Gilad's Origami Page Home
Star Wars Origami book cover

Star Wars Origami

by Chris Alexander

Published:
2012 by Workman Publishing Company
Pages:
272
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780761169437
ISBN-10:
0761169431

Buy from: Origami-shop.com
Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Most are

Overall Impression

buy from origam-shop.com

If you're a Star Wars fan, and like origami, stop reading this review and go get the book. You will love it, as does Tom Angleberger, author of the "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" series, who provided a nice forward for this book.

I belong to the Star Trek camp, but still find this book to be great. It does have its flaws, the biggest one, at least for me, is the special paper that comes in the end of the book, supposedly to make the models more realistic. I find it detracts from the designs, which, in most cases, do a good job of faithfully representing their subjects, and need no enhancements. The quality of the designs varies. Some require a little more imagination than others, but the richness of subjects and designs easily compensates for this.

So what you get is pretty much everything from the Star Wars lore. Characters, alien species, starships and weapons, including several lightsaber variations; they are all here. Some in detail and some abstract. The book is peppered throughout with Star Wars photos and Star Wars trivia, and each design is accompanied by a description of its place in the Star Wars mythology.

I'd recommend this book for intermediate folders, as I don't think the author's diagramming style will work well with beginners, but it can be a good "take it to the next level" book.

There are 36 Origami Designs in Star Wars Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Lightsabers

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander21Rectangle - 1X4Origami Lightsabers by Chris Alexander Folded from a rectangle of vellum by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Trade Federation Battleship

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander29Square
Naboo Royal Starship

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander37SquareOrigami Naboo Royal Starship by Chris Alexander Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
R2-D2

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander43Square
Darth Sidious

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander49Square
Anakin Skywalkers Podracer

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander53Triangle
Jabba the Hut

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander57SquareOrigami Jabba the Hut by Chris Alexander Folded from a square of mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Yoda

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander63SquareOrigami Yoda by Chris Alexander Folded from a square of art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Armored Assault Tank

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander69Square
Naboo Starfighter

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander75Square
Vulture Droid Starfighter

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander81Square
3 units
Jango Fett and Boba Fett

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander89Square
Slave I

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander95Square
Taun We

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander103Square
C-3PO

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander109Square
2 units
Republic Clone Trooper

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander117SquareOrigami Republic Clone Trooper by Chris Alexander Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
ETA-2 Jedi Starfighter

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander125Square
Droid Tri-Fighter

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander133Square
General Grievous

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander141Square
Naboo Star Skiff

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander149Square
Imperial Star Destryoer

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander157Square
Darth Vader

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander165SquareOrigami Darth Vader by Chris Alexander Folded from a square of Tant paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Princess Leia Organa

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander173SquareOrigami Princess Leia Organa by Chris Alexander Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Luke Skywalker

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander179Square
Han Solo

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander185Square
Chewbacca

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander189Square
2 units
Jawa

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander197Square
Sandcrawler

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander203Square
Landspeeder

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander209Square
Bantha

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander215SquareOrigami Bantha by Chris Alexander Folded from a square of double-sided mulberry paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
The Death Star

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander221Square
Millennium Falcon

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander227Square
TIE Fighter

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander233Square
3 units
X-wing Starfighter

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander239Square
Darth Vader's TIE Advanced Fighter X1

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander247Square
Imperial Shuttle

Media and Culture - Star Wars

Chris Alexander253Square