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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t managed to pick up a gift yet, we’ve got a few suggestions. If your partner is someone who lives and breathes Star Wars, there’s a lot of stuff out there to choose from, which gives you plenty of options when it comes to buying a Valentine’s Day gift.
Here are a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the intergalactic fanatic in your life.
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You’ve seen the stunning concept art from the show’s end credits, and the good news is there’s plenty more art where those came from. This hardcover contains sketches, concept art and interviews from The Mandalorian crew.‘s first season. If you’re buying for someone who loves this show, there’s a lot of great information and details to sink their teeth into, including the design process for Mando’s now iconic look, along with interviews with showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni.
If you can live with giving a late Valentine’s Day gift, an art book for The Mandalorian‘s second seasonIt will be available on February 17. On the upside, you’ll know they won’t already have it.
No matter where you place them, LEGO busts will look fantastic. There are a few different versions you can pick from, including stormtroopers and Boba Fett, but you really can’t go past Darth Vader. This LEGO set is a fun build and nicely detailed recreation of Vader’s helmet, and a good size so it can be popped on a shelf or work desk without overwhelming the space.
Outside of The Phantom Menace and a few offhand comments here and there, we don’t know that much about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s former master, Qui-Gon Jinn. If that relationship between the late Jedi and his Padawan is something your partner has always been interested in, then you’ll want to pick them up a copy of Claudia Gray’s novel, Master & Apprentice.
Set almost a decade before The Phantom Menace and backdropped by a simple mission that’s more complicated than it first seems, Gray’s novel fleshes out Qui-Gon’s character, along with his relationship with Obi-Wan and the wider Jedi Order. It’s a good read for a character who deserved more time in the films.
Give the gift of nostalgia this Valentine’s Day with two of the all-time classic Star Wars games. Star Wars: Racer, and Republic Commando are both a bit outdated in their graphics but they have been well preserved. They’re as fun as you remember them being and absolutely worth the time if you’ve never played them before. You can burn through the deserts of Tattoonie in Star Wars Racers or take part in an elite mission with Delta Squad in Republic Commando.
There are a lot of Star Wars comics out there, but Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s Darth Vader series is one of the best. Set right after the end of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Soule and Camuncoli explore Vader’s evolution into his role as the Dark Lord of the Sith. Vader has a new master and a new body, and a new power he must learn how to maintain and understand.
Vader’s first mission? Vader builds a new lightsaber and hunts down Jedi. It’s a great read about one of the most iconic villains ever, and a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the Star Wars obsessive in your life.