Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!

Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!

Publisher: MISC SA
Author: Ulrick Pilegaard and Mike Dooley
$22.94
It just may be impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks. With an active imagination as your guide, there are endless possibilities--provided you follow the LEGO Company's official (and sensible) rules. This means no cutting or tampering with bricks, creating models that shoot unapproved projectiles, or using non-standard parts with any LEGO product. After all, those little precision-molded ABS bricks can be dangerous in the wrong hands!

Well, toss those rules out the window.

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.

Once you get into the spirit, you'll want to try inventing your own rule-breaking models. Forbidden LEGO's authors, share tips and tricks that will inspire you and help you turn your visions into reality. Nothing's against the rules in this book!

About the authors – Before turning to the dark side, Ulrick Pilegaard was  a classically trained LEGO master builder.  He spent more than seven years with LEGO as a senior designer and studio manager in Denmark and San Francisco.  His projects included designing products for LEGO Technic, collaborating on new concepts with the Media Lab at MIT, and designing multiple robotic models for LEGO MINDSTORMS (R2-D2 is his favorite).  After LEGO, Pilegaard moved on to much larger models, managing the design and construction of state-of-the-art autonomous robots at Evolution Robotics.  Since 2004, he has worked for Energy Innovations as a senior product designer on new solar energy systems.

Mike Dooley worked as the senior product manager for the original LEGO  MINDSTORMS and was later promoted to director of development.  Dooley is currently vice president for product and business development at Evolution Robotics, which focuses on next-generation technologies for consumer robotics. 

Ages 8 - Adult. Makes a great "educational" gift for any occasion.

Softcover, 186 pages

Book Title Forbidden Lego: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against!
Publisher: MISC SA
Author Ulrick Pilegaard and Mike Dooley
It just may be impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks. With an active imagination as your guide, there are endless possibilities--provided you follow the LEGO Company's official (and sensible) rules. This means no cutting or tampering with bricks, creating models that shoot unapproved projectiles, or using non-standard parts with any LEGO product. After all, those little precision-molded ABS bricks can be dangerous in the wrong hands!

Well, toss those rules out the window.

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.

Once you get into the spirit, you'll want to try inventing your own rule-breaking models. Forbidden LEGO's authors, share tips and tricks that will inspire you and help you turn your visions into reality. Nothing's against the rules in this book!

About the authors – Before turning to the dark side, Ulrick Pilegaard was  a classically trained LEGO master builder.  He spent more than seven years with LEGO as a senior designer and studio manager in Denmark and San Francisco.  His projects included designing products for LEGO Technic, collaborating on new concepts with the Media Lab at MIT, and designing multiple robotic models for LEGO MINDSTORMS (R2-D2 is his favorite).  After LEGO, Pilegaard moved on to much larger models, managing the design and construction of state-of-the-art autonomous robots at Evolution Robotics.  Since 2004, he has worked for Energy Innovations as a senior product designer on new solar energy systems.

Mike Dooley worked as the senior product manager for the original LEGO  MINDSTORMS and was later promoted to director of development.  Dooley is currently vice president for product and business development at Evolution Robotics, which focuses on next-generation technologies for consumer robotics. 

Ages 8 - Adult. Makes a great "educational" gift for any occasion.

Softcover, 186 pages