Tools and Techniques
Be a better builder! Here are some resources that have been a great help to us. We hope you find this useful!
The Unofficial LEGO® Advanced Building Techniques Guide
This gem of a guide by Didier Enjary introduces techniques such as SNOT (studs not on top), offsetting, lettering, cylinder curving and a whole lot more. Download it here, here and here.
LEGO® Technic Tora no Maki
This beautiful book by Yoshihito Isogawa contains more than 200 pages of ideas for all kinds of moving masterpieces. The book is available for download with no restrictions – the author only requests a token of $10 if you like it. Download it here, here and here (note: 80MB file).
Design Grids from The Unofficial LEGO® Builder’s Guide
It’s a good idea to plan your creations on paper before building it. This set of design grids by author Allan Bedford enables you to sketch out your ideas in 1:1 scale. Download it here.
LEGO® Digital Designer
Build your creations with no limits on parts and colour in a virtual world. The LEGO® Digital Designer is an easy-to-use design tool that can generate building instructions and parts list for all your creations. Download LDD here.
LEGO® Building Instructions
Checking out building instructions of official LEGO® sets can provide plenty of ideas on how to build it better. Search from thousands of instructions by keyword or set number. Get them from the official LEGO® site here or from BrickInstructions.com here.
LEGO® Scans for Android
Access LEGO® building instructions anywhere with this app for Android smartphones. You can search by theme, keyword or set number, download the instructions for offline viewing, and add the ones you like to your favourites list. Download it from the app page here or from Google Play here.
BrickLink Unofficial LEGO® Marketplace
This is a popular place to buy and sell any LEGO® set or part you fancy. Register an account and shop from thousands of stores worldwide, track your orders and manage your inventory. You can also add items to your wanted list and be notified when they’re available. Check it out here.