"I was in the Outland areas. Many of the droids would fall apart very rapidly. I was lucky to be totally reassembled by a young boy working for a junk dealer." C-3POHow did a child, even a extremely powerful one born by the Force, manage to build a factory-spec protocol droid from scratch? A way to avoid this contrivance is to take the claim young Anakins just built a droid as a nine-year-old-trying-to-impress-the-hot-girl-he-just-met hyperbole. Thankfully, the often film faithful Expanded Universe has ran with that argument, saying C-3PO was a mass produced droid whose remains Anakin found and did up. One of the stranger shoehorned elements of the prequels, explained with logic.