LEGO 10144: LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler

For you fans of the Classic Star Wars trilogy, here's the Sandcrawler where Uncle Own bought R2D2 and C3P0. It's a pretty big set with lots of pieces, and takes a while to build, and there's lots of potential for fun and play once it's built. The Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler will keep your child occupied for hours, first building it, then acting out stories of adventure and heroism.

Product Description

Luke Skywalker's Uncle Owen is shopping for some new droids at the Jawa Sandcrawler. There are plenty to choose form, including R2-D2 and C-3PO. But the Jawas drive a hard bargain, and danger is never far away.

Re-create the classic scene from Star Wars Episode IV with this incredibly detailed model. Remove the center section of the Sandcrawler to reveal the Jawa workshop. Use the crane to load droids into the Sandcrawler, and open the hatch to reveal the inside. Cockpit opens to load a driver. Steering mechanism lets you guide the Jawa vehicle to its next adventure. Measures 15"L x 7.5"W x 9"H when built. 1,669 LEGO pieces in all.

User Reviews from Amazon

Of all the Star Wars cultures and their related machinery, none has fascinated me as much as the Jawas and their roving droid factory / store. In this set (LEGO 10144), LEGO has faithfully brought to life the Jawas and the monstrous Sandcrawler.
The LEGO Sandcrawler is "Impressive", to say the least. The model is huge, and very well designed. If carefully constructed, the Sandcrawler is remarkably strong, and the steering mechanism functions as shown on the box. The top middle section of the Sandcrawler is removable, and several hatches open to store the crane and numerous mini-figures included with the set.
The Sandcrawler never looked that fun to me but my kids got it for Christmas. It is actually a lot better to play with than it looked. The inside is wider than it seemed and the model comes with a lot of tank tread pieces. Two of the tracks swivel to steer.
I loved this set for many reasons: 1. The minifigures were absolutely fantastic, 2. The top middle section pops out, giving the builder better access to the insides, (which comes in real handy considering that this set requires more mantinence than it's worth) Seriously, though, this set should only be built by accomplished Lego fanatics because of how big it is. 1,669 pieces is not for the faint-hearted. In closing, it is a really sweet set.
I'm guessing the burnt orange and baige bricks are the stains like in the movie. Cool. I like to pretend the the crane is supposed to suck them up, again like the movie. The crane also can put them through the hatch.(the one left or right from the center, it depends witch side the crawler is on.) The hatch in the middle lifts off to let the crane on top, or so you can lift out the workshop. Lifting it out is easy, and can easily go back in. The Jawas have lots of tools. There is also a driver's hatch and a knob to turn the wheel thingies. There is a door too. The fun thing is, you can take other set figures and make mischeif around the crawler. Luke is a character I need to get, but that's okay, I can get him. This set is okay to leave just on a desk, table or open shelf, it is more fun anyway. Go have fun!