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Help identifying a LEGO clone

I think this was a present in the mid-late 80s. Very sophisticated building blocks for top-view apartment-room design. They also had furniture and appliances. Can anyone tell me the brand etc?
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Challenge: A good, swift kick

Hey everyone, this is Bricks.SE's first challenge question! Context: On other sites, you sometimes see a question made specifically for the purposes of getting a lot of good ideas, the checkmark ...
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Conductive “App Brick” without human contact

This may not be entirely LEGO-related, but more related to touch screen technology. I'd like the LEGO app brick (http://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-6103777) to register a touch on a touch ...
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Help with this .nxc Tripod program

I am getting a file error when I try to run this on my NXT 2.0. It's my first time using NXC and the program compiles and transfers fine... I tried replacing the batteries, the only other thing is ...
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LEGO variant, or is it?

Evening all, my name is Craig and I'm in the early stages of sorting through a mothballed childhood collection of 20,000+ pieces mainly dating from roughly 1980 to 1992. Some of which I will keep for ...
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Scooby Dum LEGO character?

I like playing with LEGO sets a lot. I especially like the Scooby Doo sets. I'm wondering if LEGO has ever made a Scooby Dum character? Scooby Dum is Scooby Doo's cousin.
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LEGO Friends set identification from sealed bag

I have the unopened bags of a LEGO Friends set, but I can't find any number to identify the set.
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What files are required to run an ev3 program?

I'm working on a project that aims to help beginning Lego Mindstorms programmers. I'm developing certain "modules" (moving straight, making a turn) for students to try, and I want to develop a program ...
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Understanding the makeup of an XML .ev3p file

When you unzip an .ev3 program, there are many txt and xml files that are inside. In particular, there is an xml file produced with the filename extension .ev3p, which seems to contain program ...
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Does LEGO ship to my country?

Today I wanted to order some Lego sets from official Lego Shop to get the exclusive Lego fountain. But when I went to checkout, my country wasn't available in the shipping list. I live in Slovakia. ...
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What are LEGO rubber bands made of?

I have noticed that LEGO rubber bands (along with just about everything else LEGO) are fantastically durable. They last ages without getting crusty and dying like most commonly available rubber bands....
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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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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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Need help identifying these castle pieces

Wondering which set these castle pieces are from?
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Identify sets from box of assembled parts

I have quite a few models: a gas station, airports, police station, and a lot more including a battery powered cart. They are all built on gray road baseplates. I also have trees, benches, people, ...
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Is there a particular reason why LEGO did not come out with Creative Building Box for Technic parts?

LEGO have many great Creative Building Box such as the Lego 10697: XXXL Box. Why LEGO did not come out with Creative Building Box that consist of Technic parts?
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In what ways are LEGO and Megabloks incompatible?

I know that the basic bricks of LEGO and Megabloks fit together, but was wondering if other elements do too. Such as: Plates Rods (Ones Minifigures can hold, not Technic) Right angle (such as ...
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1answer
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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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Is there a changelog for any firmware updates on an EV3 brick?

When a firmware update is released for the Mindstorms EV3 brick, are there usually any changelogs for them explaining what's been added or changed? If so, where can they be found?
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Rescued Minifigure ID

I found this poor guy in a stream by a school. I assume the pieces are cobbled together, but I want the ID of the head and body, as I might be able to salvage them. Keep being awesome, guys!
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1answer
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I bought a LEGO set from a yardsale and have no instructions, box or date

I want to find out what LEGO set I have so i can get some instructions for it. I'll add some pictures of the pieces as that's about all I can do. I hope this is enough for someone to be to figure ...
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Where to download pdf of Lego Catalog for year 2005 to 2014 English version

I tried google and found Lego Catalog that is mostly in German. May I know where can I download Lego Catalog (English version) for the year 2005 to 2014, in PDF format?
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Is there on/off function on the 8879 IR SPEED REMOTE CONTROL?

Hi… Just got 8879 IR Speed Remote Control yesterday. Does it have an on/off switch? We don't see one.
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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 the blue and grey 12v train system compatible?

