Non-Fiction (juvenile)

Want to know all there is to know about upcoming Star Wars (non-fiction juvenile) books? Look no further and check out this page!

Below the shortlist is a complete listing with solicitations, publisher info, and pre-order links! Click on the covers and preview-images to see a bigger image! 

Note that prices given are Suggested Retail Prices (SRP). Pre-order prices at the Amazon-links are usually lower!

This page wouldn’t be as complete as it is without the help of my good friends over at Jedi-Bibliothek! Click the link to travel through hyperspace to their site!

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Enjoy! Happy reading and collecting!!!!

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shortlist non-fiction kids

October 10, 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

softcover (US)

STAR WARS MASTER MODELS: DARTH VADER

kit with softcover (US)

STAR WARS MASTER MODELS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

kit with softcover (US)

STAR WARS MASTER MODELS: R2-D2

kit with softcover (US)

STAR WARS MASTER MODELS: SCENES

kit with softcover (US)

November 28, 2017

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: A-WING

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: BB-8

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

December 1, 2017

STAR WARS GEEKTIONARY

hardcover (UK)

December 15, 2017

THE MOVIEMAKING MAGIC OF STAR WARS: ALIENS & CREATURES

A Cinemagic Book

hardcover (US)

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI BOOK & MODEL – MAKE YOUR OWN TIE SILENCER

hardcover (UK)

Also in 2017?

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: R2-D2 – COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOOK  AND MODEL

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

January 30, 2018

THE STAR WARS COOKBOOK: BB ATE

Awaken to the Force of Breakfast and Brunch

hardcover (US)

March 6, 2018

STAR WARS ART STUDIO

kit with book (US)

March 13, 2018

STAR WARS DROIDS: MAD LIBS

softcover (US)

April 24, 2018

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI NOTEBOOK COLLECTION

collection of 3 softcovers (US)

May 1, 2018

STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Book and Mega-Model

book with model (US)

STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Book and Mini-Model

book with model (US)

July 3, 2018

STAR WARS: MAKER LAB

20 Galactic Science Projects

hardcover (US)

July 17, 2018

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: RESISTANCE BOMBER

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

August 7, 2018

THE STAR WARS COOKBOOK: HAN SANDWICHES AND OTHER GALACTIC SNACKS

book with sandwich cutters (US)

September 4, 2018

STAR WARS COOKBOOK

hardcover (US)

September 25, 2018

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: MILLENNIUM FALCON – COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOOK  AND MODEL

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

October 9, 2018

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: STAR DESTROYER

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

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OCTOBER 10, 2017

LEARN TO DRAW STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Learn to draw favorite characters, including Rey, BB-8, and Kylo Ren, in graphite pencil

softcover (US)

publisher info:

softcover (128 pages)

Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN 978-1-6332-2263-2

$ 19.95

solicitation copy:

Learn to Draw Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings modern Star Wars iconography to life in gorgeous graphite pencil, transforming characters including Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Kylo Ren (along with Leia, Han Solo, and R2-D2) into timeless, richly realized portraits. This 128-page guide shows artists of all skill levels how to render characters from the film with realistic detail, authenticity, and grace.

From characters and ships to First Order stormtroopers, this book offers step-by-step guidance from artist Russell Walks, established Lucasfilm collaborator and professional artist, on how to render Star Wars: The Force Awakens in graphite pencil. Included are insightful notes on characters, each stage of their drawings, and how their aesthetic benefits from their design.

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS MASTER MODELS: DARTH VADER

Build a Foot-tall Darth Vader Paper Model

kit with book (US)

 

publisher info:

written by Benjamin Harper & Claudio Dias

kit with softcover (48 pages)

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5504-6

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Build a Foot-tall Darth Vader Paper Model

Bring the Dark Lord of the Sith to life! Build a foot-tall paper bust of Darth Vader, complete with audio, and learn about the man behind the mask, his lightsaber, and more!

Explore Darth Vader’s many roles on his journey from Jedi Knight, to father, to Sith Lord and commander. Then build the ultimate papercraft model of Darth Vader, complete with a sound module of the Dark Lord’s eerie breathing and two memorable movie quotes!

