The LEGO Trains Book


Author: Holger Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593278489
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 248
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Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs. Inside you'll find: -A historical tour of LEGO trains -Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City Express (ICE), the Swiss “Crocodile,” and a vintage passenger car -Tips for controlling your trains with transformers, receivers, and motors -Advice on advanced building tech­niques like SNOT (studs not on top), micro­striping, creating textures, and making offset connections -Case studies of the design process -Ways to use older LEGO pieces in modern designs For ages 10+

The Lego Trains Book


Author: Holger Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593278199
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 233
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While the LEGO company's official line of trains is one of their most popular themes, official sets can be limiting-and expensive. Many model railroad fans want to build custom creations without the confines of official LEGO sets. For these serious fans, The LEGO Trains Book offers a comprehensive, photographic journey with building instructions that is sure to feed their passion. With full-colour, step-by-step instructions on building specific trains, track layout, and advanced aesthetic techniques among many other things.

Getting Started with LEGO Trains


Author: Jacob H. McKee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593270063
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 101
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McKee, who has been building with LEGOs since he was a boy, gives budding engineers everything they need to know to build trains, from setting up tracks to designing custom freight cars.

LEGO Neighborhood Book

Build Your Own LEGO Town!
Author: Brian Lyles,Jason Lyles
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275714
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 204
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In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you’ll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches. Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood! Inside you’ll find: * Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings * Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models * Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more * A gallery of the authors’ designs For ages 10+

How to Build Brick Cars

Detailed LEGO Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars
Author: Peter Blackert
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760361231
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
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Build--Learn--Customize--Play! The World's Best Cars In The Palm Of Your Hand. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, start your engines and bust out your bricks! How to Build Brick Cars is here for the inner creative person in us all. Featuring over a dozen fully realized builds of classic and contemporary sports cars, race cars, and muscle cars, How to Build Brick Cars features a range of levels to challenge both brick newbies and the veteran block-slingers far and wide. Inside, readers will find detailed, full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions for such classic and contemporary vehicles like the 1932 Ford V-8 Roadster, Datsun 240Z, 2016 Le Mans Ford racer, Ferrari 250 GT California, Jaguar E-Type coupe and convertible, Ford F150 Raptor, Bugatti Veyron, and the iconic Porsche 911. The vehicles represent a range of manufacturers such as GM, Chrysler, Bugatti, and more, from many of the world's most exciting automotive manufacturing countries (the United States, England, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan). Featuring informative and historical text about each car and designed exclusively by Ford Motor Company vehicle designer Peter Blackert, How to Build Brick Cars will keep you busy from the flip of the first page to the end of the race track!

The Big Book of Trains


Author: National Railway Museum
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465453617
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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From the first locomotive built in 1804 to the high-speed bullet train, The Big Book of Trains is the perfect book for kids who love trains. Packed with amazing facts and photographs of trains around the world, The Big Book of Trains covers the history of trains and train travel. Different types of trains are featured on their own spreads, and each page features multiple images to give a close-up view as well as informative text about each train. See the differences among monorails, passenger trains, and TGVs. Learn about pistons, fireboxes, boilers, and coupling rods, and find out exactly what they do to help the train travel down on the tracks. See key features of each train model and discover the difference between steam trains and diesels. Find out how trains are designed for certain jobs and tasks, including mountain trains, snow trains, and freight trains. Look at the biggest and fastest trains in the world. With incredible pictures and informative text, The Big Book of Trains is the essential book for young readers who want to know everything about trains.

Tiny LEGO Wonders

Build 40 Surprisingly Realistic Mini-Models!
Author: Mattia Zamboni
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277350
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 208
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In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to build 40 miniature models of race cars, airplanes, ships, trains, and more. These fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as nine LEGO® pieces. Imagine what you can build with just a handful of LEGO bricks—almost anything! In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you'll create miniscale models of real vehicles ​like: *A ​space shuttle ​*Jets, planes​, and helicopters *Flatbed trucks and cement mixers *France’s high-speed TGV train *F1 racecars *Muscle cars *Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more!​ Let your creativity run wild!

Medieval LEGO


Author: Greyson Beights
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277040
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 132
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Medieval LEGO takes you through real English history in the middle ages with a unique twist, with every event illustrated by a tiny little LEGO scene. With contributions by medievalists and scholars, this book brings medieval history to life in a fun, kid-friendly way. Inside, you'll learn about events like the Battle of Hastings, the chartering of Oxford University, and the signing of the Magna Carta. You'll witness the infamous Black Death, and the Great Famine, and you'll read about famous historical figures like Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William the Conqueror. Grab your broadsword and turn the page to join the adventure.

Lego

Build Your Own City
Author: Joachim Klang,Oliver Albrecht
Publisher: Heel Verlag
ISBN: 9783868526585
Category: Games
Page: 399
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Provides step-by-step instructions for building a city from Lego bricks.

The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide, 2nd Edition


Author: Allan Bedford
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593274416
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 240
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Presents a guide to constructing toys, miniature buildings, and art projects with LEGOs, covering topics such as scale, bonding patterns, model designs, grids, mosaics, games, tools, and techniques.

Train

The Definitive Visual History
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465436588
Category: Transportation
Page: 320
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Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.

