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Sandcrawler

The sandcrawler is a fictional transport vehicle in the Star Wars universe that is found on the desert planet Tatooine. The vehicle, as it appears in its major appearances in Episode IV, a New Hope, is 37 meters long and 18 meters tall. Only a 27 meter length of its lower hull was constructed as a set for the film. Other appearances were simulated with matte paintings and a remote-controlled model. Image File history File links Anh-Jawas-Sandcrawler. ... Image File history File links Anh-Jawas-Sandcrawler. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars, an epic science fiction-fantasy, started as an outer space saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas, behind the story during the late 1970s. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ...


Most sandcrawlers are homes to Jawas. They were originally constructed in Corellia for the purpose of serving as ore haulers during mining operations, and many were brought to Tatooine when it was first settled as a mining colony. When the mining industry collapsed they were abandoned and the native Jawa took them over. The number of sandcrawlers is unknown on Tatooine because most Jawa clans only meet during the annual "swap meets" when Jawa clans meet to trade with each other. The sandcrawler is powered by 8 massive turbines to power the treads which pull it over the dunes of the desert. Since repairs are not done thoroughly, sandcrawlers are liable to fail at anytime. Within the sandcrawler are a maze of tunnels, living quarters and rooms which keep spare parts, machinery and captured droids. The front of the sandcrawler opens to form a large ramp though there are also hatches between the giant treads that provide access to and from the crawler. They are powerful enough to withstand Tusken Raiders but are no match for highly trained Imperial Stormtroopers. Spoiler warning: // The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. ... Corellia is a fictional planet in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ... This article is about mineral extraction. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Spoiler warning: // The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic Star Wars planets. ... Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope along side astromech droid R2-D2, and protocol droid C-3PO. This is the concept of the droid in science fiction. ... A Tusken Raider Tusken Raiders (or Sand People) are fictional creatures in the Star Wars saga. ... Imperial Stormtroopers are highly trained shock troops in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


The sandcrawler first appeared in the 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, where R2-D2 and C-3PO were transported across the desert terrain of Tatooine. They make a cameo appearance in The Phantom Menace in the establishing shot for the podrace and also appeared in the Attack of the Clones when Anakin Skywalker asks a Jawa leader for directions to a Tusken Raider camp. One also appeared in the post credits of a documentary on The Phantom Menace DVD. It was shown during the podrace, moving faster than and overtaking Sebulba's podracer. Sandcrawlers, or early predecessors, have made appearances in many Star Wars video games, such as Knights of the Old Republic (used by the Czerka Corporation), and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... C-3PO (pronounced See-Threepio, often shortened to Threepio) is a robot character from the fictional Star Wars universe, created by Anakin Skywalker circa 32 BBY prior to the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Podracing is a fictional concept in the Star Wars universe. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars fictional universe. ... Tusken Raiders (Sand People) are fictional creatures that live on the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars universe, so named from the attack on one of Tatooines first settlements, Fort Tusken. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars, an epic science fiction-fantasy, started as an outer space saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas, behind the story during the late 1970s. ... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is an RPG video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox and later for PCs running Microsoft Windows. ... Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a Star Wars first-person shooter computer game released in September 2003. ...


A 17 inch, radio-controlled toy Sandcrawler was released in 1979 as part of the original Kenner Star Wars toy line; a recolored version with a more "authentic" painted surface was issued in 2004. In 2005, Lego came out with a detailed model. Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by Albert, Phillip, and Joseph Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. ... Lego Group logo. ...


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Sandcrawler - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki (591 words)
Sandcrawlers had to be extremely stable to prevent the vehicle from toppling over when caught in powerful sandstorms, and were thusly the best way for the Jawas to cross the harsh deserts of Tatooine while avoiding attacks from Tusken Raiders who tended to stay away from these massive vehicles.
As a result, the sandcrawlers became an important component of Jawa society, providing a home and a transport for scouring the desert in search of the droids, wrecked starships, and scrap metal that their economy thrives on.
Sandcrawlers were rarely seen together, though they convened annually at mysterious Jawa swap meets in the Dune Sea.
Sandcrawler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (443 words)
The sandcrawler is a fictional transport vehicle in the Star Wars universe that is found on the desert planet Tatooine.
The sandcrawler is powered by 8 massive turbines to power the treads which pull it over the dunes of the desert.
Within the sandcrawler are a maze of tunnels, living quarters and rooms which keep spare parts, machinery and captured droids.
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