What will you build? This thoroughly updated second edition of the best-selling Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder´s Guide is filled with tips for building strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the LEGO Technic system. World-renowned builder Pawel ´´Sariel´´ Kmiec covers the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from the concepts that underlie simple machines, like gears and linkages, to advanced mechanics, like differentials and steering systems. This edition adds 13 new building instructions and 4 completely new chapters on wheels, the RC system, planetary gearing, and 3D printing. You´ll get a hands-on introduction to fundamental mechanical concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as basic engineering principles like weight distribution, efficiency, and power transmission-all with the help of Technic pieces. You´ll even learn how Sariel builds his amazing tanks, trucks, and cars to scale. Learn how to: - Build sturdy connections that can withstand seriousstress - Re-create specialized LEGO pieces, like casings and u-joints, and build custom, complex Schmidt and Oldham couplings - Create your own differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems - Pick the right motor for the job and transform it to suit your needs - Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look - Build remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines 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. What better way to learn engineering principles than to experience them hands-on with LEGO Technic? New in this edition: 13 new building instructions, 13 updated chapters, and 4 brand-new chapters!
Create your own custom city with building instructions for over 50 builds from 8 amazing LEGO Micro Cities! Build a beautiful LEGO® city that´s small enough to hold in your hands! Filled with striking photos, step-by-step instructions, and countless ideas for customization, LEGO Micro Cities shows you how building small can open up new possibilities for the creative builder. You´ll learn everything you need to know to create your own micro city, from building the foundation to adding convincing architectural details that will bring your city to life.
From tanks to tow trucks, all the models showcased in this book use LEGO Technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors to really move. You ll find some of the world s best fan-created LEGO superècars, construction equipment, monster trucks, watercraft, and more, along with design notes and breakaway views of the truly incredible mechanisms inside. Look closely, and you ll learn how expert builders use differentials, suspensions, linkages, and complex gearing systems in their creations. Whether you re a beginning builder or a longtime LEGO fan, Incredible LEGO Technic offers a unique look at the artistry and engineering that can make your LEGO creations come alive.
At last, fans of the LEGO BOOST robot building kit have the learning resource they´ve been missing! Enter The LEGO BOOST Activity Book: a full-color guide that will help readers learn how to build and code LEGO creations that move, explore their environment, grab and lift objects, and more. The LEGO BOOST kit lets younger builders create fun, multifunctional robots by combining bricks with code, but it doesn´t come with a manual. With the help of this complete guide to the LEGO BOOST set, you´ll be on your way to building and programming BOOST robots in no time. You´ll begin your exploration by building a basic rover robot called MARIO to help you learn the fundamentals of the BOOST programming environment. Next, you´ll add features to your rover to control its movement and make it repeat actions and react to colors and sounds. Once you´ve learned some programming basics, you´ll learn how to program your robot to do things like follow lines on the ground, scan its environment to decide where to go, and even play darts. As final projects, you´ll create two complete robots: BrickPecker to help you organize your bricks and CYBOT, a robot that talks, shoots objects, and executes voice commands. As you advance through the book, optional lessons aim to deepen your understanding of basic robotics concepts. Brain BOOSter sections let you dig into the math and engineering behind your builds while a host of experiments seek to test your skills and encourage you to do more with your robots. With countless illustrations, extensive explanations, and a wealth of coding examples to guide you, The LEGO BOOST Activity Book is sure to take you from beginning builder to robotics whiz and give your robot-building brain that needed boost!
While the LEGO company´s official line of trains is one of their most popular themes, official sets can be limiting-and expensive. Many model railroad fans want to build custom creations without the confines of official LEGO sets. For these serious fans, The LEGO Trains Book offers a comprehensive, photographic journey with building instructions that is sure to feed their passion. With full-colour, step-by-step instructions on building specific trains, track layout, and advanced aesthetic techniques among many other things.
Experimentalflugzeug für Fortgeschrittene Die X-29 wurde von Grumman in den 1980er Jahren als Experimentalflugzeug entwickelt, um neue Konstruktionstechnologien wie die Verwendung von nach vorne gekehrten Flügeln, Canard-Steuerflächen und Kohlefaser-Verbundwerkstoffen zu testen. Flite Test hat einige Aspekte des Flugzeugs vereinfacht, damit es aus Foam Board und herkömmlichen Materialien hergestellt werden kann, ohne dabei das scharfe Design zu verlieren. Die einzigartigen Flugeigenschaften des Flugzeugs, wie z.B. der sanfte Strömungsabriss, wurden beibehalten, aber die inhärente Instabilität des Originalflugzeugs wurde in der Flite Test Schaumstoffversion verbessert. Der relativ kurze, profilierte Flügel und der lange Rumpf halten das Flugzeug in schnellen Passagen gerade und lassen es in scharfe Kurven gleiten, ohne dabei das sichere Gefühl zu verlieren. Die Schnelligkeit und Wendigkeit, sowie die etwas komplexere Bauweise des Modells machen den X-29 zum idealen Begleiter für fortgeschrittene Piloten und Modellbauer. Der FT X-29 kann mit dem Power Pack C Motor in einer Pusher-Konfiguration geflogen werden oder er kann von einem 64-70mm EDF angetrieben werden, was eine Erweiterung des Jet-Anteils der Flit Test Speed Build Kit Flotte ist.