Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Santa knew just what I wanted for Christmas! I've had my eyes on this Star Wars book from Quarto Knows for awhile. STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS showcases the original technical drawings for sets and props used in the production of a number of these sci-fi movies from the Lucasfilm Archives.

STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS provides an insider's look at the making of these films. From concept art envisioning how characters, settings and vehicles would appear in the movies to illustrations laying out the directions for building the sets scenes were filmed on, readers will get a detailed look into how George Lucas space opera was brought to life. Get a peek inside the creative process of how iconic Star Wars images such as Jabba's Sail Barge and Luke Skywalker's X-Wing went from art department ideas to being on screen in some of the most popular movies of all time.

Concept Art

The book includes more than 250 blueprints for sets and props utilized in Star Wars movie production including 10 three-page gatefold layouts. Scouring through all the details about the creative process of producing the original Star Wars movies included in this 336 page book has put a huge smile on my face as I learn new insights and trivia about these films. Did you know the space-pod EVA from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is shown in a Mos Eisley scene from A New Hope (1977) as an easter egg honoring Stanley Kubrick?

concept art

set photos

STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS author J.W. Rinzler provides readers with extraordinary details of the production of a number of the Star Wars films that compliment the wonderful imagery included within this book. In addition to his own commentary on details and trivia regarding the production of these movies, STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS also includes numerous interviews with the production designers, art directors, set dressers, and draftsmen who crafted the epic sets. You'll feel like you were behind-the-scenes during the making of these movies after reading this book!

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While STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS is really interesting to read with all the incredible insight provided by Rinzler within the text, it is the visuals that really stand out. In addition to all the intriguing blueprints, there are also more than 500 photographs and illustrations from the Lucasfilm production archives. From concept art of snow walkers tromping across the snowy landscape of Hoth to pictures of droids being assembled in Tunisia for desert world Tatooine scenes there are numerous eye catching pieces of art and photographs to look through. You could spend hours enjoying looking through this book before even beginning to read it.

star wars set pictures

Any diehard Star Wars fan will be geeked to flip through the pages of STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS. It absolutely gets a Geek Daddy nod of approval. This dad blogger is going to be enjoying going through this hardback book reading it and looking at its wonderful visual imagery over and over again. If you want to be a master of Star Wars trivia, STAR WARS: THE BLUEPRINTS is a must get! For more information about purchasing the book, head over to

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