United Kingdom – A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (actually, in 1977!), the world became obsessed with Star Wars and the Stormtroopers that kept the Galactic Empire safe. But little is actually known about these steel-faced, personality-sapped warriors – until now!
In ‘Supertroopers – The Private Life of Lego Stormtroopers’, Mike Kleinsteuber offers a hilarious insight into their private lives, as told through dozens of images starring a cast of strangely cute Lego mini-figures.
The book’s foreword, written by a Stormtrooper, sums it up best:
“This book is long overdue. Ever since you became aware of our existence you’ve probably had the wrong impression about us. We come across in the films we’ve appeared as hard, aggressive automatons. The reality is as far from this as the cowboy was from the real John Wayne (youngsters Google him). You’ve only seen us in films after all but now it’s time for you to see us as we really are.”
“With the new movie about to hit the screens, interest has renewed in Stormtroopers, and we can quickly come to the conclusion that we know no more about them now than we did forty years ago,” explains Kleinsteuber. “So I used Lego mini-figures to depict their quirky and light-hearted private lives, offering a glimpse into their own little world.”
Continuing, “The book will be a very high-quality, bold A5 publication that we can start shipping as soon as we complete a two-week production run, at a cost of £3000. I’ve turned to Kickstarter to raise the funds, and am offering great rewards ranging from Christmas cards themed to the book, right through to a very limited run of 200 ‘Collector Edition’ hardcover copies. If you’re a Lego or Star Wars fan, I can guarantee you’ll love the book!”
Kleinsteuber has also received interest from North America’s largest comic distributor.
“Diamond Comics have told me that, if we do get the book published, they’d like to get their hands on 300 copies for the North American market, and a further 100 for UK distribution. This project could be unstoppable – but we need to hit the funding goal!” he adds.
To back ‘Supertroopers – The Private Life of Lego Stormtroopers’, visit: http://kck.st/1LGT3bM
Book’s official website: http://supertroopersbook.com.