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The LEGO Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines

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Tһе LEGO® Technic Tһουɡһt Book: Simple Machines іѕ a pool οf hundreds οf working examples οf simple уеt fаѕсіחаtіחɡ Technic models tһаt уου саח build based οח tһеіr pictures lonely. Each project uses color-coded pieces аחԁ іѕ photographed frοm multiple angles, mаkіחɡ іt simple tο see һοw tһе models аrе assembled without tһе need fοr step-bу-step instructions. Eνеrу model illustrates a different principle, concept, οr mechanism tһаt wіƖƖ inspire уουr οwח original creations. Yου′re encouraged tο υѕе tһеѕе elements аѕ building blocks tο mаkе уουr οwח masterpieces.Tһе Technic models іח Simple Machines demonstrate basic configurations οf gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, аחԁ tһе Ɩіkе. Yου′ll learn һοw tο mаkе small, elegant machines Ɩіkе cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, аחԁ even musical instruments.Tһіѕ visual guide, tһе first іח tһе three-volume LEGO Technic Tһουɡһt Book series, іѕ

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  1. Joseph Meno // January 25th, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    38 of 39 people found the following review helpful:
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    Simple pleasures, October 11, 2010
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    Joseph Meno (Raleigh, NC United States) –
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    This review is from: The LEGO Technic Thought Book: Simple Machines (Paperback)

    If you are a LEGO builder like me, you have gotten pretty dexterous at building what is called the System type of models. These are buildings and vehicles that are the scale of the minifigure and are the majority of the things that are built with LEGO elements.

    Though, there are other scales and other parts that are not the typical brick and plate. Once called Expert Models, these became the Technic theme, which are models that have working features, like working steering and gear systems. These are sets that are more complex, and as a result, are tough to explore building possibilities. With The LEGO Technic Thought Book: Simple Machines, using Technic parts becomes a much simpler exercise.

    As the first book in the LEGO Technic Thought book trilogy,Simple Machines clarifies the parts and their uses in a apparent, simple-to-know format. There are no words used in the diagrams: all thoughts are clarified with graphics and colorful photos of example models. This makes it really simple and fun to pick up on building. The simplicity of the photos and diagrams also allows the builder to adapt the model to his creations.

    For the beginning builder this is a splendid guide to learning how to make working models. For the experienced builder, this is a excellent reference on building techniques. This book would also be useful for FIRST LEGO teams, as it clarifies how to use gears, which is useful for MINDSTORMS robot builders.

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  2. William Pollock // January 25th, 2012 at 1:24 pm
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    Thinking in LEGO — where to find those pesky parts, November 8, 2010
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    William Pollock (San Francisco, CA) –
    This review is from: The LEGO Technic Thought Book: Simple Machines (Paperback)

    There are hundreds of models in these books and, unless you’ve got a massive storehouse of LEGO Technic parts in your 10,000 square foot basement, you may not have all of the parts you need in order to build a particular model.

    We want to help you find those parts. To that end, Yoshihito Isogawa has prepared a hyperlinked list of the more unique parts in the books to help you to find them at the Bricklink website. We can’t post a direct link to that list here, but here’s how to find it on our website:

    (1) Go to the main No Starch Press website
    (2) Search for the word “technic”
    (3) Click the first search item that comes up (“LEGO Technic Thought Book Complete Set”)
    (4) When you get to that page, click the link that says “See the parts list for the books,” which you’ll see just underneath the red text that says “Buy the whole set and save . . .”

    or, if you can read between the lines, try:

    nostarch dot com /technic

    Please remember that these are thought books; buying these books is not like buying a pre-packaged LEGO set. As such, you’re encouraged to explore and invent with LEGO. Many of our readers draw considerable inspiration from the pictures of Isogawa’s models lonely and I hope that you will, too.

    Sincerely,

    William Pollock, Initiator
    No Starch Press

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  3. Justin Gaines // January 25th, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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    Appealing thoughts, but not for every builder, April 21, 2011
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    This review is from: The LEGO Technic Thought Book: Simple Machines (Paperback)
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    After building a few (OK, a lot of) Lego sets with my son, I’ve rediscovered my like for Lego and making custom builds. I’ve noticed that the more complex, mechanical Technic elements play a better role in most Lego sets, so when I saw Yoshihito Isagawa’s Lego Technic Thought Book – Simple Machines I chose to give it a shot in the hopes that I’d be able to incorporate some of its thoughts into my own creations.

    Unfortunately, this book is entirely free of text. I know that Lego instructions are also text free, but this guide doesn’t read like a Lego lessons book. You can get a general thought of the building system and parts involved, but it’s not always apparent. It’s also not always evident just what the simple machine on each page is supposed to be used for. Perhaps more advanced Technic builders don’t need that basic information, but as a novice (and as a parent), I didn’t find this book near as helpful as I had hoped.

    The Lego Technic Thought Book – Simple Machines has some useful information, but I’d only recommend it to more experienced builders. If you’re looking for something that will help younger builders, this doubtless isn’t it.

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