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<div><p><b>BUILD 10 COOL MODELS!</b><br/><br/>With just one collection of LEGO® bricks, you can build any of these 10 models?from ...the simple Go-Kart to the intricate Rescue Truck.<br/><br/>Handy tips and advanced building techniques will inspire you to create your own amazing models for even more fun!<br/><br/></p><ul><li>Off-Roader</li><li>Go-Kart</li><li>Muscle Car</li><li>Stroller</li><li>Multi-Purpose Truck</li><li>Historic Racer</li><li>Classic Car</li><li>Wheel Loader</li><li>Street Rod</li><li>Rescue Truck</li></ul></div> Read More

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Whether you're just beginning with your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set or are already an expert, you'll be inspired by these animal-like ...models that walk, crawl, hop, and roll! <p>The first part of the book introduces you to the NXT kit and reviews the parts you'll need in order to begin building. Next, you'll learn how to program with the NXT-G programming language, including how to make miniprograms called My Blocks that you can use to build larger programs. Finally, you'll learn how to build each robot and program it to act like its real animal cousins.</p> <p>Learn to build and program the following robots:</p> <ul> <li> Ribbit, a jumping frog</li> <li> Bunny, a hopping rabbit</li> <li> Sandy, a walking camel</li> <li> Spiderbot, an eight-legged spider that avoids objects and walks forward and backward</li> <li> Snout, a walking alligator that opens and closes its jaws</li> <li> LEGOsaurus, a four-legged, plodding dinosaur</li> <li> Pygmy, a walking elephant that raises and lowers its head</li> <li> Polecat, a skunk on wheels that lifts its tail and shoots "darts"</li> <li> Strutter, a peacock on wheels that turns and flutters its tail feathers</li> </ul> <p>Troubleshooting tips help you avoid problems like misarranged gears and incorrect programming, while a list of Internet resources is included to help guide you in further exploration with the NXT. Teachers and home educators will appreciate an appendix with helpful suggestions for using the models in the classroom. </p> <p>The models in this book have been tested repeatedly -- and built successfully -- by novice builders, so all you have to do is follow the directions and watch them go. Now, let the building begin! (Note: These specific models require additional NXT/TECHNIC parts. Check out the part lists at thenxtzoo(DOT)com.) Read More

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<div><p><em>The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book</em> explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MI...NDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions.</p><p>You'll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations.</p><p>Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!</p></div> Read More

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<div><p><i>Badass LEGO Guns</i> 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.</p> <p>Learn to build:</p> <ul><li><b>Thriller</b>, a powerful crossbow pistol with smooth cocking and chambering mechanisms</li><li><b>Parabella</b>, a pint-sized, rubber-band shooting marvel</li><li><b>The Warbeast</b>, a sophisticated, fully-automatic bullpup submachine gun</li><li><b>Liliputt</b>, a semi-automatic pistol with a nine-brick magazine</li><li><b>Mini-Thriller</b>, a folding crossbow pistol</li></ul> <p>The models range from sophisticated to simple, and builders of all ages will find something enjoyable. Toy guns have never been so much fun.</p></div> Read More

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<div><p>The LEGO® Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, ...and more, you can design LEGO models that really <em>move</em>.</p> <p><em>The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide</em> is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Pawel "Sairel" Kmiec will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to advanced mechanics, even explaining how to create realistic to-scale models. Sariel, a world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, offers unique insight into mechanical principles like torque, power translation, and gear ratios, all using Technic bricks. You'll learn how to:</p> <ul><li>Create sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress</li><li> Re-create specialized LEGO pieces like casings and u-joints, and build solutions like Schmidt and Oldham couplings, when no standard piece will do</li><li>Build custom differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems</li><li>Pick the right motor for the job?and transform its properties to suit your needs</li><li>Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look</li><li>Create remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines</li></ul> <p>This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. Your Technic adventure starts now!</p></div> Read More

