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The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide
The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1593270542

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 patternsTricks 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 shuttleTips 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

Geeky Lego Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects
Geeky Lego Crafts
21 Fun and Quirky Projects
Hardcover      ISBN: 1593277679

Indulge your love for LEGO(R) by making the challenging, quirky, and occasionally practical designs in Geeky LEGO Crafts.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to build handy bookends, geeky coasters, a stylish wine rack, adorable pencil holders, and much more.
A Book of Surrealist Games
A Book of Surrealist Games
Paperback      ISBN: 1570620849

This delightful collection allows everyone to enjoy firsthand the provocative methods used by the artists and poets of the Surrealist school to break through conventional thought and behavior to a deeper truth. Invented and played by such artists as Andr Breton, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst, these gems still produce results ranging from the hilarious to the mysterious and profound.

Paper Doll Rihanna
Paper Doll Rihanna
Paperback      ISBN: 0957314825

Paper doll book featuring two Rihanna cut-out dolls and many outfits.

Puzzlegrams: A Colorful, Challenging Collection of 178 Classic Puzzles
Puzzlegrams
A Colorful, Challenging Collection of 178 Classic Puzzles
Paperback      ISBN: 0671687409

Provides more than a hundred puzzles dealing with logic, spatial relationships, language, code, symbols, and mazes

William and Kate Paper Dolls: To Commemorate the Marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton, 29th April 2011
William and Kate Paper Dolls
To Commemorate the Marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton, 29th April 2011
Paperback      ISBN: 0486483789

Celebrate the royal wedding with a keepsake paper doll treasury Royal watchers around the world rejoiced when Britain's dashing Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, announced their engagement. This special commemorative edition features paper dolls of the prince and Kate, plus a splendid wardrobe of seven costumes for each. Outfits include William's RAF uniform and the gorgeous sapphire-blue wrap dress that Kate wore at their press conference.

A Million Little Bricks: The Unofficial Illustrated History of the Lego Phenomenon
A Million Little Bricks
The Unofficial Illustrated History of the Lego Phenomenon
Paperback      ISBN: 1626361185

There aren't many titles that haven't been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it's not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Group's history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brand's creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasn't always so. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The company's ever-increasing catalog of products--including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS--are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer and video games.
Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first-century children, and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic as it is contemporary, A Million Little Bricks will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten Minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).

Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi
Japanese Chess
The Game of Shogi
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 4805310367
Learn and master the fascinating game of Japanese Chess or "Shogi" with this expert guide and chess set.

Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi is the ultimate strategy guidebook for players of any skill level to improve their game and winning strategies. Played by millions around the world, Shogi is the uniquely Japanese variant of chess. It is the only version in which an opponent's captured piece can be dropped back onto the board as one's own. This makes for extremely exciting, dynamic gameplay in which momentum can quickly shift back and forth between players.

Trevor Legett, expert player and longtime resident of Japan, gives you all the information you need to play the game, form its basic rules to winning tactics.

Also included in this book are:
  • Sample game and commentary
  • Discussion of various opening strategies and game positions
  • Explanation of how to read a Japanese score
  • Fold-out Shogi board
  • Sturdy paper playing pieces
Japanese Chess features everything you need to get started playing this challenging and fun game
Go Basics: Concepts And Strategies for New Players
Go Basics
Concepts And Strategies for New Players
Paperback      ISBN: 0804836884
Learn the fascinating game of Go with this expert guide.

Go is a two player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast--even when compared to chess.

It's not surprising that Go is one of the oldest games still being played today--it's also one of the most challenging, stimulating, and fascinating games around. Prolific Go writer Peter Shotwell, author of the guidebook Go More Than a Game, brings players his second Go strategy handbook Go Basics, which provides a simple but thorough introduction to this timeless game that's perfect for Go beginners.

With its easy-to-follow instructions and over 600 diagrams showing examples of how to play, you'll be ready to enjoy this classic game right away. It starts by focusing on smaller 9 x 9 games, making it easier to understand and learn Go tactics and techniques, and introduces fundamental game winning strategies and tips. It also explains Go's unique handicapping system, making every game even those between beginners and experts exciting.

Useful go strategies include:
  • Invading
  • Sacrificing
  • Using ko
  • Thinking territorially
  • And many more
Go Basics also includes a CD-ROM developed by the American Go Association that will help you build your skills before testing them against other players.
20 Ways to Draw a Doodle and 44 Other Zigzags, Twirls, Spirals, and Teardrops: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
20 Ways to Draw a Doodle and 44 Other Zigzags, Twirls, Spirals, and Teardrops
A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
Paperback      ISBN: 1592539246

Swirls, spirals, and symbols come alive with 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle. Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook lets you draw outside the trapezoid and create beautiful designs and patterns. Explore playful polygons, zany zigzags, tweaked twizzles and twirls Let your pencil roam freely across the page and create your own designs 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the abstract shapes, lines, and patterns in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple forms that meld together to create the building blocks of any item (man-made or organic) that you want to draw. This all-in-one sketchbook let's you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Whether it's for a project or just to pass the time and relax, learn how to doodle and create cool patterns and designs. 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle is the perfect muse for any level of doodler. Best of all, you can use your doodles as a starting point for bigger projects like wallpaper, stationery, cards, wrapping paper, and more