Local events: ‘Star Wars’ deconstructed — the LEGO way

Books, Events

bookA couple of events coming to the Valley next month will help to usher in the release of DK Publishing’s LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, due out Monday, Oct. 5.

The LEGO Store at Chandler Fashion Center will be invaded by Imperial stormtroopers for its event, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10. In addition, there will be giveaways of Star Wars-related LEGO toys.

The same day and time, Barnes & Noble at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, will hold a costume contest, LEGO building activities, games raffles and more.

If you’re in another geographical area, check the book’s official site to find a similar event near you.

Here’s a little more about the book:

The LEGO brand and Star Wars are two of the world’s most well-recognized and successful franchises, and have been collaborating since the 1999 release of the first LEGO Star Wars minifigures. DK joins the party with the exquisitely photographed and minutely annotated Visual Dictionary, complete with exclusive minifigure!

In true DK style, the Visual Dictionary elucidates, illuminates, and excites even the most discerning LEGO, Star Wars, and minifigure fans around the world. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and more are brought to life with dozens of little-known facts and hundreds of photos, as are accessories, vehicles, weapons, and even the Death Star! Learn about the history, manufacture, and construction of the minifigures of the Star Wars Universe, and come away a LEGO Jedi Master.

The 96-page hardcover book costs $21.99 and includes an exclusive LEGO Minifigure: Throne Room Luke Skywalker!

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