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Clicking Brick Syndrome after using Raspberry Pi

I have a Mindstorms NXT brick, and when switching it on recently, it just started clicking. I have tried many different ways to fix it, but nothing has worked. I've done a soft reset, hard reset ...
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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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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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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 manouevers, ...
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EV3 screen stuck at “Starting…”

After I turn the device on, its screen is stuck at "starting..." for a long time. It hasn't change into the regular screen, and the light behind the button was still red (didn't become green). Is ...
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Mindstorms brick has a dim display

The LCD display on my Mindstorms brick (microprocessor) is very dim. It is not just a low battery; I've plugged it into an AC adapter. Anybody encounter this problem? I will post a picture of the ...
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System files deleted somehow

I think my son accidentally deleted all the system sound/image files, etc. I have tried loading the firmware but that does NOT restore the files. Is there not a way to just upload the system sound and ...
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Information on the new death star

Is there any additional information, such as price, piece count, appearance or minifigures for the upcoming Lego death star? Leaked, announced or rumored answers are acceptable.
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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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65 views

Eneloop NiMh batteries not powering 42030 loader

Is it because the batteries are only 1.2V? It works fine with Duracell alkaline batteries. Thanks in advance.
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Access WeDo on OS X from a real programming language

I'm trying to talk to the WeDo USB interface from Python or really any real programming language. I tried the clever WeDoMore library, but can't get it to bind the WeDo. I think this is because the ...
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I need a block that can combine a movement program with NXTbee radio

I am a student. I am working on a science project using LEGO Mindstorms robots enhanced with NXTbees creating a mesh network. My engineering mentor has me using LabVIEW. I am trying to find a block ...
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EV3 brick freeze during run big program

EV3 brick sometimes freezes while executing huge programs and do not react on buttons and bluetooth (connect, start/stop program). Only way to continue work is hard reset. We discovered that freeze ...
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What does the 4 digit number embossed on my LEGO set represent?

I have a Limited Edition LEGO set which has an embossed 4-digit (2755) number on the bottom. I'm curious to know what it is because I don't remember seeing one before. It would also be nice to know ...
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What Minecraft set should I get after “Crafting Box”? [on hold]

A quick question. I'm planning on getting two LEGO Minecraft sets for my young nephews since they seem to enjoy Minecraft a lot. The "Crafting Box" seems like a great first set, but I'm now torn ...
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Are LEGO minifigs' arms supposed to come off?

I can get the arms off my LEGO minifigs, however, will doing so repeatedly wear them out?
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2answers
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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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1answer
45 views

How do I convert an .lxf file to an LDraw file for bricksmith on Mac?

How do I open an .lxf file in LDraw's Bricksmith on a Mac?
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How do I repair loose arm joints?

The arms on my LEGO minifigures are loose. How can I repair these to remain in place when I move the arm to the location I want it to stay in?
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1answer
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Please help finding set

Bought a bulk lot of Lego with no instructions. I have one piece I can't locate the set for - any help would be great.
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1answer
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Purchase of large blocks in South Africa

I have thousand's of small-single, two and four blocks but sometimes need to build larger structures and thus, would like to know were in South Africa I can purchase these larger blocks without all ...
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1answer
39 views

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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Value of Lego Harry Potter? [closed]

So I have most of the Lego Harry potter sets and I know they have increased in value greatly but I was wondering whether I sell them now or wait until the new Harry potter films come out (Fantastic ...
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1answer
84 views

Chicago Blackhawks logo Lego building instructions

Can anyone make some building instructions for the Chicago Blackhawks logo that's made out of LEGO bricks? I'm trying to find so I can build it for my sick brother.
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1answer
222 views

How do I Build a LEGO Digestive System? [closed]

How might I build a LEGO model of a digestive system? I think it could be a good way of helping my son with a science project. Either building plans, instructions, or any help with getting started ...
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How are LEGO sets designed?

I've often wondered how it is that LEGO goes about creating new sets. I can easily imagine a person sitting in a room all day with unlimited pieces of every shape but with some of the complicated sets ...
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3answers
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How can I fix my chewed up LEGO head?

When I was about 8 I used to bite down on loose LEGO heads to "fix" them. Of course after the heads "treatment" they would have chew marks around the neck. Is there any way to make these marks less ...
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How do I get Batman out of DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopaedia without damaging the book?

I know less than nothing about Lego, I have bought the book because it was on offer and looked cool. How do I get Batman out of the book without damaging the book? I can't seem to find any ...
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0answers
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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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2answers
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Is there a way to use bluetooth to show something on an nxt screen?

i'm planning to use nxt to troll my friends, and I want to show something on the screen that I send to it via bluetooth. To clarify, I want to type it on a computer in another room. Is there a way to ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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Mid-sized black plate options

I'm looking for a mid-sized (16x16, 20x20 ish) black plate for mounting on a wall. It can be a regular plate or baseplate since what I am mounting it on is not Lego and it doesn't need to fit into ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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EV3 Education Edition software license

I got a new EV3 education kit. Can I install it on a several computers or does the license work on one computer only?
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Is there a way to convert a 3D model into a lego sculpture?

After researching this question for a few days, I want to post it here so I can share what I learned in an answer, and hopefully learn some new techniques too. If anyone has found another way to do ...
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1answer
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Virtual LEGO / Technics / Mindstorms simulation environments

I know that there are quite a few LEGO CADs floating around, but are there any physically correct simulation environments for models built with LEGO / Technic / Mindstorms parts, that would, for ...
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1answer
38 views

Where are these Bionicle sets? [closed]

I'm from Norway and I wonder why Bionicle sets creature of jungle and stone are nowhere to be found around here.
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What are these Technic sets with figures?

So I'm trying to identify these two LEGO sets that are rather old. I have long since lost the instructions and I can't seem to find the specific parts on BrickLink. Here are the photos of the complete ...
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0answers
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Mechanism of paper feeding [duplicate]

Can someone please explain the whole mechanism or share a link of how printer takes only one paper at a time and how its mechanism is driven like if rollers are using to pick a single paper at a time, ...
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How can I efficiently pick up bricks off the floor?

My floor is covered in bricks. My bare feet can't take much more abuse. Is there a way of collecting up the bricks easily, or should I just get on my knees and start scooping them up with my hands?
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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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Reference LEGO Technic 42043

When installing the tubing starting on page 273 of the instruction booklet, the suggested length seems to be too short for the installation. Is it permissible to cut the tubing provided to fit the ...
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How is the LEGO plastic different from Megablok plastic?

It's obvious that LEGO has better quality control, but what about the plastic they use? Megabloks look cheap and the parts seem to vary in color in a side by side comparison next to LEGO brand ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to access the RGB values of the EV3 Light Sensor?

I'm following a line with the LEGO EV3 Color Sensor in Reflected-light mode, I need to stop the robot when it detects a green tile in the ground, but I didn't succeeded in differentiating Green and ...
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3answers
411 views

What are some creative uses of the orange brick seperator tool?

I have these piling up around my lego corner: Any suggestions for creative uses? Especially multiple?
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11answers
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What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?

Teeth and pliers tend to leave unsightly marks on the bricks. Fingernails don't work too well. What tool do you recommend to separate them?

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