Monday, November 26, 2012

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide

Synopsis:  The LEGO® 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 Pawel "Sairel" 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!

My Review:  The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide is another must have for LEGO lovers of all ages. My son (5th grade) participated again this year in his schools LEGO league competition.  One part of the competition is to build a robot out of LEGOs to perform a set of challenges.  He took The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide in to practice one day and his team mates devoured this book from cover to cover.  

The full color diagrams and easy to follow instructions make building motors, gears, pulleys and more so much easier to build.  The book also explains the whys and hows of how all the mechanics work together.  

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide really is an awesome, must have book.  You (or your LEGO lover) will not be disappointed with this purchase.

Meet the Author:  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.

Purchase It:  You can purchase The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide online at Amazon for $29.95 ($14.37 Kindle version and $18.78 Prime members). 

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