Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections

See the vehicles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ in unparalleled detail with this newest addition to the Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections series. Twelve breathtaking artworks bring the new craft to life, showing all of the weapons, engines, and technology, while engaging text explains each vehicle's backstory and key features.Reviews:"[The Force Awakens Incredible Cros...

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Title:Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections
Author:Jason Fry
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections Reviews

  • Art of the Film

    The vehicles and starships in Star Wars are among the most interesting aspects of the films. In "The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross Sections", we get insight into the newest designs that appear in the saga's seventh episode. This includes spacecraft (such as the Finalizer) as well as land vehicles (such as Rey's speeder). The cross-sections allow you to look under the hood, so to speak, so that you can see what features and technology is on board (whether it deflector shields, communications an

    The vehicles and starships in Star Wars are among the most interesting aspects of the films. In "The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross Sections", we get insight into the newest designs that appear in the saga's seventh episode. This includes spacecraft (such as the Finalizer) as well as land vehicles (such as Rey's speeder). The cross-sections allow you to look under the hood, so to speak, so that you can see what features and technology is on board (whether it deflector shields, communications antenna, sensors, landing gear, or blaster cannons). A personal favorite of mine in this latest film is Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle - the very large wings that fold upward while landing gives it a very unique look.

    Of course, the Millennium Falcon is included - slightly different than when it last appeared in "Return of the Jedi". Also included are the First Order's TIE Fighter and the Resistance X-Wing. Again, the designs are quite similar to the previous incarnations of these fighters, with a few upgrades in both look and capability.

    The book is only 47 pages in length and features 12 different cross-sections, but each one has a lot of detail and the image quality is extremely high. The introduction includes a quick primer on technology - including energy weapons, shields, and hyperdrives. The back of the book has a size comparison that allows you to see all 12 vehicles on a single spread. If you are interested in the vehicles of Star Wars, then you should consider a purchase.

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  • Fender Boy

    This book shows all the insides of all the craft in Force Awakens. Its legit!!!

  • Tim

    Normally this book should have gotten five stars, but some page-sized photos are useless and I was hoping for a bit more content. Artwork is really well done. The Eravana is the most interesting from them all, with a couple of references to the old Han Solo Daley novels :-)

  • Andrew

    This is part of the series of Incredible cross sections from the Star Wars franchise. Now I will admit that this is far from a challenging read - however it has some pretty amazing artwork in it. I dread to think how long it took the artists to create these images or in fact how big they must have been to encompass so much detail - it is all very impressive.

    However there are a few niggles here - the book focuses a lot on similar material covered in other books from the series - yes they are upda

    This is part of the series of Incredible cross sections from the Star Wars franchise. Now I will admit that this is far from a challenging read - however it has some pretty amazing artwork in it. I dread to think how long it took the artists to create these images or in fact how big they must have been to encompass so much detail - it is all very impressive.

    However there are a few niggles here - the book focuses a lot on similar material covered in other books from the series - yes they are updated and they are relevant to the new film (although is it a fault of the book to cover old ground or that the film itself was nostalgia heavy - I will leave that argument for another day). But the repeat of the Falcon, TIE fighter and X-wing did feel like it was going over old ground - or maybe that was for the benefit of the new fans. Either way the quality of the artwork was without question and to be honest any complaint I had was soon over looked.

    So I guess now I will have to keep and eye out for the rest of the Star Wars instalments appearing in Cross section format too - not that I am complaining I am sure there will be some amazing additions to study.

  • Stephen

    I’ve always enjoyed the cross-sections books, and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections book keeps the fun going for the new sequel trilogy. There’s cross-sections for most of the key ships and vehicles featured in the movie. Each has great artwork showing off the interiors of the ships and all their assorted mechanical parts. There are brief descriptions of each vehicle and vessel along with identifying labels for the key features. Fans can enjoy seeing the details of Rey’s

    I’ve always enjoyed the cross-sections books, and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections book keeps the fun going for the new sequel trilogy. There’s cross-sections for most of the key ships and vehicles featured in the movie. Each has great artwork showing off the interiors of the ships and all their assorted mechanical parts. There are brief descriptions of each vehicle and vessel along with identifying labels for the key features. Fans can enjoy seeing the details of Rey’s custom speeder, the innards of Hux’s star destroyer, or the new features of the Millennium Falcon. It’s a nice addition to your The Force Awakens reference library.

