Synopses & Reviews
Badass LEGO Guns is packed with building instructions for five impressive looking "weapons" built entirely from LEGO Technic parts. In this heavily illustrated 2-color book, you learn how to use LEGO Technic pieces to build working model guns like the Warbeast, a sophisticated, fully-automatic submachine gun; Parabella, a semi-automatic pistol; Thriller, a slide action crossbow pistol with smooth cocking and chambering mechanisms; and the Magic Moth, a simple butterfly "knife" built with Technic pieces. With the help of a bit of sanding, some rubber bands, and Krazy Glue, each gun actually shoots LEGO bricks at high speed, with surprising accuracy. The building instructions for each model are easy to follow and include detailed parts lists. Badass LEGO Guns also includes sections discussing the general concepts of LEGO gun design and offers practical building tips and tricks. The models range from sophisticated to easy, and readers of all ages will find something enjoyable to build and play with.
"LEGO Guns" is packed with building instructions for five impressive looking "weapons" built entirely from LEGO TECHNIC parts. The models range from sophisticated to easy, and readers of all ages will find something enjoyable to build and play with. Illustrations.
Written by a former master LEGO designer, this full-color book contains projects that break the LEGO Company's rules for building with LEGO bricks--rules against building projects that fire projectiles, cutting or gluing bricks, and using non-standard parts.
Badass LEGO Guns shows you how to build five impressive weapons entirely from LEGO Technic parts. With the help of rubber bands, some sanding, and a touch of Krazy Glue, you'll build five complex and functional guns that shoot plastic LEGO bricks or rubber bands at high speed with surprising accuracy. The easy-to-follow building instructions include complete parts lists, assembly tips, and a discussion of general design principles.
Learn to build:
- Thriller, a powerful crossbow pistol with smooth cocking and chambering mechanisms
- Parabella, a pint-sized, rubber-band shooting marvel
- The Warbeast, a sophisticated, fully-automatic bullpup submachine gun
- Liliputt, a semi-automatic pistol with a nine-brick magazine
- Mini-Thriller, a folding crossbow pistol
The models range from sophisticated to simple, and builders of all ages will find something enjoyable. Toy guns have never been so much fun.
About the Author
Martin Hudepohl, a.k.a. Xubor, built his first LEGO guns in the early 1990s and has been developing ever-more sophisticated models since. He is a freelance programmer, who also composes original music. He lives in Germany.