Star Wars Trench Run Kinetic Sculpture


Hey everyone, Jason here. Last week I posted this small kinetic sculpture
of two planes soaring through the air, and in that video I said I was going to explore
some other themed versions of it, and this is the first one, which, of course, is Luke’s X-Wing being chased by Darth Vader’s
TIE fighter in the climactic trench run scene of A New
Hope. And I even added a couple of laser turrets
here, which sweep from side to side to track the X-Wing. And let’s take a look at how that works. I won’t go over how the planes are controlled
again, as I explained all that in the previous video, which you can go check out if you missed
it. I did shift the pistons controlling the planes
a little bit, so that I could add a third piston in between, which is the one that controls
the rotation of the turrets. And the way they work is pretty much like
a primitive steering system. Each turret is mounted on an axle, which passes
through the top of the base using some Technic plates with holes in them, And underneath they are connected using
a series of liftarms, so that as this liftarm moves from side to side, each axle rotates,
which rotates the turret above. Then, inside the base, we just connect the
end of that third piston to that liftarm using some connector pieces, and that is pretty much all there is to it. I decided to leave the base for this model
open, so that you can see what is going on, and I even detailed it a little bit on the inside
as well, as I imagine the inside of the Death Star was full of all kinds of machinery and piping. I thought it would also be cool if the actual
mechanism that drives the model kind of represented some of that machinery. And of course if you would like to see something
like this model become an official LEGO set, I have posted it to LEGO Ideas. You can find a link to the project in the
description or over at jkbrickworks.com. It is free and easy to add your support and
we still have a long way to go to get 10,000 supporters. I had a lot of fun building this version of the model. I really enjoy building micro scaled vehicles,
it turns out, and decorating the base was super fun too. As always, I hope you enjoyed the video. Thanks for watching, keep on building, and
I’ll see you next time.

100 comments

  • Doctor Mew

    It's amazing!
    Though I would like to see this version sold alongside your normal variant, as this one is absolutely fantastic!

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  • BearBy TheBrick

    Scince Lego would no aprove the Star Wars version could you post instructions for this version on your website

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  • Richard Lincoln

    Have you seen this, possible mashup?
    https://studio.bricklink.com/v2/build/model.page?idModel=6254

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  • Just Justin

    I just can't stop smiling

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  • Just Justin

    please, PLEASE make a parts list and instructions for this awesomeness!

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  • SvenOkonomi

    I don't suppose I could build me one of these?
    Im madly in love with this, but its a custom build right?

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  • Justin Reilly

    Brilliant! A fun and creative set! My seven year old son was captivated by this and I have given you my support on Lego Ideas, I hope it makes it!

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  • Wepix

    Looks awesome with the turrets

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  • Joult

    …………….

    I NEED THIS EVEN MORE

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  • Noodlez__

    Plz make it a set

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  • TYR ANT

    Do one with tron light jets chasing and keep the turret idea just tronify it lol

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  • Ra Lu

    If there is any grown man alive who should be paid to play with Lego, its you. Keep it up. All your stuff is amazing.

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  • Sarah

    would love to know how to build this version

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  • Slushee

    As always, great job.

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  • Carl Siemens

    The Force is strong with this one.

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  • Clonos

    Amazing this is!

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  • BrickTsar

    Oh we all just wish everything you designed became a set 😃

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  • Brennan Paucke

    I'm definitely supporting this, because this would be a great Lego Ideas set and I would buy it especially if it's with the WW1 planes

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  • Calle Söderberg

    Supported and followed – Amazing work.

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  • Asap Animation

    That’s amazing!

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  • Lovro Hruškar

    It would be cool if you could make a real trench. I mean walls on the sides. Not too big so you can see the fighters.

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  • Руслан Мощенко

    Пожалуйста покажи сборку самоделки!!!!

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  • Руслан Мощенко

    Кто нибудь разговаривает на русском языке???

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  • Hack_ Spoon7

    How make this ?!!!?!?!?

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  • Slavik Game

    How to do, show

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  • Frederick Morrison

    Very cool sir!

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  • MASTER GAMER895

    It would be cool if you could make/add a treadmill design to make it look like it was moving down the trench on the deathstar

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  • TJ Bathan

    Absolutely amazing! Keep up the good work man!

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  • NIGHTFURY _21

    I like the Star Wars one much better. it could be really cool if you could add a caterpillar track mechanism to make it look like they are moving forward, like the lawnmower man

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  • stressball

    I love this. Oh, and I noticed you changed the propellers on the airplanes as well – great upgrade!

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  • Michael Rose

    Did I miss where I can get directions for this??? You ARE a master builder.

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  • AtrumNoxProductions

    This is beautiful.

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  • Peter Konrad Konneker

    Very very nice. The turrets moving is a great add.

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  • daddust

    Not sure where you got the music from but it’s blatant copyright infringement on Tito’s Dune theme. Ridiculously obvious.

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  • Otaku_gucci_ Planespotter

    may the fourth be with the peeps of Star Wars

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  • The PNolandS

    Make a WWII version!

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  • Art with Ollie

    I subscribed and turned on notifications your awesome I love your videos

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  • 정지민

    XD

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  • Jeremy Dinsmore

    Dang, that’s cool! Really clever stuff. Made my night.

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  • seanrabin

    Ok I Need this in my life. Please tell me you can make that happen !!!! My TIE focus is going into overload!

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  • KMC / Kasper Movie Corp.

    Nicr!

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  • Osu

    Shut up!! And take my money!!!

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  • Finn Yin

    Pls make a instruction of the darth vaders tie advanced,I love it!

