It’s #StarWarsDay – a perfect time to build a droid.
The main draw of Star Wars Builders: Droids by Cole Horton ($34.99, Raincoast Books, Silver Dolphin) is not the 60-odd page full-colour book that talks about Star Wars’ droids including service, mining and utility droids, among others, with pictures and information from various movies from the original three to the Clone Wars cartoon, but the ability to build three of its most famous droids – C-3P0, R2-D2 and BB-8.
The droids, which you pop out and build from easy-to-read directions (I am terrible at directions, and I was able to follow them) are made from thick cardboard that is fairly pliable. I only had trouble with one sets of tabs, having to bend it one too many times trying to get it to fit.
We haven’t yet build C-3P0, but the other two droids are pretty impressive – quite tall and sturdy with my only complaint is R2-D2’s head doesn’t stay well on its body.
The only thing I do not like about this activity book is that the build-a-droid material and the book about droids are in one case, meaning once you are done with building the droids, the entire package is huge, about an inch and a half thick, and a complete waste of space.
I received another Silver Dolphin book like this and, sadly, ended up ripping the book off the box and throwing out the container; a separate book would be better.
On this #MayTheFourth , #MayTheFourthBeWithYou .
A copy of this book was provided by Raincoast for a honest review.