If you adore Wookiees and droids, long for a lightsaber of your own, or are eager to explore faraway galaxies, then The Star Wars Vault: Thirty Years of Treasures from the Lucasfilm Archives, is your go-to cache of intergalactic goodies. Brought to you by two of George Lucas' employees, Stephen J. Sansweet and Peter Vilmur, this collection of Star Wars memorabilia and (removable) ephemera is a one-of-a-kind paean to the creative fertility of Lucas and the cast of thousands who contributed to this massive franchise.

The Star Wars Vault includes hundreds of photos and pieces of art; 50 items of memorabilia (notably, reproductions of Lucas' handwritten scripts); and two CDs featuring cast interviews, radio spots and a song or two from Princess Leia! With this scrapbook to end all scrapbooks, the authors have also framed a mind-bending, exacting prose history of the Star Wars saga, from its early days to the final Episode III; the book is a testament to moviemaking and the complex science of special effects. The imagined world of George Lucas has become a global cultural icon, with characters and dialogue inextricably sunk into our collective psyches. The Star Wars Vault reveals the complete genesis of Luke, Leia, Han and the Dark Lord, and is a must-have for all fans of The Force.

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