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.

2018 International Toy Fair Coverage
Rebelscum is an open book when it comes to how excited we are about the 3.75 inch scale Jabba's Sail Barge - but our fervour might not be shared by everyone so we want to know what you think. Pick the option below that best fits your frame of mind.
Yes, yes and yes again - I've put my money down already!
It's only a matter of time before I put my pre-order in.
Awesome but I'm waiting for it to retail.
Love the concept but it's too pricey.
Maybe, but I'm worried about the crowd-funded concept.
No, I'm not into action figures collecting.
It's not available in my part of the world.
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