Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

Publisher: DK Publishing

Released: September 21, 2009

Hardcover: 96 pages

From publisher:

In true DK style, LEGO® Star Wars™: The Visual Dictionary elucidates, illuminates, and
excites even the most discerning LEGO Group, Star Wars™, and minifigure fans around the
world.. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and more are brought to life with
dozens of little-known facts and hundreds of photos, as are accessories, vehicles, weapons,
and even the Death Star! Learn about the history, manufacture, and construction of the
minifigures of the Star Wars galaxy, and come away a LEGO® Jedi Master.

Jacob's thoughts:

People will want this book if they like Lego. My favorite part was that I got special edition and you get a Lego guy in it. You get to see lots of Star Wars Lego in the book. You get to learn all about the Lego guys equipment and what sets they come in. I like that I saw Rotta because I never see him often. I think that the droids are cool.

Mom's thoughts:

Every Star Wars / Lego fans dream book! Inside is an extensive collection of Star Wars Lego sets from 1999 to 2009. The book is nicely broken down into four chapters - The Movie Saga, The Clone Wars, Specialist Sets & Beyond the Brick. A page is devoted to a character/set of characters providing a little background of the character or scene, along with information on the set (name, year, number of pieces, Lego number and film(s) they appears in) and pictures...tons of pictures!

I can see why this was on the NY Times Best Seller's list for so many weeks. Jacob loves both Star Wars and Lego, so this book was bound to be a hit. The fact that it came with a 'Lego guy' (an exclsive Luke Skywalker), as you can see above, put him over the moon. As we looked over the book together, it was fun to find the sets we own & characters/ships that his cousins have passed down to him. I heard a lot of "need it, want it, got it" and "wow, this is as old as me" as we turned the pages. He's taken this book to school, showed his friends that come over to the house, and won't let his younger brother touch it; all signs that this is a keeper and one he'll be cherishing for a while.
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