‘Star Wars: The Blueprints’ Gets Hardcover Release

February 11, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Star Wars: The Blueprints by J.W. Rinzler is getting a new hardcover release. Originally released in October 2011 from Epik Ink Books as a $500 deluxe edition, the new hardcover version will run only $100 (or less depending on discounts) and will be released by 47North, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. The current release date is set at April 2 and you can check out it’s Amazon page here.

Thanks to Knights Archive and Jedi Journals for the heads up.

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J.W. Rinzler’s Star Wars: The Blueprints

June 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Have you ever wanted to buy a book that cost about as much as a computer? Fortunately some Star Wars fans have credits burning holes in their pockets, so a $500 price tag doesn’t quite scare them away. If you’re curious what makes a book worth $500, then check out what Star Wars: Blueprints can offer you.

First off copies of the original blueprints, concept sketches, and technical drawings used for the creation of the Star Wars films. Secondly the book includes images and photographs of the crew and creators as they were making the films. Thirdly the images are accompanied by commentaries from Star Wars author J.W. Rinzler. But the real money maker is the quality of the book itself. Only 5,000 copies will be sold. The book will feature a cloth case, 200gsm matte paper pages with a varnish seal (for those who don’t know, gsm stands for g/m², typical typing paper is only 80 g/m², so these pages are two and a half times thicker), and weighs 22 pounds!

But don’t think you have to blindly purchase this epic tome of Star Wars material. This book has it’s own website. Peruse the pages, check out the stats, and just drool at the exquisite details of this masterpiece. If you’re really looking for an excuse as to why you need it, just tell yourself it’s for your new exercise program. While you’re reading it at night, you can curl the 22lb tome and get a workout. Who needs P90X?

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