If you think of yourself as a Master Builder, this showcase of incredible buildings from around the world made from LEGO is sure to encourage you to get your bricks out and start building!
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From Big Ben to the Guggenheim, the beautiful gift book shows every brick involved in each build. It's incredible for LEGO fans of any age.
Packed with creative prompts, fun exercises and simple step-by-step projects to complete, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a sophisticated, interactive book that will teach you how to create beautiful hand-lettered crafts in no time at all.
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From modern calligraphy and illustration to chalk and stitching, the clever and unique book presents a variety of ways to turn words and letters into beautiful pieces of art you can be proud of - such as gifts, home decor and more...
Complete with full-colour photographs that guide you through each of the projects - and even a section on taking your hand-drawn inspiration into the digital realm of Photoshop - you'll learn to swirl, flourish and free-brush your way to creating your own unique lettering style.
Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.
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Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.
A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
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The Complete Book of Paper Aeroplanes is packed with diagrams, instructions and graphics that will help you build your own paper aircraft that really can fly!
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From gliders to space explorers and all kinds of other paper aircraft, the book shows you how to create many different flying devices using the colour templates. With clear instructions, every flying machine featured in this book has been built and tested by author and paper aeroplane expert David Woodroffe.
A visual journey through some of the great rail routes, The World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys is a must-have book for anyone with a passion for either travel or trains.
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Compiled by former Pacific Railnews editor Brian Solomon, each journey is accompanied by a map of the route, stunning photography and information about the challenges of building the railroad, as well as descriptions of some of the stunning views you can see while travelling.
Amongst the famous railroads included are the Darjeeling Himalayan in India, the Canadian Rockies and the Indian Pacific which runs from Perth to Sydney in Australia.
From the very first steam trains to diesel engines and today's state-of-the-art bullet trains, The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History is a beautiful gift (or coffee table book!) for anyone you know who is fascinated by all things locomotive.
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A huge hardback book with plenty of stunning photographs to pore over for hours on end, it traces the history of trains and showcases some of the most famous to have hit the railway lines including the legendary Orient Express, the Mallard and the Fairy Queen.
The book highlights some of the world's most impressive railway journeys, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line and there is also information on the innovators, designers and engineers who have changed the face of railway travel - this DK book is a great way to keep track of the history of locomotives!
Mary Tregellas' Notes from the Jam Cupboard is a wonderful collection of recipes for preserves of all kinds, featuring ideas about how to eat them and recipes for cooking with them!
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Focusing on jam, the book is beautiful to look at, entertaining to read and practical to follow. The recipes in the hardback cover jams, marmalades, curds, chutneys, ketchup, jellies, pesto and pastes, flavoured oils, cordials, flavoured vodkas and breads.
The book contains over 100 recipes, many beautiful photographs and a range of fascinating anecdotes, making it a bookshelf addition to treasure.
Play like the experts with this deluxe edition Playing Card Set! Presented in a fantastic tin box, the set contains 2 sets of playing cards, 5 dice and a 65-page book that will teach you how to play a wide range of both single and multi-player card games. The games included range from easy to difficult. With practice, even those with little experience of card games should be comfortable at all levels of difficulty. A fantastic gift for anyone interested in playing card games!
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Over 100 woodworking techniques from joints to finishing. With Woodwork Step by Step you can tackle every type of carpentry project with confidence- create a shelf, a coat rack or even a chair. In an age where household objects are mass produced, nothing beats working with wood to create a unique object you've built to last. This book makes woodwork simple, showing step-by-step how to master woodworking tools and techniques and gives woodwork plans that explain exactly how to get the perfect results. You'll be able to learn how do everything from preparing wood to planing and sanding and create anything from chopping boards to wine racks. A gallery of all the key woodworking equipment, materials and suitable woods means that you'll never be left puzzling over what to use to get started. This book assumes no knowledge and explains techniques in start-to-finish detail, so you can fast track through woodworking with accessible and easily achievable projects. Woodwork Step by Step is ideal for beginners at woodwork and DIY or old hands looking to dust off the cobwebs and start working in wood again (content previously published in The Woodwork Manual 9781405332064).
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With stunning photography throughout, railway expert Julian Holland's Great Railway Journeys of the World is a gorgeous gift book that showcases some of the most scenic rail routes around.
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Including the likes of the Le Petit Train Jaune in the Pyrenees which features France's highest railway station, the Cape Town to Kimberley route in South Africa that heads across the Karoo Desert and the Trans-Australian railway that contains the world's longest stretch of dead straight track, the stunning photography and in-depth mapping is awe-inspiring.
