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LEGO set database: ISBN Build Your Own City: The Big Unofficial Lego Builders Book. The Big Unofficial Lego Builder's Book: Build Your Own City, by Joachim Klang. The authors provide a wealth of suggestions, from the principles of building. Build Your Own City by Joachim Klang, , available at Book Depository with free Build Your Own City: The Big Unofficial Lego Builders Book.

Every chapter shows pictures of beautiful buildings and well designed streets and infrastructure, yet, there are plans for only two structures. All of the plans are for various vehicles for transportation and construction. There is one plan for a tree, one for a house, and one for a department store.

Nothing for infrastructure in the form of roads and bridges and buildings as seen in the illustrations. Where are the plans for the beautiful train station; for the banks and courthouse? How did you apply the windows made of grates in the photo of the Karstadt building?

What good are a bunch of vehicles and a train without the city to drive around in? I see many people complaining that there are too many vehicles.

It does have many vehicle types in the book. I have also seen people criticize that minifigs won't fit. If one if building a whole city, you would need lots of Lego and space to build it to minifig scale. Micro scale is the way to go. This is one of the first books dedicated to micro scale, and the book is great. Now about the lack of buildings? If you squint the diversity is in scale, color, number of floors, types of external decoration.

In this book you should be able to take the two designs and create a great many buildings from it. What really make a city a city is what the city contains and much of the actual diversity is in the vehicles you see. You get a train, dump truck, different consumer cars. You even get 2 types of trees. The book is full of beautiful color pictures, great instructions. He gives you good information regarding building at this scale. I personally can't wait for the next book from them.

The Big Unofficial Lego Builder's Book: Build Your Own City

Wish I had read the reviews beforehand, there are only two buildings in this book, the rest is filler mostly vehicles. I am very disappointed in my download. This book gives only two options for buildings, the book is about building vehicles. See all 28 reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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The rest of the chapter was easier to write knowing that people could visualize the building style I was talking about. Many of the images in this book were produced with their tools and without them the book would not be nearly as interesting.

To the gang at No Starch Press I offer my thanks for not only believing in this book from the beginning but for their limitless patience in helping me get it to the end. Special thanks go to my friend Derek Robson for helping me source out a computer to handle the huge volume of image rendering and file storage that was required to complete the book. The machine I had when I started writing would never have made it to the end. He was the first to know about the book but more importantly the first to encourage me to actually pursue writing it and getting it published.

However, during this time, surprisingly little has been written about this unique building system and its many uses. In most cases, however, these instructions were only for one or two finished models.

In recent years, books and articles have been written that supply information about LEGO robotics, virtual computer-aided designs, and even about the LEGO company and its many facets. Up to this point, a book that addresses the system itself and its greatest function—building LEGO models—has been missing from this list. This book fills that gap by offering a broad spectrum of topics all connected by the thread of building real models with actual plastic bricks.

Woven together with these ideas is background information on such subjects as architecture, design, engineering, color theory, and so on. I hope that this book will serve LEGO builders who are prepared to move beyond the instructions supplied with official sets and who are ready to begin making their own original models.

My target audience may include younger builders who are working on their own or parents who are working alongside their children. Adult builders returning to the hobby may also find useful information they can use to refresh techniques long forgotten or perhaps develop those they never had as a young person. I round out the book with a unique feature that I hope helps builders of all skill levels see the LEGO system at a glance. The Brickopedia Appendix A is a graphical reference tool that presents the most common and most reusable elements from available LEGO pieces.

Although it does not contain an entry for every single piece ever produced, it does thoroughly examine the LEGO bricks, plates, slopes, and other elements that best define the highly flexible nature of this building system. I have categorized the Brickopedia using some traditional techniques but also using some newly defined criteria and classifications.

I set this up intending that you use it as a stand-alone tool; therefore, it does not require a computer or Internet access to be useful.

So sit down with a bunch of LEGO bricks and get ready to build! Regardless of age, we all seem to recognize the sound the bricks make as we rummage through a bucket full of them or a pile on the floor. Whenever you look at that pile of LEGO pieces, you are looking at something remarkable and yet at the same time remarkably simple.

You are looking at the different parts of a system. A system is not only a collection of different bits and pieces but also the ways in which they connect with each other to become a larger object or series of objects. I then show you a number of the pieces that make up the system and how they relate to each other. The LEGO system is made up of an enormous number of different pieces, sometimes known as elements. Every piece in that pile is an element. A handful of pieces can be combined to form a wall; a few more added on create a roof and then a complete house, then maybe a car and a driveway to park it in.

