2046 wrote:Even a modular structure that is largely pre-assembled will take at least a day or two for final assembly on-site.
It was probably pre-modulated, pre-fab, and perhaps the interior wasn't quite finished, but they started construction on Saturday morning, and when I walked in front on Sunday evening, all the brick had been layed, the roof was finished, the entire exterior was completed, and I didn't see many trucks, such as electricians, remaining.
But mainly, what I meant was that, if most
of an entire house can be built in 2 days, i'd say a bunch of very primitive
traps can be built in less time, expecially if there are as many as 500 Ewoks.
The sort of work involved in creating even what we saw on screen is stupendous, given that we're limited to manual labor and a civilization that doesn't give any evidence of the wheel
And yet, they build their houses in trees, build catapults, even gliders using nothing else but wood and animal skins.
Thay understand the concept of toppling huge walking machines (perhaps because they are used to hunting huge walking animals).
They are not as primitive as you make them out to be...
It would be pure Ewok muscle that we're talking about, dragging the logs into place.I seem to recall that some have claimed the Ewoks are super-strong (due to the midget actors picking up plastic rocks), but even assuming powerhouse weightlifting Ewoks their primitive technology is going to mean that a lot of manpower is required.
It took only two Ewoks each to transport Chewbacca, Han and Luke to their village, which wasn't so near, and judging by Harrison Ford's built at the time, I would evaluate his weight at 170 pounds.
I wouldn't put it past Ewoks to use ropes to transport the logs into place, using perhaps 10 Ewoks per logs.
I don't believe in the Super-strong Ewoks, but if you estimate their numbers at around 500, then they do
have the "cute cuddly" power to transport logs, even big ones.
Why and how? They didn't even know there were biker scouts until they were almost on top of them.
Yes, but after they had a talk with the Ewoks, and Threepio translating, they could have learned that there were "big walking monsters around".
After all, the walkers didn't need to be directly next to the back entrance, especially for an ambush, and we have no indications that the traps were directly next to the back entrance either, since the Walkers had to pursue the Ewoks for a little while.
does that change the length of time required for Ewoks to dam a river, dig AT-ST-size holes, and dangle giant logs dozens of feet in the air with primitive stone-age tech? Does it change the length of time likely required for the stealthy approach of multiple people to a guarded entrance?
Of course not.
I agree, none of the video changes anyting in the time needed to build the traps.
The only problem from estimating the trip's time is how one estimates the building capabilities of the Ewoks... :)