LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions. Our team of experts worked with educators and 11-year-olds to invent the machines, then wrote a book that teaches the skills (and some of the physics behind the fun) kids need to create their own amazing chain reaction machines.Our book includes 33 special LEGO elements that combine with basic bricks from your collection to make your machines go. But don’t worry that you won’t have the right bricks; we worked with the folks at LEGO to make sure you’ll need only the most common bricks, and that there are plenty of substitutes. The result is a chain reaction of fun, as one thing leads to another and another and another.Comes with: 78 page book, 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 6 feet of string, 8 paper ramps, 2 paper pop-up signs, 1 paper funnel ramp, 1 paper flag, 1 paper bucket, 1 platform
Fascinate your friends by completing an ordinary task in an extraordinary way. Learn to build 10 LEGO machines that can swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Then connect, rearrange, and experiment with the machines to create a chain reaction. With this book in hand and a handful of basic bricks from your LEGO collection, the only other thing you'll need is a little imagination.
Discover new and creative building ideas, tips, and tricks for your LEGO® bricks with this #1 New York Times bestseller.With more than 1 million copies sold, The LEGO Ideas Book is perfect for LEGO fans of all ages. Wired.com says, "If you're a LEGO fanatic (or know one), The LEGO Ideas Book is worth taking a look at."Divided into six themed chapters—transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure, and useful makes—each section contains basic templates of key models to inspire you to create your own. Hints and tips from Master Builders can help you turn your classic car into a race car or add a bridge to your castle. Don't be concerned if you haven't got all the bricks you need: this book also shows how to simplify details, making this a user-friendly guide for any building ability.A hit among parents and in classrooms for inspiring imagination and creativity, The LEGO Ideas Book has won a Teachers' Choice Award, Parents' Choice Award, and is a Children's Choices Selection from the Children's Book Council and International Literacy Association.LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.
Explore an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO® building and shows fans how to create a world with their imagination.Beautiful clear photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built while also providing step-by-step visual breakdowns and offering alternative ways to build models.Explore each chapter as it steadily creates a themed world and ultimately showcases a dynamic diorama of the complete build, showing readers that they, too, can build an entire LEGO world from scratch—brick by brick, model by model.Inspiring creativity and imagination, LEGO Awesome Ideas has been named to the International Literacy Association and Children's Book Council Children's Choices List.With creative model ideas and visual tips and techniques, LEGO Awesome Ideas will inspire everyone from beginners to accomplished builders.LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2015 The LEGO Group. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.
The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS 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.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.Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!
LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started.Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you'll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You'll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs.Master the possibilities of the EV3 set as you build and program:The EXPLOR3R, a wheeled vehicle that uses sensors to navigate around a room and follow linesThe FORMULA EV3 RACE CAR, a streamlined remote-controlled race carANTY, a six-legged walking creature that adapts its behavior to its surroundingsSK3TCHBOT, a robot that lets you play games on the EV3 screenThe SNATCH3R, a robotic arm that can autonomously find, grab, lift, and move the infrared beaconLAVA R3X, a humanoid robot that walks and talksMore than 150 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and apply what you've learned to invent your own robots. With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book as your guide, you'll be building your own out-of-this-world creations in no time!Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)
This first volume of The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Machines and Mechanisms, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. You’ll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle.You’ll learn to build sliding doors, grasping claws, rack-and-pinion mechanisms, and ball-shooting devices of every sort!Each model includes a list of required parts and colorful photographs that guide you through the build without the need for step-by-step instructions. As you build, you’ll explore the principles of simple machines, gear systems, power translation, and more.
Featuring a built-in activity selector and timer, visual tips from LEGO® fan builders, and more, this interactive book encourages creativity while teaching new building skills.365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks inspires you to look at your LEGO bricks in new and exciting ways. This book features imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours.Advice from LEGO fan builders will encourage you to get creative and have fun building your own LEGO pet, challenging your friends to make the tallest LEGO tower against the clock, creating a LEGO treasure hunt, and more.With a timer and random number generator for selecting activities, 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks is full of games and activities that will keep you busy every day of the year.LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.
Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!
Make thumbprint versions of your favorite Star Wars characters. Simple step-by-steps include Leia and Luke, Han Solo and battle droids, Ewoks and Wookiees, Jedi and Jabba the Hutt. With ink art and a few quick lines, you can recreate favorite moments from the movies or from scenes never seen before...even in a galaxy far, far away.