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New Book Shows How to Build Lego Guns, Catapults
foxnews.com ^ | Dec 13, 2007 | Fox

Posted on 12/13/2007 4:46:16 PM PST by RDTF

Legos — they're not just for good kids anymore.

A book written by two former employees of the Danish plastic-brick giant is burning up the Amazon.com sales charts — and raising eyebrows on the other side of the Atlantic.

"Forbidden LEGO: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against" was published in August by No Starch Press, a small independent publishing house based in San Francisco.

Its authors, Ulrik Pilegaard and Mike Dooley, both worked at the Lego Mindstorms robotics division before leaving to join an independent robotics firm.

"You'll learn to create working models that LEGO would never endorse," the book's page on the publisher's Web site promises. "Try your hand at a toy gun that shoots LEGO plates, a candy catapult, a high voltage LEGO vehicle, a continuous-fire ping-pong ball launcher, and other useless but incredibly fun inventions."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bookreview; lego; legos; toyguns; toys


1 posted on 12/13/2007 4:46:17 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Book ain’t really *that* new. I’d had mine since summer sometime.


2 posted on 12/13/2007 4:47:48 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: RDTF

You better buy your copy now. Before the libs find out Legos can be used to launch a projectile. Guns dont kill people Legos do!


3 posted on 12/13/2007 4:50:21 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: RDTF

What ? I built a Lego hand phaser when I was 12. ;-)


4 posted on 12/13/2007 4:50:37 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: RDTF
Legos-the next toy to be banned at public schools since they can be built to look like and be used as weapons.
5 posted on 12/13/2007 4:51:33 PM PST by teacherwoes ("It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society" -Gideon Welles)
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To: RDTF

Egad - a Lego plastic-spoon onager. The Union is in peril!


6 posted on 12/13/2007 4:51:36 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: RDTF

Lots of specialty parts in those. When I was a kid you just had the blocks and the windows. We fought over the wheel pieces.


7 posted on 12/13/2007 4:52:03 PM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: RDTF

One great thing about Legos is they’re NOT made in China!


8 posted on 12/13/2007 4:55:15 PM PST by Redbob
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To: RDTF

I like it!


9 posted on 12/13/2007 4:56:19 PM PST by RKV (He who has the guns makes the rules)
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To: RDTF
I see your handgun and raise you one of these:

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(don't know this person in the picture)
10 posted on 12/13/2007 5:00:02 PM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: RDTF

My erector set had plans for making a ‘shocking device’.

It used the elecric motor’s windings as the coil, a battery, a gear, and one of the holed metal straps for the ‘points’.

After a while, I took the motor coil out and put a TV Degausser in it’s place.

I made a strobe light out of the erector set, as well.

If I had just had a big enough erector set, I coulda built....


11 posted on 12/13/2007 5:01:11 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: RDTF
Lego Legislation Now!

Leggo my Lego's

12 posted on 12/13/2007 5:12:17 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: RDTF
Ulrik Pilegaard

The English translation of his name is "Preparation H."

13 posted on 12/13/2007 5:28:07 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Squidpup
...don't know this person in the picture...

Uh, yeah. I'm guessing he doesn't get out very much.

14 posted on 12/13/2007 5:33:05 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Squidpup

WOW!!!


15 posted on 12/13/2007 5:33:58 PM PST by Fairview (Taxes? I paid those -last- year!)
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To: Squidpup

Too much time on his hands, whoever he is.


16 posted on 12/13/2007 5:35:27 PM PST by ichabod1 ("Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: SirKit

I’ll bet Joseph would LOVE this book!


17 posted on 12/13/2007 5:40:14 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: teacherwoes

They have already banned them in some schools. The reason was that some kids always end up with more pieces than other kids and that makes the others feel left out.

I’m sure I read that here on FR awhile back. Or maybe I heard it on rush.


18 posted on 12/13/2007 5:43:54 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: UCANSEE2

I had an erector set, too. I haven’t seen them for years. I figure the name did them in.


19 posted on 12/13/2007 5:48:08 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they aren't having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: TrebleRebel

Is that an erector set?


21 posted on 12/13/2007 6:34:30 PM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: Squidpup

What? .....no “tin can” aft for plane guard?


22 posted on 12/13/2007 7:10:09 PM PST by Justeggsactly
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To: Squidpup

Holy...that is sweet


23 posted on 12/13/2007 7:24:57 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: mamelukesabre

Yep you read it there at FR. Some Seattle or San Fransicko school teaching the “virtues” of communism.


24 posted on 12/13/2007 7:26:56 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Billthedrill
First they came for our Tinker Toys, and then our Plastic Bricks....

But I'll leggo my Legos, because their natural habitat/breeding ground is in carpet, and it's not safe to go barefoot through those areas at night.

25 posted on 12/13/2007 7:27:39 PM PST by xJones
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To: RDTF

I still needed to buy a book for my son for Christmas. I think I found a winner!


26 posted on 12/13/2007 8:35:36 PM PST by samiam1972 (I'm a mommy of 4 now!!)
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To: Peanut Gallery

oing


27 posted on 12/15/2007 4:11:00 PM PST by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

oing?


28 posted on 12/15/2007 6:12:26 PM PST by Peanut Gallery ("An armed society is a polite society.")
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To: Peanut Gallery

FReeper lexicon latest entry.


29 posted on 12/15/2007 6:13:52 PM PST by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: RDTF

They’ll reach the ultimate in geekdom with a floating-arm trebuchet.


30 posted on 12/15/2007 6:21:47 PM PST by Windcatcher
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