Released on 2018-10-30Categories Crafts & Hobbies

LEGO Micro Cities

LEGO Micro Cities

Author: Jeff Friesen

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593279424

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 201

View: 443

Create your own custom city with building instructions for over 50 builds from 8 amazing LEGO Micro Cities! Build a beautiful LEGO® city that's small enough to hold in your hands! Filled with striking photos, step-by-step instructions, and countless ideas for customization, LEGO Micro Cities shows you how building small can open up new possibilities for the creative builder. You'll learn everything you need to know to create your own micro city, from building the foundation to adding convincing architectural details that will bring your city to life.
Released on 2018-11-06Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

The LEGO Zoo

The LEGO Zoo

Author: Jody Padulano

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593279226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 210

View: 283

A children's book that shows how to build 50 simple models of LEGO animals using only standard LEGO parts that every LEGO fan has in their collection. The LEGO Zoo book shows kids of any age how to build 50 simple animal models using only standard LEGO parts that are already likely to be in their collection. You'll learn how to build models of animals like crocodiles, zebras, wolves, lions, flamingos, plus many more. Projects are ordered by increasing difficulty making it easy to jump in without getting in over your head. The animals are so cute and goofy, whether building as a family or solo The LEGO Zoo is sure to deliver a roaring good time!
Released on 2019-08-27Categories Crafts & Hobbies

The LEGO Castle Book

The LEGO Castle Book

Author: Jeff Friesen

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781718500167

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 205

View: 627

Filled with stunning photos, step-by-step instructions, and creative ideas for customization, The LEGO Castle Book shows you how to build mini castles complete with moats, drawbridges, gatehouses, and more! Build a castle using basic bricks or make one of the six master builds. Create your own medieval village with windmills, taverns, and chapels. Travel through the history of castle architecture and learn how to build walls, towers, gates, and keeps. Whether your goal is to add realistic details like crenellations, turrets, and parapets to your designs or to create a believable medieval setting, you'll find endless inspiration in The LEGO Castle Book. Includes complete parts list and building instructions for 6 castle master builds: • Sleeping Dragon • Land's End • River Gate • Winter Palace • Eight Arches • Mountain Kingdom
Released on 2019-08-27Categories Crafts & Hobbies

The LEGO Castle Book

The LEGO Castle Book

Author: Jeff Friesen

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781718500174

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 676

Filled with stunning photos, step-by-step instructions, and creative ideas for customization—The LEGO Castle Book shows you how to build six mini castles complete with moats, drawbridges, gatehouses, and more! Travel through the history of castle architecture and learn how to build basic castle components like walls, towers, gates, and keeps. Whether your goal is to add realistic details like crenellations, turrets, and parapets to your designs or to create a believable medieval setting, you’ll find endless inspiration in The LEGO Castle Book. Includes complete parts list and building instructions for 6 castles: • Sleeping Dragon • Land’s End • River Gate • Winter Palace • Eight Arches • Mountain Kingdom
Released on 2021-08-17Categories Crafts & Hobbies

LEGO Space Projects

LEGO Space Projects

Author: Jeff Friesen

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781718501171

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 924

Build 52 galaxy-hopping LEGO spacecraft that can fit in the palm of your hand! Complete with step-by-step instructions and stunning full-color photography. LEGO Space Projects rocket right past the standard science-fiction tropes, taking you to the edge of galactic design. The models in this book are built for enlightened celestial ambitions, like botanical research, comet mining, solar sailing, and experimental drive testing. Get inspired by real-life spacecraft as you transform a handful of bricks into NASA-grade propulsion systems, heat shields, and solar collectors. Or let your imagination soar as you snap together an explorer mecha with maneuvering thrusters and hypersonic Cloud Skimmer. LEGO fans of all skills and ages will have a blast building dozens of cleverly styled models, from sleek to comical, from retro to futuristic, from space stations to flying saucers—and beyond. Projects range from 8 bricks to 100, and are brought to life by stunning full-color photography, witty descriptions, and detailed technical specs. Build them using the book’s clear, step-by-step instructions, or use the techniques as a launchpad for your own designs!
Released on 2021-08-17Categories Crafts & Hobbies

