- Taschenbuch: 135 Seiten
- Verlag: No Starch Press; Auflage: 1 (12. Juli 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 159327503X
- ISBN-13: 978-1593275037
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 0,9 x 27,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 122.712 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The LEGO® Build-It Book: Amazing Vehicles (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 12. Juli 2013
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Nathanaël Kuipers is a Dutch design professional who worked for several years as a product developer for the LEGO Group in Denmark, where he was mainly responsible for engineering LEGO Technic models. He is the mastermind behind models like #8261, #8271, #8272, #8292, and #8674. He has also collaborated on the creation of many other models. Check out his work at http://www.nkubate.com/.
Mattia Zamboni is a fan of graphic design, photography, and LEGO, and he has a degree in electrical engineering. Based in Switzerland, he pursues his passion of graphic design, showcasing his talents within the world of 3D computer graphic arts. Check out his work at http://www.brickpassion.com/.
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Mit den Teilen eines einzigen Creator Sets (5867) lassen sich zehn verschiedene Modelle bauen, die allesamt überaus gelungen sind, Einblick in fortgeschrittene Bautechniken bieten und kreative Detaillösungen zeigen.
Eine Teileliste sorgt dafür, dass man auch ohne das genannte Original-Set die notwendigen Bausteine zurechtlegen kann.
Wenn man von dem Buch nicht genug bekommt - die Fortsetzung gibt es auch schon: The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 2: More Amazing Vehicles
So that's where today the FOLs (fans of lego) come in and fill the gap.
About the book
About the content
After a short introdution and overview it starts directly with the manuals. I like that the intro is kept short since this is mainly about images. The renderings which often blur the line to high quality photographs are top notch. A comic character pops up here and there giving some tips and making some remarks. He is a matter of taste, but is a refreshing element, especially for the younger audience. One thing I really like about this book is the presentation of two major advanced building techniques and a short showcase of getting creative with a single part. This would deserve two more examples in order to intensify the insight into creative use. Also the matter that all used parts can be used in other colours and similar shapes is a good advice. The use of the term 'magic formula' seems a bit exaggerated, since it is common building technique known throughout the online FOL community.
Based upon a set of the creator range this is a natural extension to the multiple possibilities these sets offer.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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I opted to build the Classic Car, and, because I was utilizing the Lego Digital Designer, I could build it in colors other than the red, white, and black that came with the set (blue with yellow accents and green upholstery in this case). Turning to the portion of the book with the instructions, I immediately found that each step lists the parts needed in addition to showing where they go.
My building experience went well. While I anticipated having issues keeping the book open on account of the spine binding, it stayed open well on its own. Because I was not using actual bricks, the build took a bit longer than it would have otherwise. Additionally, there were a few places, where the instructions were not entirely clear, because the other side of the model was not shown in the instructions or the angle was not entirely descriptive. Some of the build techniques, especially in this model (which, you will note, is marked as being complex) were a bit complicated...but they were awesome! The inventiveness that went into this design was mind-blowing, especially it the use of SNOT techniques (Studs Not On Top).
The authors, Nathanaël Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni, did a fantastic job in arranging this book, and I found it to be a lot of fun. The best part of all this - Volume 2 of The Lego Build-It Book will be released in September of this year, and it will contain more amazing vehicles!
The author chose a less-collectible set to base the book on. That's good, because you can still get it on ebay for about retail, even though it has been discontinued. Pick up both and you're ready for some serious LEGO fun!
This is the first volume in a new series from No Starch Press that is intended to give anyone ages 7 and older some ideas of things they can build or modify using LEGO. The 10 projects in this book are ranked by complexity, functions, and required pieces. The introduction page for each project includes design notes, technical specifications, and beautiful pictures of each finished product to whet the appetite. There is also a pretty neat section on advanced building with some useful tips for building with greater strength and imagination.
This particular volume is focused on vehicles.
The book is beautifully done with excellent art and clear instructions. Anyone looking for some vehicle plans and ideas is sure to find it interesting. My 7 year old son is waiting excitedly for me to finish this review and hand the book over to him. I consider that a very good sign, too.
The book opens with a page showing all the parts used to make the models. An illustrated friendly guide named George says, "If you are missing a few pieces, don't worry! Be creative and replace them with something similar or build in a different color!"
Each page is done in full, brilliant color. The illustrations are step-by-step, large, and easy to follow. George the Guide offers occasional tips along the way. For example, George shows how two simple Lego parts can be used to construct engine pistons, shock absorbers, auto chairs and side mirrors, springs, a logo for the grille, exhaust pipes, or a license plate. He's brilliant!
Each of the ten vehicles is rated for complexity (how difficult the model is to build), functions (how many working functions it has), and pieces (how many pieces are needed). The first model, an off-roader, is rated easy while the last model, the rescue truck, is the most complex in the collection. A side box provides design notes, technical specifications, and features. Nothing is missing from the clear and easy-to-follow instructions. For kids who don't do much reading, they can follow by using the colorful illustrations alone. Plus, there is not much to read anyway.
My personal favorite model is the muscle car, because it reminds me of my real life Mustang. This one is a red convertible with a wide white stripe. After the fun of constructing the car, I can see much more fun in "driving" it around or putting it on display for admiring friends. I can even see one of these decorating the corner of a desk in an office as a conversation piece.
Knowing how boys love construction vehicles, I can see many kids loving the wheel loader and the trucks. But the go-kart and street rod are also very cool. The model that wins my vote for cuteness is the baby stroller.
This book is a "must" for every Lego fan. It makes a perfect gift for birthdays and holidays, so you might want to pick up several copies. For adults who take care of kids, this makes a great addition to your bag of supplies as it will keep kids busy (in the best way--developing their brains and having fun doing it) for hours. Good for teachers to have in the classroom as well. Highly recommended for ages 7 to 97!