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Badass LEGO Guns: Building Instructions for Five Working Guns [Paperback]

Martin Hudepohl
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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27 Dec 2010

Badass LEGO Guns shows you how to build five impressive weapons entirely from LEGO Technic parts. With the help of rubber bands, some sanding, and a touch of Krazy Glue, you'll build five complex and functional guns that shoot plastic LEGO bricks or rubber bands at high speed with surprising accuracy. The easy-to-follow building instructions include complete parts lists, assembly tips, and a discussion of general design principles.

Learn to build:

  • Thriller, a powerful crossbow pistol with smooth cocking and chambering mechanisms
  • Parabella, a pint-sized, rubber-band shooting marvel
  • The Warbeast, a sophisticated, fully-automatic bullpup submachine gun
  • Liliputt, a semi-automatic pistol with a nine-brick magazine
  • Mini-Thriller, a folding crossbow pistol

The models range from sophisticated to simple, and builders of all ages will find something enjoyable. Toy guns have never been so much fun.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (27 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593272847
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593272845
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 432,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Martin Hüdepohl, a.k.a. Xubor, built his first LEGO guns in the early 1990s and has been developing ever-more sophisticated models since. He is an industrial designer and freelance programmer living in Germany.

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About the Author

Martin Hudepohl, a.k.a. Xubor, built his first LEGO guns in the early 1990s and has been developing ever-more sophisticated models since. He is a freelance programmer, who also composes original music. He lives in Germany.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Badass guns 10 Feb 2011
By sargey
Format:Paperback
I got this book from Amazon for Christmas, It shows you how to build four guns and a knife. It also lists the lego parts you need and gives tips on how and where to buy the bits that you may not have.
I had to buy a lot of parts for the warbeast model which is the most complicated model in the book.

The instructions in the book are quite easy to follow, but some times you have to look very closely to see how to assemble the different parts. I did find a couple of printing errors, but Martin the author wrote to me personally in order to sort them out. It took me about a day to build the biggest gun in the book from start to finish, and it really does work.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes lego. I have spent more time on this than any of my other Christmas presents.

James , age 11
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Choose your weapon! 28 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
Badass Lego guns is exactly what it says on the tin a book that teaches you how to make the working guns you tried to make when you were 5 years old. It is every grown gadget fans dream, mixing Lego with Mindstorm motors/ Technic springs and elastic bands to make weapons that although not lethal pack a punch!

The guide walks you through everything you will need to make your chosen weapon with a very clever contents list for every gun, it gives you the individual Lego codes you need and where to easily find cheap Lego pieces online, this is especially useful for some of the more rare pieces you may not have in your Lego arsenal, and would normally have to describe as a "springy thing with a tube in the middle" which sadly wont get you far on EBay.

The guide also gives you hints on tips on how to make your own guns what design software it would be useful to download and how you can then view the design in 3d and check it will work. All the software it recommends is free and easy to find thanks to the precise links the book offers.

The guns in the book are simply genius, I have made the first gun and am staggered at how simple and fun it was to build yet how clever and complex the firing mechanism is! The later models range in difficult up to a monster fully automatic assault rifle that looks incredible and will surely pack a punch! I can't wait to build it!

The printing of the book itself is very good, and has been made especially so when the book is open it will lay flat to ensure that you can build the models without continuously loosing your page.

The only slight negatives I have experienced are that some of the images are quite difficult to make out what part needs to be used where, but normally after a little while you can work it out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best book yet for leg 1 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a book for every lego enthusiast who's has a creative mind and patience, every boy should have one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Present for Partner!!! 30 Sep 2011
By Kirky88
Format:Paperback
I brought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend who loves lego. He absolutely loved this book and can't wait to start ordering pieces to biuld one of these working guns (they fire lego pieces). There are five sets of instructuins for five different models of guns. It is well illustrated and even goes in to the mechanics of how they work.
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