We’ve been sent some great stuff to review as part of the 100 books challenge, but this has been one of Small’s favourites. So I’m particularly glad to have been sent two copies – meaning I can give one away without having to pry it out of Small’s grasping fingers!
We like Haynes stuff here. Small has a Haynes manual Death Star t-shirt that I got him just before Christmas, and Tim is slightly jealous that they don’t go up to his size. This book is everything you’d expect from a collaboration between experienced manual writers and slightly nutty contraption builders – especially ones who’ve created an Edit-o-Mattic machine . It’s great fun for Wallace and Gromit fans, and pretty good even if you’re not that up on them. There’s loads of pics from the various films, detailed drawings of all the contraptions, and descriptions too. Plenty of material to keep you going for quite a while.
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