# All Questions

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### Lego set for 17 year old

This might sound a little bit silly, but I'm 17 and I've never built a LEGO toy, so I was looking for a first one, to see what it's about. What sets would you recommend I should look at, that are ...
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### NXT brick output ports not working properly

My NXT brick will not let motors run. When I download a program the motor will move forward and backward and then stop - sort of a wiggle. Another motor will not work at all. This happens for all ...
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### What are Good LEGO (or similiar) sets to play-prototype machines working with fluids?

I want to play around with fluid engines. I'm aware that LEGO is sometimes used in labs for prototyping kinematic components, are there successful examples of operating with fluids? Have pistons, ...
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### How do you secure a power function motor to a technic extreme cruiser? [closed]

I am trying to help my son install a power function m motor in his Technic extreme cruiser. We found a good place to put the motor and if we hold it in place it does drive the rear wheels. The ...
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### Will it be fun to go to Legoland with my family? [closed]

I am 31 years old . My elder sister and mother are going to visit me. I want to see whether it is suitable to bring them to LegoLand.
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### How much does a LEGO brick weigh?

I am trying to do a science project and I need the exact weight of one of the LEGO pieces. I am using it as a counter balance on my scale. What is the weight of a 1x4 LEGO brick?
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### How can I make a pigglet headed LEGO figure to be a sidekick for my Gadget Hero?

I have a LEGO superhero that I painted, and he needs a sidekick. The Sidekick is a boy who has the head of a pigglet! But how do I make a Pigglet head?!?
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### TTF font for Lego bricks

I'm in the process of reprinting labels for the zillions of LEGO storage drawers in Junior's toy room. I'm not looking for a font that depicts Latin alphabet characters seemingly built out of LEGO ...
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### How can I draw a microfigure on paper?

I am a great drawer, but I cannot draw microfigures! You may think that because I am young I won't be great I really am, but I need help drawing this, on paper.
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### Are there any AFOL clubs in the Atlanta area?

Are there any AFOL clubs in the Atlanta area? If so, do they have current contact information? I did some Googling but the results were inconclusive and I thought I'd shoot this out to the community. ...
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### Access hatch in a wall?

Working on a 10 stud by 10 stud Square bell tower for my annual project. Need to create a access panel/door. Any tricks that can be done so it's hidden or at least not easily noticed? I need to hide ...
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### Where can I find “hacker” information about the NXT?

I want to know if, and where, is some extremely detailed hacker information on the Mindstorms NXT 2.0. Things such as the processor, flash memory, and RAM information, GPIO or I2C support, custom ...
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### What is the best way to preserve a LEGO model after it has been built? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I store LEGO bricks as long as possible? How do you store your built models for long term display? I want to preserve my sons LEGO ships after they are built. Is ...
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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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### Is Technic compatible with Mindstorms?

My wife bought me a Mindstorms NXT 2.0 for my birthday. I've been reading up on it from as many sources as possible however apart from the 9695 Education Resource Set which adds some additional bricks ...
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### LEGO games for grown-ups?

Are all LEGO Boardgames more or less for children, or are some of them suitable for grown-up, more expert players? (Everybody likes relaxing with a simple game, but are any of the games a bit more ...
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### How can I make a LEGO heroica scale fountain of youth using bricks from Fortaan or Waldurk?

I have started collecting heroica and I thought "wouldn't a fountain of youth be superb!" but I only have Fortaan and Waldurk... any ideas?
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How do the costs compare between a railroad layout constructed with LEGO trains and a nearly identical layout using traditional scale models, such as HO?
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### Is it unethical to distribute 3D models of Lego bricks?

So say that I use LeoCAD to export some brick models to Blender. Would it be unethical to modify the models in various ways (tris to quads tool, subsurfacing, textures, rigging, etc.) and then ...
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### Are LEGO bricks recyclable?

Yes, I know that it is kind of a dumb question, as no one would want to dispose of LEGO bricks. But it's a curiosity thing: are Lego bricks recyclable?
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### How accurate is the ultrasound sensor when moving?

Can I use an ultrasound sensor while the Robot is moving, or will it give bad data?
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### NXT motor power accuracy

When turning the motors, how precise is the speed parameter? I am programming in the NXC language (standard firmware) and wishing to know how many decimal points will be taken, if any, and whether the ...
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### Where and when did the straight block letter LEGO logo appear on brick studs?

The LEGO logo that appears on the tops of brick studs has had several styles over the years. In the US, when Samsonite began manufacturing LEGO bricks, they apparently made some alterations to some of ...
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### Is it possible to build Lego bricks with a makerbot replicator 3D print?