Are the two generations of 12v train compatible? Eg can you combine a "blue" remote controlled point and a "grey" 12v transformer? Main motivation for this: I have a complete "grey" set of trains, ...
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1answer
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TIE Fighter instructions

Need to know what instructions go with this set. Bought them this year from LEGO store. My kids lost the instructions. Comes with three separate bags in the set. Please help I'm trying to give it to ...
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How many mystery minifig bags to buy?

There are 16 distinct LEGO minifigures in a collectible series. They are sold individually in "mystery" bags so that you cannot tell which one is inside. To get all 16 minifigures, what's the ...
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How much does an average LEGO brick cost to produce?

I know that LEGO bricks approximately sell for 10 cents per piece but what does it cost to make an average brick?
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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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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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Need help identifying these 3 bags

I got them as a gift but without the packaging. I only have three bags numbered 1, 2 and 3. Can someone help me with the series number? Much appreciated.
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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 competitions for ...
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Where can I get threads compatible with LEGO pulleys?

Have LEGO threads ever been produced? Even the biggest LEGO rubber band is too short to meet my requirements. I need them for this year's WRO challenge. Note that the challenge only allows Lego ...
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1answer
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What are the instructions for Lego bag 135149?

Can someone please help me find the instructions for Lego bag 135149? The bag says 2011 and has a propeller-type brick and a white helmet? Any clues what this is?
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Piece identification

I would like to know the name of these pieces The grey one (not the one with the towball socket)(edit: found, it is 6009014 "Bracket 1 x 2 - 2 x 2") and the green one, they're similar but the grey ...
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1answer
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Identification of a piece

Sorry for the small image, but does anyone know what number that piece is?
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Lego Technic Unimog, crane will not turn

I finished the Unimog from LEGO 2 or 3 years ago, and I noticed this issue, but now I'm getting pretty angry because I still can't find the problem. It seems to be that when I use the instructions ...
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Overview of online LEGO discussion forums?

To help give an outsider an overview of the online LEGO community: What are the main online discussion forums in the LEGO world? Who hangs out where? What are the popular special interest forums? ...
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Unidentified Lego set dated 2007/6bags

There's six bags here dated 2007. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
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How is this brick attached to the pregnant minifig?

While Google-image-searching pregnant minifigs (don't ask) I came across this fig, and other variations on it, but I can't figure out how the 2x2 round brick is attached.
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How to build a steerable remote-controlled vehicle with just 1 motor?

In WeDo 2.0 set there is only 1 motor, which can be remotely switched on and off by using the iPad app (by writing a Scratch program). Also motor rotating direction can be toggled remotely. As an ...
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How much heat can LEGO bricks withstand?

I was thinking on making a decorative LEGO candle holder. It would be made out of regular ABS LEGO bricks, but also transparent ones. Because there will be an open flame involved, I want to make sure ...
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1answer
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How can I get replacement stickers for a new lego set? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Lego Fire Boat (set number 60005) but for some reason, when I opened the box and shook out the contents (as I normally do) no sticker sheet fell out. I was wondering if you could ...
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1answer
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Piece to hot air balloon won't fit. Anything I can do?

I am putting together the 41097 hot air balloon with my daughter and there is a red piece that shows a rod should go through however the rod will not go through no matter what we do. There seems to be ...
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1answer
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Verify authenticity of the Star Wars Snowtrooper minifig

I recently acquired a number of Lego Star Wars minifigures from an online seller who's looking to dispose his full collection. However, after I bought some of them and carefully inspected each part at ...
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Need Help Identifying some sets

So I have a few sets of Legos that I bought at a garage sale. They didn't come with an instruction manual or anything but they are from 2011 and one of them has a white box that says 6049732 on it. ...
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1answer
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How to motorize Technic 42040

Where can I find instructions on how to motorize the Technic Fire Plane. We have the kit 8293 which contains a motor, battery box, lights and switch, but we have no idea how to attach them. Will ...
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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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IDE recommendations for EV3 programming

Does anybody have any recommendations for non-GUI programming of the EV3 unit? I'm impressed by the LabVIEW software, but as a professional C# and VB.Net programmer (with C, C++ experience), I find ...

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