Project: 4-Digit Combination Lock

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Joined Oct 5, 2015
Hi there.
I'm a physics student with an interest in electronics.
I've been taking apart circuits and have basic high school/college knowledge of the theory behind it.

I have a fair understanding of logic gates and how they function. However I'm completely unsure how to assemble them on a breadboard or into a schematic in the practical sense.
Will I have to buy a programmable component or is it possible to buy the logic gates separately and solder them together?
I am currently reading:
-Electronics for dummies (lol)
-Electronics projects for dummies
-Self teaching guide to electronics

How should I go about making my project?
Suggestions (and criticism for being a nub) are welcome.