Is it possible for plates, tiles or small pieces ? Is it possible to use MLCAD with a Makerbot replicator?
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I want to motorize my Santa Fe Super Chief. Its original instruction mentions 5300 but it's marked obsolete on BS.com and now re-released as 10153. In the same time 88002 costs few times less, e.g. $... 2answers 520 views ### What is the most compact way to make a flat six pointed star in LEGO? I spend a lot of time building in Micro scale (I maintain the Micropolis collaboration standard) and my partner is trying to figure out how to build the most compact, or smallest, six pointed star ... 1answer 660 views ### Can I use two ultrasound sensors at a time? Is there a way to use two ultrasound sensors on a Mindstorms NXT without them interfering with each other? 1answer 1k views ### What is the name of the Technic pieces that snap together to make a track? We have these little black Technic pieces that connect together; they make a track that fits over the gears (sort of like wheeled-belt-track on excavators or tank track). Can you tell me the name of ... 3answers 2k views ### Is there a way to draw LEGO figures using Blender? I have some basic experience in Blender. Is there any way to insert pre-drawn LEGO pieces into Blender? 3answers 10k views ### Looking for a site with custom instructions I'm looking for a website that has some cool custom model instructions. I have a LEGO store near me and I'm able to buy pieces individually. I'm looking for more of a sci-fi ship kind of instructions. ... 1answer 5k views ### What sites are available to sell original boxes? A couple of years ago, I stumbled across a site (not Ebay) where LEGO fans buy and sell items. I have some large boxes for various sets to sell. All my son's LEGO collection is in plastic boxes, and ... 1answer 191 views ### Do LDraw files describe models, bricks, or both? Sorry if this is kind of a dumb question, but do LDraw files describe models (with translation and rotation values with references to bricks contained in other files), or do they describe the bricks ... 1answer 449 views ### Is it possible to display large text on an NXT using LabVIEW? In RoboLab and using RobotC, it's possible to write LARGE text to the screen of the NXT. In RoboLab, this can be done by just typing [\big] at the beginning of a string constant which is wired into a ... 2answers 280 views ### What are the new elements released via the LEGO Friends sets? What new elements did the release of the Friends sets add to the LEGO element parts palette? 1answer 2k views ### How can I catalog my LEGO pieces? I have a fairly large LEGO collection, but not large enough that I can build anything and everything, given instructions. It's already organized quite well, but how can I catalog the pieces I have so ... 4answers 685 views ### Are these trees LEGO parts? I've come across some trees from some bulk purchases I've made, and I can not determine if these are LEGO or "compatible" parts. Any ideas? The tree on the left is an official tree but the one in the ... 3answers 3k views ### What was wrong with monorails? From this answer: Then there's the whole problem of parts which are simply not in production any longer, and for which the cost of reproducing them would offset the potential benefits of reissuing ... 1answer 1k views ### Why doesn't LEGO bring back old series as they were “in the day” As many of you probably can tell, LEGO has been rehashing old series and giving them a new twist (eg. Rock Raiders -> Power Miners, or whatever its called). Why doesn't LEGO actually make some of ... 3answers 12k views ### What is the average price per piece? Some LEGO pieces are probably more expensive than others, but what is the average price per piece of LEGO pieces, when sold as part of a kit? Is there any place containing statistics or graphs about ... 4answers 4k views ### Can I control 2 NXT bricks from a computer using bluetooth at the same time? I am thinking about starting a project involving controlling the movement of a mindstorms robot depending on some input from a Kinect device; however the robot will require at least 6 motors. I have ... 1answer 301 views ### What part is this grey keyhole shape and what set(s) is it from? I've recently found this grey keyhole-shaped piece - there are a fair number of them that stack together to form a circular staircase. There is what looks like a part number on the bottom but it is ... 3answers 236 views ### How should I remove a Hinge Tile, especially in the middle of a plate? I've recently had some trouble removing a 1x4 hinge tile from the middle of a plate: Even when they are on the edge of the plate there isn't a lot of areas you can use to gain the traction to ... 0answers 56 views ### Can you use four movement bricks on one NXT? [duplicate] Possible Duplicate: How can I use more than three motors with one NXT brick? I want to make a tank out but it needs 4 movement bricks but I only have one NXT. Here are the parts: It can move ... 2answers 439 views ### How versatile are the parts in a lego pirate ship set? I am looking at buying one of the pirate ship sets, such as 6285-1: Black Seas Barracuda, however, I am concerned the parts in the set are too specialized, and could not be easily adapted to make ... 2answers 897 views ### Why are they called “minifigs”? Were larger-scale LEGO figures the standard at some point in the past? It just seems odd to me that they're called "mini" when they're basically the only kind of LEGO figures available (not counting ... 1answer 1k views ### Do LEGO stores sell bricks in bulk? I've seen these pictures of LEGO stores, but have been unable to work it out: Are they are plastic bubbles on the wall that you can dig youe hand into and buy LEGO bricks in bulk, or are they just for ... 4answers 42k views ### Is it possible to buy a bulk of 1000s of basic bricks (mostly 2x4)? Several years ago I remember being able to walk into toy shops and actually shovel lego bricks into a bag and thus buy them in bulk. Unfortunately I can't seem to find stores anymore that offer this ... 4answers 2k views ### How should I go about selling$3k worth of unsorted LEGO sets?

Here is my problem. Over the years my son had me buy a large number of Star Wars sets (including 10179, 10188, 6211, 7676, 7675) and he built them. Then he traded (or lost) most of the mini-figs ...