Darth Maul’s Mission – Lego Star Wars Book Review

Darth Maul’s Mission is one in series of books from Scholastic that are in essence, Lego Star Wars Comics.

Darth Maul’s Mission

Darth-Maul's-Mission page 4The comics are in a square paperback book format, measuring roughly 7.8 x 8 inches and contain only 24 pages. Having said that, the books are full of humor and gently poke fun at the characters and scenarios of the Star Wars Universe in a way that only Lego based products can.

The humor is clean and aimed at younger readers, though even adults may enjoy reading the stories as well. Each page is generally made up of one full panel of artwork, though a few are split into smaller panels in traditional comic style and others panels are spread across two pages.

Words are in the form of a narration box at the top of the page or dialogue spoken in word balloons – reading level is Grade 1 and up.

Darth Maul’s Mission – The Brick Life Review

While my kids are “too old” for the reading level, they laughed out loud at the comic and it has been shared amongst friends and even used as inspiration for the creation of their own Lego Star Wars comics. The artwork on each page has numerous visual jokes that kids respond to – it really is great fun.

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I would recommend Darth Maul’s Mission to all fans of the Lego Star Wars universe, as an aid to early or reluctant readers, for older fans who could use the book to get inspired in their own creations and for adults to giggle at when no-one is looking.

Other books in this series include Save The Galaxy (which is a board book), Anakin: Space Pilot (which is a 3D book) and Anakin To The Rescue which shares the same format as Darth Maul’s Mission.

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