Book Review: ‘Star Wars’ Kirigami

The Disney preview for Force Friday held at the Oxford Street branch gave myself and Matt Booker the opportunity to see, photograph and check out many of the forthcoming The Last Jedi products hours before their official release.

One of the treats of the day was this inspiring kirigami book by artist Marc Hagan-Guirey. Giving readers of all ages and skill levels the chance to craft their own Star Wars vessel, this is a beautifully presented oversized release that will appeal to fans of all ages.

With 15 ships laid out in four distinct sections and levels of difficulty, this gives insight into each ship from every corner of the saga and ends with Kylo Ren’s fighter from The Last Jedi, the TIE Silencer.

Check out the press blurb below and Matt’s video review from our Instagram feed and be sure to tune in to the next Take Cover where myself and Matt will go into more detail and chat with author Marc Hagan-Guirey.

Published today is the new Star Wars Kirigiami book by celebrated paper artist and designer Marc Hagan-Guirey who has applied his genius to the Star Wars galaxy in this book of 15 unique kirigami (cut and-fold) ships featured in the saga’s films.

Ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, each beautifully detailed model features step-by-step instructions and a template printed on cardstock—all that’s needed are a utility knife, a cutting mat, and a ruler.

Clear tips and guidance through the tricky stages help readers craft their own X-wing, Imperial Star Destroyer, Millennium Falcon, and a dozen more ships and vehicles, each accompanied by colourful and inspiring photographs of the final model on display (or ready for a jump to hyperspace).

STAR WARS KIRIGAMI a part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” program, and includes an all-new vehicle from the highly anticipated film.