In the hands of masters, the LEGO Technic line of beams, gears, and motors can be used to build striking models of machines and vehicles as sophisticated and sleek as their real-life counterparts—think supercars, semitrucks, Formula 1 racers, tugboats, tractors, and more.

Now, for the first time, a new book from San Francisco-based independent publisher No Starch Press has assembled some of the world’s finest LEGO Technic models in “Incredible LEGO Technic” (280 pages, US$29.95). This coffee table-worthy gallery showcases LEGO engineering at its finest.

Curated by LEGO master Paweł “Sariel” Kmieć, arguably the world’s most popular LEGO Technic builder (with more than 20 million YouTube views), “Incredible LEGO Technic”features fan-created models of monster trucks, cement mixers, dragline excavators, bulldozers, power shovels, and more. More than 70 LEGO models are accompanied by design notes and cutaway views that offer readers a close-up look at how the experts use differentials, suspensions, and complex gearing to build working models.

“Incredible LEGO Technic” will be available in November. For more info go to .