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
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.
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.
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.
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).
- 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
- Using ko
- Thinking territorially
- And many more
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