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#76 D3K

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

Got another e-mail from amazon today:


We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on October 08, 2012 (Order# xxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx):

Pawel Sariel Kmiec "The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide"

Estimated arrival date: December 19, 2012

Hopefully it won't take THAT long... would be just in time for Christmas though! :classic:
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#77 mostlytechnic

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

amazon.com dropped the pre-order button, now says you can order and it's in stock Nov 4.

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Currently playing as Daniel Bartell in mediumsnowman's Shield vs Hydra Mafia

Won as scummy Wilfred Orann, Miller of Cresthaven, in Dragonfire's Kingdom Mafia

Won as loyal Ewan Breckenridge in DLL / JJP's Second Crash Mafia

Lost as the loyal vig 4 of 2, Human cyborg Technician in DLL / JJP's Blacktron Mafia

Won as Munud the Strange, loyal Alchemist in TinyPie's Ragnarok 3 Mafia (vanilla)

Lost as Irene Allen, scum Firefighter in bob's Main Street Mafia (killer)

Lost as the scummy War Machine in def's Cosplay Mafia II (killer)

Won as scum Jack Pine in Walter Kovac's Unrest in the Forest Mafia (4-shot janitor)

Scum killed and lost as town Maurice Teichman - Representative from Technic Valley in Tamamono's Party Lines Mafia (spy - watcher/tracker)

Scum-killed night one but won as town Storm in speedy's Cosplay Mafia (vanilla)

Died in the conclusion, losing because he's an idiot as townie Monty Thornton, the cook aboard the USS Portland in jamesn's Red Mafia (vig)

Survived and won as town Brice Marden in Hinck and Trumpet's Minimal Mafia (one-shot PGO)

Survived to the conclusion as a winning town musician / decorator Melanie Detruccio in TrumpetKing's CMF Mafia (vanilla)

Poisoned (and lost) as townie Molly Tennant, saloon dancer in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia (vanilla)

Won (but night-killed near the end) as the townie The Talking Animal in Zepher's Mafia Mafia (vanilla)

Survived till the end (but still lost) as townie Mary Jane the Jock in Aperture Academy (vanilla, I think)


#78 AndroTech

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

View PostDLuders, on 02 November 2012 - 12:57 AM, said:

.... they will be donated to local libraries to help build up the number of Lego Technic fans in the USA ....

David, that is a noble thing to do. Hat off to You Sir.
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#79 Kronos

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

View Postmostlytechnic, on 02 November 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:

amazon.com dropped the pre-order button, now says you can order and it's in stock Nov 4.

Yeah, they sent me an e-mail saying I would receive mine on Nov 7.

Mike

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#80 Lost_In_Noise

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:52 AM

December 19 for me, but I've been wrong before...

No worries, I know I won't be disappointed :thumbup:
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#81 Matt The Tuba Guy

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

Ordered this on Amazon a month or so ago, got an email saying 19th too, although it will definitely be later where I live!
I decided to use Amazon rather than No Starch Press because of the price. The book was a little bit cheaper on Amazon, but shipping was a lot cheaper to New Zealand
I did get in early and got a cheaper price though. I see the kindle edition is $10, but I would rather have a physical copy even if it costs a little more.
I am looking forward to receiving it!

#82 Foggy

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

View PostDLuders, on 02 November 2012 - 12:57 AM, said:

Today, I received the four additional books that I ordered from the publisher (No Starch Press).  They will be donated to local libraries to help build up the number of Lego Technic fans in the USA.  I placed the order on Monday, October 29th and got it 3 days later.  Although I live a few states away, that's pretty good service!  :thumbup: If you don't want to wait, recommend ordering directly from the publisher instead of third-party sellers like Amazon.

I think that for "us" european builders should take longer to get it and we should even pay more for shipping and then the f.*à# customs :iamded_lol: :iamded_lol: :iamded_lol: :iamded_lol: :iamded_lol: :iamded_lol:

#83 Yvan

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

Hello all,

I pre-ordered my copy from the publisher site and received it last Monday. Of course, as an extra you get a digital copy when you order from them...

Interesting reading, not for those looking for instructions to build complete MOC's, but a very good mechanical and engineering course using LEGO :classic:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

My estimated arrival date is November 13th in Holland :classic:
Bought on Amazon with speedy delivery

#85 TinkerBrick

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

Update from Erfurt, Germany: I got my copy with today's mail. I ordered mine about 3 weeks ago directly at NoStarch.
The Book looks beautiful and worthy, an excellent price for a fully colored print edition.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

I got my copy in the mail yesterday and spent about and hour reading through the first 4 chapters.  The book is beautifully illustrated and even though I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable builder, I am still learning some things.  Great book Sariel!

