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  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781718501706
  • Imprint: No Starch
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 180
  • RRP: $37.99

LEGO Technic Non-Electric Models

Clever Contraptions



Part of the fourth installation in the best-selling LEGO® Technic Idea Book series by master builder and LEGO luminary Yoshihito Isogawa, this book helps you build compelling, non-electric contraptions.

Get inspired by the fun, creative projects found in LEGO Technic Non-Electric Models: Compelling Contraptions. Each project uses color-coded pieces and is illustrated with photographs taken from multiple angles, making it easy to see how the models are assembled.

The Technic models in Non-Electric Models don't require motors or sensors, making it easy for the novice Technic builder to get started. You'll build models that use cranks, cams, rubber bands, and flywheels, and create contraptions that lift, grab, and shoot things. Every model illustrates a principle, concept, or mechanism designed to inspire your own original creations. You'll learn the basics of mechanical engineering and understand the joy of making things that work.

Compelling Contraptions features a variety of interesting mechanisms, including drawing devices, spinning tops, measuring tools, and stands for your phone or tablet.

This visual guide is the brainchild of master builder Yoshihito Isogawa and is designed to fire the imaginations of LEGO builders young and old.

Imagine. Create. Invent. Now, what will you build?

  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781718501706
  • Imprint: No Starch
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 180
  • RRP: $37.99

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Praise for LEGO Technic Non-Electric Models

Praise for The LEGO Technic Idea Book series "I can emphatically state that no self-respecting LEGO fan should exclude this series from their library." —Bricks in my Pocket "These are an invaluable set of books to have as a reference to build mechanisms." —BrickJournal "These are excellent books showing a lot of great ideas for LEGO mechanisms. Even if you're an experienced builder, there are surely some ideas in here you've never seen." —Brickpile "For those new to Technic building, the Simple Machines book is indispensable."—The NXT STEP Blog "These books look fantastic." —Boing Boing "For anyone who loves Lego, prototypes in Lego, or loves mechanical assemblies, these books are definitely required viewing, and we're not sure how we lived without them for so long." —Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories "My whole family thoroughly enjoyed the books. If you're a Lego fanatic, you'll love them too." —The Father Life "What I like about these cool little models is that they can be used to teach various science concepts such as gearing, Newton's Laws, and Potential & Kinetic energy--to name a few." —The Robotic Realm

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