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How can I make Custom Instructions for my MOC?

I'm a huge AFOL and recently have quit my job in order to take my part time job of selling Lego to the next level. However, there's a new venture I'm having difficulty with and I would greatly ...
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Does anyone have any successful techniques in searching for lego bricks in a pile?

We typically tip our box of Lego bricks onto a giant sheet (so that it can be easily picked up) but searching for bricks becomes really tricky and time consuming. You often remind yourself, "you'll ...
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Are you releasing a LEGO Doctor Strange set? [on hold]

Are you releasing a LEGO Doctor Strange set? Just wanted to ask. There are so many rumours and I didn't know what to believe.
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Can you program Lego Mindstorms with the Scratch programming language?

My child is learning programming using Scratch in school. Can she program her Mindstorms using Scratch?
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How do people get yellowish white bricks back to white? [duplicate]

I have purchased some old Lego sets which have been stood made up for sometime and the White sides on display have turned yellow and the Tan pieces have also changed colour. Is there any way of ...
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How do I make instructions from my .ldr/.lxf files on OSX?

I'm on OSX and I've got a bunch of models made in Lego Digital Designer. They look awesome! Now I want to make instructions. Q: how do I get from my .ldr files to images or PDF? I'll take ...
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Are Bandai “Figmes” compatible with LEGO?

According to gizmodo Bandai is releasing a new line of "Figmes" that look astounding similar to our beloved minifigs. Here is the set: And here is one close up: Close up the hands look even ...
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Lego Minifigures Series 14 Female Ghosts!

Do all of the Lego Minifigures Series 14 Female Ghosts have a smaller, more square-ish neck part?
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LEGO Mindstorms NXT - bossa driver prevents firmware upgrade

First of all, this may sound like a duplicate post. But, my Mindstorms NXT 2.0 has been having the "Clicking Brick Syndrome". I have been told that uninstalling the bossa driver then unplugging and ...
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Lego NXT Exploitation or Vulnerabilities?

I originally posted this question on the Reverse Engineering site, but there were no answers. They told me to also post this question here. OK, my friends and I have Lego NXT sumo bot competions for ...
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How to straighten 32L axles?

I have a number of the 32L technic axles, but most of them have some bend to them. Is there a straight-forward way to straighten these? Trying to bend them by hand has not seemed to change anything, ...
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How to pass an unknown type as a function parameter in NXC?

I was trying to do it as in a regular C, with void*, but it didn't work. Is it possible to pass it in NXC? If it is- how to do it?
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Cutting a Lego baseplate

I have a regular Lego baseplate that I'd like to shave down to fit into a car travel kit. Does anyone have experiencing cutting a baseplate? I'd love tips on tools or technique!
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Lego Digital Designer on OS X El Capitan?

Since the El Capitan 10.11.2 upgrade some options are gone in Lego Digital Designer. In the Preferences menu the "Outlines of bricks" and "Advanced shading" are options unselectable. The annoying ...
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Lego Model to 3D Converter

I've created a LEGO figure using a great number of ball joints for maximum flexibility. The pre-finalized version of this model, before I got the legs working the way I wanted them, is shown in this ...
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How to represent infinity in NXC?

Is there anything like Java's Float.POSITIVE_INFINITY in NXC? How else can one represent the positive infinity in NXC?
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Torso and legs with different LEGO logos. Are they genuine?

I have a torso with rounded edges and "Lego" stamped on top. The arms not stamped. I also have a torso with straight edges and "Lego" stamped on top. The arms are stamped. Are these both genuine? I ...
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Absolute position regulation NXC

I am trying to position the LEGO NXT motor exactly at a certain absolute angle: PosRegEnable (OUT_A); PosRegSetAngle (OUT_A, 0); Wait (500); // to read sensor value ...
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Do WHITE Lego elements fade or yellow while sealed for years, or do they stay their perfect white original color?

I was wondering if anyone has opened a sealed set like Taj Mahal or Star Wars UCS Imperial Shuttle after it had been sealed for years, and if so, were the white LEGO elements still perfectly white, or ...
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Is there a free EV3 simulator (virtual machine) for the Mac OS?

I recently saw this question on a virtual EV3 machine. From the video, I felt that this software will be great. However, I don't have the budget needed to buy a licence. Is there any alternative to ...
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What are good books for building techniques of LEGO Technic

I've been searching for good resources for especially LEGO Technic. I find the Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide by Paweł “Sariel” Kmieć. The book is very good at explaining things. Beside that ...
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Is there a free ImageSet of the Minifigure Series?

As I wrote an iOS App, which helps you collect the Minifigure Series, that I want to distribute for free and LEGO is not willing to let me use their Minifigure Images, I am looking for the images ...
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EV3 won't connect through bluetooth anymore

I was using VS2015 (C#) to write simple programs for my EV3 using a bluetooth connection. This was working fine for several days and then suddenly stopped. I can't for the life of me figure out why. ...
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What are the measurements of the different Lego instruction booklets?

I've noticed that there are at least three different sizes (eg 7.8"x5", 4"x5.8" and 7"x8"). Are there other sizes?
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NXT shuts down in 5 minutes

I have an NXT brick that will always shut down after 5 minutes. No, it is not the sleep timer. Documentation from the NXT Hardware SDK, page 17, states that if the ARM7 processor does not send back ...
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Lego controller 8879

How does the Lego technic 8879 controller work? When you make it go forwards/backwards and let go does it stay at that speed like the more recent helicopters or does it go back around? And how does it ...
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Does LEGO still exchange the Mindstorms NXT bricks with flicker problems?

