Forbidden LEGO introduces you to a type of LEGO freestyle building that master builders do in the back room for fun. I am sure it is fair to say that it is close to impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks. As long as you have an imagination, there are endless possibilities. Of course that would assume you are following the LEGO Company’s official rules, which means no cutting or tampering with bricks, creating models that shoot unapproved projectiles, or using non-standard parts with any LEGO prod- uct. That is until former LEGO employees Ulrick Pilegaard (senior designer) and Mike Dooley (Windstorms boss) decided to write the Forbidden LEGO book which tosses those rules out the window. If you are a fan of building creative robotic projects with the LEGO WINDSTORMS system, then you will appreciate the non-standard use of materials and modifications that they illustrate in this book’s five projects. These projects will show you how using the power of the LEGO bricks along with some creative ingenuity that you can really create just about anything you desire. The five projects within the book are: Paper Plane Launcher, Candy-Coated Catapult, Ping-Pong Cannon, All-Terrain Lego, and a High-Velocity Automatic LEGO Plate Dispenser. If you combine these ideas within this book with the NXT system, you open up new worlds and possibilities to design robotic projects that cross the non-standard boundaries which further prove that LEGO, especially the NXT system,
leaves you with limitless creations at your fingertips.
You can visit find.botmag.com/forbiddenlego to watch
videos of the projects covered in this book.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: No Starch Press, August 2007