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Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against! (Paperback)

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    It just may be impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks. With an active imagination as your guide, there are endless possibilities-provided you follow the LEGO Company's official (and sensible) rules. This means no cutting or......more

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It just may be impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks. With an active imagination as your guide, there are endless possibilities-provided you follow the LEGO Company's official (and sensible) rules. This means no cutting or tampering with bricks, creating models that shoot unapproved projectiles, or using non-standard parts with any LEGO product. After all, those little precision-molded ABS bricks can be dangerous in the wrong hands! Well, toss those rules out the window.

Forbidden Lego introduces you to the type of free-style building that LEGO's master builders do for fun in the back room. Using LEGO bricks in combination with common household materials (from rubber bands and glue to plastic spoons and ping-pong balls) along with some very unorthodox building techniques, you'll learn to create working models that LEGO would never endorse. Try your hand at a toy gun that shoots LEGO plates, a candy catapult, a high voltage LEGO vehicle, a continuous-fire ping-pong ball launcher, and other useless but incredibly fun inventions.

Once you get into the spirit, you'll want to try inventing your own rule-breaking models. Forbidden Lego's authors, share tips and tricks that will inspire you and help you turn your visions into reality. Nothing's against the rules in this book!

Ulrik Pilegaard was a Senior Designer and Studio Manager for LEGO MINDSTORMS in Denmark and San Francisco, where he worked on projects for LEGO Technic in collaboration with the Media Lab at MIT and designed multiple models for LEGO MINDSTORMS (including R2D2). After LEGO, Pilegaard held the position of Manager of Design at Evolution Robotics, where he helped develop state-of-the-art robotics solutions. Since 2004, he has worked for Energy Innovations as a senior product designer

Mike Dooley worked as the Senior Product Manager for the original LEGO MINDSTORMS and was later promoted to Director of Development. Dooley is currently Vice President for Product and Business Development at Evolution Robotics, which focuses on next-generation technologies for consumer robotics.

Author:
Pilegaard, Ulrik
Genre:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
186
Language:
English
Publisher:
No Starch Pr
Publish Date:
08/01/2007
Copyright Year:
2007
ISBN:
9781593271374
Height:
10.0 in
Wdth:
8.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.5 lb
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  • Fun book!

    This fun book gives some really interesting insight and information on the LEGO toys while also giving step-by step instructions for making some things that would not pass the "LEGO Rules". The book is very well illustrated, funny, informative, and written by two former LEGO employees.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • Nephew was less than impressed :(

    My Nephew was less than impressed :( with this book. It sounded like a very exciting go to book, for a kid with great Lego skills, without too many projects that would freak out parents, but enough leeway to be a, " Rebel Lego Inventor." Poor guy was less than impressed and I felt pretty bad. Sorry, Buddy!

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    1purplepansy from Jennifer, New York, NY, Feb 9, 2014

  • Forbidden Lego

    Font is very small and complexity exceeded skill set of younger child....disappointing..may be perfect for teenagers or older...

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    254rjbcj from usa, Apr 21, 2011

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