A while ago I posted an article about using the Dorling Kindersley Star Wars books for visual reference when painting miniatures for games such as Star Wars Legion.The last installment in the Skywalker saga that began over forty years ago is now finally closed, and while the movie did cause quite a lot of division between fans, no one can deny how visually stunning the movie is, with some totally jaw dropping scenes that fit firmly in the franchise.
Coming in at 200 pages and packed with hundreds of production images and cutaway diagrams, The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary is a perfect addition to the collection of reference books from DK and at its new low price is a must for any die-hard Star Wars fan, young or old.
Speaking of which, this beautiful book is aimed squarely at the younger reader, but don’t let that fact put you off! While the text may often be dialed down for a younger audience, it’s the visual feast of images that really make this book a must have.
The folks over at DK have done a great job with this visual dictionary and managed to avoid some of the biggest spoilers in the movie, not an easy feat to pull off given some of the plot twists, but done very well here!
Star Wars is well known for its wealth of characters and often a character who has only appeared on screen for a few seconds, will get a full history and backstory, and this book names some of those colourful characters who may not be on screen for long.
The main reason that this book is worth its bargain price is of course in the hundreds of high-quality photographs taken during production, each in full colour and often labeled so as to inform what part of a costume does exactly what!
If you are a player of Star Wars Legion or a Star Wars cosplayer then this book is a no-brain choice to pick up. Dropped from its RRP of £25.00 to just £10.00 and available at The Works and Amazon UK right now!
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