LEGO Space Projects

LEGO Space Projects

Author: Jeff Friesen

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1718501161

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 423

Build 52 galaxy-hopping LEGO spacecraft that can fit in the palm of your hand! Complete with step-by-step instructions and stunning full-color photography. LEGO Space Projects rocket right past the standard science-fiction tropes, taking you to the edge of galactic design. The models in this book are built for enlightened celestial ambitions, like botanical research, comet mining, solar sailing, and experimental drive testing. Get inspired by real-life spacecraft as you transform a handful of bricks into NASA-grade propulsion systems, heat shields, and solar collectors. Or let your imagination soar as you snap together an explorer mecha with maneuvering thrusters and hypersonic Cloud Skimmer. LEGO fans of all skills and ages will have a blast building dozens of cleverly styled models, from sleek to comical, from retro to futuristic, from space stations to flying saucers—and beyond. Projects range from 8 bricks to 100, and are brought to life by stunning full-color photography, witty descriptions, and detailed technical specs. Build them using the book’s clear, step-by-step instructions, or use the techniques as a launchpad for your own designs!
Released on 2013-06-25Categories Business & Economics

Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

Author: David Robertson

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307951625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 116

Sometimes radical yet always applicable, Brick by Brick abounds with real-world lessons for unleashing breakthrough innovation in your organization, using LEGO--which experienced one of the most remarkable business transformations in recent history--as a business model. As LEGO failed to keep pace with the revolutionary changes in kids' lives and began sliding into irrelevance, the company's leaders implemented some of the business world's most widely espoused prescriptions for boosting innovation. Ironically, these changes pushed the iconic toymaker to the brink of bankruptcy, showing that what works in theory can fail spectacularly in the brutally competitive global economy. It took a new LEGO management team--faced with the growing rage for electronic toys, few barriers to entry, and ultra-demanding consumers (ten-year old boys)--to reinvent the innovation rule book and transform LEGO into one of the world's most profitable, fastest-growing companies. Along the way, Brick by Brick reveals how LEGO: - Became truly customer-driven by co-creating with kids as well as its passionate adult fans - Looked beyond products and learned to leverage a full-spectrum approach to innovation - Opened its innovation process by using both the "wisdom of crowds" and the expertise of elite cliques - Discovered uncontested, "blue ocean" markets, even as it thrived in brutally competitive red oceans - Gave its world-class design teams enough space to create and direction to deliver built a culture where profitable innovation flourishes Whether you're a senior executive looking to make your company grow, an entrepreneur building a startup from scratch, or a fan who wants to instill some of that LEGO magic in your career, you'll learn how to build your own innovation advantage, brick by brick.
Released on 2020-02-20Categories Social Science

LEGOfied

LEGOfied

Author: Nicholas Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501354052

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 501

LEGOfied: Building Blocks as Media provides a multi-faceted exploration of LEGO fandom, addressing a blindspot in current accounts of LEGO and an emerging area of interest to media scholars: namely, the role of hobbyist enthusiasts and content producers in LEGO's emergence as a ubiquitous transmedia franchise. This book examines a range of LEGO hobbyism and their attendant forms of mediated self-expression and identity (their “technicities”): artists, aspiring Master Builders, collectors, and entrepreneurs who refashion LEGO bricks into new commodities (sets, tchotchkes, and minifigures). The practices and perspectives that constitute this diverse scene lie at the intersection of multiple transformations in contemporary culture, including the shifting relationships between culture industries and the audiences that form their most ardent consumer base, but also the emerging forms of entrepreneurialism, professionalization, and globalization that characterize the burgeoning DIY movement. What makes this a compelling project for media scholars is its mutli-dimensional articulation of how LEGO functions not just as a toy, cultural icon, or as transmedia franchise, but as a media platform. LEGOfied is centered around their shared experiences, qualitative observations, and semi-structured interviews at a number of LEGO hobbyist conventions. Working outwards from these conventions, each chapter engages additional modes of inquiry-media archaeology, aesthetics, posthumanist philosophy, feminist media studies, and science and technology studies-to explore the origins, permutations and implications of different aspects of the contemporary LEGO fandom scene.
Released on 2018-11-06Categories Crafts & Hobbies

