The R4-P17 droid originally possessed the R4-series' trademark conical head dome, but was involved in a messy incident while trying to repair a trash compactor on Gyndine, resulting in the droid being crushed. Anakin Skywalker, on a visit to the shipyards to inspect the Jedi customizations to the Delta-7, found R4's wreck and rebuilt her with an R2-series dome. Now the communal property of the Jedi Temple, R4 became the prototype for other integrated droid navigators in Jedi ships.
R4-P17 later had her head torn off due to a buzz droid attack in the Battle of Coruscant while aboard Kenobi's Eta-2, and the remains of the droid were lost for good when the rear half of Invisible Hand broke off while Skywalker and Kenobi tried to land the damaged flagship.
Appearances in LEGO®
- 7143 Jedi Starfighter (Head only)
- 7283 Ultimate Space Battle
- 75006 Jedi Starfighter and Planet Kamino
- 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter (Head only)