LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary Review + Giveaway Winners

Posted 11 years ago by Books

LEGO Star Wars

I promise, this will be the last LEGO Star Wars post in a while, but consider it the most important. Now that the contest is over (scroll down for winners), it’s time to round up my thoughts for an official review of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary from DK Publishing.

I grew up with the classic DK Star Wars books like the Incredible Cross-sections and the Visual Dictionaries, and this one definitely is just as cool. Actually, it may be the coolest, since it combines Star Wars and LEGO into one awesome book.

The book is hardback with an extra-thick front cover. That’s because the bottom right corner holds an exclusive A New Hope ceremonial Luke minifig! At first glance the book seems short at 96 pages, but once you read through it all (and realize it’s for ages 7+), the book seems the perfect length.

Death Star

One of the coolest features of the book is right up front; the timeline. It lists every LEGO Star Wars set from the last ten years, which is a very cool resource for collectors. From there it takes you through each film’s sets and details every minifigure, all in the classic DK style.

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LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary Giveaway

Posted 11 years ago by Toys


Alright folks, here it is. I’ve told you about DK Publishing’s release party of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary tomorrow in this post, and here is your chance to win one of four glorious prize packs. Here is what is up for grabs:

  • Mega Prize (1 Winner): 1 copy of LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary, 1 special 10/10/09 LEGO Star Wars t-shirt, 1 postcard pack from San Diego Comic Con, and 1 Darth Vader Minifigure.
  • Mini Packs (3 Winners): 1 copy of LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary and 1 10/10/09 LEGO Star Wars t-shirt.

To enter, just leave a comment here with a valid email address, and the winners will be chosen randomly on 10-10-09 at 8pm EST. I will say, the T-shirts are awesome, and you won’t be disappointed with any of the other prizes either.

Good luck, and look for my official review of the book tomorrow!

The 20 Most Awesome LEGO Star Wars Minifigures

Posted 11 years ago by Toys

Rebel Tech

20. Rebel Technician

I wanted to start the list with something completely random, and this guy fits the bill. He looks like he could have stepped out of a Monty Python film with that mustache, but apparently he holds the important job of fixing things and walking around in the background when the important characters are talking.


19. Young Anakin

Short legs. Beady eyes. Freckles. Cute.

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The 10 Coolest LEGO Star Wars Sets

Posted 11 years ago by Toys

In celebration of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary and the 10 Year Anniversary of LEGO and Star Wars’ beautiful marriage, I hereby give you my top ten coolest LEGO Star Wars sets. Don’t agree with my choices? Let me know in the comments, or forever hold your peace.

10. Sandcrawler – #10144


It may not be the most exciting vehicle from the Star Wars Trilogy, but the Sandcrawler is a pretty impressive beast, especially in LEGO form. This set came with 11 minifigs, including Owen Lars (pre-burn-victim), R2-D2, C-3PO, three Jawas, and a bunch of droids. The middle compartment lifts out, and it even has a tiny cockpit for a Jawa driver. So it only takes one Jawa to drive this thing? Impressive.

9. UCS Imperial Star Destroyer – #10030

Star Destroyer

Part of the Ultimate Collector Series ($$$), the Imperial Star Destroyer boasts an impressive 3,104 LEGO pieces, is three feet long, and even comes with a scale model of the Tantive IV so you can play tractor beam. I’m not much into the non-minifig-scale sets, but I had to include this because of its sheer scale.

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10-10-09 is LEGO Star Wars Day!

Posted 11 years ago by Toys

LEGO Star Wars

If you follow me on Twitter (and you should), you’ve probably heard me mention that this coming Saturday is going to be a big day for Saturday Morning Central. SMC is proud to be partnering up with DK Publishing as part of their blog team covering the release celebration of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the marriage of LEGO and Star Wars, DK is publishing a visual dictionary packed with facts and photos. The book also contains an exclusive Luke Skywalker (awards ceremony from ANH) minifig!

If you’ve never read one of DK’s books like this, here’s a good idea of what you get.

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You can buy the book now on Amazon!

I grew up addicted to their Star Wars Visual Dictionaries, and I was pretty excited to hear about the LEGO Star Wars version. 10-10-09 isn’t just a book release, it’s also a day packed with events all over the country. You can check out the official website of the book to find a complete list of stores, and if you’re lucky enough to have an event close to you, you should go check it out. Members of the 501st will be there to represent the Empire, and you may just run into one of my fellow blog team members.

Unfortunately, there is not a store in Indiana participating, so I will be coming up with some alternative coverage here on the site. Oh yeah, and did I mention the PRIZES? Soon I will post details on how to enter, but here is what you could win from DK:

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