Becoming besties at a LEGO robotics club, Jarren Harkema and Calvin Hartley tapped into their love of Star Wars to make this massive 28-pound Lego Technic Sandcrawler using 10,000 bricks. And their 500 hours of hard work was rewarded with the title “Best Mechanical Creation” from Chicago’s Brickworld Lego convention.
Harkema spoke with Michigan Live about this impressive build:
The idea for the Sandcrawler was born in Hartley’s basement “that is “literally devoted to Lego” with tables, plastic tubs and an entire wall with drawers full of building elements. They chose the Sandcrawler because it provided a lot of interesting challenges when it came to the mechanics. The original building team started out with five, but gradually “whittled itself down to just the two of them,” said Harkema.
Check out images from their gigantic LEGO lair and a video of the Sandcrawler after the break.