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Windell of Evil Mad Scientist Labs got a copy of the new No Starch Press title “Forbidden LEGO.” He explains the idea behind the book:

Forbidden Lego is written by a pair of Lego master builders, who used to work in designing advanced Lego sets (e.g., Mindstorms). While they obviously got to work on lots of cool things while they were there, there were certain projects that just turned out not to be suitable to be made into kits released by the Lego company. They wrote the book to give some kind of a tantalizing hint at the kinds of things that go on behind the scenes at Lego, and the kinds of neat things that might get released in a world without product liability suits.

To try out the projects in the book, he built the “High Velocity Automatic Lego Plate Dispenser,” seen in the above video. He built it within a few hours of getting the book in the mail. His verdict on the book? “Yes, you want a copy.”

Book Review (and build!): Forbidden Lego – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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