After deciding LEGO set #75353 Endor Speeder Chase just wasn’t dynamic enough for his taste, LEGO builder JK Brickworks decided to turn the set into a kinetic sculpture, with the two speeder bikes strafing back and forth with the turn of a crank. Will I try to turn the crank so fast that the stormtrooper is ejected from his bike? There’s no question.
In the video, JK provides a detailed look at how he created the movement mechanism and the slight modifications he had to make to the original set to make it all work. Talk about ingenuity! Me? I just hold the speeder bikes by hand and use my imagination to pretend they’re flying. Plus, make plenty of sound effects. Zoom, zoooooom! Pew pew pew!
Honestly, LEGO should rerelease the set as this special edition kinetic sculpture version. People would definitely buy it. And by people, I mean hopefully my wife, for me. I do have a birthday coming up… in 11 months.