There have been quite a few books released on Star Wars vehicles already, namely:
- Incredible Cross-sections of Star Wars Episode I
- Incredible Cross-sections of Star Wars Episode II
- Incredible Cross-sections of Star Wars Episode III
- Incredible Cross-sections of Star Wars Episode IV, V & VI
- Star Wars Complete Cross-Sections: The Spacecraft and Vehicles of the Entire Star Wars Saga
Now, we have another new book, with most of the content rehashed though.
Compared to the previous compilation the Star Wars Complete Cross-sections which is 152 pages, also from DK, this hardcover is 208 pages. The extra pages come in the form of related film stills and commentary. Some film stills and additional commentary are also added to the cross-section pages.
The expanded edition comes with 4 new cross sections: Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder, the Medical Frigate, Home One and the Scout Speeder Bike.
The book itself is smaller in size to the first few books. It's not much an issue because the details can still be seen but you lose the effect of viewing those amazing artworks at even larger sizes.
The illustrations from Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore are amazingly detailed. It's quite a feat to imagine all those engines and wires running beneath the spaceships and whatever vehicles or walkers. When I look at Star Wars vehicles, part of me think of them as movie props, but these guys really make everything look so believable.
Even if you already have the Complete Cross-Sections, I think as a fanatic Star Wars fan, you would probably want to get this book just because of those four new cross-sections. I know that I-can't-help-myself-I-have-to-have-everything feeling when it comes to collecting.
5 stars if you're seeing the content for the first time.
3 stars if you already have the previous compilation book.
Scout Speeder Bike
One of several gatefolds
Richard Chasemore work in progress
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