Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop is a 2006 reference book that examines selected models used in the six Star Wars films. It is available both as a standard hardcover and as a Limited Edition. The standard book contains over 300 images and several multi-page gatefolds.


Contents Regular EditionEdit

  • Preface by George Lucas
  • Foreword by Rick McCallum
  • Main contents
    • Chapter I: Starships
    • Chapter II: Vehicles
    • Chapter III: Creatures, Droids & Sculpts
    • Chapter IV: Environments
  • Snapshots Across the Galaxy (small pictures of people mentioned in the book)
  • Glossary
  • Visual Index
  • Afterword by Phil Tippett

Limited EditionEdit

In addition to the regular book, the Limited Edition includes the following:


Limited Edition cover

  • 4 perforated postcard sheets
  • 5 additional gatefolds, plus "The Family Tree" gatefold
  • 7 hand-painted reproductions of the Death Star surface panels molded by Lorne Peterson
  • 8-page booklet with guide to Limited Edition model pieces
  • 12-page booklet of classic models describing "white" model process
  • 16-page booklet with historical details about the model shop
  • 32-page From Putty to Pixels book
  • Accordion foldouts of ship cutouts
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Clamshell box featuring recreation of the Millennium Falcon's rear quarter
Sculpting a Galaxy

Limited Edition contents

  • Cubbyholes inside for storing three-dimensional models included with book
  • DVD of Star Wars documentaries and behind-the-scenes imagery by Van Ling
  • Recreated "lost" version of Luke Skywalker's landspeeder, including removable figures of Luke, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with a reflective stand for floating effect

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