Star Wars Master Models: Darth Vader includes ten sheets of die-cut pieces and an audio component, as well as step-by-step instructions for building the ultimate papercraft bust of Vader himself! The included book, Darth Vader: The Man, The Warrior, The Commander, examines the decision and sacrifices that led Vader from Padawan to Jedi to Emperor Palpatine’s second-in-command. Side bars also give a close-up look at the technical details of his life-sustaining suit, his lightsaber, and his TIE fighter.

Modelers and Star Wars fans can delve into the galaxy’s greatest villain and delight in constructing a foot-tall bust of the Dark Lord for display.

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS MASTER MODELS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Build a Foot-tall Millennium Falcon Paper Model

kit with book (US)

 

publisher info:

written by Benjamin Harper & Claudio Dias

kit with softcover (48 pages)

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5506-0

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Build a Foot-wide Millennium Falcon Paper Model

Relive the Millennium Falcon’s daring rescues and escapes as it aided in the defeat of both Imperial Death Stars. Then build the ultimate model ship complete with lights and sound!

Star Wars Master Models: Millennium Falcon includes die-cut pieces, a sound module, LED lights, and a detailed instruction booklet to build a foot-wide model of the galaxy’s most famous ship. Plus, the kit includes Millennium Falcon: Mission Reports, an illustrated book that takes us back through seven pivotal moments in the Star Wars saga when the Falcon really showed its stuff, from escaping Imperial stormtroopers to shuttle Luke and Obi-Wan off Mos Eisley, and the destruction of the second Death Star.

The book also includes details of the ship’s modifications, a schematic diagram, crew profiles, and technical sidebars on the Falcon’s most important components. Relive the adventures while you create a replica of the scrappy smuggling ship that made galactic history!

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS MASTER MODELS: R2-D2

Build a Foot-tall R2-D2 Paper Model

kit with book (US)

 

publisher info:

written by Benjamin Harper & Claudio Dias

kit with softcover (48 pages)

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5505-3

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Build a Foot-tall R2-D2 Paper Model

Without R2-D2, where would the galaxy be? Queen Amidala wouldn’t have escaped from Naboo, Luke Skywalker wouldn’t have trained under Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Princess Leia would have been executed by Darth Vader on the Death Star.

Now with Star Wars Master Models: R2-D2 you can give this little droid his due by following his many adventures as he saves the galaxy time and again. Then build the ultimate papercraft model of everyone’s favorite R2 unit, complete with lights and sound!

Star Wars Master Models: R2-D2 includes die-cut pieces with metallic-ink printing, push-button lights, a sound chip, and detailed instructions on how to construct the model—everything you need to build a one-foot tall model of R2-D2.

Plus, this kit includes a paperback book that begins with R2-D2’s early days on Naboo and artfully brings to life those key moments in the Star Wars saga when his quick action saves the day. Relive the adventures, learn new details from the Star Wars universe, and make an awesome model to display.

link:

amazon

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STAR WARS MASTER MODELS: SCENES

Build Three Star Wars Paper Scenes

kit with book (US)

 

publisher info:

written by Benjamin Harper & Claudio Dias

kit with softcover (48 pages)

becker&mayer!

ISBN 978-0-7603-5503-9

$ 24.99

solicitation copy:

Build Three Star Wars Paper Scenes

Go behind the scenes to discover the special-effects magic that made three iconic Star Wars saga battles possible—then recreate these moments in spectacular papercraft models!

Since 1977, when the world was first introduced to the Star Wars, audiences have been swept away by the onscreen wizardry that has so vividly brought to life the struggle between the dark and light sides of the Force. Now, learn the secrets behind the effects and innovations that made three action-packed scenes possible: from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader’s duel on the smoldering mining planet of Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith; to the trench run on the Death Star in A New Hope; and Kylo Ren and Rey’s lightsaber fight in the forest of Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens.

Recreate these iconic scenes in papercraft dioramas, including one with LED lighting! Follow the easy, step-by-step instructions to turn the included punch-out pieces into your own keepsake replicas.

link:

amazon

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NOVEMBER 28, 2017

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: A-WING

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program

hardcover with model (US)

 

publisher info:

written by Michael Kogge

hardcover (32 pages)
Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-68298-095-8
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Build your own A-wing with this IncrediBuilds: Star Wars model kit, featuring a full-color book with facts and trivia on this incredible spacecraft.

