Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop

Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop

List Price: $495.00

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Estimated ship date: August 2019


Limited Edition Book by Insight Editions



From the producers of the acclaimed Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars comes an inside look at the secrets behind the saga’s artful models and sculptures. Lorne Peterson, model and sculpture designer for the entire Star Wars saga, takes us on a journey through the intricate process of crafting and sculpting the models from sketch to screen and the artistry behind the dazzling results.

Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop features more than 300 full-color photographs and illustrations from the Lucasfilm archives, models from all six films, interviews, images and text with concept sculptors, an overview of the ILM model shop from 1976 through today and numerous gatefolds of the most loved models.

ILM virtually redefined visual effects and blazed a trail into the digital realm, follow behind the camera and into the rarely seen workshops and an amazing look at the creation of movie magic. Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Modelshop takes readers behind-the-scenes for the first in-depth look at these amazing models and the process behind their creation, punctuated by Lorne Peterson’s exuberance and dedication to craft.

This Limited Edition features a tipped in vellum sheet for number and signature, 5 gatefolds, 4 bound-in postcard sheets, a bound-in 12 page booklet describing the "white" model process, an accordion foldout containing all cut-outs of the ships, a bound-in Model Shop booklet detailing the model shop evolution, and a gatefold of "The Family Tree" of all the modelmakers involved in the 30 year process of creating the Star Wars legacy.

Also included in the clamshell box: a “make your own” Millennium Falcon model kit that features as the front of the clamshell, DVD of model shop documentaries, a 32-page book showcasing all of the computer graphics surrounding the models and the special effects of the films, an 8-page booklet that will serve as a guide to all the model pieces included in the limited edition including a certificate of authenticity, AND a Landspeeder Model with detachable rear fin—the reproduction based on the original cast and painting by Peterson—with four seats for figures of Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

This unique visual treat is a must-have for any Star Wars fan.


This item is still in pre-order and we do not know what the final shipping costs will be.

Because the item in still production, we do not know the final weight or dimensions, or even how many boxes there will be. Therefore, we cannot give you an accurate quote. Actual shipping rates will be determined when the item is in stock, and will be reflected on your final invoice.

The following are reasonable estimates for shipping based on the size/weight of various figures:

1/6 or 1/10 Scale Figures

Domestic: $10-$18
International: $45-$75

1/4 Scale (Premium Format Figures)

Domestic: $20-$30
International: $95-$175

1/3 Scale (Prime 1)

Domestic: $35-$50
International: $120-$220

1/2 Scale (Prime 1, Legendary Scale)

Domestic: $50-$80
International: $280-$480

Please note that size can vary greatly between different figures, and the above are only estimates based on figures we have seen in the past.

These estimates are by no means a guarantee of your final shipping cost - your final cost could be less or more!