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LEGO Power Functions instructions as helpful inspiration: Like me to you recently already shown I had that with my son over Christmas LEGO Functions Set Tried and tried to build some LEGO technology parts. This is not so easy right away and without specific instructions. So in this article I want to focus specifically on books and other sources with LEGO Power Functions instructions. I already have some incentives for you in Article about books for LEGO Mindstorms EV3 given. Here it gets even more special.
The easiest way is of course via Amazon again. Here you can find some good books on the subject, but two of the first three search results were in English. That's why I want you first The 'unofficial' LEGO® Technic book: creative building techniques for realistic models Point out by Pawel Kmiec. The 352-page book is available entirely in German - something for the little hobbyist and tinkerer too.
If you follow the instructions in the pictures, however, according to a review of the first volume in the series, you can reproduce the individual ideas for LEGO Power Functions constructions without having a lot of language skills: "We gave the book to our 9 year old. He had no problems recreating the models, although the book does not contain any detailed descriptions but only illustrations. Together with his friend, he also built the more difficult models and together they then expanded and changed the suggestions. It really stimulates creativity."
In his book LEGO® train: Concepts and techniques for realistic models Holger Matthes goes into 294 pages on railways that can be built with LEGO. LEGO Power Functions instructions are also used. Drive concepts, rail concepts and typical components as well as other content are dealt with. There are also building instructions for special train, locomotive and wagon models. Who likes it ...
The author EF Engelhardt has his book LEGO® for real guys: Bring Lego® bricks to life with electronics written not only for boys and men, but also for girls and women. Because everyone can, if the will and curiosity is there, tinker and program. In his 192-page book, Engelhardt not only goes into building instructions and the like, but also right from the start on the basics of electricity, circuits, voltage and circuits. In addition, the realization of projects with LEGO Power Functions and even the single-board computer Raspberry Pi addressed.
As detailed texts, picture sequences and detailed and content-related explanations on all areas of knowledge as in the proposed books are of course not available on the Internet. However, you can find at least a few clues online for finding inspiration and information:
Otherwise it looks rather poor with online information ...
If you are looking for LEGO Power Functions instructions and building ideas, then I recommend the books shown. You can take a look at the product pages on Amazon and search through the contents. This helps if you are looking for specific topics or to get a general overview. Which book do you choose - or can you even recommend one? Feel free to leave input in the form of a comment;)
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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