What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you build a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You'll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide. Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to: * Construct models that won't fall apart * Choose the right pieces and substitute when needed * Build to micro, jumbo, and miniland scale * Make playable board games out of LEGO pieces * Create photo mosaics and curved sculptures * Build a miniature space shuttle, a minifig-sized train station, and more Of course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models-from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide. Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements!
WHAT THE LEGO(R) COMMUNITY IS SAYING ABOUT THE UNOFFICIAL LEGO(R) BUILDER'S GUIDEDedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: The LEGO System: Endless PossibilitiesChapter 2: Back to Basics: Tips and TechniquesChapter 3: Minifig Scale: Oh, What a Wonderful Minifig World It Is!Chapter 4: Miniland Scale: The Whole World in MiniatureChapter 5: Jumbo Elements: Building Bigger BricksChapter 6: Microscale Building: More Than Meets the EyeChapter 7: Sculptures: The Shape of Things to BuildChapter 8: Mosaics: Patterns and Pictures in BricksChapter 9: Putting It All Together: Where Ideas Meet BricksChapter 10: Beyond Just Bricks: Other Ways to Enjoy the LEGO HobbyBrickopediaDesign Grids: Building Better by Planning AheadColophonA Note from the IllustratorUpdates