Lego Chain Reactions: Make Amazing Moving Machines (by Klutz)
Teach your bricks new tricks!
In the Controlled Chaos Department of Klutz Labs, we're big fans of Rube Goldberg's amazing machines. What could be more Klutzy than a machine that accomplishes a simple task through an elaborate chain reaction? The answer, of course, is a wacky chain reaction built of LEGO bricks.
A perfect companion to our best-selling LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions, this all-new book will blow the mind of anyone who enjoyed playing Mouse Trap or setting off a row of dominoes. To turn bricks from kids' own LEGO collection into ball-moving machines, all they need is LEGO Chain Reactions - along with the cardstock ramps and other punch-out parts, plastic LEGO balls, and 33 essential, hard-to-find LEGO pieces packed inside.
A team of experts, educators, and 11-year-olds helped us invent machines that swing, bounce, and spring in ways that only LEGO bricks can. Follow our instructions to build the Flag-Waving Marble Kicker, the Barbell Spinner, and more. Kids will even learn solid building techniques and the physics behind the fun. Each machine forms one step in a customizable chain reaction. One thing leads to another, and another, and another, until at last you turn on the light, ring the dinner bell, flip a coin, or accomplish some other ordinary task in an extraordinary way. Rube Goldberg would be proud.
Includes: 80-page book of instructions, 33 LEGO pieces, instructions for 10 modules, 6 plastic balls, string, paper ramps and other components.
Published January 1, 2015
ISBN - 10:0545703301
ISBN - 13:9780545703307