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The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide (Now in Color), 2nd Edition by Allan Bedford

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Chapter 1. The LEGO System: Endless Possibilities

For millions of people around the world LEGO bricks have a common meaning: creativity. Regardless of age, we all recognize the sound those bricks make as we rummage through a bucket full of them or a pile on the floor.

Whenever you look at a pile of LEGO pieces, you’re looking at something remarkable and yet at the same time remarkably simple. You’re looking at the different parts of a system. The LEGO system is a collection of bits and pieces, and they connect with each other to become a larger object or series of objects.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the LEGO system and what makes it so amazing. I’ll show you a number of the pieces that make up the system and how they relate to each other, ...

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