The vehicles and starships in Star Wars are among the most interesting aspects of the films. In "The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross Sections", we get insight into the newest designs that appear in the saga's seventh episode. This includes spacecraft (such as the Finalizer) as well as land vehicles (such as Rey's speeder). The cross-sections allow you to look under the hood, so to speak, so that you can see what features and technology is on board (whether it deflector shields, communications antenna, sensors, landing gear, or blaster cannons). A personal favorite of mine in this latest film is Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle - the very large wings that fold upward while landing gives it a very unique look.
“The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a fantastic journey through the galaxy far, far away, along with its characters, creatures, vehicles, weapons, and planets. There are quite a few books about Star Wars: The Force Awakens being released - and this is the best of them if you are interested in the artistic side of Star Wars (or movies in general).
I won’t spoil anything specific - I’ll just say that you’ll probably want to save this book until after you’ve seen the film, because the book includes designs (both conceptual and finished) for certain characters and locations that are better kept a mystery until you’ve experienced the movie.
Star Wars Frames: 100 Postcards is a wonderful collection of postcards that Star Wars fans will appreciate.
You may be aware of the book Star Wars: Frames that was released a few years ago - it was a large set of two books with over 1,400 frames from the Star Wars films. This new product simply takes 100 of those frames and publishes them in postcard form - it's more condensed and as a result it's more affordable.
The cards measure just over 4x9 inches, which is wider than the average postcard but it preserves the original aspect ratio of the films. They are made from high quality card stock, so they should remain sturdy if you actually want to mail them out.
Ultimate Star Wars is a great book that will appeal of fans of all ages and interest levels. One of the authors, Ryder Windham, has worked on many great Star Wars books previously and does a great job compiling detailed information about the movies and their components. In his introduction, he begins with an interesting point: think of Ewoks, or Lobot, or the Slave I. These are never mentioned by name in the films, yet most casual fans are aware of them and know their names. That means they somehow absorbed that information from another source - perhaps the internet, a video game, a novel, an animated series, or maybe even an encyclopedia like this.
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