Holiday Gift Guide: How to Build Brick Airplanes by Peter Blackert
My favorite toys have always seemed to be the ones that my father refused to buy me because I was a girl namely cars, trains, brick blocks…. My own kids didn’t suffer the same fate one way or another. Time to clean the attic. I saved the best of things to pass on to their kids except the Legos. (All instruction books had been lost or destroyed from use.) Those blocks are extremely versatile. Too bad that I didn’t know Peter Blackert writes his own detailed Lego design books. They are well worth every cent because Legos are forever.
Book: How to Build Brick Airplanes
Author: Peter Blackert
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks (2018)
How to Build Brick Airplanes puts the power of the world’s most fearsome jets in your hands?learn how to build the SR-71, the P38 Lightning, the B2 bomber, and more, from LEGO bricks.
How To Build Brick Airplanes
Grab some bricks, because it’s time to get building! How to Build Brick Airplanes is loaded with clear, easy-to-follow designs for creating contemporary and classic jets, warbirds, bombers, and more using nothing more than bricks found in many common LEGO sets. More than just simple, generic recreations, the planes here are all scale models of their real-world counterparts.
How to Build Brick Airplanes opens with simpler designs, before working up to more detailed builds. This vivid, user-friendly, and fun title is sure to bring hours of joy and airborne wonder to LEGO fans across the globe, whether you’re an aviation enthusiast, LEGO lover, or looking for a project to share with little ones of your own.
How to Build Brick Airplanes is about creating models of a selection of real aircraft covering more than one hundred years of flight. The earliest plane, the Sopwith Camel, began service in 1917 and was one of the first fighting aircraft in World War I. One hundred years later, the Lockheed Martin F-35B can fly at nearly twice the speed of sound and use stealth technology to approach its targets without detection. The Lego bricks provide the medium of creation here. The simple models use fewer than 100 parts; the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in the final chapter uses over 2,000.
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