What topics can I ask about here?

LEGO® Answers Stack Exchange is for LEGO and building block enthusiasts. If you use LEGO or one of a number of compatible systems that share similar building techniques, and need answers to your questions (or would like to answer questions about these systems), this is place for you.

The best questions are those that have specific answers; LEGO Answers is not a general discussion forum. In general, if you have a question which covers:

  • Building techniques for a particular part of a model
  • The history of The LEGO Group or elements
  • Care and organisation of your bricks
  • Techniques for getting the best out of your Mindstorms Robots
  • Replicating advanced building techniques in CAD applications (i.e. LEGO Digital Designer or LDraw based applications)

Then you're in the right place.

This is not the right site for questions about:

  • Computer games - for game play tips and other questions, see Gaming - Stack Exchange
  • General support for LEGO related software (i.e. LDraw/LEGO Digital Designer/NXT alternatives), try either their dedicated support channels or Super User

Before you ask your question, though, consider the following:

  • We want the questions on our site to be valuable sources of information for the whole Internet, not just our community members, so we try to keep subjective opinions out of our questions and answers when we can. Share your personal play experiences and viewpoints, but avoid argument.
  • Community members can and will edit your questions and answers to be clear, grammatically correct and in doing so may also edit them to conform with the LEGO Group's Fair Play requirement.
  • Community members will vote up clearly asked, cogent, reasoned questions and answers and vote down off topic, incoherent, or inflammatory questions and answers.
  • We don't want the information on our site to become obsolete, and so we try not to ask questions whose answers may change with time. This means we don't re-ask the same question once it's been answered - nor do we encourage speculative answers for which we have no definitive answer.
  • If you want more information on a question that already exists on the site, you can edit the question, add more answers, add comments, or even ask a related question. If you ask a question identical to an existing one, your question will be closed as a duplicate, with a link directing everyone to the existing question.

If you think your question might be appropriate but aren't sure, you can also drop into our Chat rooms or ask on our Meta site.

Inserting part images and links

To add images of LEGO elements to your questions or answers, you can take a look at user script we are developing to support this:

Code to insert parts

Which will support the following codes:

  • [part:3700:4]
    Draw a part (Technic Brick 1 x 2 with Hole) in a colour (red) [part:3700:4].
  • [partlink:3700:4]
    Draw a part (Technic Brick 1 x 2 with Hole) in a colour (red) and link to it on Peeron.com [partlink:3700:4].
  • [set:5590]
    Link to set 5590 on Peeron: [set:5590].
  • [bl:5590]
    Link to set 5590 on BrickLink: [bl:5590].
  • [bs:5590]
    Link to set 5590 on BrickSet: [bs:5590].

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

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For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"