Build and color your own 3D A-wing model and learn all about this Star Wars starfighter in this deluxe IncrediBuilds book set.

The iconic A-wing Interceptor yours to build and personalize with this exciting Star Wars wood model set. The deluxe 32-page hardcover book is packed with information on A-wing—from basic capabilities to it’s pivotal role in both the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance—and is filled with stunning imagery and behind-the-scenes content from the Star Wars universe. The wood model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic, displayable 3D version of the A-wing that fans will love.

includes:

  • Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces

  • Step-by-step instructions

  • Coloring and crafting ideas and an A-wing book

preview:

  

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: BB-8

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program

hardcover with model (US)

publisher info:

written by Daniel Wallace

hardcover (32 pages)
Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-68298-087-3
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Build your own BB-8 with this IncrediBuilds: Star Wars model kit, featuring a full-color book with facts and trivia on everyone’s favorite new droid!

Build and color your own 3D BB-8 model and learn all about this fan favorite Star Wars character in this deluxe IncrediBuilds book set.

Lovable astromech droid BB-8 takes center stage in this exciting Star Wars wood model set. The deluxe 32-page hardcover book is packed with information on BB-8—from his basic capabilities to his pivotal role in the Resistance—and is filled with stunning imagery and behind-the-scenes content from the Star Wars universe. The wood model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic, displayable 3D version of BB-8 that fans will love.

includes:

  • Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces

  • Step-by-step instructions

  • Coloring and crafting ideas and a BB-8 book

Skill Level: Advanced

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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DECEMBER 1, 2017

STAR WARS GEEKTIONARY

hardcover (UK)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

Egmont UK

ISBN 978-1-4052-8479-0

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DECEMBER 15, 2017

THE MOVIEMAKING MAGIC OF STAR WARS: CREATURES & ALIENS

A Cinemagic Book

part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing program

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Mark Salisbury

hardcover

Abrams Books

solicitation copy:

The first in an immersive line of behind-the-scenes books for kids, Star Wars Moviemaking Magic: Creatures and Aliens uses the strange, creepy, and iconic creatures and aliens of the entire saga as a lens through which younger readers will enjoy a visual and interactive tour of the history of moviemaking and special effects. Exhaustively researched; includes archival interviews with iconic talent such as Ralph McQuarrie and Stuart Freeborn, along with new, exclusive interviews with Neal Scanlan, Doug Chiang, and Dave Filoni.

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI BOOK & MODEL – MAKE YOUR OWN TIE SILENCER

hardcover with model (UK)

publisher info:

illustrated by Neil Manning & Rob Ball

hardcover (32 pages)

Egmont UK

ISBN 978-1-4052-8788-3

£ 8.99

solicitation copy:

Learn about Kylo Ren’s starship, the TIE silencer. Press out pieces to build your own model of Kylo Ren’s TIE while reading about some of the new ships and characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

link:

UK: amazon

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STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: R2-D2 – COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOOK AND MODEL

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

publisher info:

hardcover (48 pages)
Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-68298-145-0
$ 129.00

solicitation copy:

Build your own 18-inch R2-D2 model and learn all about the classic Star Wars character in this collectible IncrediBuilds book and model set.

Everyone’s favorite unflappable astromech, R2-D2, takes center stage in this exciting Star Wars book and wood model set. The full-color, hardcover book is packed with information on R2—from his basic capabilities to his most heroic intergalactic adventures—and features 16 pages of exclusive content. The collectible wooden model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a stunning, displayable 18-inch version of R2-D2 complete with a movable, rotating head.

includes:

  • An R2-D2 book

  • Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces

  • Step-by-step instructions

Skill Level: Expert

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JANUARY 30, 2018

THE STAR WARS COOKBOOK: BB ATE

Awaken to the Force of Breakfast and Brunch

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

by Lara Starr

illustrated by Matthew Carden

hardcover (60 pages)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1-4521-6298-0

$ 18.99

solicitation copy:

Awaken your inner Force with 29 intergalactic breakfast recipes, including Admiral Ackbars, Maz Kanata Frittatas, and more! Each easy-to-make, mouth-watering recipe features characters and scenes from The Force Awakens along with some from The Last JediStar Wars action figures grace each photograph, set in epic scenes from the films, providing an extra helping of humor on the side.