    At 48 pages, this cross-sections hardcover is a bit longer than the past books which only came in at 32 pages for each film. The vehicles and vessels covered in this book include: Stormtrooper Transport, Poe’s X-Wing, Command Shuttle, Finalizer, Rey’s Speeder, TIE Fighter, SF TIE Fighter, Quadjumper, Millennium Falcon, Han’s Freighter, Resistance Transport and Snow Speeder.

    Each ship gets two pages of coverage except the Finalizer which gets a big double gatefold. There are some filler pages that have two page spreads of scenes from the movie, but these filler pages add to the book rather than padding it to make it as long as the others since this one is actually longer than usual. The artwork is big and beautiful, though some of the dark colored ships can be hard to see with the black backgrounds of the pages. Not all of the ships have black backgrounds, and not all of the black background ships are hard to see, but the TIE Fighters and Kylo Ren’s shuttle blend in a little too well. That aside, the cutaways are fun to look at as they give a nice peek inside the ships and how they work. One of my favorites is Han’s freighter as it shows what’s in some of the cargo bins. Apparently Han was hauling a lot more than just Rathtars.

    It’s worth noting that the artist for this book is different from the past ones. This one is done by Kemp Remillard. Kemp has a fine eye for detail. In fact the coloring looks better than ever. Jason Fry also does his part in adding fun little names for all the technical parts of the ships and vessels. There’s some cool details hidden away in the book, and the descriptions for the ships, while short, add some nice info. For instance, we learn that Unkar Plutt was in the process of buying the Quadjumper from some arms dealers. Little details like that make the book enjoyable to read, even though it’s primarily a reference book and not something you’d read cover-to-cover.

    For Star Wars fans, The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections makes a nice addition to your reference library. For some, the big lure might be the awesome artwork. For others, it’s getting inside the ships and finding all the extra details and information. It’s a good reference book and a fun one to look at, but it’s not something you’ll want to read cover-to-cover, at least not if you’re pouring over all the labels for the various ship parts. Regardless, it’s a good way to dive deeper into the vehicles and vessels of The Force Awakens. I give it a four out of five.

  • Katie

    I'm not sure how to rate this because I can't tell how much of this is supposed to be canon or thought out and how much is just simply buzzwords and profit. Like, when it says that on Han/Chewie's freighter there is a Sadoxxian crypto-lock cargo module 9906753 that they haven't been able to open - is that actually a thing? In another book? Or important? Or was someone just going for it?

    NEVERTHELESS, it was pretty alright.

    Rey's speeder was my favorite page, and I appreciate the Tie Fighter's sola

    I'm not sure how to rate this because I can't tell how much of this is supposed to be canon or thought out and how much is just simply buzzwords and profit. Like, when it says that on Han/Chewie's freighter there is a Sadoxxian crypto-lock cargo module 9906753 that they haven't been able to open - is that actually a thing? In another book? Or important? Or was someone just going for it?

    NEVERTHELESS, it was pretty alright.

    Rey's speeder was my favorite page, and I appreciate the Tie Fighter's solar paneled wings (though...let's just say I have questions). Devin almost started crying on the Millennium Falcon page because Rey and Han were in the cockpit together and he said something like, "Think of what we could've had."

    SO THERE'S THAT.

  • Cale

    The very concept of this level of technical detail being provided for an unreal galaxy is fascinating - I found myself wondering what would happen if a future generation got the book and thought it was non-fiction. The detail isn't there, by any means, but it's near enough to give the illusion of veracity. The artwork and notes make for interesting reading, and there's a lot of nice detail work included. I don't know that there's anything here that's really important to the Star Wars galaxy (alt

    The very concept of this level of technical detail being provided for an unreal galaxy is fascinating - I found myself wondering what would happen if a future generation got the book and thought it was non-fiction. The detail isn't there, by any means, but it's near enough to give the illusion of veracity. The artwork and notes make for interesting reading, and there's a lot of nice detail work included. I don't know that there's anything here that's really important to the Star Wars galaxy (although the size comparison is a nice touch), but it's a nice piece of fan work for the fantasy worlds.

  • David Runyon

    Subspace in Star Wars? Thought it was a Star Trek thing.

  • Jasmine

    Aww they are trying SO HARD to make things make sense and meanwhile literally everything has been designed only to look cool. Nothing makes sense at all.

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