LEGO and Star Wars come together perfectly in the new book LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes From a Big Galaxy.

Created by Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki using his son’s favorite toys, the book features painstaking recreations of classic movie moments and hilarious new takes on fan-favorite characters and themes. Informative captions give technical details for each scene, while anecdotes from Lehtimäki offer background insights to his creative process.

LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy is a breathtaking new look at a timeless icon that allows fans to see their favorite minifigures from the classic saga in an exciting new way.

DK Publishing was nice enough to send me a sample and I love it. It’s full of beautiful photography of LEGO Star Wars brick sets and minifigures in Star Wars movie moments with a little humor thrown in. Between the creations and the photos, it’s definitely something LEGO builders and Star Wars fans would love.

They also gave us some awesome pics to share:

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Crayola wasn’t the first company to jump on the adult coloring book bandwagon, but they’ve definitely thrown their hat in the ring with their new Color Escapes line. The focus is clearly on helping adults relax and relieve stress:

Crayola Color Escapes are the premium coloring pages specially designed for adults. Whether it’s about reliving your childhood or tapping into your peaceful place, Color Escapes offer a soothing, creative experience that’s easy to do and easy on your mind.

Their new Color Escapes Premium Adult Coloring Kits include twelve large coloring pages, a pack of 50 Count Crayola Colored Pencils and 12 Watercolor Colored Pencils or Fine Line Markers. Four versions are available: Geometric, Garden, Kaleidoscope, and Nature.

You can also buy books separately if you’re already an enthusiast with coloring supplies.

See more after the break.

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There’s no doubt that the Xenomorph is the stuff of nightmares, but do we really know what one of those Xenomorphs would have been like if it had been, say, separated after it was hatched and raised in a loving home?

I like to imagine that a thought like that inspired Joey Spiotto’s picture book titled Alien Next Door. What if that alien was Ripley’s best friend, or played with Newt?

It’s adorable and you can see more pictures from the book after the break.

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Tokyo has a new bookstore-library-hostel-bunk-hang-out-mecca for sleepy book lovers.

The Book and Bed Tokyo, set to open on the seventh floor of a high-rise in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood, will house a library of 1,700 books (expansion to 3000 is planned) with comfy couches and built-in beds among the shelves. The hostel will have 12 single-person”Book Shelf” sleeping compartments which measure 6.7-feet long and 2.79-feet wide for the Compact bed or 6.7 feet long and 4.2-feet wide for the Standard bed space. There are also 18 bunk-bed style spots.

The rooms will be offered ranging from $32 to $50 for a night, and the library will contain Japanese and English language books. There’s also free Wi-Fi and it’s conveniently located to Ikebukuro Station. Seems like a cozy place to stay (if you aren’t claustrophobic).

Check out more pics of this book-lovers hostel after the break.

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Are the Game Of Thrones books and T.V show not enough? Want to give Cersei Space Hair? If so, you’re going to love The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book (A Song of Ice and Fire).

The highly detailed black and white drawings are just begging for color. A little splash of blue here, a dash of green there…and probably a whole lot of red everywhere else.

Entertainment Weekly got a sneak peek at some of the pages, and it seems that prominent characters, house shields, dragons, and castles are among the 96 pages of illustrations. The book is available for pre-order and set to ship out October 27th.

Take a glimpse inside the coloring book after the break…

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Screw you Waldo. There’s money in finding Chewbacca. A 7-foot furball shouldn’t be too hard to spot right?

Indeed, artist Ulises Farinas has created a wonderfully geeky version of Where’s Waldo? titled Where’s the Wookiee?. In this charming 40 page illustrated book, you can search for Chewbacca throughout the Star Wars universe.

Chewbacca, a notorious rebel ally, is wanted for crimes against the Empire. Not often seen without his partner-in-crime, Han Solo, this Wookiee has evaded capture on multiple occasions, due in no small part to the fastest freighter in the universe, the Millennium Falcon. Chewie, as he is more commonly known, has a sizeable bounty on his head. Can you find this furry criminal before other accomplished bounty hunters beat you to it?

Check out some more illustrations after the break and see if you can spot a wookiee. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Fans of Harry Potter are leaving heartfelt notes hidden within book pages for future fans to read. #PotterItForward, a campaign started by MuggleNet, encourages current fans to share what the series truly means to them and how it’s changed their lives.

It’s a wonderful way to help inspire new fans and to let them know that they will always have friends in Hogwarts.

Read on for more beautiful hidden messages for future HP fans after the break…

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Little free libraries have been popping up all over the place in a wonderful attempt to inspire kids (and adults) to read, but a Little TARDIS Library recently landed in the UK on Brighton beach and I am both delighted and super jealous! It will continue to tour the UK “sharing stories with children and young people to help promote their love of reading”.

In fact, this four-foot tall, two-foot wide Library has hundreds (bigger on the inside) of classic books including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, The Hobbit, The Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web, and collections of Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, and Shakespeare.

If you’re in the UK, you can inquire about getting the Little TARDIS Library to visit your school, library, or park by emailing

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James T. Kirk has taken a new commission as the captain of your bookshelf. Here he is, looking thoughtful and dashing in resin, no doubt contemplating the mysteries of your library. Do you own a copy of 50 Shades Of Grey? If so, don’t put it anywhere near him.

The bookend measures 10-inches tall and is limited to 500 pieces worldwide, but you probably only need one. One Kirk is all you can handle.

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Potty training can be a daunting task for parents and child alike, until you think about it logically. Star Wars: Rogue One writer Gary Whitta and his wife Leah (a trained childcare professional) were able to successfully potty train their daughter using Vulcan wisdom, and they realized that they could satisfy the “needs of many” with a book. A totally serious book.

“POOPING IS LOGICAL! tells the story of a young Vulcan child who, just like kids on Earth, is hesitant to make the leap out of diapers and onto the potty. Fortunately his parents, who are wise and loving, are on hand to help him through this transition and assure him that pooping on the potty is a perfectly natural, safe, and grown-up thing to do. In a society based on logic, what could be more logical than pooping?”

Whitta explains he’s having a hard time getting the book published because “We can’t get anyone to take this seriously.” So he’s encouraging folks to RT this tweet with the hashtag #POOPINGISLOGICAL to show potential publishers this book would sell. I’ll need this book soon for my own child, so spread the word.

Check out an additional image after the break…

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