It just may be impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks With an active imagination as your guide, there are endless possibilitiesprovided you follow the LEGO Company s official and sensible rules This means no cutting or tampering with bricks, creating models that shoot unapproved projectiles, or using non standard parts with any LEGO product After all, those little precision molded ABS bricks can be dangerous on the wrong hands Well, toss those rules out the window.Forbidden LEGO introduces you to the type of free style building that LEGO s master builders do for fun in the back room Using LEGO bricks in combination with common household materials from rubber bands and glue to plastic spoons and ping pong balls along with some very unorthodox building techniques, you ll learn to create working models that LEGO would never endorse Try your hand at a toy gun that shoots LEGO plates, a candy catapult, a high voltage LEGO vehicle, a continuous fire ping pong ball launcher, and other useless but incredibly fun inventions.Once you get into the spirit, you ll want to try inventing your own rule breaking models Forbidden Lego s authors share tips and tricks that will inspire you and help you turn your visions into reality Nothing s against the rules in this book...
|Title||:||Forbidden LEGO: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!|
|Publisher||:||No Starch Press 1 edition August 15, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||868 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Forbidden LEGO: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against! Reviews
I have a love/hate relationship with this book.
The book is great and the instructions look cool but, out of all the models, I can build maybe one of them and - even then - am missing a couple parts. I have almost 80,000 bricks spanning 36 years so I expected I'd be able build a couple of the sets. The ideas are interesting and may help me to build a few MOCs using some of the techniques but, as for building any of the actual designs in the book, I think I'm sadly SOL.
What an awesome, fun book! My 9-yr old son and I are having a blast creating all the cool models. The instructions are clear and as good as any official lego kit, while the text is funny and informative.
I got one of these at Christmas for my grandson about a year and a half ago. My daughter reports that her husband and the rest of her crew like it as well. She then told me about one of their family night activities: Pick a project and gather enough Lego pieces to make more than one. Then build the project as a family and spend the rest of the evening playing together.
I bought the book as a gift for my son, a veteran Lego builder who is not daunted by large and complex builds. It has sat on the shelf for the better part of a year, so I asked why he never used it. He explained that he liked the project ideas, but that we didn't have the parts on hand for them. He also explained that getting them was very difficult, as the book does not actually give the parts numbers. He understated the frustration, it took hours of searching multiple sites to figure out the name and number of a part, and to track it down from a reseller. Here is his review of Forbidden Lego: