Incredible LEGO Technic

Author: Pawel Sariel Kmiec
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276294
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

From tanks to tow trucks, all the models showcased in this book use LEGO Technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors to really move. You’ll find some of the world’s best fan-created LEGO super­cars, construction equipment, monster trucks, watercraft, and more, along with design notes and breakaway views of the truly incredible mechanisms inside. Look closely, and you’ll learn how expert builders use differentials, suspensions, linkages, and complex gearing systems in their creations. Whether you’re a beginning builder or a longtime LEGO fan, Incredible LEGO Technic offers a unique look at the artistry and engineering that can make your LEGO creations come alive.

Incredible LEGO Technic

Author: Paweł "Sariel" Kmieć
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275877
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

From tanks to tow trucks, all the models showcased in this book use LEGO Technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors to really move. You’ll find some of the world’s best fan-created LEGO super­cars, construction equipment, monster trucks, watercraft, and more, along with design notes and breakaway views of the truly incredible mechanisms inside. Look closely, and you’ll learn how expert builders use differentials, suspensions, linkages, and complex gearing systems in their creations. Whether you’re a beginning builder or a longtime LEGO fan, Incredible LEGO Technic offers a unique look at the artistry and engineering that can make your LEGO creations come alive.

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Pawel Sariel Kmiec
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593278151
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This thoroughly updated second edition of the best-selling Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide is filled with tips for building strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the LEGO Technic system. World-renowned builder Pawe? "Sariel" Kmiec covers the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from the concepts that underlie simple machines, like gears and linkages, to advanced mechanics, like differentials and steering systems. This edition adds 13 new building instructions and 4 completely new chapters on wheels, the RC system, planetary gearing, and 3D printing. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to fundamental mechanical concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as basic engineering principles like weight distribution, efficiency, and power transmission—all with the help of Technic pieces. You’ll even learn how Sariel builds his amazing tanks, trucks, and cars to scale. Learn how to: –Build sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress –Re-create specialized LEGO pieces, like casings and u-joints, and build custom, complex Schmidt and Oldham couplings –Create your own differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems –Pick the right motor for the job and transform it to suit your needs –Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look –Build remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. What better way to learn engineering principles than to experience them hands-on with LEGO Technic? New in this edition: 13 new building instructions, 13 updated chapters, and 4 brand-new chapters!

Practical LEGO Technics

Author: Mark Rollins
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430246121
Release Date: 2013-02-03
Genre: Computers

You already know you can create amazing things with LEGO, but did you know you can also make vehicles that roll and model plans that include landing gear and flaps that actually extend and retract? You can even make functional robots without getting into Mindstorms and programming. In Practical LEGO Technics, Mark Rollins shows you how to use LEGO and Power Functions components like motors and remote controls to create motorized cars, all terrain vehicles, vehicle steering, construction equipment such as cranes and forklifts, airplanes. All-in-all, you'll learn to create a wide variety of fun, unique LEGO creations. LEGO Technic is similar to Mindstorms in that you can create all sorts of cool vehicles and gadgets. But unlike Mindstorms, you don't have to learn programming. Power Functions allows you to add motors, remote control, and battery boxes to your LEGO projects, no programming required. And while you could just build a LEGO Technic gadget from a boxed set, with Practical LEGO Technics, you'll learn the hows and whys of Technic project design, and pick up ideas for your own custom projects. Please note: The print version of this title is in black & white; the ebook is full color. You can download color images from the book at http://www.apress.com/9781430246114 Covers basic design for motorized vehicles that run and steer. Shows how to build headlights and more using the Power Functions Light Kit. Provides suspension design for use in building all-terrain vehicles. Helps you build construction equipment, including a crane and forklift.

LEGO Technic Robotics

Author: Mark Rollins
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430249801
Release Date: 2013-03-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Provides information on using the LEGO Technic robot kit, including how to build a robot body, using the power functions, enabling a robot to walk.

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

Author: Dennis Glaasker
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276157
Release Date:
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"The book is a compendium of hyper-realistic LEGO projects intended to stir your inner creative soul into experimenting on your own...we now desperately want for more LEGO." —Car and Driver "Even casual LEGO fans will enjoy gawking at all the pretty pictures in this book—again and again." —Gizmodo "The models are jaw dropping. This book is a treat." —GeekDad 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.

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.

The LEGO Build It Book Vol 1

Author: Nathanael Kuipers
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275419
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

With just one collection of LEGO bricks, you can build any of these 10 models—from the simple Go-Kart to the intricate Rescue Truck. Handy tips and advanced building techniques will inspire you to create your own amazing models for even more fun! –Off-Roader –Go-Kart –Muscle Car –Stroller –Multi-Purpose Truck –Historic Racer –Classic Car –Wheel Loader –Street Rod –Rescue Truck

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.

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.

How to Build Brick Cars

Author: Peter Blackert
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760361238
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Build--Learn--Customize--Play! The World's Best Cars In The Palm Of Your Hand. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, start your engines and bust out your bricks! How to Build Brick Cars is here for the inner creative person in us all. Featuring over a dozen fully realized builds of classic and contemporary sports cars, race cars, and muscle cars, How to Build Brick Cars features a range of levels to challenge both brick newbies and the veteran block-slingers far and wide. Inside, readers will find detailed, full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions for such classic and contemporary vehicles like the 1932 Ford V-8 Roadster, Datsun 240Z, 2016 Le Mans Ford racer, Ferrari 250 GT California, Jaguar E-Type coupe and convertible, Ford F150 Raptor, Bugatti Veyron, and the iconic Porsche 911. The vehicles represent a range of manufacturers such as GM, Chrysler, Bugatti, and more, from many of the world's most exciting automotive manufacturing countries (the United States, England, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan). Featuring informative and historical text about each car and designed exclusively by Ford Motor Company vehicle designer Peter Blackert, How to Build Brick Cars will keep you busy from the flip of the first page to the end of the race track!

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book

Author: Yoshihito Isogawa
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276003
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. You’ll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations. Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!

Beautiful LEGO

Author: Mike Doyle
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275440
Release Date: 2013-10-13
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO, a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures. You’ll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces.

LEGO Space

Author: Peter Reid
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275211
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"A beautiful, four-color book that showcases an epic LEGO universe. Full of advanced models guaranteed to inspire, as well as simpler models with building instructions"--

The LEGO Trains Book

Author: Holger Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593278489
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs. Inside you'll find: -A historical tour of LEGO trains -Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City Express (ICE), the Swiss “Crocodile,” and a vintage passenger car -Tips for controlling your trains with transformers, receivers, and motors -Advice on advanced building tech­niques like SNOT (studs not on top), micro­striping, creating textures, and making offset connections -Case studies of the design process -Ways to use older LEGO pieces in modern designs For ages 10+