The LEGO® Engineer
Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?
LEGO® bricks meet The Way Things Work in this fun, informative tour of the world of engineering, from the creative mind of expert LEGO® builder Jeff Friesen.
In The LEGO® Engineer, you’ll explore how some of humanity’s greatest feats of engineering work, from towering skyscrapers to powerful rockets to speeding bullet trains. Then follow step-by-step instructions to build these marvels with LEGO® bricks as you experience the world of engineering in a fun new way.
How do diesel and electric engines work together to drive massive freight trains? How does a container ship’s bow shape contribute to its fuel efficiency? How do cable-stayed bridges distribute weight differently than suspension bridges? You’ll learn the answers to these engineering questions and more as you build your way through over 30 models, all designed by LEGO® expert Jeff Friesen. Understanding the engineering principles behind these structures will not only help you better appreciate the world around you, but will also help you make your own LEGO® builds more realistic.
No Starch Press
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Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:
"If you are a fan of (Jeff Friesen's) other books or are interested in engineering and microscale builds I recommend giving this a look."
- Adam King, Adam's Brick Junction
"Packed with engineering facts, stats and step-by-step instructions for making your own awesome models . . . [The LEGO Engineer] features stunning digital photography [that] showcases how close (Jeff Friesen's) builds are to the real engineering wonders."
- Matt Yeo, Brick Fanatics
"The LEGO® Engineer shows some great LEGO® models but also shows some great examples of technology and engineering. It’s a great book to build with, and an excellent starting point for would-be engineers young and old!"
- Joe Meno, BrickJournal
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