initial solicitation copy:

This breakfast and brunch cookbook features more than 25 Star Wars-themed treats, all delectably destined to give Padawans and their parents an energized start to the day. Each recipe features characters, scenes, and tropes from Episodes VII and VIII, and serves up Star Wars-infused updates on breakfast and brunch classics, such as French toast, pancakes, egg dishes, and more, in addition to sides, spreads, and beverages.

link:

amazon

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MARCH 6, 2018

STAR WARS ART STUDIO

kit with book (US)

publisher info:

kit with book (128 pages)

Thunder Bay Press

ISBN 978-1-6841-2213-4

solicitation copy:

Learn to draw and paint your favorite Star Wars characters! Easy-to-follow instructions and details will help you create your favorite characters just like the professionals. Included in the kit are 3 watercolor paints, 2 paintbrushes, a palette, a drawing pencil, 7 colored pencils, a fine-line marker, a kneaded eraser, a sharpener, and a 128-page project book to bring these characters to life! Greeting cards, party decorations, and lunchbox surprises are more fun when you make them yourself, and this Star Wars Art Studio kit will help you get started!

link:

amazon

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MARCH 13, 2018

STAR WARS DROIDS: MAD LIBS

softcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Brandon T. Snider

softcover (48 pages)

Random House

ISBN 978-1-5247-8633-5

$ 4.99

solicitation copy:

A Mad Libs starring R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8, K-2S0, and all the other charming, heroic, loveable droids from the Star Wars franchise!

Some Star Wars fans argue that the true heroes of the films aren’t actually Luke, Leia, or Obi-Wan…the real heroes are the droids! If you’re a fan of R2, C-3PO, BB-8, and K-2S0, then this is the Mad Libs for you! Droids Mad Libs features 21 stories inspired by all the films of the Star Wars Saga and all the droids that you know and love. It’s a whole new way to interact with your favorite Star Wars characters!

link:

amazon

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APRIL 24, 2018

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI NOTEBOOK COLLECTION

set of 3 softcovers (US)

publisher info:

set of 3 softcovers (64 pages each)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1-4521-6276-8

$ 12.95

solicitation copy:

This distinctive notebook collection showcases gorgeous vintage posters and concept artwork from the ultimate film in the original Star Wars trilogy. Each notebook features lightly ruled interiors with quotations from the film, plus additional artwork on the inside and back covers.

link:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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MAY 1, 2018

STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Book and Mega-Model

book with model (US-version of the October 5, 2017 UK book)

publisher info:

book (32 pages)
Studio Fun International
ISBN 978-0-7944-4207-1
$ 10.99

solicitation copy:

Read about and build the fastest ship in the galaxy with this out-of-this-world kit!

Read about and build the fastest ship in the galaxy with this out-of-this-world kit! Learn the ins and outs of the Millennium Falcon, and then build your own sturdy foam mega model and become a part of this interplanetary adventure.

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STAR WARS: MILLENNIUM FALCON

Book and Mini-Model

book with model (US)

publisher info:

book (36 pages)
Studio Fun International
ISBN 978-0-7944-4218-7
$ 10.99

solicitation copy:

Read about and build the fastest ship in the galaxy with this out-of-this-world kit!

Join Han and Chewbacca aboard the fastest bucket of bolts in the galaxy. Packed with amazing puzzles and a Millennium Falcon of your own to build, there’s hours of Star Wars fun to be had. Press out the pieces to create a mini Millennium Falcon model, perfect for recreating famous scenes from the Star Wars saga.

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JULY 3, 2018

STAR WARS: MAKER LAB

20 Galactic Science Projects

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

written by Cole Horton & Liz Heinecke

hardcover (160 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-6712-6

$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Ever wanted to move things without touching them like a Jedi can? Or grow your own kyber crystal? Or maybe explode a balloon with a beam of energy, just like the Death Star? Now you can!

With 20 amazing projects, Star Wars Maker Lab teaches your budding Padawan how to become a Master of science, in both the real world and the Star Wars galaxy. Using clear step-by-step instructions, the book guides home scientists and makers through each exciting experiment–from making Jabba’s gooey slime or a hovering landspeeder, to an Ewok catapult and a glowing Gungan Globe of Peace. Each experiment has fact-filled panels to explain the real-world science as well as the Star Wars science fiction from the movies.

