Brickmaster Star Wars book now released
I think it's going to be a busy few days for news: there's a very excellent new iPhone app I need to tell you about, but before I do that, here's a brief review of the Dorling Kindersley Brickmaster Star Wars book which has now been published in the UK. I received my copy today and already I've built the two main models :-)
The book follows the same format as the other Brickmaster books: it's hardback, about an inch thick, and consists of a box attached to the front cover containing the bricks and a 50-odd page book attached to the back. It comes with 240 LEGO parts (the others only had 140) although there are lots of small ones: not that that's a bad thing, of course. The book contains instructions for eight models: 4 separatist and 4 republic.
The main models, an AAT and republic attack shuttle, are definitely the highlight of them: they are equal in design quality to other Star Wars minis and very dense in parts, which is good. The book comes with two minifigs: a battle droid and clone trooper. They aren't needed for these models but all the others make use of them. As an added bonus, the AAT features plenty of rare parts in dark blue.
There isn't much more to say about this, other than that it's a no-brainer whether to buy it or not: get it ordered today!
There are more photos in my flickr stream where you can see the other models and the parts selection.