San Francisco, CA (October 21, 2016)—The LEGO Technic system of interconnecting motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, and plastic parts allows builders to create complex models that move, like robots and remote-controlled vehicles. Movable arms, wheeled machines, and crazy contraptions are all within the realm of possibility.
No Starch Press is excited to announce the release of the second edition of the definitive, best-selling guide to the LEGO Technic System: The Unofficial LEGO Technic
Builder’s Guide, 2nd Edition (No Starch Press, $34.95, 4C, 424 pp., Oct. 2016). In this thorough update, world-renowned LEGO Technic master builder Paweł “Sariel” Kmieć adds coverage of the LEGO RC (remote control) system as well as new motors and gears (from Power Functions and beyond), explains how to implement systems of gears, and even discusses how to 3D print custom LEGO-compatible pieces. The book’s inventory has also been updated to the 2016 standard, reflecting the new pieces introduced this year. Full-color artwork throughout shows readers step-by-step how to use Technic to build simple machines, levers, and linkages, and construct more advanced machines like remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and even pneumatic engines, which convert air into power.
In addition to building instructions, Kmieć’s book offers valuable overviews of basic physics concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as fundamental engineering concepts like efficiency, power transmission, turning radius, and weight distribution, giving readers the foundation they need to design the best possible machines. In fact, according to No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock, “The Unofficial LEGO Technic
Builder’s Guide is often referred to as a basic introduction to engineering, using LEGO. What more could a budding engineer want?”
Kmieć is the most watched Technic builder on YouTube, netting over 40 million views on his videos that show off his amazing creations, and he has even developed products for the LEGO Group itself. His goal is to inspire his readers because, as he states, “playing with LEGO is about unleashing your own creativity, whether you want to start building models or designing your own robots.”
Whether they are beginning builders or long-time Technic fans, readers will be sure to find a creative adventure awaiting in the pages of the second edition of The Unofficial LEGO Technic
The second edition of The Unofficial LEGO Technic
Builder’s Guide is available now in fine bookstores everywhere.
Sample pages from The Unofficial LEGO Technic
Builder’s Guide, 2nd Edition:
About the Author
Paweł “Sariel” Kmieć is a LEGO Technic master builder based in Warsaw, Poland. A prolific blogger, model builder, and host of the most watched YouTube Technic channel (40 million+ views), Kmieć’s amazing Technic creations of tanks, trucks, and vehicles have been featured worldwide. Kmieć’s work has not gone unnoticed by the LEGO Group itself, which has had him help develop some of its products. Kmieć is a LEGO Ambassador and official reviewer of LEGO sets.
View his work at
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