Friday, December 9, 2011
Darth Vader And The Millennium Falcon
Scholastic Books has come up with an amazing 3-D Reconstruction Log of the process by which Anakin Skywalker was transformed into Darth Vader.
This fascinating book takes apart Darth Vader’s infamous black outfit from helmet to cape in an ingenious book that allows readers to discover the secrets of the Dark Lord.
Constructed of heavy board, each page features a cutout of Vader separated into parts. As each page is opened the Dark Lord’s uniform is slowly sliced away, layer by layer, revealing the inner working s of his incredible life-sustaining uniform.
Technical statistics are included on side panels detailing the painful procedures needed for each bionic replacement as well as the parts’ functions, tolerances, maintenance requirements and medical droid observations.
Eventually, as each layer is stripped away, the only thing left is the charred limbless torso of Anakin Skywalker and an x-ray view of his augmented natural organs and skeleton.
When closed, the cutout of Vader is protected by a clear acetate sheet. Front and back cover illustrations show Vader in a fighting pose and a close-up of his helmet with strategic areas pinpointed. A silver Star Wars logo completes the package and what a package it is! I’ll never look at Darth Vader the same way again!
Another 3-D Owner’s Guide constructed much the same way as the Darth Vader book, also by Scholastic Books, is the Millennium Falcon.
Han Solo’s and Chewbacca’s spacecraft is broken down by decks, beginning with a top view of the spacecraft and its armaments.
From there readers are guided, deck-by-deck and layer-by-layer, through the ships Sensors, Defense, Propulsion, Piloting, Crew Quarters, Life Support, Cargo Engineering and Hull capabilities.
Each layer details each function with schematics, technical specifications and capabilities, quotes from Han and interesting side notes about the ship.
It’s colorful, complete and simply sensational!