Space Race - Build Your Own Robots and Spaceships with LEGO Bricks
This volume brings together the best LEGO models that took part in the legendary contest: Space Race. Ships, wheeled "all-terrain" vehicles, and walking robots, also known as "wearable exoskeletons". It is organised as a fascinating track along which new types of vehicles requiring different types and degrees of skill are presented at every stop. Each chapter brings together and describes the best models in each category. The reader will find a detailed description, a brief history, and photographs of each model, as well as building instructions and a list of the LEGO pieces needed to construct it. By browsing through the book, reading the tips and suggestions provided, and having fun building the various models, the reader will learn various construction techniques and discover tricks for creating original models of his or her invention. A practical "dictionary" examines the most common types of brick, explains their names and functions as well as how to identify them and find missing pieces. The volume also defines the basic terms of the technical jargon for beginners, who, by consulting the various sections, will discover how to design new games that test their own LEGO Master Builder skills even in the infinite vastness of space. AGES: 5 plus AUTHOR: Francesco Frangioja was born in 1971 and is a well-known LEGO (R) enthusiast and builder. After rediscovering his passion in 2010, he began actively collaborating with several communities of LEGO (R) fans (AFOL). He loves "playing with LEGO (R) bricks", an activity he considers both fun and educational. For NuiNui, he wrote LEGO (R) Creations Made Easy, where he revealed the main techniques you need to know in order to create all sorts of objects using the legendary bricks.