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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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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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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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Are there any Star Wars vehicles that have not yet been produced in a Lego kit?

This includes all six films and the Clone Wars spin-offs. Every vehicle I can think seems to have been produced as part of a kit at some point. Are there any that haven't?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 damaging/...
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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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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 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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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 handle....
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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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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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Sending Gcode to Lego mindstorms x/y plotter?

I am building an x/y plotter out of LEGO Mindstorms. I would like it to read an SVG file on the EV3 brick, convert it to gcode, and draw the coordinates. How would I go about doing this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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