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Are you or your kids Star Wars fans? Here's a unique activity for you to build. Make this Imperial Walker from wooden blocks! Wooden building blocks can create anything with a little imagination. What 's more imaginative than the creative vehicles found in Star Wars. This one happens to be my cute little grandson's favorite-The Mighty Imperial Walker! If you are feeling the force, then dump out your wooden block set and follow these easy instructions.


Here are the blocks you'll need for this project.  We used our "Castle Creator" set plus 4 extra 2" single hole window blocks. 


BLOCKS NEEDED-


Small Basic Blocks-(10) 4", (2)6"


Large Basic Blocks-(2)2", (3)4", (4)6"


Columns-(4)4", (2)8"


Window Blocks-(6)2" single hole, (4)triple hole


Square Posts-(2)6"


blocks to build imperial walker


STEP 1-MAKE THE BACK LEGS OF YOUR IMPERIAL WALKER


Place an 8" column block in one of the 2" single hole window blocks. Make 2 of these. Then add a triple 


hole window block on top so the legs fit in the outer 2 holes. Place a large 6" block laying flat on the table


behind your set of legs. This is to stabilize the legs while you are building. You will remove this at the end.


The Imperial Walker is the Empire's best armored ground fighter. It is called the AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)


It carried 40 troops and even speeder bikes.


step 1 wooden blocks imperial walker


STEP 2-MAKE THE FRONT LEGS


Make each front leg by placing a 4" column in a 2" single hole window block. Then place another 2" window 


on top of the 4" column. Make 2 of these legs. Then on top add a triple hole window on top like you did on the


back legs. You will also place a large 6" block behind these legs to stabilize it.


The Imperial Walker was 22.5 meters high. It was so big it was used to psycologically intimidate the enemy.


step 2 build imperial walker from wooden building blocks


STEP 3-MAKE YOUR LEGS STRAIGHT OR MAKE ONE LEG BENT


For an easy project make your legs straight just as                           But for a real challenge make one of the legs bent like


described above.                                                                                      the imperial walker is walking. This will make your walker


                                                                                                                     a little uneven but you can do it if you balance carefully.


                                                                                                                     Just place the top 2" window on one leg at an angle, then


                                                                                                                     you will have to put the top into the triple window at an 


                                                                                                                     angle. It's tricky! You may need some help.But give it a try! 


step 3 make imperial walker from blocks


step 3 wooden blocks imperial walker bent leg


Rest of the instructions we will only show the straight legged version. But instructions are the same, just may have a little


more uneven surface to balance on.


The footpads on the legs contained terrain scanners so it could sense where it was going. 


 STEP 4


On top of the triple hole windows place (2) more triple windows laying flat in the center between the 2


legs. Then place a 6" large block lying flat on each side of the triple windows. On the outside of those


blocks place a 6" small block so it is lying on it's narrow side. Adjust how far apart the legs are to fit.


step 4 wooden building blocks imperial walker


STEP 5


Take (3)4" large blocks and stand them up down the center of the triple window blocks.They will stick out a little


past the front of the body of the imperial walker.


 


step 5 things to build with blocks imperial walker


STEP 6-MAKE THE ARMORED SIDES OF YOUR IMPERIAL WALKER


Carefully balance (4)4" small blocks so they lean against the 4" large blocks


as shown below. Repeat this on each side.


The armor of the body of the walker could not be penetrated by blasters. It's weak spot was it's neck and 


leg joints.


step 6 star wars activities for kids make imperial walker from blocks


STEP 7-MAKING THE HEAD (COCKPIT) OF THE WALKER


On the part of the triple windows that sticks out from the body of the walker place (2)4" small blocks lying


flat.


The rebels also discovered it could be toppled by wrapping the legs with a cable.


step 7 wooden blocks for kids imperial walker


STEP 8


Add (2)2" large blocks lying on their longest side down the middle of the head. On top of these add


(2)2" small blocks also lying flat. 


step 8 toy blocks imperial walker


STEP 9-ADD SOME BLASTER CANNONS


Now put a 6" square post on each side of the blocks you just placed. These are the cannons.


step 9 ideas to build with blocks imperial walker


STEP 10-REMOVE THE SUPPORT BLOCKS


This is how your wooden blocks imperial walker should look. Now last of all carefully remove the


support blocks behind each leg.


step 10 imperial walker built from kids blocks


HERE'S YOUR COMPLETED AT-AT IMPERIAL WALKER MADE FROM YOUR WOODEN BLOCKS!


kids blocks imperial walker


AND HERE'S THE BENT LEG VERSION OF THIS FUN FUTURISTIC VEHICLE MADE FROM AN


OLD FASHIONED SIMPLE SET OF WOODEN BUILDING BLOCKS!


wooden blocks for kids imperial walker project


If you enjoyed this project check out our other Star Wars designs from wooden building blocks!


X-Wing Fighter


Millenium Falcon


TIE Fighter


Watch Back To Blocks Blog for more Star Wars ideas to come in the next few weeks!  What you can build from wooden blocks is limited only by your creativity!


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"May The Force Be With You" when you are creating with wooden blocks!


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