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!

Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Inventor s Guide

Author: David J. Perdue
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593272159
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Helps readers harness the capabilities of the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set and effectively plan, build and program NXT 2.0 robots, offering an overview of the pieces in the NXT set, practical building techniques, instruction on the official NXT-G programming language and step-by-step instructions for building, programming and testing a variety of sample robots. Original.

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

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.

The LEGO Adventure Book Vol 3

Author: Megan H. Rothrock
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276102
Release Date: 2015-05-25
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

In this volume of the LEGO Adventure Book series, Megs and Brickbot face their toughest challenge yet. The Destructor is on the loose again, demolishing LEGO models and shaking things up! Join Megs as she rebuilds the models and meets some of the world’s best builders. Learn to create a Renaissance house, a classic movie theater, sushi, Miniland-scale marvels, an ice cream truck, street lamps, and even a chicken coop. With 40 step-by-step breakdowns and nearly 150 example models, The LEGO Adventure Book will surely inspire you and keep you building!

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!

FIRST LEGO League

Author: James Floyd Kelly
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593271855
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Provides information on the workings and structure of a FIRST LEGO league competition, covering such topics as organizing a team, finding equipment and funding, designing and building robots, and using strategies and techniques to increase scores.

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.

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

Author: Laurens Valk
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593275327
Release Date: 2014-06-14
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started. Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you’ll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You’ll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs. Master the possibilities of the EV3 set as you build and program: * The EXPLOR3R, a wheeled vehicle that uses sensors to navigate around a room and follow lines * The FORMULA EV3 RACE CAR, a streamlined remote-controlled race car * ANTY, a six-legged walking creature that adapts its behavior to its surroundings * SK3TCHBOT, a robot that lets you play games on the EV3 screen * The SNATCH3R, a robotic arm that can autonomously find, grab, lift, and move the infrared beacon * LAVA R3X, a humanoid robot that walks and talks More than 150 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and apply what you’ve learned to invent your own robots. With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book as your guide, you’ll be building your own out-of-this-world creations in no time! Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)

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+

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.

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.

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.