The Art of LEGO® Design

This article was originally published in The Robotics Practitioner: The Journal for Robot Builders, volume 1, number 2, Spring 1995; trp@footfalls.com

The Art of LEGO® Design

Fred G. Martin1 March 15, 1995

The article begins with an analysis of the structural principles of the LEGO system, continues with a discussion of gears, gear reduction, and geartrains, and finishes with a visual assortment of various building tricks or “cliche ́s.” Interspersed throughout are numerous diagrams and sample models to illustrate the ideas being presented. I hope that LEGO aficionados at all levels from novice to expert will find something of interest here.

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