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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.

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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.

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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Lego Star Wars Comics – Lego Magazine Jan-May 2012

Lego Star Wars ComicsMy scanner started working (long story) so I’m going nuts scanning Lego articles I come across including some Lego Star Wars Comics from the Jan-May 2012 Lego Club Magazine.

The comic is entitled Tales From The Holcoron Part 1 – Droids on the Run and centers around the scene depicted in A New Hope, where R2-D2 and C3PO eject out of the Tantive IV in an escape pod and crash land on Tatooine. After that however things deviate from the accepted Star Wars lore and get a little crazy 🙂

Sets referenced in the comic include:

Here is the comic (“Right-Click” and open image in new tab to see the full sized images):

Lego Star Wars Comic – Lego Magazine Jan-May 2012

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Lego Magazine

Each quarter Lego comes out with a terrific magazine for fans. It is full of articles, images, comics and games and it is FREE!

You can sign up for the Lego magazine if you live in the US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia and NZ (AUS and NZ have initial payment of $19.95 and then it is free from then on).

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Clone Wars animated comicsIf you are interested in more Lego Star Wars comics check out the official Lego Site which has a whole host of very clever Star Wars animated comics.

The comics utilize Flash to combine the concept of comics (with speech bubbles) with animation so the result is an engaging short film that also encourages kids to read the dialogue.

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The amazing thing is that the story can be read from two different points of view, from the Good Guy’s perspective (ie the Jedi) or the bad guy’s point of view (ie Bounty Hunters and Separatists).

At the time of writing there are over 20 of the webcomics on the site which would provide a few hours of reading for kids.

If your kids are into comics and Star Wars then Dark Horse comics group has an incredibly rich back list of Star Wars comics from our favorite galaxy Far Far Away….I have a library background and also once owned a business that promoted comics to schools and librares for literacy reasons – kids love to pick up and read comics.

Clone Wars Adventures Comic CoverClone Wars Comic CoverNot all the comics in their library are ideal for young kids but their Clone Wars and Clone Wars “Adventures” series’ are a good place to start. You can also check out Dark Horse’s range of e-comics for ipad and iphone.

I will be going through my older copies of the Lego Club Magazine and will post any Lego Star Wars Comics I find and no doubt heaps of other gems my family has enjoyed over the years.

Happy Building,
Inger  – The Brick Life

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