"This was the beginning of the most powerful, fantastic, mind-boggling sights ever put on film!"
―Abstract[src]

The Star Wars Sketchbook is a Legends reference book written and illustrated by Joe Johnston with an introduction by Carol Wikarska. It details sketches used by model makers during the production of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The book was first published in September 1977 by Ballantine Books, and it was followed by The Empire Strikes Back Sketchbook in 1980.

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Shows how the incredible equipment was developed. Here, in their early stages are:

THE DEATH STAR • THE MILLENNIUM FALCON
THE LIFE POD • THE TIE FIGHTER • THE SANDCRAWLER • THE X-WING FIGHTER
THE REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER • THE Y-WING FIGHTER
THE IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER

"MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU…"

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