I'm new here. Does LEGO still exchange the Mindstorms NXT bricks with flicker problems? If not, does anyone know of someone willing to try and fix them for a fee or barter? Many thanks in advance!
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Is there such a thing as this 2x4 brick in existence?

I've been working on a little history project to make a shadowbox/display-type thing of all of the major evolutions of the 2x4 brick over the years. (I know this can get really in-depth, and I'm ...
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1answer
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How to clear off oils in a way that will not damage the plastic?

Especially with the pneumatic cylinders, so it has to not make the metal rust too. Also, it is oxidized vegetable that is stuck in there, inside the pneumatic cylinders. And it started to make it all ...
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Why did LEGO create different canister for the Visorak?

I have the six original Visorak (Sets 8742, 8743, 8744, 8745, 8746 and 8747) with different canisters (or boxes). For example, my Suukorak (8747) has a white canister, and my friend's has a black ...
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How many Bionicle store displays were created?

I'm an avid Bionicle collector and am curious as to how many unique store display tubes were created during the lines original run. To add some known information to my question I KNOW there was a Tahu ...
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1answer
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Minifigure arms and legs do not have stamps

I have loads of minifigures from the 1980's and have just found out that none of the arms or individual legs are stamped with the LEGO logo.However, torsos, heads, and hips are all stamped. Does this ...
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Made a big program in EV3's programming software for AI creation and it went from slow to not loading

Made a big program in EV3's programming software for AI creation and it went from slow to not loading. It just displays the loading bar in the middle of the page. Even my lenovo windows 10 8GB RAM ...
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1answer
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Bluetooth communication between computer and nxt using RobotC

I'm thinking starting a project involving controlling the movement of a NXT robot from the PC using RobotC. Is it possible? Does anyone have a simple code solution?
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Are BanBao bricks compatible with Lego?

Does anyone has experience with BanBao bricks? BanBao World Are they compatible with Lego bricks? They have basic sets and plates which are at a good price.
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How do you get LEGO Education EV3 Software? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to get it? I have a rough feeling that you get it by purchasing the product? Please help.
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Can an axle be removed from this Technic 'brick paradox'?

This blogpost on Technic Bricks briefly explains a few 'brick paradoxes' or dead ends. This particular model seems impossible to disassemble by hand: How can I remove the axle without ...
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Java BufferedImage with Lejos NXT: Java Heap Space

I'm trying to write a program for my Lego Mindstorm NXT, the program is simple, drawing some lines and saving the image in a .png file. So, I thought I'd use BufferedImage and use getGraphics to draw ...
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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Software

I have come across a bug where my computer just wont accept the software I tried using a usb after the first THREE tries to download it but that didnt even work. Does anyone have the same problem or ...
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Issues connecting the EV3 on Windows 8.1 64bit

I have got a computer with Windows 8.1 64 bit and I have installed LEGO Mindstorms EV3 software Home edition and tried to connect the EV3 brick to the computer, but the brick didn´t connect to the ...
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1answer
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Where can I find a good tutorial on programming with Lejos?

I want to get started with Lejos and use java to check to see if an ev3 touch sensor is pressed, but I can't find any decent tutorials. Are there any good resources for this?
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I have several sets of unidentified Lego bags with no part number. How can I figure out what to build?

I have a photo but it is too large to post. These were donated to me. In fact, I have a huge tub of random Legos that were donated to me and I have no idea how to organize the parts. Most were not in ...
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Where to get additional part library graphics for BlueBrick layout designer

I love BlueBrick, the track and layout designer from developer Alban Nanty. I have been using it for years and it is the best tool I have found for designing a full layout including train tracks. ...
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Where are the 2 by 2 turntables in LDD?

I just updated to LDD to 4.3.9 today and I can't find the 2 by 2 turntable pieces. What section are they under now?
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Which 3307 Arch 1 x 6 x 2 is correct for 10225 R2D2 Set? “Thick Top with Reinforced Underside” or “Thin Top without Reinforced Underside”

BrickLink shows that the 10225 R2 D2 set contains 3307 Arch 1 x 6 x 2 "Thick Top With Reinforced Underside", but I purchased that set and mine contains the newer "12939" variation which is described ...
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Most inseparable combinations?

Some piece combinations are really hard to get apart. Really hard. Can some answerers provide a list of "danger combos"? For example, a 2x2 with a round 2x2 on bottom. Also, if possible, provide a ...
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Challenge: Specialized Palm Build

I'm trying to design a hand for a MOC using the (not so) new Mixels ball joints, in line with a concept that I've had rattling around in my head for a while. The current palm design I'm trying uses ...
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2answers
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What are some “Illegal” LEGO combinations?

On Brothers Brick, there is an AFOL term for bad LEGO combos: Illegal. These combinations are "unconventional" and put stress on the bricks. Essentially, they are nonconformist, risky maneuvers, ...
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Curved piece seems incredibly useful… what is it?

On this link, there is a special recurring curved piece throughout the photos. It is light grey, can be held by a figure on both sides but not the middle, and looks a little like a paint-roller ...
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Can you identify these parts?

Please help me identify these lego parts - I'm trying to build them.

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