What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you build a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide.
Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to:
Of course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models—from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide.
Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements!
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The LEGO System: Endless Possibilities
Appendix A: Brickopedia
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"Serves as a very good basic starting point for anyone getting into the hobby, and perhaps more importantly, it shows younger builders some tips on expanding their modelling skills."
"Like a good Lego project, each chapter expands layer by layer on the one before, resulting in a thorough, well-rounded and indispensable source of guidance and creativity."
"A great addition to your LEGO library."
"It should be a requirement for anyone who builds their own creations...The content is awesome, easy to read and enjoy. The photography is some of the best I have seen."
"The definitive book on the basics of LEGO building."
"This is essential for any avid builder's LEGO book library."
"It's now in full colour and all the images have been re-rendered and now look absolutely stunning, in fact I'd go so far as to say they are the best I've ever seen in a book."
"Everything is beautifully laid out, and most (if not all) of the imagery is pulled right from LEGO-based CAD programs to make them look absolutely amazing."
"Many of these techniques are derived from real-world examples (like the Overlap technique as seen in real brick walls) and it is all well-written, so it doesn't take much to understand the ideas being conveyed. If you have any interest in putting together your own LEGO models, this book is a good investment."
"One word.....AWESOME! If you are a LEGO lover (or know someone who is) The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide is a must have."