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Badass LEGO Guns: Building Instructions for Five Working Guns Paperback – December 27, 2010
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Martin Hudepohl, a.k.a. Xubor, built his first LEGO guns in the early 1990s and has been developing ever-more sophisticated models since. He is a freelance programmer, who also composes original music. He lives in Germany.
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Book well printed on decent weight paper. Spine bound in a way that the book can lay FLAT on the table - an absolute must when actually USING it. Gets a star for this alone.
Speaks to design process and just as importantly, how to get bricks. The section dedicated to Bricklink, how to order & Bricklink brick ID numbers is a must. Very helpful.
As an aside, nothing to do with the book, Bricklink is a nightmare. Twice now lost 300+ part orders in my shopping cart, horrible slow interface, etc. Be prepared, its the most trying part of this process.
Diagrams laid out in a manner that any LEGO practitioner will recognize from the standard LEGO manuals. My only concern with the book comes here, where sometimes dark printing makes distinguishing parts a bit difficult.
5 to choose from, difficult decision. 2 are technic spring operated, 2 are rubber band operated (no joke style) & 1 is battery operated. Nice range of difficulty, part list size, etc.
Replied immediately with a minor question I had - obviously interested in the book & the community.
Fantastic. Fun book, well thought out and quite functional.
Now go put some eyes out.
The instructions in this book are remarkably detailed and thorough. Just leafing through it is fun. But who knew until I saw the author's video how truly amazing these models are.
To see for yourself, search "BADASS LEGO GUNS" on YouTube.
Wow. "Killer" is a word that comes to mind.
If you like playing with toy guns and you love LEGO, buy this book. It will make you happy.
The instructions are very creative and they're really well done. Apparently there is a shareware application for creating Lego instructions so they turn out looking exactly like the instructions that come with a Lego kit. So these plans for the guns look as if they were written by the factory, but you know better.
But honestly, this book kind of presents a problem. The problem is where are you going to get all the pieces you need to build these creations?
My son has just about every Lego and Bionicle set in existence, so I figured we wouldn't have any trouble building these guns--maybe not all at once, but we should certainly have all the parts to build one, take it apart, build the next one, and so on. But here's the rub: my son wasn't willing to cannibalize his creations to build these guns. At first I thought he was being a dumb kid, but then he explained that stealing the parts from his other creations would be simple enough, but later on there really wouldn't be any way to get the toothpaste back in the tube...there's no practical way to track which parts came from which sets and then return all the parts back to their sets and rebuild the creations. I hadn't thought of that.
So it's really a question of how loyal one is to one's collection. It turns out my son is more married to these toys than I thought, so my "Plan A" was foiled. But he was kind enough to hand me a small pile of parts so we could build the butterfly knife (which he LOVES and has never taken apart).Read more ›
Seriously. buy this book. The guns are awesome. The instructions look great. It's extremely helpful and just so damn cool.
The author gives an introduction about the basics of technic LEGO. A few non-LEGO tools are discussed. Which are disapproved by some, but often used by others (myself included) to use LEGO bricks more efficiently. A short study is given of possible connections with LEGO parts with very useful figures showing pin connections for cross braces. Where to get LEGO bricks is also explained very well, supplied by a part number list of all the bricks used throughout the book. And last but not least some tips to draw your models on the computer.
His brilliant guns are first explained shortly. Most even have a design history with all the improvements made. Before the building instructions start a list of all the materials for a specific gun is shown. Then the author shows part by part how to build the guns. Misunderstanding is avoided by highlights when the steps are complicated. A short useful instruction how to load the gun is added at the end of each chapter.
Anyone who is interested in LEGO guns should consider buying this book. Even if you have made your own. The author explains his guns in a way everyone would understand. I cannot wait to build his models and try them out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gave this to a gf's brother for xmas, he had a blast with this.Published 3 months ago by magicjake7
Great gift, my cousin loved it. The guns are quite expensive to build though.Published 16 months ago by Eric Hartman
I bought this for my daughter for Christmas, and she loved it. Although she's an adult, with a child of her own, she's never outgrown her love for Legos. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kathy Hardin
awsome book easy to follow well worth the 16 dollars and hrs of fun not to mention its all gloss and in colorPublished on April 22, 2013 by mellokatattack
I bought this son for my young teen but it's geared more for adults. My husband and many of his friends were more interested than my son.Published on December 10, 2012 by LilLeo
I got the book on christmas 2011. Couldn't wait to get started. The book pretty much does what it says it does: provides instructions on how to make a badass lego gun. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Tom S