Book Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

Book Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

Here's a great book for all those LEGO Star Wars collectors out there. LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary also comes with an exclusive mini-figure of Luke Skywalker. It's quite thick but actually half the book behind the cover is a pad created to house that small figure. Not really a major issue.

There's a timeline that shows all the LEGO Star Wars sets, the boxes, from 1999 to 2009, which includes the movie saga, Clone Wars and specialist sets. It should delight the geek out of fans to see the LEGO incarnation of everything (I think). There are a lot of bricks, from characters like the small Yoda (whose captioned to have sensitive ears) to the mammoth 5195-piece Millennium Falcon with 5195 pieces. Awesome.

Every set is provided with their data file and captioned.

I've read from other reviews which say that not all the accessories are included, whatever that means. From what I see, there are plenty included, enough for you to shoot your own LEGO Star Wars movie anyway.

There's also a short interview with the designers of the series. You can read about how they create prototypes and bake the clay. It sounds really interesting to be working for LEGO. There are only between 4 to 7 designers and their desks are filled with countless LEGO bricks.

Some unofficial community constructions are also included, such as the life-size LEGO sculpture of Han Solo in carbonite or Mos Eisley diorama. Very nice. Talk about hard core fans!

This book is recommended to Star Wars fans, even if you don't collect LEGO sets.

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great book review. i'm a big

great book review. i'm a big fan of the lego star wars toys and went right out and bought the book. The minifig of luke alone is going for more that what you can buy the book for. The chronological chart is great and some of the background info was a nice touch. I wish they would have had better pictures of the entire minifig collection.

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