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Book Review: The LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

May 4, 2012

Last year DK Publishing ran an event celebrating reading, and raising money for literacy programs, in honour of May the 4th, an unofficial day to celebrate all things Star Wars.

Again this year, the event is running and DK has partnered with Indigo and Chapters bookstores in Canada to bring the event to you.  See here for events running at stores across the country over the May 4th, 5th, and 6th weekend.  A portion of proceeds from all DK Star Wars books sold over this weekend at Chapters and Indigo stores will be donated to Indigo’s Love of Reading program.

DK’s May the 4th Be With You photo contest is also back.  The winning photo will win a DK Star Wars library worth approximately $200 – see details here.

Now, please enjoy my review of The LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia below – and May the 4th Be With You!

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The LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Review by Erin V.  

Last year, I’d reviewed LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, so this year, I figured it would be nice to review the other LEGO Star Wars book – this one being a character encyclopedia of over 300 of the minifigures available in various sets.

The book is organized easily into eight sections (Episodes I through VI, then Clone Wars and Expanded Universe sets).  There is a colour code at the top of each page, showing where each minifigure belongs, or indicating if it was/is available in other sets.

The whole thing is fun to flip through for both casual and dedicated fans of both Star Wars and LEGO.  I’ve always loved the way that LEGO manages to maintain both the simplicity of the minifigures while still finding complex little details to include.  Like the visual dictionary, The LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia also includes an exclusive minifigure (this time Hans Solo) attached to the front cover of the book.

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To see the complete list of DK’s Star Wars books, please click here.  To read more about The Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary, please click here.  

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