I loved this book and it's format. It is just pictures of different simple machines and variations of them. It is a great way to learn simple machines and because it is only pictures with no explanations, figuring out the builds feels like puzzles. With each successful build, you feel a sense of pride and because you actually have to figure it out and not just follow a set of step-by-step instructions you actually learn SO MUCH more.
If you don't already have a ton of technic parts then I would recommend buying a few generic technic part kits then you will have everything you need to play with this book. I am 48 years old and this book will keep me busy for days or weeks.
- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: No Starch Press,US; 1 edition (10 January 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593272774
- ISBN-13: 978-1593272777
- Product Dimensions:: 20.3 x 1 x 25.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 581 g
- Customer reviews: 115 customer ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 3,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)