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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.
Fervent documentarian, effusive AFOL and founding partner, Jeremy manages the daily news content and set reviews.
Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.