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LEGOs Books



A number of interesting and informative books have been written about LEGOs.
Many of them of them are shown below.

Links are provided to Amazon.com where you can find out more about these books, and if you like, purchase them.

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The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own Town
by Brian Lyles - 2014


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!



The LEGO Book
by Daniel Lipkowitz - 2012


Discover all there is to know about one of the world's most beloved toy companies.

Beautiful pages reveal, explore, and celebrate the fascinating story of LEGO® bricks and the history behind them in this newly updated edition of The LEGO® Book. Along with
56 new pages, a timeline highlights key moments in LEGO history, and special features spotlight numerous groundbreaking and momentous achievements. Includes new and updated information about LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Friends, and much more.

Explore all the main LEGO toy systems, the LEGOLAND® theme parks with their amazing animated models, and the LEGO Group's spectacular diversification into films, video games, and the visual arts. Incorporating clear instruction panels on how to create great models from just a few simple bricks, The LEGO® Book is truly a treasure perfect for any LEGO fan!



The Cult of LEGO
by Joe Meno - 2011


LEGO is much more than just a toy—it's a way of life. The Cult of LEGO takes you on a thrilling illustrated tour of the LEGO community and its creations. You'll meet LEGO fans from all walks of life, like professional artist Nathan Sawaya, brick filmmaker David Pagano, the enigmatic Ego Leonard, and the many devoted AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO) who spend countless hours building their masterpieces.

In this full-color coffee table book, you'll find page after page of photos showcasing the fantastically creative and complex models built by the LEGO community. You'll marvel at a life-size stegosaurus, a microscale Yankee Stadium, a 22-foot long World War II battleship, a MINDSTORMS-powered monster chess set, and a remote- controlled Jawa Sandcrawler (with moving conveyor belt!). Visit the conventions where LEGO fans gather to socialize and show off their work. And discover the serious side of LEGO, used in therapy, prototyping, and teambuilding.



The LEGO Ideas Book
by Daniel Lipkowitz - 2011


Daniel Lipkowitz is a LEGO(R) Group Senior Writer and story developer. He writes for LEGO Master Builder Academy and LEGO Club Magazine, creates characters and storylines for new LEGO themes, and writes scripts for animated LEGO movies and videos.




The LEGO Technic Idea Book:
Simple Machines
by Yoshihito Isogawa - 2010

The LEGO® Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines is a collection of hundreds of working examples of simple yet fascinating Technic models that you can build based on their pictures alone. Each project uses color-coded pieces and is photographed from multiple angles, making it easy to see how the models are assembled without the need for step-by-step instructions. Every model illustrates a different principle, concept, or mechanism that will inspire your own original creations. You're encouraged to use these elements as building blocks to create your own masterpieces.

The Technic models in Simple Machines demonstrate basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like. You'll learn how to create small, elegant machines like cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, and even musical instruments.



The LEGO Technic Idea Book:
Fantastic Contraptions
by Yoshihito Isogawa - 2010

The LEGO® Technic Idea Book: Fantastic Contraptions is a collection of hundreds of working examples of simple yet fascinating Technic models that you can build based on their pictures alone. Each project uses color-coded pieces and is photographed from multiple angles, making it easy to see how the models are assembled without the need for step-by-step instructions. Every model illustrates a different principle, concept, or mechanism that will inspire your own original creations. You're encouraged to use these elements as building blocks to create your own masterpieces.

The Technic models in Fantastic Contraptions include working catapults, crawling spiders, and bipedal walkers, as well as gadgets powered by fans, propellers, springs, magnets, and vibration. You'll even learn how to add lights, pneumatics, and solar panels to your own models.



The Unofficial LEGO Builders Guide
by Allan Bedford, 2005

Allan Bedford is a lifelong LEGO fan and builder whose most ambitious model to date is a 5,000 piece replica of Toronto's famed CN Tower. He is active in the online LEGO community, having contributed ideas and discussions for several years. Bedford works as a computer programmer analyst by day and spends his spare time cycling, designing board games and, of course, building with LEGO bricks.


The Art of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Programming
by Terry Griffin - 2014

With its colorful, block-based interface, The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming language is designed to allow anyone to program intelligent robots, but its powerful features can be intimidating at first. The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming is a full-color, beginner-friendly guide designed to bridge that gap. Inside, you'll discover how to combine core EV3 elements like blocks, data wires, files, and variables to create sophisticated programs. You'll also learn good programming practices, memory management, and helpful debugging strategies—general skills that will be relevant to programming in any language. All of the book's programs work with one general-purpose test robot that you'll build early on. As you follow along, you'll program your robot to: React to different environments and respond to commands Follow a wall to navigate a maze Display drawings that you input with dials, sensors, and data wires on the EV3 screen Play a Simon Says-style game that uses arrays to save your high score Follow a line using a PID-type controller like the ones in real industrial systems

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Building and Progamming Robots
by Laurens Valk - 2010

Discover the many features of the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 set. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book is the complete, illustrated, beginner's guide to MINDSTORMS that you've been looking for.

The crystal clear instructions in the Discovery Book will show you how to harness the capabilities of the NXT 2.0 set to build and program your own robots. Author and robotics instructor Laurens Valk walks you through the set, showing you how to use its various pieces, and how to use the NXT software to program robots. Interactive tutorials make it easy for you to reach an advanced level of programming as you learn to build robots that move, monitor sensors, and use advanced programming techniques like data wires and variables. You'll build eight increasingly sophisticated robots like the Strider (a six-legged walking creature), the CCC (a climbing vehicle), the Hybrid Brick Sorter (a robot that sorts by color and size), and the Snatcher (an autonomous robotic arm). Numerous building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned as you develop the skills essential to creating your own robots.


LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary Library Edition

In true DK style, LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary elucidates, illuminates, and excites even the most discerning LEGO Group, Star Wars, and minifigure fans around the world.

Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and more are brought to life with dozens of little-known facts and hundreds of photos of accessories, vehicles, weapons, and even the Death Star! Learn about the history, manufacturing, and construction of the minifigures of the Star Wars galaxy, and come away a LEGO Jedi Master.



LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia

Get to know "the LEGO Star Wars" minifigures in this fact-filled character encyclopedia. "LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia" is one of the few, and highly sort after, "LEGO Star Wars" books on the market. This book features more than 300 minifigures and over 400 captivating images including many unseen elements. Organised in order of their appearance in the movies, each "LEGO Star Wars" minifigure has a full-page character profile with lots of fascinating facts. It includes from Anakin Skywalker and Han Solo in their many guises to the wampa and the mouse droid. Plus, there's even more. It features an exclusive Han Solo minifigure, receiving a medal in the same scene from a "New Hope" as our Luke Skywalker minifigure, not available anywhere else. Grab one before it's gone.



LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded

The updated and expanded ultimate guide to the minifigures of the LEGO® Star Wars® galaxy DK's LEGO® Star Wars® Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded now includes many more new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigure is the rarest and which can be found in the most LEGO sets. This updated and expanded edition contains 72 additional pages of new minifigures and includes an exclusive minifigure to add to your collection.




LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia - 2012


Sensei Wu's ninjas may work together, but they are actually all very different and unique. Little ninjas everywhere can now learn everything there is to know about their favorite Masters of Spinjitzu in DK's LEGO® Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia.

Each beautifully illustrated spread features tons of fun facts on the different characters, variants of each minifigure, and the various vehicles, weapons, and locations that make up the LEGO Ninjago world. Additional pages will be included featuring special events from the new animated series on Cartoon Network, making this book the perfect addition to every LEGO lover's collection!

Contains an exclusive minifigure for you to put together!




LEGO Ninjago: Official Guide
by Scholastic - 2011

This handbook is THE official guide to all the most important stats from the world of Ninjago, including exclusive info you can’t get anywhere else. Each ninja’s strengths and weaknesses? CHECK. The lowdown on all the Golden Weapons? CHECK. Details and specs for Bonezai’s incredible vehicles? CHECK.



Lego Ninjago: Fight the Power of the Snakes Brickmaster
by DK Publishing - 2012

Young aspiring ninjas are encouraged to create even more of their own LEGO® Ninjago adventures with this second amazing set. LEGO® Ninjago Fight the Power of the Snakes Brickmaster will include a set of bricks, two minifigures, and an exciting adventure story book packed with building instructions to help children to build fun models with hidden features and transformations! Join the ninjas on their most exciting adventure yet as they battle Lord Garmadon and his fearless army in DK's all new LEGO® Ninjago Fight the Power of the Snakes Brickmaster!"



The Unofficial LEGO Builders Guide
by Allan Bedford - 2012

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.



The LEGO Adventure Book
by Megan H. Rothrock - 2012

Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building with The LEGO Adventure Book. This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world's best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating!



Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against
by Ulrik Pilegaatd, Mike Dooley - 2007

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.



The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide
by Pawel "Sariel" Kmiec - 2012

The LEGO® Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, and more, you can design LEGO models that really move.

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Pawel "Sairel" Kmiec will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to advanced mechanics, even explaining how to create realistic to-scale models. Sariel, a world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, offers unique insight into mechanical principles like torque, power translation, and gear ratios, all using Technic bricks. You'll learn how to:






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