LEGO® Ninjago: Book of Secrets


Author: Egmont Publishing UK Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405288026
Category:
Page: 144
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What would you do if you were famous? What's your favourite food? What elemental powers do you have? YOU DECIDE in this LEGO� Ninjago Book of Secrets, filled with fun activities, thought provoking questions and lots of space to doodle! This fantastic book comes with an add-on Lloyd minifigure to build! Join the LEGO� Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu! There are hours of fun to be had with Kai, Zane, Cole, Jay, Lloyd and Nya as their wise leader Sensei Wu trains them in the greatest of all martial arts.

The Art of the Brick

A Life in LEGO
Author: Nathan Sawaya
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275889
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 248
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The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world’s most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.

The LEGO Architect


Author: Tom Alphin
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593276133
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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"The perfect book to turn your childhood LEGO® collection into a legitimate (and seriously fun) adult pastime." —Finn MacLeod, Arch Daily "Stunning...be the Corbusier of LEGO." —Wall Street Journal "For many budding architects the first step on the road to blueprints and T-squares is a trip to the toy store. The models are sure to motivate future architects—or future LEGO artists—to get building." —Architectural Digest Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

Arduino and LEGO Projects


Author: Jon Lazar
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430249307
Category: Computers
Page: 212
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We all know how awesome LEGO is, and more and more people are discovering how many amazing things you can do with Arduino. In Arduino and LEGO Projects, Jon Lazar shows you how to combine two of the coolest things on the planet to make fun gadgets like a Magic Lantern RF reader, a sensor-enabled LEGO music box, and even an Arduino-controlled LEGO train set. Learn that SNOT is actually cool (it means Studs Not on Top) See detailed explanations and images of how everything fits together Learn how Arduino fits into each project, including code and explanations Whether you want to impress your friends, annoy the cat, or just kick back and bask in the awesomeness of your creations, Arduino and LEGO Projects shows you just what you need and how to put it all together.

The Stars Beneath Our Feet


Author: David Barclay Moore
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524701246
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Page: 304
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Multicultural Harlem lives again in this daringly diverse tale of growing up against the odds and the imaginative, healing possibilities that we can create through the choices we make.

Old Tracks, New Tricks


Author: Jessica Petersen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943147236
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Trixie and Tracky are disappointed when the wooden train set they join is full of bossy trains and snoring train tracks.

Coding iPhone Apps for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Swift
Author: Gloria Winquist,Matt McCarthy
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593278373
Category: Computers
Page: 336
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Apple’s Swift is a powerful, beginner-friendly programming language that anyone can use to make cool apps for the iPhone or iPad. In Coding iPhone Apps for Kids, you’ll learn how to use Swift to write programs, even if you’ve never programmed before. You’ll work in the Xcode playground, an interactive environment where you can play with your code and see the results of your work immediately! You’ll learn the fundamentals of programming too, like how to store data in arrays, use conditional statements to make decisions, and create functions to organize your code—all with the help of clear and patient explanations. Once you master the basics, you’ll build a birthday tracker app so that you won’t forget anyone’s birthday and a platform game called Schoolhouse Skateboarder with animation, jumps, and more! As you begin your programming adventure, you’ll learn how to: –Build programs to save you time, like one that invites all of your friends to a party with just the click of a button! –Program a number-guessing game with loops to make the computer keep guessing until it gets the right answer –Make a real, playable game with graphics and sound effects using SpriteKit –Challenge players by speeding up your game and adding a high-score systemWhy should serious adults have all the fun? Coding iPhone Apps for Kids is your ticket to the exciting world of computer programming. Covers Swift 3.x and Xcode 8.x. Requires OS X 10.11 or higher.

Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have

50 New Robots, Dragons, Race Cars, Planes, Wild Animals and Other Exciting Projects to Build Imaginative Worlds
Author: Sarah Dees
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624142702
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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Have a Blast Building New LEGO Toys, Animals, Scenes and Working Contraptions Turn your pile of LEGO bricks into a day of fun! This unique activity book has step-by-step instructions and tons of photos to teach you how to build all-new and totally awesome robots and a robot lab, race cars to race your friends and jet planes to zoom across the room at lightning speed or fit in your pocket for on-the-go play. You can build wild animals then take your minifigures on a safari to see a lion, tiger, monkey and more! Build your own LEGO town with a playground, skate park and go-cart entertainment arena. Your knight minifigures will have a real adventure when they encounter a green fire-breathing dragon! Help the knights win the battle by building a catapult and a crossbow that really work. Think you’re a LEGO pro? Then try the no-instruction projects, where you can put your creativity and LEGO building skills to the test by building something using just a photo as a guide. No matter how you use it, this book will help you and your family or friends have a crazy amount of fun building new toys and scenes with your LEGO bricks! *** More Than 50,000 Copies In Print! ***

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling


Author: Dennis Glaasker,Dennis Bosman
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 159327615X
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 204
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"The book is a compendium of hyper-realistic LEGO projects intended to stir your inner creative soul into experimenting on your own...we now desperately want for more LEGO." —Car and Driver "Even casual LEGO fans will enjoy gawking at all the pretty pictures in this book—again and again." —Gizmodo "The models are jaw dropping. This book is a treat." —GeekDad The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling displays amazing, fan-built LEGO recreations of real-life vehicles, showing off every amazing detail with high-quality photographs. You'll love poring over dozens of models, including Formula 1 racers, construction vehicles, ships, trains, airplanes, and all kinds of trucks. Authors Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman share their own impressive LEGO models as well as highlight models from builders around the world. The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling also includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process.