The Unofficial Lego Technic Builder's Guide, 2e

The Unofficial Lego Technic Builder's Guide, 2e

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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 Pawel '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
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Product details

  • 9-11
  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 20.32mm | 1,133.98g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • komplett in Farbe
  • 1593277601
  • 9781593277604
  • 39,740

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"The most comprehensive guide to engineering plastic machines and mastering tricks of the trade. Its usefulness makes it a text you'll keep for years if you're a fan or hopeful. I couldn't imagine it being any more valuable a resource."
-The News Wheel

"If you are a Technic fan or build with LEGO Technic elements (e.g. for use in MINDSTORMS), The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide, 2nd Edition should be at the top of your shortlist of must-have titles."
-Hispabrick Magazine

"A totally amazing book, with really clear and easy to follow explanations of the engineering concepts . . . Definitely something that serious lego builders need to have on their bookshelves, or more likely on the table next to a pile of lego and a part built model."
-James Kemp, Blogger,

"Whatever your level of knowledge in engineering is, if you read this cover to cover you will almost certainly learn something new. . . . the best thing is you can keep coming back and even try out some of his build ideas with the included instruction sections."
-Brick Fanatics

"It's an absolutely indispensable wealth of mechanical information broken down into manageable and delicious bite-sized bits. It takes the staggeringly complex Technic system and makes it approachable and inviting."

"Whether you are a skilled builder or a novice, this book contains a wealth of interesting information. It is without a doubt the most comprehensible builder's guide to LEGO Technic."

"The book will save you hours of puzzlement and pain, with its example building instructions and inspire you to play with solving harder technical challenges. You'll want to start experimenting (playing) and building your own creations: it's what LEGO is for."
-The LEGO Car Blog

"The illustrated instructions will create a child-like enthusiasm for building again as you easily grasp more complicated instructions and let your mind's imagination soar."
-Amazing Kids! Magazine

"The text is easy to read, the graphics are clear and the binding allows the book to flat when you open it...the new and improved material makes it almost a whole new book."
-Think Bricks

"Had I owned a book like this when I was a child there is no telling what elaborate models I would have built."
-JK Brickworks

"The full-color, durable pages make this a great book to keep around your home LEGO studio. . . . The author does an excellent job describing his designs and any potential pitfalls."
-Milluzzi Labs

"I would recommend this book for any adult builder who is interested in becoming more familiar with Technic and using Technic in their own creations. It is definitely an asset that deserves a place on the shelf."
-Josh Wedin, The Brothers Brick

"This book is a gem."
-Ryan McNaught, LEGO Certified Professional
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About Pawel Sariel Kmiec

Pawel "Sariel" Kmiec is a LEGO Technic enthusiast based in Warsaw, Poland. A prolific blogger and model builder, Sariel's LEGO creations have been featured in many magazines, the world's most popular LEGO blogs, and even prompted the LEGO Group to use his help in developing some of its products. Sariel is a guest blogger for the official LEGO Technic website and is a 2012 LEGO Ambassador for Poland. He is YouTube's most-viewed LEGO Technic builder.
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