The Unofficial Lego Technic Builder's Guide

The Unofficial Lego Technic Builder's Guide

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The LEGO(R) Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, and more, you can design LEGO models that really move. The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Pawe? "Sariel" Kmiec will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to advanced mechanics, even explaining how to create realistic to-scale models. Sariel, a world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, offers unique insight into mechanical principles like torque, power translation, and gear ratios, all using Technic bricks. You'll learn how to:
-Create sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress
-Re-create specialized LEGO pieces like casings and u-joints, and build solutions like Schmidt and Oldham couplings, when no standard piece will do
-Build custom differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems
-Pick the right motor for the job--and transform its properties to suit your needs
-Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look
-Create 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. Your Technic adventure starts now!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 198 x 252 x 22mm | 939.99g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • komplett in Farbe
  • 1593274343
  • 9781593274344
  • 38,985

About Pawel 'sariel' Kmiec

Pawe? "Sariel" Kmie? is a LEGO Technic enthusiast based in Warsaw, Poland. His LEGO creations have been featured in many magazines and on the world's most popular LEGO blogs. Sariel is a guest blogger for the official LEGO Technic website and is a LEGO Ambassador for Poland. He is YouTube's most viewed LEGO Technic builder and the author of Incredible Lego Technic.
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Review quote

"Sariel is a legend in the LEGO world...His machines are fantastic."
--Gizmodo "This book boggles the mind! Even if you're an accomplished builder, some of the techniques that Sariel shares are sure to expand your repertoire."
--Wired
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Table of contents

forewordprefaceacknowledgmentsbasicsChapter 1: basic conceptsChapter 2: basic units and piecesChapter 3: studless or studfull?Chapter 4: axles, bushes, and jointsmechanicsChapter 5: gears and power transmission basicsChapter 6: chains and pulleysChapter 7: levers and linkagesChapter 8: custom mechanical solutionsChapter 9: the LEGO pneumatic systemChapter 10: pneumatic devicesChapter 11: building strongmotorsChapter 12: an inventory of LEGO motorsChapter 13: LEGO Power Functions systemadvanced mechanicsChapter 14: wheeled steering systemsChapter 15: wheeled suspension systemsChapter 16: tracked vehicles and suspensionsChapter 17: transmissionsChapter 18: adders and subtractorsmodelsChapter 19: form vs. functionChapter 20: scaling a modelChapter 21: the modeling processafterwordupdates and additional resources
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