel fast enough to keep up with a running child.


Inside the bottom half of Lola was a small compartment that stored a variety of tools, some of which were a buzz saw,[1] glowrod,[3] and an arc welder.[8] All of these tools would be used to help Organa during her venture following The Path and escaping the Empire in 9 BBY.[2] Although the arc welder was used as a weapon against Organa while Lola was reprogrammed.[8]

Behind the scenes[]

"[Deborah Chow] didn't even pitch the entire show to me, but just said, 'There's a little girl and she's going to have this droid that's like a toy or companion. This would be the baby version of R2-D2."
―Jon Borland[11]

Lola was first pictured in a Volkswagen commercial that showcased the ID. Buzz,[12] a car that was made in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. to promote the Obi-Wan Kenobi television series.[13] She first appeared in the first episode of the series, which was released on May 26, 2022.[14] She was first identified as L0-LA59 in a StarWars.com article announcing Lola products that were revealed at Celebation Anaheim, 2022.[15]

The sound of Lola was created by sound designer and editor Jon Borland. During his earliest work on the series, director Deborah Chow consulted with him about the concept of a little girl having a droid companion that would be the baby version of R2-D2. The final sound for Lola included pieces of Borland's voice and his daughter saying "May the Force be with you." He manipulated the voices to sound like beeps and boops. Borland was inspired by how sound designer Ben Burtt used his own voice for R2-D2.[11] The propmakers were assigned with designing a holster that could fit young Leia Organa and the adult Tala Durith. Propmaster Brad Elliott found this to be challenging because of the actors' height differences and it had to hold Lola and Durith's blaster. To fill the space needed to accommodate Lola, a Han Solo-style scope was added to Durith's blaster.[16]


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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo Obi-Wan Kenobi — "Part I"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: Timelines dates the events of Obi-Wan Kenobi to 9 BBY. Therefore, the events of "Part II," including the death of L0-LA59 above Daiyu, must be set in 9 BBY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo Obi-Wan Kenobi — "Part III"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Princess and the Scoundrel establishes that L0-LA59 was destroyed during the Disaster, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 0 BBY.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo Obi-Wan Kenobi — "Part I" (audio description)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo Obi-Wan Kenobi — "Part IV"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo Obi-Wan Kenobi — "Part II"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo Obi-Wan Kenobi — "Part V"
  9. Obi-Wan Kenobi new series logo Obi-Wan Kenobi — "Part VI"
  10. The Princess and the Scoundrel
  11. 11.0 11.1 StarWars Saga Chronicles: Skywalker Sound's Danielle Dupre and Jon Borland on Their Obi-Wan Kenobi Journey on StarWars.com (backup link)
  12. YouTube ID. Buzz is simply galactic - Streaming Now on the Volkswagen USA YouTube channel (backup link)
  13. StarWars The Story Behind Lucasfilm and Volkswagen's Fantastic Obi-Wan Kenobi-Inspired Vehicles on StarWars.com (backup link)
  14. TwitterLogo Obi-Wan Kenobi (@obiwankenobi) on Twitter: "The time for #ObiWanKenobi has arrived…early. Start streaming the first two episodes on @DisneyPlus TONIGHT at 9PM PT." (backup link)
  15. StarWars SWCA 2022: 7 Hasbro Star Wars Reveals Fans Won't Want to Miss on StarWars.com (backup link)
  16. StarWars Inside the Lucasfilm Archive: A Brewing Rebellion in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Limited Series on StarWars.com (backup link)

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