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Star Wars Millennium Falcon: Owner's Workshop Manual Hardcover – January 31, 2012
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First, is this an actual repair manual? To be straight forward, absolutely not. This is not the first time Haynes has ventured into the SciFi genre as they have also produced a book for the starship Enterprise (Star Trek: U.S.S. Enterprise Haynes Manual). And like fans who read that book, it is apparent that the producers of the book have no real intention on making a "repair" manual. There are no instructions or steps on repair procedures like those found in actual Haynes repair manuals and as a mechanic for over 15 years I am quite familiar with what is found in actual Haynes books.
So why the connection to Haynes? Well, in my opinion the connection to Haynes can be easily explained as an attempt to bring a fresh and new layout to the common Star Wars Encyclopedia books and to also add a gimmick to boost sales. Is this a bad thing? No. To me wrapping a Star Wars Encyclopedia on the Falcon in a Haynes manual format is not a bad idea. Not only does it offer something new to an old idea but it also creates a new format to what was become a copy and paste production within the Encyclopedia product line.
If you can over look the fact that this is not an actual "repair" or "workshop" manual then you are brought to the second question.Read more ›
In September of 2010 this trio brought us the Star Wars: Millennium Falcon: A 3-D Owner's Guide, which was a really fun book put together by Becker & Mayer Books. The 3-D Owner's Guide was an over-sized heavy cardboard book that featured a layered cut-away of the Millennium Falcon, each page contained a "slice" of the ship showing certain systems and surrounding the cut away was text and images associated with the systems discussed. That book was designed for ages 8 and up, so as cool as it was it was designed for a younger audience and at 22 pages there was only so much information that could be included.
Random House Publishing's Del Rey imprint has taken a similar idea and put a new spin on it that gives a book that is both visually appealing for younger audiences and is detail rich for the more discerning nerd. Partnering with renowned automotive repair manual publisher Haynes, the Haynes Star Wars: Millennium Falcon: Owner's Workshop Manual is 125 pages of geek fun.
The book is crammed full of images from the films, production photos, and illustrations. While this full color book doesn't look like most Haynes manuals I have seen on the inside, the concept itself works to make the marketing gimmick make sense. If you have used a Haynes manual in the past, this book is of a better quality. It comes with a glossy hardcover and the internal pages are printed on a nice sturdy paper stock.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Star Wars is my favorite movie and the Milennium Falcon was my favorite ship/vehicle! It was great to see this ship broken down so you could see just what made it tick. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Dennis Brady
Big Star Wars fan. This book has a decent amount of info on these ships, but is kind of lacking in detail. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Captain Kirk
I have to give it only three stars because it's really not a manual in the typical Haynes' style
What I mean is that this was merely a description of the Falcon, including a... Read more
This is a Haynes Workshop Manual for the (fictitious) Millennium Falcon. It's a bit outlandish to be obliged to fill out boilerplate ratings about the plot, mood, pace and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bilro
Well all things considered it is a make beleve ship in a good story . The detail and the discription in the book is amazing . Read morePublished 3 months ago by David