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4.0 out of 5 stars For Lego fiddlers
Don't expect any explanatory text. See all those little pictures on the cover? well the inside is full of little pictures like that, from lots of different angles. Basically, imagine someone with too much time on their hands sitting next to a trough of millions of different technical Lego pieces, and just fiddling around putting 2 or 3 together to see what little pulleys...
Published on 22 Jan 2011 by moonstix

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3.0 out of 5 stars LEGO books
Simple yet useful ideas for machines or combination of simple machines to create bigger ones, as basic a starting reference.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For Lego fiddlers, 22 Jan 2011
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Don't expect any explanatory text. See all those little pictures on the cover? well the inside is full of little pictures like that, from lots of different angles. Basically, imagine someone with too much time on their hands sitting next to a trough of millions of different technical Lego pieces, and just fiddling around putting 2 or 3 together to see what little pulleys and machines they can come up with. And then taking a bunch of photos.
Someone has very helpfully added an arrow or two here & there, to indicate potential movement.
Brilliant for those obsessed with fiddling around with bits of Lego, done all the kits but still can't put it down.
Inspiring for older children who are mechanically minded and will love to find the bits, or something close, to make their own versions and open their minds to see what they can engineer. The fact that there's no text, just pictures, is totally in context with this application of the book. Who needs text when the pictures just take you to that world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Photos of Lego machines, 26 Mar 2011
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I purchased this book on a whim after reading a glowing review on another site. The concept is very simple - no text, just pictures of mechanical lego models ranging from very simple to complex taken from a variety of angles. The pictures themselves are very clear and you can usually work out fairly quickly what's going on.

Would you ever make the models shown in this book? I haven't (yet), but I'm really not sure if that's what it's about. It's really a coffee table book for you to pick up and admire the pictures, the models and of course the awesome 'toy' that is Lego.

There are other books in the series, and I have to say that I'm tempted to buy them. If you love Lego, especially the Technic kits, then at under 10 this book is certainly worth a look - so long as you're aware of what you're getting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very nice book, 4 Jan 2013
This is a great book for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of lego.

The binding is of good quality, the pictures are clear and the text explanatory.

Recommended!

You may also want to have a look at Sariels unofficial guide to technic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Technical ideas made simple, 11 Dec 2013
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This review is from: The LEGO Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines: 1 (Kindle Edition)
There are some great ideas in this book and a useful learning aid if you want to get familiar with basic mechanics using Lego. Basicaly its a picture book showing you finished models so you have to use your head as to the how the bricks are put together but thats half the fun and a good way to learn. Best bought as a hard copy, this will not read on older Kindles but you can read it on the Kindle app on your PC.
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3.0 out of 5 stars LEGO books, 24 Jun 2013
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Simple yet useful ideas for machines or combination of simple machines to create bigger ones, as basic a starting reference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Received, 11 Jun 2013
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This was a present for a grandson and he was very happy with it as it gav e him some great ideas
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 May 2013
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Great book for someone new to Technic with lots of tips and tricks. Many concepts and theories behind building MOCs are explained through this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i love it, 27 Oct 2013
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havent seen it since it arrived, its now buried in his room somewhere..... would have liked actual instructions but think its a bit more guesswork than i wanted. hey ho
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