Published by The Times, the book is designed in a keepsake hardback format and offers detailed, informative text on the history, geography and present day operations of train journeys from 35 countries across every continent.
So, you know you like wine but you'd like to learn a little more about it and how to make the most of it with you meals - but you've never know where to start? Then this handy little book from the experts at DK is for you!
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Take the first step and boost your knowledge when it comes to understanding wines, how they're made, different wine groups and grape varieties, and the various regions and climates in which they originate with A Little Course in Wine Tasting.
With step-by-step pictures you'll soon have the course mastered and the tasting notes will help you build your confidence as you experiment and taste different wines.
Complete with CDs to help you recognise each bird's distinctive song or call, these two books will come in handy for any birdwatcher or lover of nature.
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Recognising songs and calls can help you make more of birdwatching and the handy-sized hardbacks will help you identify 80 of our most popular woodland species and also 80 wetland species.
Written by ornithologist Hannu Jannes and birding enthusiast Owen Robert, the books also feature colour photographs of each bird, as well as further information on their identifying features, habits, distribution, feeding and nesting routines and calls.
The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The twelve chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations, superstitions and folklore that shape our year. From cherished traditions like Valentine's Day to the lost excitement of May Day, The Magpie and the Wardrobe reveals a calendar bursting with history, imagination and curious facts. Take a closer look at your favourite homespun rituals and the magic we conjure every day; make a candle wish, mix a moon oil elixir, and hang your romantic hopes on the predictions of an apple peel. Illustrated by a unique collection of ephemera and embellished with trinkets and charms, this sumptuous volume will appeal to the creative and curious. Digital version available in an enhanced eBook format.
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Any model railway layout can be enhanced with the effective use of scenery and accessories. Chris Ellis examines the range of ready-made scenic accessories available to modellers, and also explains how to make your own scenic structures. Tips and techniques for adapting and weathering such accessories are included, along with clear step-by-step instructions that explain how to create rolling hills, trackside buildings and even lakes and rivers from a variety of materials, whether bought from modelling shops or using discarded product packaging. The book's sections include: planning backdrops and scenic settings; building basic terrain; painting backgrounds and creating the illusion of distance and perspective; texturing vegetation, foliage and trees; modelling water; depicting rocky surfaces such as cliffs, scree and waterfalls; and, incorporating civil engineering (tunnels and bridges) and adapting Skaledale and other accessories for use in personal dioramas. There is a useful appendix that also contains details of popular modelling materials, stockists and suppliers, useful reference works and other research sources.
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Pike & Shotte is Warlord Games' third rulebook publication. It is a beautiful book in its own right with hundreds of colour photo of the most exquisitely painted model soldiers taken from the world's foremost collections. The rule book's intention is to inspire a collector to play gentlemanly games with their collections of soldiers with friends where the emphasis is on the spirit of the period, not the letter of the rule. It is a hearty publication and not for nitpickers or miseries. There are some good gags in it, but it also plays well and enables players to conduct a very big battle in a reasonable period of time, leaving them more time to chat about the highs and lows and what ifs...
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This comprehensive hardcover reference unveils the magical secrets of the Pathfinder rules like never before. Tons of new tricks and techniques for every spellcasting class in the game fill the book, ranging from arcane secrets uncovered by studious wizards to dazzling ki-tricks performed by canny monks to new mutagens for alchemists, new oracle mysteries, specialized channel energy options for clerics, and more. "Ultimate Magic" also introduces the latest Pathfinder RPG base class: the magus.
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Combining arcane spells with practiced martial skill, the magus incorporates elements of the warrior and wizard to walk a path balanced between two deadly efficient extremes. All this, plus more than 100 new spells for all spellcasting classes, an innovative new "words of power" spellcasting system, a complete system for 1-on-1 spell duels, and more.
