Today, I review another book from a LEGO theme I don’t normally collect. (I am LOVING all these new LEGO books, by the way!) Today, I look at the Incredible LEGO Technic Cars Trucks Robots and More book by No Starch Press.
Get inspired by the Incredible LEGO Technic Cars and more featured in this book
Usually, I don’t care for LEGO Technic models. They just don’t look like LEGO models. They have big smooth pieces and there are gaps all over the place in the construction. The models in the Incredible LEGO Technic Cars book are, well, incredible. Take this Lamborghini for example. It’s amazing looking. And instantly recognizable. And it has cool functional features. I think the big difference between LEGO and LEGO Technic models is functionality. LEGO Technic models are not static. They don’t just sit there and look pretty. They DO things. They move. They spin. They’re fun. While the Incredible LEGO Technic Cars Trucks Robots and More book doesn’t show you how to build a cool LEGO Technic machine, but it does show you what can be done. And I think it will inspire the inner LEGO Technic builder in you! Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve liked construction vehicles. They’re massive. They’re powerful. The Incredible LEGO Technic Cars Trucks Robots and More book is full of LEGO Technic construction models that are right up my alley. It is truly amazing to see what can be built with LEGO Technic bricks, and what can be done with them. Most of these don’t even look like LEGO Technic models. They just look like larger more detailed (and functional!) versions of their LEGO System counterparts. The ability to turn LEGO Technic creations into smooth, lifelike models is just incredible. The Incredible LEGO Technic Cars book is titled perfectly!
After reading Incredible LEGO Technic Cars Trucks Robots and More, I may have to dust of some of my LEGO Technic sets and see what I can do. I hope this book inspires you as much as it did me. A very good book!
Do you enjoy LEGO Technic? What’s your favorite set?
Incredible LEGO Technic Cars, Trucks, Robots & More!
by Paweł “Sariel” Kmieć
November 2014, 280 pp.
From the Publisher
From tanks to tow trucks, all the models showcased in this book use LEGO Technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors to really move. You’ll find some of the world’s best fan-created LEGO supercars, construction equipment, monster trucks, watercraft, and more, along with design notes and breakaway views of the truly incredible mechanisms inside.
Look closely, and you’ll learn how expert builders use differentials, suspensions, linkages, and complex gearing systems in their creations.
Whether you’re a beginning builder or a longtime LEGO fan, Incredible LEGO Technic offers a unique look at the artistry and engineering that can make your LEGO creations come alive.
About the Author
Paweł “Sariel” Kmieć is a LEGO Technic enthusiast based in Warsaw, Poland. His LEGO creations have been featured in many magazines and on the world’s most popular LEGO blogs. Sariel is a guest blogger for the official LEGO Technic website and is a LEGO Ambassador for Poland. He is YouTube’s most viewed LEGO Technic builder and the author of The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide.
I am an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) and an active member of the Michigan LEGO User Group (MichLUG). I have loved LEGO for as long as I can remember. I am currently working on the following models:
– UCS Millenium Falcon
– Emmett’s Apartment Building
– Gringott’s Bank