The best scene in Return of the Jedi isn’t when Vader kills the Emperor, or when the Death Star explodes, or even when Han Solo thaws out of carbonite. It’s when the Ewoks take down an AT-ST walker using a couple of giant swinging logs, and it’s just as satisfying when recreated with Lego.
How many of us, at some point or another, have actively fantasized about how cool it would be to own an Imperial AT-ST Scout walker? The answer should be "all of us." There's a chance to make that dream come (kind of) true, and it only costs $15,698.62. Roughly.
Mike Smyth has a new approach to the walking robot: he vows to program his MiniMechadon contraption to teach itself to walk. Smith offers lots of details of the construction of the robot that's scarcely larger than a soda can, which he accomplished between November, 2002 and December, 2003. But the specifics of the…