The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2

The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2

Author: Brian Lyles

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781593279318

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 409

Step-by-step instructions show how to build detailed LEGO models of neighborhoods - complete with homes, stores, restaurants, barbershops, and more. Enter the fantastical world of model building. The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is a full-color guide to creating intricate, bustling LEGO neighborhoods, and cities. In this second volume, a follow up to the runaway best-selling first volume, you'll learn even more ways to create classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building experts Brian and Jason Lyles also show you how to create interesting architectural features like cornices, false fronts, porches, and detailed interiors and furniture. With instructions for three buildings and many smaller builds, The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is sure to provide hours of building fun and inspiration for readers of all ages.
Released on 2015-09-01Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

LEGO® Awesome Ideas

LEGO® Awesome Ideas

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241441954

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 403

Unlock the secrets of LEGO® building and create a world from your own LEGO brick collection - no steps required, just imagination! Build a fleet of mini robots. Construct a magical castle. Create your own LEGO birthday cake - and a candle to top it off! Amaze your friends with a realistic-looking LEGO mobile phone. Themed around the worlds from The LEGO Movie, you'll find ideas from outer space, the Wild West, a modern metropolis - and much more! LEGO® Awesome Ideas is for LEGO fans of all ages, from beginners to accomplished builders. Creative model ideas, and visual tips and techniques throughout, will inspire everyone to get building. With hundreds of awesome ideas to choose from, what will you build? LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2015 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under licence from the LEGO Group.
Released on 2022-11-01Categories Technology & Engineering

The LEGO® Engineer

The LEGO® Engineer

Author: Jeff Friesen

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781718502512

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 751

LEGO® bricks meet The Way Things Work in this fun, informative tour of the world of engineering, from the creative mind of expert LEGO® builder Jeff Friesen. In The LEGO® Engineer, you’ll explore how some of humanity’s greatest feats of engineering work, from towering skyscrapers to powerful rockets to speeding bullet trains. Then follow step-by-step instructions to build these marvels with LEGO® bricks as you experience the world of engineering in a fun new way. How do diesel and electric engines work together to drive massive freight trains? How does a container ship’s bow shape contribute to its fuel efficiency? How do cable-stayed bridges distribute weight differently than suspension bridges? You’ll learn the answers to these engineering questions and more as you build your way through over 30 models, all designed by LEGO® expert Jeff Friesen. Understanding the engineering principles behind these structures will not only help you better appreciate the world around you, but will also help you make your own LEGO® builds more realistic.
Released on 2020-02-08Categories Science

Supercities On, Under, and Beyond the Earth

Supercities On, Under, and Beyond the Earth

Author: Jeff Dondero

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538126721

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 480

As more and more people inhabit the Earth and live longer on it, Super Cities, will explode with populations of 20, 30, even 100 millions or more. But how will these cities accommodate such masses? Who will build them and where? How can they be sustained and their inhabitants provided for? Here, Jeff Dondero imagines the super cities of the future and explores the ways in which they can be sustainably built, how transportation will move masses of people without cars, how people will be fed and where waste will go, and how we will move to cities underground, under the sea, in the atmosphere, into space and on to other planets. It describes some of the smart systems for buildings and homes and some of the new ways food and materials enough for such masses will be supplied. Will super cities be the answer to our bursting population? And if they will, how can we best sustain and supply them? Dondero offers suggestions and a blueprint for the future.