Chapter 1. The LEGO System: Endless Possibilities

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

Whenever you look at that pile of LEGO pieces, you are looking at something remarkable and yet at the same time remarkably simple. You are looking at the different parts of a system. A system is not only a collection of different bits and pieces but also the ways in which they connect with each other to become a larger object or series of objects. In this chapter, I discuss the LEGO system and what makes it so amazing. I then show you a number of the pieces that make ...

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