BOOK REVIEW: STAR WARS R2-D2’S DROID WORKSHOP / PUBLISHER: EGMONT / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW
Here at last is an activity book that, whilst offering an interesting collection of puzzles and various stress-free tests of mental agility, also contains the component parts required to assemble a 20-inch model of R2-D2. And who wouldn’t want that?
If further justification for purchasing this piece of merchandise relating to everyone’s favourite droid were required then read on. It would be fair to say that the model itself is reasonably straightforward to construct for one adult, taking around 40 minutes of focussed construction time, and although a second pair of hands certainly makes the job easier they aren’t essential. For a child this may take a little longer depending on their relative precociousness, but on the whole it is a pleasant way to spend around an hour with the minimum of frustration. And then you will have your own little R2.
The puzzles themselves are perhaps aimed fairly low on the age range, with the standard being equivalent to what you would find in a seasonal annual of a favourite television programme. The addition of the model is clearly the selling point, and with anything Star Wars related growing in popularity exponentially this would be a terrific and inexpensive addition to any wannabe Jedi’s stocking. The quality of the model itself is very good and, while it wouldn’t necessarily stand up to too much vigorous usage and avoidance of fire is a must (as with most droids), it will certainly last through the holiday period and beyond. Amidst the mountains of Star Wars paraphernalia this is certainly one worth a look.
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