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#87 mostlytechnic

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Mine arrived from Amazon yesterday. Loving it!

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Currently playing as Daniel Bartell in mediumsnowman's Shield vs Hydra Mafia

Won as scummy Wilfred Orann, Miller of Cresthaven, in Dragonfire's Kingdom Mafia

Won as loyal Ewan Breckenridge in DLL / JJP's Second Crash Mafia

Lost as the loyal vig 4 of 2, Human cyborg Technician in DLL / JJP's Blacktron Mafia

Won as Munud the Strange, loyal Alchemist in TinyPie's Ragnarok 3 Mafia (vanilla)

Lost as Irene Allen, scum Firefighter in bob's Main Street Mafia (killer)

Lost as the scummy War Machine in def's Cosplay Mafia II (killer)

Won as scum Jack Pine in Walter Kovac's Unrest in the Forest Mafia (4-shot janitor)

Scum killed and lost as town Maurice Teichman - Representative from Technic Valley in Tamamono's Party Lines Mafia (spy - watcher/tracker)

Scum-killed night one but won as town Storm in speedy's Cosplay Mafia (vanilla)

Died in the conclusion, losing because he's an idiot as townie Monty Thornton, the cook aboard the USS Portland in jamesn's Red Mafia (vig)

Survived and won as town Brice Marden in Hinck and Trumpet's Minimal Mafia (one-shot PGO)

Survived to the conclusion as a winning town musician / decorator Melanie Detruccio in TrumpetKing's CMF Mafia (vanilla)

Poisoned (and lost) as townie Molly Tennant, saloon dancer in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia (vanilla)

Won (but night-killed near the end) as the townie The Talking Animal in Zepher's Mafia Mafia (vanilla)

Survived till the end (but still lost) as townie Mary Jane the Jock in Aperture Academy (vanilla, I think)


#88 skylinedan

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

Got mine yesterday also, Very well done book, Paul. I have yet to dig deeper into it , but what I,ve read so far is quit interesting. I think this is a must have for any die hard LEGO technic fan.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

So many people have it already, but mine still needs to arrive :hmpf_bad: :grin:

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Ordered and getting it for Christmas.... :sweet:

#91 Sariel

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

Thank you all for your kind opinions. I'm relieved to hear you're not disappointed.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:20 AM

Disappointed, no way. You did an awesome job, your a true master. Like I said I did a quick run through last night after work, and I just need to sit down and take the time  to really read it. I saw a lot of things in it that I can put to use in future builds.

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#93 Sariel

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

View Postskylinedan, on 08 November 2012 - 01:20 AM, said:

I saw a lot of things in it that I can put to use in future builds.

That was exactly my goal. My fear was mainly that people will expect this book somehow to magically explain every possible thing, to make them top-tier builders overnight. I'm glad you enjoy the book, as it took a lot of work and it was subject to many limitations, such as the volume or the tricky balance between beginner/advanced stuff.
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#94 Tadej

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

Things like this never run out, there are always new techniques and ideas to put to use, so maybe you will get enough material for a second book in a few years.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

mine arrived yesterday, and i'll say, this is really great!! Thank you, because I finally understand complex transmissions and will build one in a model possibly...Interesting fact how red parts are slightly weaker...
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:42 AM

Got it on November 7 in the mail. My dad hand-delivered it to me. It's great so far, with lots of references and information.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

Loving the book so far Sariel, simple explanations and diagrams make tricky concepts easy to understand, :sweet: Good idea also to include instructions, these are great! :thumbup:

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I really think Lego is about creativity - it's Ikea that is about building from instructions :)

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#98 Jetro

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

I got mine a couple of days ago. The postman gave me a weird look because the package didn't make a noise :D
Anyway, I've taken it out to check it really was the book I was waiting for and then had to put it back. Sometimes life takes over. I hope to finally get some time after tomorrow to really start reading it...

#99 Sariel

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Thanks. If you're still hesitating about the book, there's plenty of buyer reviews at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/cdluzmp
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

just recieved the book :cry_happy:. First look; looks absolutly good :wub:  . Well done Sariel :thumbup:
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