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Growing up, I used to play with LEGOS® for hours on end. I enjoyed putting together models from the directions that came with the sets, but I had the most fun inventing my own creations. (I was particularly proud of my replica of Captain Nemo's Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea).
In The Unofficial LEGO® Builder's Guide, budding LEGO® architects will have worlds unlocked for them as they learn about the basics of creating their own designs or replicating things from real life. This comprehensive guide covers just about everything you'd want to know about how LEGOS® work. Author Allan Bedford shows how to build to micro, jumbo, and Miniland scale (did you know that a LEGO® Minifig's height is 4x smaller than a 6-foot man?). He also discusses selecting the right pieces for your project, making mosaics, and how to plan out a major LEGO® model. There are building activities to help you practice everything you learn, and even rules for a couple of board games you can build. Over 275 LEGO® elements are included in the Brickopedia at the back, which introduces you to many different pieces that are useful in model-building (with part numbers so you can easily find them). Colorful photos and illustrations are included throughout the text. A helpful reference no LEGO® enthusiast should be without. 221 pgs, pb. –Chad