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Super Battle Droid
In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the evil Sith lord Darth Sidious headed a separatist movement in the Republic, with the nefarious goal of ruling the entire galaxy. Darth Sideous had turned Jedi Knight Count Dooku to the dark side, and used him to lead the separatist movement. The Techo Union, one of the members of the separatist movement, created an army of Super Battle Droids, which were more powerful and aggressive than the Battle Droids used by the Trade Federation in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.
We first heard of the Clone Wars in Episode IV: A New Hope, when Luke Skywalker and old Ben Kenobi (Obi-Wan) were talking about Luke's father. In Episode II, on the planet Geonosis, we see the start of the Clone Wars, as the Jedi Knights wage war with the Battle Droid and Super Battle Droid army to rescue Senator Amadala, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, and his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker.
In this chapter you will build a LEGO Mindstorms version of a Super Battle Droid. It is a biped that walks on two legs by shifting its weight from side to side and moving its legs forward and backward. Building the Super Battle Droid can be tricky because the side-to-side weight shifting needs to be timed just right to match the legs going forward and backward.