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    Isogawa Yoshihito is a LEGO luminary with 42 years of experience. He began writing computer manuals while at the Tokyo University of Science and founded Isogawa Studio, Inc. soon after. He has twice won the grand prize in the Japan Manual Contest held by the Japan Technical Communicators Association and he has won outstanding performance awards many times. He currently lives in Tokyo.

    The LEGO® Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines 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.

    The Technic models in Simple Machines 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.

    This visual guide, the first in the three-volume LEGO Technic Idea Book 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.

    Imagine. Create. Invent. Now, what will you build?

    NOTE: The LEGO Technic Idea Book 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.

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    ISBN 9781593272777
    Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Toymaking
    Format Paperback
    Pages 157
    Publisher Date 2010-10-05 00:00:00.0
    Publisher No Starch Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 8.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Simple Machines
    Number Within Set 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Yoshihito, Isogawa
    Country of Origin United States

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      The book is all photographic depictions of how the Technic Legos can be assembled into simple machines. Easy to follow and the table of contents gives a clear indication of how each machine is to work. My issue with the book is the number of specialized pieces that are not in my extensive collection of Legos. To say this was frustrating was an understatement. Plan on spending some more money on actual Legos to really get the most out of this book.

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