Brick artists Jarren Harkema and friend Calvin Hartley from Cedar Springs spent countless hours studying the movies to make sure that their giant Sandcrawler replica was accurate. The finished product that you see above took more than 500-hours to build, consists of 10,000+ pieces, weighs 28-pounds and measures almost 3-feet in length. “The Sandcrawler is recognizable to most people familiar with Star Wars, but the inside isn’t really shown in the movies. This gave us quite a bit of flexibility as we built the inside, yet still gave us a recognizable build. On the exterior, some of the angles and different paneling were difficult to achieve in order to get it right, but I’m satisfied with how it turned out,” said Hartley. Continue reading for a flashback video of when Luke Skywalker received both R2-D2 and C-3PO from the Jawas.
“Jawas were typically short rodent-like natives of Tatooine. They were passionate scavengers, seeking out technology for sale or trade in the deep deserts in their huge sandcrawler transports. A band of Jawas was responsible for locating C-3PO and R2-D2 and selling them to Luke Skywalker’s uncle, Owen Lars,” according to Wikia.