‘Star Wars Kirigami’ Author Marc Hagan-Guirey Talks Papercrafting A Galaxy

Our friend James Floyd at StarWars.com talks to Marc Hagan-Guirey about his new book, and the amazing creations within it.

StarWars.com: Let’s start with the basics. What is kirigami?

Marc Hagan-Guirey: If you’ve ever made a paper-cut snowflake, then you know what kirigami is. It’s basically cutting and folding paper, as opposed to just folding it like origami. The cool thing about kirigami is that you can make pretty accurate architectural replicas from just one sheet of paper — and in this case, vehicles from the Star Wars saga.

StarWars.comThe book contains both printed templates on heavy duty cardstock as well as step-by-step folding instructions. What else do fans need to get started with these kirigami models?

Marc Hagan-Guirey: If you like crafting you’ve probably got everything you need already. If not, most things you can buy are inexpensive and easy to come by: a cutting mat, a steel ruler, and, most importantly, a decent cutting blade. It’s essential to get something like an X-Acto knife rather than a utility knife. Think surgeon’s blade.

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James is an active member of the Star Wars collecting community, and is the Brand Director for Jedi News. James is also the host of the Star Wars Collectors Cast, and co-host of RADIO 1138 on the Jedi News Network.