I saw this image in an answer on another question

An X-ray view style drawing of Darth Vader's head and helmet, with a description about the helmet next to it. Part of a drawing of the feet and lower legs is also visible.

Where is it from? I am not a highly vested Star Wars fan but I am a person who is very interested in the back stories and physical abilities or devices used with certain characters and stories.

  • Why do his mechanical feet need toes, anyway, if he always wears boots over them?
    – JAB
    Apr 22, 2017 at 19:54
  • The answers beat me to it, but yeah, it's from the Blueprint collection book. I found the scan online, but have the book as well. The image I used in my answer was a mashup of the top and bottom parts (head & feet), but I don't remember if I found it that way or did it myself in Photoshop.
    – Omegacron
    Apr 23, 2017 at 1:25

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That image is from Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection, published by DK Books.

The full panel is show below.

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If you're interested in Darth specifically, you might also want to consider getting hold of the Darth Vader: A 3-D Reconstruction Log factbook. It shows Vader in great detail and covers every part of his bodysuit.


This appears to be from Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection.

While I don't have a copy to 100% confirm this against the contents of the book, the cover art matches the image.

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