Synopses & Reviews
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!
With close to 100,000 copies in print, few would argue with the success of The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide. Capitalizing on the success of the original, this revised second edition still chronicles the various techniques that fans use to build their LEGO creations, but this time everything is in color. Readers learn how to build sturdy walls and a basic sphere, work with the different scale modeling (from mini to macro), use good design techniques, and even get tips on the best ways to sort and store their LEGO pieces. Readers of the first edition will love the highly-rendered models in this one and that's sure to make this book a great holiday gift.
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.
Table of Contents
WHAT THE LEGO® COMMUNITY IS SAYING ABOUT THE UNOFFICIAL LEGO® BUILDER'S GUIDE Dedication Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: The LEGO System: Endless Possibilities Chapter 2: Back to Basics: Tips and Techniques Chapter 3: Minifig Scale: Oh, What a Wonderful Minifig World It Is! Chapter 4: Miniland Scale: The Whole World in Miniature Chapter 5: Jumbo Elements: Building Bigger Bricks Chapter 6: Microscale Building: More Than Meets the Eye Chapter 7: Sculptures: The Shape of Things to Build Chapter 8: Mosaics: Patterns and Pictures in Bricks Chapter 9: Putting It All Together: Where Ideas Meet Bricks Chapter 10: Beyond Just Bricks: Other Ways to Enjoy the LEGO Hobby Brickopedia Design Grids: Building Better by Planning Ahead Colophon A Note from the Illustrator Updates