Explore the fantasy world of D&D and delve into dungeons, slay monsters, and gain treasure! If you've been thinking of playing D&D or you've played before and you want to get up to speed on the all-new 4th Edition, this is the book for you. Here's what you need to know to join the fantasy fun. * D&D terminology - understand what ability check, modifier, saving throw, AC, gp, hp, and XP mean * Roll the dice - add modifiers and see if you rolled the d20 high enough to beat the challenge * Minding your manners - know D&D etiquette so you'll be welcome in any adventure * Character building - select your character's race and class, and choose the best powers, skills, feats, and gear * Roleplaying - give your character a background and personality quirks * Combat - use combat rules, a battle grid, and miniatures to play out furious battles Open the book and find: * Everything a new player needs to get started playing D&D * Details on four fantasy races and four iconic classes * Explanations of every number and statistic on the character sheet * The best magic items and equipment for characters of all classes * Advice on roleplaying and teamwork * A ready-to-use adventure to get you started as a Dungeon Master * A ready-to-use battle grid with character and monster markers
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A Fistful of Kung Fu brings the hyper-kinetic, bullet-spraying, demon-slaying, kung-fu-fighting action of Hong Kong movies and Asian cinema to the wargames tabletop. In a modern world walking a precarious line between the advances of next-generation technology and the tradition and mysticism of ancient cultures, Kung Fu schools face off in no-holds-barred tournaments, corporations hire agents and spies to steal each other's secrets, overworked SWAT teams respond to gunfights between feuding Triad and Yakuza clans, and ancient artefacts are sought by hopping vampires, demon sorcerers and cyborgs alike. Combining the gunfights of John Woo's Hard Boiled, the hand-to-hand combat of Enter the Dragon, the sheer mystical weirdness of Big Trouble in Little China, the wuxia action of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and everything in-between, A Fistful of Kung Fu is a skirmish wargame unlike any other.
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Delve into the occult secrets of psychic magic, mystic rituals, and esoteric sciences with Occult Adventures! Six new, occult-themed character classes bring the vast treasures of occultism and mysticism to Pathfinder players like never before. Set out on new adventures as a kineticist, medium, mesmerist, psychic, occultist, or spiritualist, or choose from dozens of archetypes for these and most existing Pathfinder RPG classes. Explore forbidden secrets long kept from the world to discover magical forces that unlock vast powers of mind and body. Uncover lost relics and proscribed spells to give your hero new powers in the fight against evil, and pick up new psychic tricks with a library of new feats based on occult traditions.
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Land of the Free is the new set of wargaming rules from Osprey that allow players to recreate the various conflicts that broke out in North America shortly prior to and just after Independence, including the French and Indian Wars, the Revolution and the War of 1812. This set of rules lets players begin their campaigns with small warbands of 10-20 miniatures of any scale and develop their forces over time, building them into armies hundreds strong. A unique system of command points and the need to carefully manage resources or risk becoming vulnerable to counter-attack have to be finely balanced against the need to gain objectives throughout the game, creating a challenging, but enjoyable environment for your armies.
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"Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms - Legends of Drizzt Omnibus Volume 1" delivers the first three graphic novel adaptations of R.A. Salvatore's beloved "Dark Elf Trilogy" - "Homeland", "Exile", and "Sojourn" - into one tome! This story takes readers from the moments before the birth of Drizzt to the point where he leaves his Drow heritage and homeworld, Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, and ventures up into the unknown.
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One of the biggest problems facing wargamers is finding the time to actually play. Most commercially available sets of rules require several hours to set up and play to a conclusion; some can easily swallow up a whole day or weekend. For many gamers this means that their lavishly prepared miniature armies rarely get used at all. Apart from time, the other consideration is space, which further constrains the opportunities for a game. In One-hour Wargames, veteran gamer and rule-writer Neil Thomas has addressed both these problems. Now it is practical to play a game in around an hour on a normal dining table or living room floor. The book contains 8 (all-new) sets of very simple rules for various periods, from Ancient to WW2 and 30 scenarios which can be played using any of them, so you don't even have to take too much time thinking up a stimulating tactical situation and objectives. All the rules and scenarios are intended to be played on a 3ft x 3ft battlefield. The rules only require a small number of miniatures, so this really is an ideal way for new gamers, or veterans trying a new period, to get started with minimal investment of time and money. Also ideal for a quick game in the evening when a friend pops round. There are also sections on campaigns and solo games.
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Prepare for your adventures to get twice as exciting with Pathfinder Player Companion: Cohorts & Companions, featuring double the daring and double the fun with all-new rules for turning your solo adventurer into part of a dynamic duo. Whether you're growing a towering treant to serve as your monstrous cohort, organizing a grand heist with your fellow thieves, or summoning a guardian angel to protect your allies, Cohorts & Companions offers you dozens of options to transform your Pathfinder adventures!
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Go beyond a single sheet with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Player Character Folio, a 16-page deluxe character record that covers absolutely everything you need to know about your Pathfinder hero! Features include expanded space for your hero's ability scores, feats, and class features; space for familiar, henchmen, animal companion, and cohort statistics; a magic item "slot" diagram; space to track your character's history and backstory; a complete adventure record of your hero's accomplishments, and more!
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