The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections is more than just a look inside the ships and vehicles of the movie, it’s an all out guide to them inside and out. Much like the previous Incredible Cross-Sections for The Force Awakens, this book pulls double duty by providing cross-section artwork as well as technical details, explanations on how they work, how they’re used and some of the history behind them. For fans of the ships and vehicles of Star Wars, this book is a must have.

First off, artist Kemp Remillard does a great job with the cross-sections featured in this book. There are cutaways of all the major ships and vehicles that give viewers a better idea of what’s inside these things. And there’s no shortage of detail in the images. From crew decks and cabin spaces to the blasters and engine parts, it’s all in there. But while a picture may be worth a thousand words, the images wouldn’t be able to answer fan questions without the excellent details provided by Jason Fry.

Each ship and vehicle in the book has some great information provided by Jason Fry. If you’re interested in the ships of the Resistance fleet, you can find all the technical details in this book. From manufacturers to the length of the ship or the number of weapons emplacements or crew personnel, nearly every aspect is covered. On top of that, there’s background information that talks about where these ships came from, their purpose, who their captain is, and sometime fun info that hints at interesting backstories. For instance, Jason Fry sneaks in some story details on the ski speeders that explains what they were originally intended for. I don’t want to ruin it as it’s fun little detail, but things like that really make the book not just an information resource, but an enjoyable read.

There’s also some great information in this book. The details on Snoke’s ship really enhance the magnitude of the vessel and the cross-sections show the scope of what it’s capable of. There’s information that explains how the Resistance bombers work, including what prevents people from flying out of the ship when they open the bomb bay doors and just how those bombs are able to seemingly fall in space. There’s a cutaway of the ship DJ steals which shows the layout of the ship and possibly hints at some scenes we did not see which would have shown more of the ship. Yet one of the best things the book includes is a size comparison chart in the back that shows the scale of all the ships to each other. It can be hard to gauge just how big Snoke’s ship was in comparison to Leia’s ship in the movie, but here you’ll get a great idea of just how massive it is.

With lots of great information, awesome illustrations, plus pictures from the movie, The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections is definitely a book you’ll want to check out. There is a bunch of information covered in this book that you won’t find in The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary, so the two books complement each other well. At only 48 pages, it’s a very quick read, but Jason Fry manages to make it a fun experience. I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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