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Allan Bedford is a lifelong LEGO fan and builder whose most ambitious model is a 5,000-piece replica of Toronto's famed CN Tower. An avid photographer, Bedford spends his time chronicling the streets and people of his adopted hometown, Toronto.
This book fills that gap by offering a broad spectrum of topics all connected by the thread of building real models with actual plastic bricks. Most chapters present best practices, tips, and techniques that you can apply to almost any building project. Woven together with these ideas is background information on such subjects as architecture, design, engineering, color theory, and so on.
I hope that this book will serve LEGO builders who are prepared to move beyond the instructions supplied with official sets and who are ready to begin making their own original models. My target audience may include younger builders who are working on their own or parents who are working alongside their children. Adult builders returning to the hobby may also find useful information they can use to refresh techniques long forgotten or perhaps develop those they never had as a young person.
I round out the book with a unique feature that I hope helps builders of all skill levels see the LEGO system at a glance. The Brickopedia (Appendix A) is a graphical reference tool that presents the most common and most reusable elements from available LEGO pieces. Although it does not contain an entry for every single piece ever produced, it does thoroughly examine the LEGO bricks, plates, slopes, and other elements that best define the highly flexible nature of this building system. I have categorized the Brickopedia using some traditional techniques but also using some newly defined criteria and classifications. I set this up intending that you use it as a stand-alone tool; therefore, it does not require a computer or Internet access to be useful.
So sit down with a bunch of LEGO bricks and get ready to build!
This book is ok. It's a bit out of date. I see examples in the book for builds that were around when I was a kid (40 years ago). Read morePublished 19 months ago by EZ
Great service, I got the product before the estimated date. Product like brand new. Would definitely recommend this to other people. My kids loved it!Published 22 months ago by Tracy Dricken
my son liked this book, it gave him ideas that he could take and turn into his own designs. Nice to see how the bricks were intended before LEGO started packing everything into... Read morePublished 22 months ago by luv2shop
My grandson loves taking this book & figuring out new things to build with Legos. He is quite the Lego fan.Published on November 16, 2013 by Fonda W. Parker
i am a big fan of legos and this book is relly cool and had a lot of good stuf so if you ar a fan legos get this book:)Published on March 12, 2013 by Reader
This was a gift for my nephew... but I couldn't help myself to look through it before I wrapped it up. It was full of building ideas with detailed instructions. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Katy