10 Cool LEGO Mindstorms: Dark Side Robots, Transports, and Creatures: Amazing Projects You Can Build in Under an Hour

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LEGO MINDSTORMS let you design and program robots that can do just about anything!
The Dark Side Developer’s Kit is targeted towards the young or novice LEGO MINDSTORMS designer, age 9 and up, although experienced MINDSTORMS fans will appreciate the unique possibilities offered by this kit as well. The Dark Side Developer’s Kit includes special MINDSTORMS pieces that allow the user to create a host of Star Wars themed robots, creatures, and vehicles. It also come… More >>

10 Cool LEGO Mindstorms: Dark Side Robots, Transports, and Creatures: Amazing Projects You Can Build in Under an Hour

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  1. Again, why doesn’t Lego publish these books, Syngress though has definitely filled the gap in the industry, and I can’t put these books down. Awesome Star Wars themed dudes, great graphics
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. The assembly diagrams are hard to follow, occasionally calling for parts not included in the set and the robots are flimsy and generally don’t work. The book is no longer supported by the publisher even though the cover gives a web address for a free additional robot plan. The only thing to learn from this book is what not to do.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. This is a wonderful inspirational book! There are lots of mechanisms here that are good to play around with and modify. Every robot has some interesting functions – since it’s using the Microscout only, everything (often two functions) is done with only one motor! It’s also inspiring seeing what can be done with limited pieces. Every model in the book is built ONLY using DSDK parts!

    The pictures (or rather, CAD renderings) are crystal-clear, thanks to Kevin’s LPub. The downside is that they’re black-and-white, but it’s fairly easy to tell the difference between a white part and a red part.

    There’s not much commentary in this book – it’s mostly instructions. That makes it easier to follow, but it doesn’t help much if you have a question about modifying the robot.

    Overall I rate it three and a half stars for good robots and good instructions but bad commentary. Still a good book, though!
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. I wish Lego would put out more books like this themselves. Just like a souped up Contructopedia. The descriptions of the robots are cool too.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Ive been waiting for a book like this for a while. These 10 robots (11 if you count the free bonus one you get off the web) are all awesome! The book is set up a lot like the constructopedias that come with the Mindstorm kits so they are really simple to make. I think there are some sequels to this for other kits which I am going to get.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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