Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Unofficial lego Builder's Guide

Synopsis:  What exactly is a slope? What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why is it bad to simply stack bricks in columns to make a wall? The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide is here to answer your questions.

Focusing on building actual models with real bricks, The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide comes with complete instructions to build several cool models but also encourages you to use your imagination to create your own fantastic creations.

Inside, you'll learn:
  • The best ways to connect bricks and creative uses for those patterns
  • Tricks for calculating and using scale (it's not as hard as you think)
  • The step-by-step plans to create a train station on the scale of LEGO people (a.k.a. "minifigs")
  • How to build spheres, jumbo-sized LEGO bricks, micro-scaled models, and a mini space shuttle
  • Tips for sorting and storing all of your LEGO pieces
The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide also includes the Brickopedia, a visual guide to nearly 300 of the most useful and reusable elements of the LEGO system, with historical notes, common uses, part numbers, and the year each piece first appeared in a LEGO set.

The firm foundation for your LEGO hobby starts here!

My Review:  One word.....AWESOME!  If you are a LEGO lover (or know someone who is) The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide is a must have.  My kids are LEGO lovers (so happy that my girls are too, as it wasn't encouraged when I was young, unless you were a boy).  

The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide explains the fundamentals of building practices that apply to any model.  My girls are still a little to young to fully understand these concepts, but my son (5th grade) 100% got it and absorbed it like a sponge.  In fact the day The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide arrived, it disappeared immediately.  It took me over a week to realize it "disappeared" without me even looking through it. 

Some of my favorite parts of The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide is the Brickopedia.  It explains all the different pieces and has photos of them as well.

My favorite chapter is 8, Mosaics: Patterns and Pictures in Bricks.  This chapter explains how to create a picture out of legos using graph paper.  The possibilities are endless.  

You can't go wrong with The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide.   Buy it today!

Meet the Author:  Allan Bedford is a lifelong LEGO fan and builder whose most ambitious model is a 5,000-piece replica of Toronto's famed CN Tower. An avid photographer, Bedford spends his time chronicling the streets and people of his adopted hometown, Toronto.

Purchase It:  You can buy The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide online from Amazon for $24.95 (Kindle version $10.97 and Prime members for $16.86

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