The LEGO Trains Book

Author: Holger Matthes

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593278489

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 248

View: 8418


Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs. Inside you'll find: -A historical tour of LEGO trains -Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City Express (ICE), the Swiss “Crocodile,” and a vintage passenger car -Tips for controlling your trains with transformers, receivers, and motors -Advice on advanced building tech­niques like SNOT (studs not on top), micro­striping, creating textures, and making offset connections -Case studies of the design process -Ways to use older LEGO pieces in modern designs For ages 10+

Getting Started with LEGO Trains

Author: Jacob H. McKee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593270063

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 101

View: 7822


McKee, who has been building with LEGOs since he was a boy, gives budding engineers everything they need to know to build trains, from setting up tracks to designing custom freight cars.

Lego Train Adventure Rhyming Story Book

Riding a Lego Train

Author: Kyle K

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533194442


Page: 28

View: 6416


Jack travels in the Lego City High-speed Passenger Train with his mom. The story is written in rhymes to make it more entertaining and fun. There are many surprises on this trip for you and your little ones to enjoy!. Jack rides with the engineer, and learns how the train is controlled. Pictures of the massive electric motor that propels this environmentally friendly train will be of interest to any little scientist. Watch the baggage car being loaded and help sort the mail and boxes. The Galley Car is where the meals are made, help the chefs in the kitchen as they prepare delicious meals. Eat and ride in the dining car with Jack and his mom, while looking at the mountain scenery. There are many exotic animals to see on this trip including sharks, octopuses, elephants, and much more. Look out the large windows of the observation car. The day ends with Jack going to the sleeping car to dream of more adventures. There is an explanation of the different types of passengers cars. All the pictures are illustrated with Lego. This book is perfect for someone that loves trains and Lego. This book is part of the "Adventures of Jack series".

BrickJournal #49

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 84

View: 5382


BrickJournal #49, the magazine for LEGO enthusiasts, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the TECHNIC line of sets! Photo editor GEOFF GRAY takes a look at the sets that made this theme more than building! Editor JOE MENO interviews former LEGO Set Designer SØREN HOLM about a classic TECHNIC set: The TECHNIC SPACE SHUTTLE! TECHNIC Fan MICHAEL BROWN shows off his AH-64 APACHE - in TECHNIC scale! Plus: AFOLs ("Adult Fans of LEGO”) by cartoonist Greg Hyland, step-by step “You Can Build It” instructions by CHRISTOPHER DECK, BrickNerd’s DIY Fan Art, Minifigure Customization with JARED K. BURKS, MINDSTORMS robotics lessons by Damien Kee, and more!

Build It! Trains

Make Supercool Models with Your Favorite LEGO® Parts

Author: Jennifer Kemmeter

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 1513261150

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 3231


This series of visually rich instruction books for LEGO® creations is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Inside Build it! Trains, you'll find a range of creative models to put together, created using the LEGO® Classic sets 10693 and 10695, or bricks or bricks that LEGO® obsessives may already have at home. Each book in this interactive series contains 3-5 “dioramas” featuring a diverse range of models. Full color, step-by-step diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.

Competitive MINDSTORMS

A Complete Guide to Robotic Sumo using LEGO MINDSTORMS

Author: David J. Perdue

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430207337

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 8674


* This is the first book to discuss competitive battling robots using MINDSTORMS. * This is written by an experienced robot builder, who is very active in the community. * Will contain the most thorough, realistic, and highest quality set of LEGO® instructions available. * Mass popularity for robot building is growing: robot clubs are appearing in schools and universities, competitions are becoming more widespread. *The technology is very consumer-friendly.

Arduino and LEGO Projects

Author: Jon Lazar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249293

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 2523


We all know how awesome LEGO is, and more and more people are discovering how many amazing things you can do with Arduino. In Arduino and LEGO Projects, Jon Lazar shows you how to combine two of the coolest things on the planet to make fun gadgets like a Magic Lantern RF reader, a sensor-enabled LEGO music box, and even an Arduino-controlled LEGO train set. Learn that SNOT is actually cool (it means Studs Not on Top) See detailed explanations and images of how everything fits together Learn how Arduino fits into each project, including code and explanations Whether you want to impress your friends, annoy the cat, or just kick back and bask in the awesomeness of your creations, Arduino and LEGO Projects shows you just what you need and how to put it all together. What you’ll learn LEGO SNOT (Studs Not On Top) technique for smooth-sided LEGO projects How to incorporate sensors into your LEGO projects Using Arduino to control motors in LEGO projects How to make an LEGO pet How to create your own Crystal Ball RF reader How to make an Arduino-animated LEGO TARDIS Who this book is for Both LEGO and Arduino enthusiasts, and anyone interested in making fun, unique gadgets with LEGO and Arduino. Table of Contents LEGO, Arduino, and The Ultimate Machine Using Sensors with the Android Twitter Pet RFID and the Crystal Ball Animating the TARDIS Controlling LEGO Trains With Arduino Building a Light-Sensitive Box