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<DIV> <div class="aplus"> <table align="right" bgcolor="#ffffff" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="3"> <tbody><tr> <td align="rig...ht"><img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/oreilly/lego-technic-300x176.jpg" align="right" border="0"></td> </tr> </tbody></table> <p><i>The LEGO® Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines</i> is a collection of hundreds of working examples of simple yet fascinating Technic models that you can build based on their pictures alone. Each project uses color-coded pieces and is photographed from multiple angles, making it easy to see how the models are assembled without the need for step-by-step instructions. Every model illustrates a different principle, concept, or mechanism that will inspire your own original creations. You're encouraged to use these elements as building blocks to create your own masterpieces.</p><p>The Technic models in <i>Simple Machines</i> demonstrate basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like. You'll learn how to create small, elegant machines like cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, and even musical instruments.</p><p>This visual guide, the first in the three-volume <i>LEGO Technic Idea Book</i> series, is the brainchild of master builder Yoshihito Isogawa of Tokyo, Japan. Each title is filled with photos of Isogawa's unique models, all of which are designed to fire the imaginations of LEGO builders young and old.</p><p>Imagine. Create. Invent. Now, what will you build?</p><p>NOTE: The <i>LEGO Technic Idea Book</i> series uses parts from various Technic sets. If you don't have some of the pieces shown in a particular model, experiment by substituting your own parts or visit the No Starch Press website for a list of the special parts used in the book.</p></div> Read More

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<div><p><i>Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred</i> is packed with fun craft and toy-making projects for geeks on a budget. Inside, you'll fi...nd illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings. Part I: Kid Stuff contains child-friendly projects like the Lock-N-Latch Treasure Chest and a PVC TeePee; Part II: The Electro-Skiffle Band is devoted to homemade musical instruments; and Part III: The Locomotivated showcases moving toys, like a muzzleloader that shoots marshmallows and a steam-powered milk-carton boat.</p> <p>Each project costs just $10 or less to make and is suitable for anyone, regardless of experience level. As you build, you'll learn useful sewing and carpentry skills, and the appendix offers a primer on electronics and soldering.</p> <p>You (and your kids) will have hours of fun making projects like:</p> <ul><li>A simple electric guitar</li><li>An oversized joy buzzer that (safely) administers a 100-volt jolt</li><li>Cool, mess-free, screen printed t-shirts</li><li>Kites made from FedEx envelopes</li><li>Booming Thunderdrums made from salvaged x-ray film</li><li>Old school board games like Go, Tafl, and Shut-the-Box</li></ul> <p>Whether you're a mom or dad in search of a rainy day activity, a Scout leader looking to educate and entertain your troop, or just a DIY weekend warrior, the projects in <i>Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred</i> will inspire and amuse you. Now, roll up your sleeves and make!</p></div> Read More

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<p>Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building with <i>The LEGO Adventure Book</i>. Th...is inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world's best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating!</p> Read More

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<div><p>The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 set offers so many new and exciting features that it can be hard to know where to begin. Without... the help of an expert, it could take months of experimentation to learn how to use the advanced mechanisms and numerous programming features.<br/><br/>In <em>The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory</em>, author Daniele Benedettelli, robotics expert and member of the elite LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Panel, shows you how to use gears, beams, motors, sensors, and programming blocks to create sophisticated robots that can avoid obstacles, walk on two legs, and even demonstrate autonomous behavior. You'll also dig into related math, engineering, and robotics concepts that will help you create your own amazing robots. Programming experiments throughout will challenge you, while a series of comics and countless illustrations inform the discussion and keep things fun.<br/><br/>As you make your way through the book, you'll build and program five wicked cool robots:</p><ul><li>ROV3R, a vehicle you can modify to do things like follow a line, avoid obstacles, and even clean a room</li><li>WATCHGOOZ3, a bipedal robot that can be programmed to patrol a room using only the Brick Program App (no computer required!)</li><li>SUP3R CAR, a rear-wheel-drive armored car with an ergonomic two-lever remote control</li><li>SENTIN3L, a walking tripod that can record and execute color-coded sequences of commands</li><li>T-R3X, a fearsome bipedal robot that will find and chase down prey</li></ul><br/><br/>With <em>The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory</em> as your guide, you'll become an EV3 master in no time.<br/><br/>Requirements: One LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)</div> Read More

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<p><strong>"An incredible fantasy universe." ?Space.com</strong><br/><br/><strong>"Nothing could be more awesome." ?Wired Science<.../strong><br/><br/>Come explore an incredible LEGO® universe in <em>LEGO Space: Building the Future</em>. Spaceships, orbital outposts, and new worlds come to life in this unique vision of the future, built completely from LEGO bricks.<br/><br/>A selection of 10 step-by-step building instructions will have you constructing your own cosmic creations to play with at home. Marvel at interstellar battlecruisers, space pirates, charming robots, and other stunning builds from an amazing future!</p> Read More

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<div><p>In <em>The LEGO Neighborhood Book</em>, you'll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try... your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches. Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood!</p><p>Inside you'll find:</p><ul><li>Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings</li><li>Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models</li><li>Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more</li><li>A gallery of the authors' designs</li></ul><p>For ages 10+</p></div> Read More

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