Published on May 4th, 2015 | by Duke Of Havoc0
Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Review
There is something about reference books which just do it for me. I know. I’m a 35 year old, father of one. DK Books have updated their Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia and I wanted to write about it. Every single Lego Star Wars character ever, is beautifully captured in a nice big close up with lots of interesting facts surrounding them. This can include what sets they are available in or if there are some variants. Christmas Darth Maul anyone?
The reason for this updated version is due to the inclusion of Star Wars Rebels and moving some characters into the “Legacy” category. Personally, this is my favourite section as it has Darth Revan (who was only available on Star Wars Day 2014), some Republic Commandos and even a V-Wing pilot (one for fans of the Extended Universe).
We get whole sections of Protocol Droids, Stormtroopers, Jedi and Sith. If you have a slight obsession with collecting figures you might want to stay away from this book as I am already jonesing for an entire legion of Clone Troopers.
It is incredible to see the amount of figures available and when you think back to when Lego and Star Wars started working together, many baulked at the idea. Some 15 years later, it has become a huge part of Star Wars and many anticipate the release of new sets (for those wanting to know when The Force Awakens Lego sets are coming out, it will be on #ForceFriday or September 4th to you and I).
The book is a lovely and sturdy hardback with over 280 pages of blocky goodness. It is roughly A5 in size so perfect for any little padawan’s backpack should they wish to take it to school or in my case, work. Ahem. You even get a nice index at the back if you are looking for one figure in particular. It is in chronological order which makes it easy if you are looking for say the Clone Wars version of Obi-Wan Kenobi (who looks very odd to me personally). If you want to pick up a copy you can find it in your local bookshop or online.
Exclusive Mini Figure
To entice those who collect minifigures and yes, there is a secondary market where rarer figures can change hands for ludicrous sums of money, DK Books have included an all white version of Boba Fett. This is a a lovely call back to Ralph McQuarrie’s original sketches of Boba. There is even a section with the team who design and in some cases re-design the plethora of minifigures. It’s a nice addition to see the hard working people who help churn out so many figures. Don’t forget, this is just the Star Wars stuff! Doesn’t include any of the Marvel or DC sets which in themselves have hundreds of figures too!
There is a giveaway on Need To Consume right now to win a copy of this lovely book so click this link to enter!