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What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you build a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You'll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide. Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to: Construct models that won't fall apart Choose the right pieces and substitute when needed Build to micro, jumbo, and miniland scale Make playable board games out of LEGO pieces Create photo mosaics and curved sculptures Build a miniature space shuttle, a minifig-sized train station, and more Of course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models-from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide. Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements!
About 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.
WHAT THE LEGO(r) COMMUNITY IS SAYING ABOUT THE UNOFFICIAL LEGO(r) BUILDER'S GUIDEDedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: The LEGO System: Endless PossibilitiesChapter 2: Back to Basics: Tips and TechniquesChapter 3: Minifig Scale: Oh, What a Wonderful Minifig World It Is!Chapter 4: Miniland Scale: The Whole World in MiniatureChapter 5: Jumbo Elements: Building Bigger BricksChapter 6: Microscale Building: More Than Meets the EyeChapter 7: Sculptures: The Shape of Things to BuildChapter 8: Mosaics: Patterns and Pictures in BricksChapter 9: Putting It All Together: Where Ideas Meet BricksChapter 1: Beyond Just Bricks: Other Ways to Enjoy the LEGO HobbyBrickopediaDesign Grids: Building Better by Planning AheadColophonA Note from the IllustratorUpdates
ISBN: 9781593274412 ISBN-10: 1593274416 Audience:
For Ages: 10+ years old For Grades: 5+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 240 Published: 5th November 2012 Publisher: No Starch Press,US Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.1
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2