When Master Yoda isn’t pondering the balance of the Force or hanging out in swamps, he likes to wander the galaxy. These adventures around the Outer Rim and beyond have been charted in the latest LEGO title from DK Books. LEGO® Star Wars: Yoda’s Galaxy Atlas is another Star Wars-themed book that blends story and LEGO builds with an exclusive new Minifigure. But is the book worth picking up and how exclusive is that Yoda Minifigure? Here’s a brief review of the new LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Galaxy Atlas book and Minifigure.
With Jedi Master Yoda as your guide, visit the incredible planets of a brick-built galaxy far, far away.
Take a tour of 25 fascinating worlds, from desert planet Tatooine to remote ice world Hoth. Head off the familiar tourist track to Crait, or explore Yoda’s own swamp hideout on Dagobah. Discover the must sees. Check out reviews and what to pack. Find out who you might bump into along the way! The exclusive Yoda minifigure comes with four accessories – a staff, a backpack, a camera, and a map of the galaxy – everything Yoda needs for his adventures!
- Book Title: LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Galaxy Atlas
- Publisher: DK Books
- Pages: 88
- RRP: £12.99/$14.99
- ISBN: 9780241467657
- Availability: Specialist Book Retailers/Online/Digital
I think it’s to assume that most people will be picking up this book purely for the Minifigure, so I won’t dwell too much on the book’s content. It’s basically a loose story focused on Yoda’s travels across the galaxy. Along the way, he visits a number of iconic Star Wars locations. The imagery used across the books is a mixture of product images and unique graphics. This isn’t a book that includes any build instructions or inspirational models. If you want a look inside the book, you’ll find a few page previews here.
The last few LEGO Star Wars-themed books which have included Minifigures haven’t really offered anything too exciting or rare. This book straddles both camps, it’s a character who has appeared in Minifigure-form before but it also has exclusive print details and accessories. The Yoda Minifigure has changed a lot over the long history of the LEGO Star Wars theme. The Explorer Yoda uses the most recent moulded headpiece, which has printed hair on it. The torso is unique to this book. It has a few backpack straps printed on it and a tiny Rebel Alliance insignia badge. The print nicely ties into the backpack element included with the book. Other accessories include a stick, camera and a unique 2×2 printed tile featuring a map of ‘The Galaxy’ I’d certainly say this version of Yoda is unique enough to warrant picking up the book.
The LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Galaxy Atlas book is available now from most major online booksellers including Amazon. It will be published in North America next week.