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2.0 out of 5 stars the weakest (and shortest) Haynes manual I own, 28 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Millennium Falcon Manual: 1977 Onwards (Modified YT-1300 Corellian Freighter) (Owners Workshop Manual) (Hardcover)
I must have about 10 of these new Haynes manuals and they are all excellent, apart from this one.
A huge Star Wars fan (the first three, not the abominations of more recent times) I thought if this one lived up to the standard of my others it would be a facinating in-depth look at the coolest of ships, the Millenium Falcon.
What a disappointment. The first 10 pages or so are clearly filler with made up schematics of what other Corellian ships might be. Page after page of pointless rubbish. There are a few great graphics of cockpit layouts and a lovely isometric cutaway but the other schematics are extremely weak. There are also quite a few frame grabs from the movies we have all seen a million times - again filler. I wanted to see more highly detailed photos of the models used and maybe even how they were constructed and lit etc. There should have been some pages on the ships initial design phases, toys and models that have been made over the years and maybe some shots of set construction etc. I know this intended as a make-believe maintenance book but what is here is complete fabricated toss that has little or no basis on the original itentions. This would be fine if it had been done well, but it's not. It's also a very, very thin book, despite all the dull padding.
I doubt I'll ever refer to it again unlike all the other superb Haynes books I own.
A missed opportunity. :(
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Initial post: 8 Jan 2015 10:14:20 GMT
GordonD says:
Why would a book which is supposed to be an "in universe" manual have details of toys and set design? It's supposed to be the sort of thing Han Solo would have somewhere in the cockpit to help him with repairs, not a behind the scenes look at the film - of which there are countless available. The Falcon is supposed to be real in the world of the manual and any reference to lighting models and building film sets would take the reader out of that world.

As to the contents being "fabricated" - it's *all* made up!
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