Quick Review – ‘Star Wars Origami’

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The recently released ‘Star Wars Origami‘ is now available from all good book stores, with an RRP of $34.99. This 272 page book includes 72 sheets of origami paper, and detailed instructions for 36 paper-folding projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!

‘Star Wars Origami’ is a physically hefty book. The cover size is 203mm x 216mm, but across the spine it’s nearly a full 25mm deep. As well as the origami content proper, each build section is preceded by and interspersed with trivia and photo sections. A great Christmas present idea for crafty Star Wars fans!

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From the press release: What could be cooler than transforming a piece of paper into Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, or R2-D2? And not just any paper, but custom-designed paper illustrated with art from the movies. ‘Star Wars Origami’ marries the fun of paper folding with the obsession of Star Wars. Like ‘The Joy of Origami’ and’ Origami on the Go’, this book puts an original spin on an ancient art. And like ‘Star Wars Scanimation’ and ‘Star Wars Fandex’, it’s a fresh take on Star Wars mania.

Chris Alexander is a master folder and founder of the popular website StarWarsOrigami.com, and here are 36 models, clearly explained, that range in difficulty from Youngling (easy) to Padawan (medium), Jedi Knight (difficult), and Jedi Master (tricky!). A front section introduces origami definitions and basic folds. Bound in the back is the book’s unique folding paper, two sheets for each figure. Illustrated with original art, it makes each creation – the essential lightsabers, the Death Star, and much more – true to the movies.

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Star Wars Origami includes a foreword by Tom Angleberger, author of the New York Times bestsellers ‘The Strange Case of Origami Yoda’ and ‘Darth Paper Strikes Back’, and is scheduled to be published at the same time as Angleberger’s upcoming book, ‘The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee’.