Forbidden LEGO

Author: Ulrik Pilegaard
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593271379
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Create working models that LEGO would never endorse. Try your hand at a toy gun that shoots LEGO plates, a candy catapult, a high voltage LEGO vehicle, a continuous-fire ping-pong ball launcher, and other useless but incredibly fun inventions.--From publisher description.

Forbidden Power

Author: Max Brallier
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 1338041835
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

An all-new, original series from the mind of Galactic Hot Dogs and The Last Kids on Earth author Max Brallier! Life is tough for Fletcher Bowman. He's an orphan from the countryside who's just arrived at the prestigious NEXO KNIGHTS Academy, where he doesn't know anyone or anything about being a knight. Lucky for Fletcher he quickly makes one friend - the excitable Izzy Richmond. But when Fletcher and Izzy venture off-campus, they awaken a long-sleeping threat to Knighton that threatens to destroy the kingdom. They'll have to work together to defeat the threat -and avoid their principal's wrath- in the start of an action-packed, epic middle grade series that will delight both seasoned fans and readers new to the world of LEGO(R) NEXO KNIGHTS(TM).

The Cult of LEGO

Author: John Baichtal
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593273916
Release Date: 2011
Genre: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

The authors take readers on a story-packed adventure through the history of LEGO, from its humble beginnings in a small Danish village to its ascent to the summit of the toy world. They learn hundreds of obscure LEGO facts as they're surrounded by countless fantastically complex and challenging models built by some of the most famous adult LEGO builders.

FIRST LEGO League

Author: James Floyd Kelly
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274504
Release Date: 2008-08-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) is an international program for kids ages 9 to 14 that combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program and research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. Authors James Floyd Kelly and Jonathan Daudelin—both participants in numerous FIRST LEGO League competitions—have teamed up to bring coaches, teachers, parents, and students an all-in-one guide to FLL. Written for both rookie and experienced teams, FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide includes in-depth coverage of topics like team formation and organization, robot building and programming, and the basics of getting involved with FLL. Before the authors delve into the specifics of robot and team building, they reveal the fascinating history of the FIRST organization and the sometimes puzzling structure of the FLL competition. Using a combination of real-life stories and candid commentary from actual FLL teams, as well as recollections of their own experiences, they offer an abundance of helpful guidance and dependable building and programming examples. FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide explores the complex workings and structure of the FLL competition, including its four key components: Robot Game, Technical Interview, Project, and Teamwork. You’ll learn how to: –Organize, recruit, and manage a team –Find equipment, mentors, and funding –Design, build, and program winning robots –Tackle each of the four FLL components—from Robot Game to Teamwork –Use strategies and techniques from FLL masters to increase your scores No matter what your role in the FLL competition, FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide will make you a better competitor, builder, designer, and team member. The only ingredient you need to add is your competitive spirit!

LEGO Heavy Weapons

Author: Jack Streat
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274122
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Provides instructions for building replicas of firearms, including a desert eagle, jungle carbine, and an AKS-74U.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Thinking Robots

Author: Daniele Benedettelli
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593272166
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Furnishes step-by-step instructions for designing, constructing, and programming two robots that think--the TTT Tickler and the One-Armed Wonder.

Iconic Designs

Author: Grace Lees-Maffei
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780857853530
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Design

By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by 'iconic' and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity. 50 compact chapters examine designs ranging from everyday goods to high-end 'designer' objects and explores how iconicity was established and how it contributes to our understanding of iconic design, by considering production, consumption and legacy alongside similar or contemporaneous objects. The book is divided into five parts, each addressing a thematic locus, arranged in a sequence from the public to the personal. This structure demonstrates that icons are not only a public phenomenon but infiltrate our intimate self-identity, in the form of objects which we carry with us and contribute to our sense of self. With significantly longer object entries than standard texts, this is essential reading for students and scholars of design history, design criticism, design studies and material culture studies, museum studies, art and architectural history, architecture and design practice.

The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Inventor s Guide

Author: David J. Perdue
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593273064
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT 2.0 set offers hundreds of building elements, programming software, and powerful electronics that you can use to create amazing robots. But where do you begin? This eagerly awaited second edition of the bestselling Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor's Guide is your key to designing, building, and programming robots with the NXT 2.0 set. You'll learn practical building techniques, like how to build sturdy structures and use gears, and gain a solid understanding of the set's NXT-G programming language. A series of projects new to this edition offers step-by-step instructions for building and programming six robots, each of which can be built with just one NXT 2.0 set, including: –Inventor-Bot, a fast, simple, modular vehicle with treads –Sentry-Bot, a robot guard that shoots balls at intruders –Table-Bot, a vehicle that uses its antennae to avoid falling off a tabletop –The Jeep, a four-wheeled vehicle that avoids obstacles and follows lines –The Lizard, a large walking robot that uses the color sensor to detect and respond to different colored balls –The Printer, a stationary robot that uses a pen or marker to draw letters, words, and shapes on paper Additional resources include the Piece Library, which contains basic information on the more than 80 types of LEGO pieces in the NXT 2.0 set, and the Quick Reference, which lists the 34 types of standard programming blocks. So go ahead. Grab your NXT 2.0 set, fire up your imagination, and see what you can invent with The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide.

Badass LEGO Guns

Author: Martin Hudepohl
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593272845
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

LEGO Guns is packed with building instructions for five impressive looking "weapons" built entirely from LEGO TECHNIC parts. In this heavily illustrated 2-color book, you learn how to use LEGO TECHNIC pieces to build working model guns like the Warbeast, a sophisticated, fully-automatic submachine gun; Parabella, a semi-automatic pistol; Thriller, a slide action crossbow pistol with smooth cocking and chambering mechanisms; and the Magic Moth, a simple butterfly "knife" built with TECHNIC pieces. With the help of a bit of sanding, some rubber bands, and Krazy Glue, each gun actually shoots LEGO bricks at high speed, with surprising accuracy. The building instructions for each model are easy to follow and include detailed parts lists. LEGO Guns also includes sections discussing the general concepts of LEGO gun design and offers practical building tips and tricks. The models range from sophisticated to easy, and readers of all ages will find something enjoyable to build and play with.

Tara Duncan and the Forbidden Book

Author: Hrh Princess Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
Publisher:
ISBN: 1510703888
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This is the exciting sequel to Tara Duncan and the Spellbinders! On the planet OtherWorld, Tara’s friend Cal is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, and she and her friends are setting out to prove his innocence. Blue gnomes help Cal break out of prison, but at a terrible price: they infect Cal with a time-release poison, to force him to help liberate their people from an evil wizard. Tara and her friends must race to neutralize the poison, defeat the wizard, and travel to Demonic Limbo for evidence of Cal’s innocence. Back on OtherWorld, the situation is grim. In desperation, Tara changes into a dragon and allies herself with her nemesis, Magister. Meanwhile, the Empress of Omois has discovered that Tara is her niece and heir. She insists that Tara come live on OtherWorld for good. If Tara refuses, it will mean war. For fans of Harry Potter and other fantasy series, Tara and her band of misfit friends is sure to draw you into the action and to ask questions about the importance of friendship in a magical world.

Knights Academy

Author: Max Brallier
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 1338041843
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre:

An all-new series from New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier continues! In "The Forbidden Power" Izzy and Fletch barely escaped the clutches of Baron Von Bludgenous. While everyone at the Knights Academy thinks the Baron has been defeated, Fletch knows better. The Baron has been invading his dreams, and Fletch knows he's still out there, searching for more Forbidden Powers. He and Izzy will have to go it alone if they want to save the kingdom of Knighton, in this action-packed second adventure.

The BrickGun Book

Author: Jeff Boen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593274904
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The BrickGun Book shows you how to build five remarkably sleek LEGO® handgun replicas, like the classic Berreta 92FS and a formidable rubber-band-firing MAC-11. Each chapter includes step-by-step building instructions and a complete parts list using only readily available LEGO pieces. Builder Jeff Boen has designed each model with stunning accuracy and attention to detail, focusing on everything from 1:1 real-life scale to functioning cocking and trigger mechanisms. Each BrickGun is ultra-realistic in look and feel, but mostly harmless—perfect for display or your next backyard battle. NOTE: Adult supervision is required. These models are not suitable for children under the age of 12.

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

Author: Dennis Glaasker
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276935
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling displays amazing, fan-built LEGO recreations of real-life vehicles, showing off every amazing detail with high-quality photographs. You'll love poring over dozens of models, including Formula 1 racers, construction vehicles, ships, trains, airplanes, and all kinds of trucks. Authors Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman share their own impressive LEGO models as well as highlight models from builders around the world. The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling also includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process.

The Forbidden Wish

Author: Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698151062
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written . . . a rare, glittering jewel of a novel."—Sarah J. Maas, author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series "This is Aladdin like you've never imagined."—Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world. . . . When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart? As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of the Aladdin story from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury. From the Hardcover edition.

The Forbidden Power LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Knights Academy 1

Author: Max Brallier
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9781338042566
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

An all-new, original series from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier! Life is tough for Fletcher Bowman. He's an orphan from the countryside who's just arrived at the prestigious Knights Academy, where he doesn't know anyone or anything about being a knight. Lucky for Fletcher he quickly makes one friend - the excitable Izzy Richmond. But when Fletcher and Izzy venture off-campus, they awaken a long-sleeping threat to Knighton that threatens to destroy the kingdom. They'll have to work together to defeat the threat -and avoid their principal's wrath- in the start of an action-packed, epic middle grade series that will delight both seasoned fans and readers new to the world of LEGO(R) NEXO KNIGHTS(TM). Featuring original artwork, and a rare Forbidden Power!