Tomorrow those same elements can be taken apart and recombined to create a deep space cruiser, a sculpture of a calico cat, or even a fortress with a group of medieval knights.

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Some have sloping sides, some are cylindrical or cone shaped, and some are much thinner than others. This section describes the various key attributes of LEGO bricks and puts them into useful categories.

As you download new sets or find used pieces at yard sales or thrift shops, you discover new parts that in turn open up new building options.

This, in turn, makes it easy to describe the size and shape of other bricks. When you see it from all sides, you get a sense of its general size and shape. Rather than list all of the assorted sizes, it is sometimes easier to replace the last number with an N and allow the description to apply to a range of brick sizes.

The Stud The stud is a part of almost every LEGO piece, and you use it to measure the length or width of any given piece. The stud shown circled in Figure helps define the look of a LEGO element and it is integral to how the entire system functions. Similarly, the element shown in Figure is two studs wide and four studs long.

The Tube The tube is the other half of the mechanism that helps bricks stick together. Figure The underside of LEGO elements reveals the other half of the secret that locks bricks together.

Figure uses a simple upside-down sculpture to demonstrate the way in which the tubes work with the studs. Different types of elements have variations on the tube design. Despite the contrast in their sizes, they all serve the same purpose: the tubes wedge together against the studs of the piece below to hold the bricks together. The Brick Although it is tempting to refer to all LEGO pieces as bricks, it is more accurate to use this term only when talking about certain elements.

A brick should have straight sides and a rectangular shape when you view it from the side. Figure An assortment of standard bricks A LEGO brick is not unlike a real brick that you might find making up the outside walls of a house, an apartment building, or a school.

In some respects, the plastic versions are used much as you would use their clay or concrete counterparts. You can use them to create the walls of buildings, but you can also use them to create vehicles, cities, moats, airplanes, and so on. In some ways, this is an extremely flexible brick that is sometimes overlooked.

They have an enormous number of uses—far too many to fully represent here. One of the first uses that comes to mind is that they may function as the standard walls for virtually any small building. They provide a reasonable to-scale rendition of the thickness that you would find in real world walls. This piece in particular finds its way into many models; both official sets and original creations by every class of builder. But for many projects, they represent the core material onto which other elements can be added.

They are the true bricks of the LEGO system in every respect. The Plate At first glance, the common plate shown in Figure may not seem as useful as its big brother, the brick. After all, it takes three plates stacked on top of each other to equal the height of any regular-sized brick. However, that is exactly what makes the plate such an effective building tool. Figure An assortment of standard plates As noted earlier, the underrated plate is often the little piece that could.

Another area in which they shine is in helping tie together several columns of bricks or other plates that have been stacked vertically to create a visually interesting pattern. Throughout this book, I will hit on the idea of using a piece that is only as big as it needs to be.

These are slopes, so named because one or more sides slant from top to bottom see examples in Figure Slopes always create an angled surface between the studs at the top of the element and the point at which that element meets the piece beneath it.

Slopes come in a variety of angles from 25 to 75 degrees with and degree angles being the most common. Figure Slopes come in a variety of angles and shapes. More filters. Sort order. Jan 08, Jenni Frencham rated it did not like it Shelves: But the book only shows how to build two types of trees and two buildings - there's no mention of constructing streets, parks, other buildings, or that really cool Gothic church on the front of the book.

So if you're looking to build vehicles, this is perfect. If you actually want to build a city, you'll need to look elsewhere. Oct 16, Rachel rated it it was amazing.

A lot of vehicles, only a couple buildings. Still fantastic. Easy instructions and items made with fairly common blocks. Nate rated it really liked it Aug 28, Nathan Dunahoo rated it it was ok Dec 24, Lydia Meyer rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Andrea rated it did not like it Sep 13, Simon Fletcher rated it liked it Mar 02, Brian rated it it was ok Mar 21, Salena rated it liked it Oct 21, Aug 12, Nathan Dunahoo rated it liked it.

There wasn't any houses!

The city part made me think that there was! Zach rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Brian rated it really liked it Sep 20, Lillian Chee rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Davorin rated it it was amazing Jul 11, James Najjar rated it it was amazing Jun 19, This simple and elegant fact represents a wealth of potential building patterns and techniques.

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