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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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+

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 havenÕt been bestowed on LEGO toys, and itÕs not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO GroupÕs history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brandÕs creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasnÕt 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 companyÕs ever-increasing catalogof productsÑincluding the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMSÑare 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).

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+

Medieval LEGO

Author: Greyson Beights
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276508
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Castles and kings, battles and treaties, famine and plague, intrigue and invasion! Medieval LEGO takes you through real English history in the middle ages with a unique twist, with every event illustrated by a tiny little LEGO scene. With contributions by medievalists and scholars, this book brings medieval history to life in a fun, kid-friendly way. Inside, you'll learn about events like the Battle of Hastings, the chartering of Oxford University, and the signing of the Magna Carta. You'll witness the infamous Black Death, and the Great Famine, and you'll read about famous historical figures like Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William the Conqueror. Grab your broadsword and turn the page to join the adventure.

The LEGO Architect

Author: Tom Alphin
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276133
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"The perfect book to turn your childhood LEGO® collection into a legitimate (and seriously fun) adult pastime." —Finn MacLeod, Arch Daily "Stunning...be the Corbusier of LEGO." —Wall Street Journal "For many budding architects the first step on the road to blueprints and T-squares is a trip to the toy store. The models are sure to motivate future architects—or future LEGO artists—to get building." —Architectural Digest Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

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.

How to Build Brick Cars

Author: Peter Blackert
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760352656
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"This collection of LEGO designs provides instructions on building twelve contemporary and classic sports cars entirely out of the world's favorite building block."--Provided by publisher.