The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Allan Bedford
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274801
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you build a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to:–Construct models that won't fall apart –Choose the right pieces and substitute when needed –Build to micro, jumbo, and miniland scale –Make playable board games out of LEGO pieces –Create photo mosaics and curved sculptures –Build a miniature space shuttle, a minifig-sized train station, and more Of course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models—from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements!

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Paweł "Sariel" Kmieć
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277604
Release Date: 2016-12-16
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 Paweł “Sariel” KmiePaweł "Sariel" Kmieć 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!

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.

Lego Tips Tricks and Building Techniques

Author: Joachim Klang
Publisher: Heel Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 3958434797
Release Date: 2016-12
Genre:

- New ideas for using your Lego bricks - Ideal for beginners as well as skilled modelers - Another book in this successful "Lego Builders book series" - more than 80,000 copies sold within this series This new volume of the successful Lego builders' books series addresses beginners as well as skilled builders who want to improve their building techniques and create individual and lifelike buildings, vehicles and all kinds of other fancy designs. Step-by-step instructions help the reader to come up with their own personal Lego masterpiece. The authors clearly demonstrate how to build "around the corner" or put Lego bricks together so no studs can be seen from the outside. Furthermore cobblestone pavement or various buildings consisting of skeleton framing elements can be created. Plenty of new modules can be created when people start using the bricks for purposes other than intended Just start building, but don't forget: Just click - don't glue, clip or paint!

Lego

Author: Joachim Klang
Publisher: Heel Verlag
ISBN: 3868526587
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Games

Provides step-by-step instructions for building a city from Lego bricks.

Build Your Own Galaxy

Author: Joachim Klang
Publisher: Heel Verlag
ISBN: 386852777X
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents illustrated, step-by-step instructions for building spaceships, extraterrestrial beings, and lunar vehicles from LEGOs.

Art of LEGO Design

Author: Jordan Schwartz
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275532
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The most impressive LEGO models often take careful planning (and lots of pieces), but with some inspiration, a little imagination, and a number of tried-and-true techniques, you too can turn bricks into a masterpiece. In The Art of LEGO® Design, author Jordan Schwartz explores LEGO as an artistic medium. This wide-ranging collection of creative techniques will help you craft your own amazing models as you learn to see the world through the eyes of some of the greatest LEGO builders. Each concept is presented with a collection of impressive models to spark your imagination—like fantastic dragons, futuristic spaceships, expressive characters, and elaborate dioramas. You’ll discover some of the inventive techniques that LEGO artists use to: * Create lifelike creatures from unusual elements like inside-out tires and minifigure capes * Design sleek cars without showing a single stud * Add ambience to dioramas with light bricks or LEDs * Craft eye-catching textures to create cobblestone roads and brick walls * Build sturdy, detailed, posable mechs and other figures * Add depth with forced perspective and interesting silhouettes Interviews with the talented builders behind many of the book’s models reveal their thoughts on the design process and what inspires them most. Even if you’ve been building with LEGO since you could crawl, you’ll find new inspiration in The Art of LEGO® Design.

A Million Little Bricks

Author: Sarah Herman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781620878675
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that haven’t been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it’s not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Group’s history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brand’s creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasn’t always so. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The company’s ever-increasing catalogof products—including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer games. Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first-century children and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic as it is contemporary, A Million Little Bricks will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten Minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).

Beautiful Minecraft

Author: James Delaney
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277659
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Games

With a bit of imagination and a heavy dose of artistic talent, Minecraft blocks can be used to build almost anything. But as you’ll see, some artists are taking Minecraft building to a whole new level. Beautiful Minecraft is a compendium of stunning artwork built in Minecraft. Using millions of blocks and spending hundreds of hours, these artists have created floating steampunk cities, alien worlds, detailed classical sculptures, fantastical landscapes, architectural marvels, and more. The results are simply beautiful.

LEGO Technic Idea Book Fantastic Contraptions

Author: Yoshihito Isogawa
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593272791
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"The book is color throughout, with little to no text accompanying its diagrams ... The LEGO technic idea books are for anyone who wants to create a moving masterpiece, as well as those who want to make original robots with MINDSTORMS. It can also be used to demonstrate how machines work and to experience the fun of mechanics."--Publisher description.

LEGO Neighborhood Book

Author: Brian Lyles
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275716
Release Date: 2014-09-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you’ll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches. Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood! Inside you’ll find: * Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings * Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models * Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more * A gallery of the authors’ designs For ages 10+

The LEGO Animation Book

Author: David Pagano
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277895
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Performing Arts

Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation—no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production. Along the way, you’ll learn how to: –Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures –Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors –Design sets for animation—make three buildings look like an entire city! –Light, frame, and capture consistent photos –Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales –Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks –Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play! For ages 10+

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 LEGO Adventure Book Vol 1

Author: Megan H. Rothrock
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593274795
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building with The LEGO Adventure Book. This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world's best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating!

Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Pawel Kmiec Sariel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1492018333
Release Date: 2016
Genre:

Expert building techniques for mechanical LEGO models, from a world-renowned LEGO Technic builder whose YouTube channel has over 40M views. An updated edition of the best-selling The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide, expanded to include new parts and wheels, gears, and 3D printing.