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  • Star bricks

    please can you post a tutorial video

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  • Merrick larrivee

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Kostas Katsa

    I had an idea for a kinetic sculpture that would represent the pie-flavoured pie from TomSka 's 'asdfmovie2' (yt video). Basically it's a small pie popping out of a bigger pie. I'm sure you would be able to make such a thing and I'd love to see it.
    I'll hope for a positive answer…

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  • That 70's Kid and his Toys

    so awesome and the detailing is lovely, just subscribed and cant wait to see more 👍🙂

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  • Fatalbert 12

    Tutorial pleeeeeeeeeaaaase

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  • Sidster2

    That's so awesome.. if you don't mind me asking.. where do you get some of your parts? I've never seen some of the parts used such as the plate with the through hole. I love to get parts to design my own Lego ideas.

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  • Steven Paabo

    Please more versions

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  • Woody Hall

    I really want the Star Wars one to be a lego ideas set !!!! I love Star Wars

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  • Josh Flori

    Anyone have instructions and parts list?

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  • Akindu Dasanayake

    This would be so nice to have on a desk or something, but I might end up just staring at it without getting anything done!

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  • Deipatrous

    Dune score?

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  • sed6

    You mentioned other themes like birds, how about an underwater theme? Make the base look like the sea floor and a couple for fish chasing one another? Maybe a shark or baracuda chasing a squid? Keep up the great work!

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  • supatol

    Why isn't this video showed on ideas.lego.com? This design is even better than the previous one, and I expected that to be impossible. This needs to be made now!

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  • ninja studios

    Those are very cool!!! 😎

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  • duckboy 963

    ITS A TIE ADVANST

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  • Massimo O'Kissed

    Look out!
    He's listing lazily to the left!

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  • Knug3n

    Now make one of these with the ground moving, like on the lawnmowerman!

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  • grellboy175

    give us instructions for the camel and the tri plane

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  • d1p70

    Dude stop hogging all the Lego Ideas! JK JK! Love your work and congrats on the pop-up book!

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  • Ed Matthews

    I made one, and I modified a modular avengers quintet and I made a small modular chariot that Loki rides in The Avengers, and below them is a modular battle of New York. I've done the same for the modular version of The Milano from Guardians of the Galaxy, and on the other one I just attached one of the sovereign ships from the GOTG2 set. I've also tried it by mounting mini figures like Ultron and Iron Man, and that also looks great. Try some superhero themes!

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  • Jake Waterfall

    Tie Interceptor 😉

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  • The mincraft Gaming

    Hello make a video how to make this build

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  • Dani Secchi

    Can i have it

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  • Hyena6

    Dune music?

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  • Dodo

    Hi to all
    i fall in love with this amazing lego build
    i'm want to rebuild this sculpture but im struggeling with the TIE fighter
    have anyone rebuild it or know what parts are used for the TIE fighter?
    or in the best case, have you JK Brickworks some close up or halfe build pictures?

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  • Matthew (Student) Agonoy

    Just. Amazing!

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  • TheWeb Expert

    Do you think it'd be possible to build a full-scale vesion of this?? (Mini figure scale)

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  • EpikEpig101

    so cool

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  • Asa Rogers

    Does any one Know how he made the x-wing wings?

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  • mohammad saad

    I want the star wars to be in the Lego idea ❤️❤️

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  • Maxwell Askew

    Can you do instruments?

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  • Laguna Alexander

    You’re genius!!

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  • Anime Withered Toy Freddy 1987

    Awsome!

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  • Subir Sharma

    That TIE-X1 looks beautiful

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  • Tom Kroebel

    The whole scenery along with the fighters is such a great design but the kinetics make it perfect. What about an underwater scenario with a great white shark chasing a diver?

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  • Shadow Ranger

    I think the tie fighter doesn't react fast enough.

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  • Aurablocky

    It Blow up my mind… Thats AWESOME no not just that, its EXTREME AWESOME

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  • Turamed Arabia

    Thx for your mind blowing ideas – GREAT 😉 Keep on. ….. but I think LEGO has copied your technic idea for the FORMA set!

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  • RogueEwok

    Does anyone know what the small pieces that help it move at 1:17 are called?

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  • Hyperion0241

    awesome

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  • Stephanix

    awesome as always

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  • Petr Stuchlý

    Wow! When I first saw this I didn't notice the turrets moving! Super stoked about this one!

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  • Coone

    Pop Up Book: Set
    Maze: Set
    Kenetic Sculpture: NOT A SET

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  • MikaGrof

    can you make like a list of bricks you need for that so i can order them on brick link? or like a pdf instruction or something :O

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  • Retro Plus

    That's incredible and I love what you do.

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  • Broboimation

    Can people support this so it becomes a lego ideas set? (Actually plssss)

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  • Fahed ALBdah

    I'd Pay $50 to buy that.

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  • Han ttuk bae gi Ha shil lae ye

    I love it as a starwars fan. U R incredible!

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  • parastuff

    Do you perhaps have some photos or instructions of how the TIE fighter is build? Based on your video I was able to build the X-wing and the base but having some trouble with the TIE fighter. Huge fan of your work, build several of your kinetic sculptures.

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  • emanuel da silva

    Fas um vídeo como fazer o lego

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  • The Thomas Household Account

    I tried making a version with my microfighters and it totally looked cool, so that is also an option too.

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  • Vageknight gaming

    Those dislikes might be came from some guys who live on an island for 50 years and do not know what legos are.

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  • Ryatt

    The model for the mini X-wing is amazing.

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  • Victor E

    Im so jealous. This needs to be a lego set.

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  • Tyler French

    Can you do instructions for the trench run? Even if it's for 20 bucks, I'm sure I speak for alot of people when I say it's awesome and we would all build it. Keep up the good work man!

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  • Leon Higgins

    You are awesome. CongratS

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  • man m.y

    Coop

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