Posted by Jeremy on February 24, 2018 at 01:45 AM CST
Two years ago TKEL Creations (aka Alexis Dos Santos) came up with the idea of building a working arcade machine based on 1999's Episode I: Racer, and a week ago he and fellow LEGO builder LBAIXINHO finally completed it.

Check out the underneath-the-hood, all-action video below or jump to his Flickr gallery to have a close up look at some stills.


The game gives the player a third person view of a custom-made Anakin Skywalker podracer which can be moved left and right across a conveyer belt, dotted with fences, walls and stone mounds, by a simple pulley control. A LEGO Mindstorms programmable brick with a touch sensor detecting collisions add the playability to the setup.

Six thousand bricks, three large motors, one medium motor, an LED strip and a ton of programming hours went into constructing this inventive build. And if you're thinking that 0937 points is a poor score it's actually the LEGO logo flipped and inverted.

Try not to exhalt "Now, this is Podracing! Whoopee!" Go on, I dare you.

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Back before the world wide web and social media ruled our shopping habits there was a long-established practice of driving around all the nearby toy stores to hunt down the latest releases. Obviously times have changed and online retail is far more important than it was twenty-five years ago - but has it killed the toy run? What was your shopping experience over the Triple Force Friday product launch weekend?
I managed to find everything I wanted in stores!
I found some but had to resort to big box websites to complete my haul.
I didn't bother stepping outside and ordered everything online.
I haven't bought any of the TFF product yet. Roll on clearance sales.
I'm waiting for the TV series/movie release before I commit.
I've so over it, no more Star Wars collecting for me.
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