With projects that are out of this world, this fantastic Star Wars book can keep children entertained for hours, making use of many household items such as cardboard tubes, baking soda, cornstarch, straws, balloons, and food coloring. There is also plenty to keep more adventurous scientists enthralled, with instructions to make your own bristlebot mouse droid, lightsaber duel, and Mustafar volcano. Star Wars Maker Lab supports STREAM topics and helps children to learn the basics of science by traveling through the Star Wars galaxy. May the (static) Force be with you!

links:

USA: amazon

UK: amazon

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JULY 17, 2018

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: RESISTANCE BOMBER

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

publisher info:

written by Daniel Wallace

hardcover (32 pages)
Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-68298-180-1
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Build your own Resistance Bomber with this IncrediBuilds: Star Wars model kit, featuring a full-color book packed with facts and trivia on the famous starship and the Resistance fleet.

Build and color your own Resistance Bomber 3D model!

The Resistance Bomber is yours to build and customize with this Star Wars wood model set. The accompanying 32-page book is full of information on the Resistance Bomber—from its technical capabilities to its role in the Resistance’s war against the First Order—and the fleet that it supports, including Mon Calamari cruisers and Hammerhead corvettes. The book is packed with exciting imagery and includes behind-the-scenes insights on the creation of the Star Wars universe. The wood model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic displayable version of the Resistance Bomber that fans will love!

Includes:

– Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces
– Step-by-step instructions
– Coloring and crafting ideas and a Resistance Bomber book

Skill Level: Advanced

link:

USA: amazon

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AUGUST 7, 2018

THE STAR WARS COOKBOOK: HAN SANDWICHES AND OTHER GALACTIC SNACKS

book with sandwich cutters (US)

publisher info:

by Lara Starr

hardcover (64 pages)

Chronicle Books

ISBN 978-1-4521-6299-7

$ 22.99

solicitation copy:

Take your sandwich game to the next level with Chewbacca and Millennium Falcon-shaped sandwich cutters! From sandwiches to soups, salads, and desserts, these easy-to-make, irresistible lunch recipes feature iconic Han and Chewbacca-themed scenes from across the saga, as well as from the new Han Solo film. Photographs featuring Star Wars figurines re-creating epic moments from the films provide an extra helping of humor.

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

STAR WARS COOKBOOK

hardcover (US)

publisher info:

hardcover (96 pages)

DK Publishing

ISBN 978-1-4654-7320-2

$ 16.99

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: MILLENNIUM FALCON – COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOOK AND MODEL

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

publisher info:

hardcover (48 pages)
Insight Editions

ISBN 978-1-68298-243-3
$ 180.00

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OCTOBER 9, 2018

STAR WARS INCREDIBUILDS: STAR DESTROYER

Deluxe Book and 3D Wood Model

hardcover with model (US)

publisher info:

hardcover (32 pages)
Insight Editions
ISBN 978-1-68298-241-9
$ 19.99

solicitation copy:

Build your own Imperial Star Destroyer with this IncrediBuilds: Star Wars model kit, featuring a full-color book packed with facts and trivia on the evolution of this fearsome starship.

Build and color your own 3D model of the Imperial Star Destroyer!

The Galactic Empire’s infamous capital ship is yours to build and customize with this interactive Star Wars wood model set. The accompanying 32-page book gives readers the full run-down on the evolution of the Star Destroyer, from the antecedent versions used in the Clone Wars, through their major role in the Galactic Civil War, to their function under the command of the First Order. The ship’s full technical capabilities are explored through fascinating facts and exciting imagery, and amazing behind-the-scenes information illuminates how the filmmakers behind the Star Wars saga brought Star Destroyers to the screen throughout the years. The wood model is easy to assemble and snaps together to form a dynamic displayable version of the Imperial Star Destroyer that fans will love!

Includes:
– Laser-cut, FSC-certified wood sheet with easy-to-assemble pieces
– Step-by-step instructions
– Coloring and crafting ideas and a Star Destroyer book

Skill Level: Advanced

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