The Blurb On The Back:
With X-wing pilot Poe Dameron as your guide, see the most amazing brick-built vehicles in the LEGO STAR WARS galaxy!
Get top tips from pilots.
Read the reviews.
Check out the features and decide which vehicle you would test drive.
LEGO STAR WARS AWESOME VEHICLES was released in the United Kingdom on 7th April 2022. Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book
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The Review (Cut For Spoilers):
This LEGO STAR WARS tie-in book for readers aged 5+ contains specs and pictures of various LEGO STAR WARS vehicles plus dad jokes courtesy of Poe Dameron who guides you through the various craft. Personally, I think this is one for only the most dedicated fans as it’s expensive for what it is (a cover price of £12.99) and most of the book is actually the container for the Poe figurine, which you can get with proper kits for about the same price.
The main thing that I want to say about this book is that although it looks deceptively chunky, most of the “book” is actually the packaging for the Poe Dameron figurine and I have to say that had I paid for this, I would have felt mightily ripped off. If you have a reader who is into him, then you can get a small kit for less than the cover price of this book and your reader will probably get more enjoyment out of it.
The book itself is basically a bunch of pictures of various LEGO STAR WARS craft with some “facts and figures” about the same and some STAR WARS dad jokes made by Poe. I will say that I did quite enjoy some of the jokes and the specs do cover the breadth of the STAR WARS universe, including the movies and the TV series spin-offs so if your young reader is into the franchise, they will probably enjoy it.
Ultimately, the purpose of the book is to make young readers want to buy the various vehicle kits on display here. There’s nothing wrong with that but as a care-giver or parent, just be aware that there’s a high probability of pester power coming into play afterwards. If you have a youngster who’s a dedicated fan of this series and you can afford the cover price, then it may be worth a look. Otherwise, I’d personally recommend sticking to the actual kits.