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    DescriptionIt just may be impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks. With an active imagination as your guide, there are endless possibilities-provided you follow the LEGO Company's official (and sensible) rules. This means no cutting or tampering with bricks, creating models that shoot unapproved projectiles, or using non-standard parts with any LEGO product. After all, those little precision-molded ABS bricks can be dangerous in the wrong hands! Well, toss those rules out the window. Forbidden Lego introduces you to the type of free-style building that LEGO's master builders do for fun in the back room. Using LEGO bricks in combination with common household materials (from rubber bands and glue to plastic spoons and ping-pong balls) along with some very unorthodox building techniques, you'll learn to 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. Once you get into the spirit, you'll want to try inventing your own rule-breaking models. Forbidden Lego's authors, share tips and tricks that will inspire you and help you turn your visions into reality. Nothing's against the rules in this book!

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    Forbidden Lego
    Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ulrik Pilegaard, By (author) Mike Dooley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 712 g
    ISBN 13: 9781593271374
    ISBN 10: 1593271379

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    BIC subject category V2: UMX
    BISAC V2.8: TEC020000, TEC009000
    DC22: 005.133
    B&T Approval Code: A04504900
    BISAC V2.8: CRA039000, CRA020000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A80480000, A96010200
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16390
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: P0041575, P0041576, ROBO5000
    DC22: 688.725, 688.7/25
    LC classification: TS2301.T7 P463 2007
    Libri: MODE3000, P0039992
    Thema V1.0: UMX, WFH
    No Starch Press,US
    Imprint name
    No Starch Press,US
    Publication date
    01 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Daly City, California
    Author Information
    Ulrik Pilegaard was a Senior Designer and Studio Manager for LEGO MINDSTORMS in Denmark and San Francisco, where he worked on projects for LEGO Technic in collaboration with the Media Lab at MIT and designed multiple models for LEGO MINDSTORMS (including R2D2). After LEGO, Pilegaard held the position of Manager of Design at Evolution Robotics, where he helped develop state-of-the-art robotics solutions. Since 2004, he has worked for Energy Innovations as a senior product designerMike Dooley worked as the Senior Product Manager for the original LEGO MINDSTORMS and was later promoted to Director of Development. Dooley is currently Vice President for Product and Business Development at Evolution Robotics, which focuses on next-generation technologies for consumer robotics.
    Table of contents
    Introduction How to Build Great Things Project 1: Paper Plane Launcher (PPL) Project 2: Candy Coated Catapult (CCC) Project 3: Ping-Pong Cannon (PPC) Project 4: All-Terrain Lego (ATL) Project 5: High Velocity Automatic Lego Plate Dispenser (HVALPD) Appendix A: Tips and Tricks