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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2answers
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Is there a LEGO clamping tool?

Sometimes we cannot easily attach 2 LEGO pieces. Is there a tool to help clamp together LEGO pieces that aren't very tight? In other words, is there a tool for making a more secure connection between ...
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1answer
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What piece is designed to hold the “drawer” piece?

Cruising the good old PAB, I come across a piece called simply, the "drawer". From the image, I can conclude that this piece is meant to act like a real drawer, by pulling out of something. Question: ...
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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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1answer
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What is the name of this almost triangular shaped Technic beam?

Okay so, I've been on BrickOwl.com for the past day or two, trying to find the names of the peices for a LEGO GLaDOS that this guy made because he doesn't give the names, at around 12:50 he uses this ...
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1answer
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What do these bags make?

I am trying to organize my sons LEGO bricks and we cannot find a book or what these bags go to. Not even sure the bags go together? Bag 5 has grey pieces and these long red things that look like you ...
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1answer
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What is the name of this 2x2 curved piece with a lip?

What is this piece called, and what are its degrees?
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1answer
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What is this technic axle?

In this video, Kooberz uses this piece: You can see it in action in this video at 15:06. What is the piece?
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1answer
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What is this Bionicle limb piece?

In Kooberz's video, he uses this piece. What is it called?
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1answer
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What is this technic pin?

In Kooberz' video, he uses a techinc pin that looks like What is it called?
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0answers
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Extract Bricklink or Brickowl parts list from LDD (on OS X)

I've got some models .lxf and I'd like to order the parts. Is there a way to extract that information from LDD on OS X? All the solutions I have seen so far go via a Windows application.
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1answer
129 views

What´s this weird blue 8-long thin hinge piece?

I´ve spent several hours on bricklink now trying to identify this mystery piece. It doesn´t have a part number on it, only the Lego logo. It looks kind of like a hinge or something that might snap ...
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1answer
85 views

Where can I find the misspelled Luke Skywlaker pen?

There was a LEGO Star Wars snafu in which a buildable pen was released, and "Skywalker" was incorrectly spelled as "Skywlaker". This was quickly remedied, and a corrected version was released. I ...
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1answer
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Most common piece?

I know there are many candidates for a rarest piece, but: Is any specific brick truly the most common? Which? Which color? I've wondered for a long time about this. Make sure to include details, as ...
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Can you help me identify what Lego set this May Belong to?

Can anyone help me identify what lego set this is from? My son has it half built and we cannot find the instructions and the bricks have been mixed with his other lego. Thanks!
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What is this hinge piece?

What are the two pieces that make up this hinge and brick?
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1answer
326 views

What set is this minifigure from?

I found this minifigure in an unmarked box, but do not know what set it came from.
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1answer
92 views

Where can I buy bulk DUPLO sized bricks?

I am working on a project where I need LOTS of basic DUPLO sized bricks and/or plates. I need only the simple sizes, 2x2 and 2x4 and possibly 2x6. I do not want any pieces with curves, slopes, decals, ...
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How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?

In this article it's mentioned that one very important feature of the LEGO bricks are their 'clutch power' which is "the ability of its bricks to snap together tightly while also being easy to ...
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2answers
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Where can I download the software for old RCX-era Mindstorms sets?

These days I've been coming across a lot of people who've purchased used MINDSTORMS sets from the RCX era, only to find they didn't come with a CD. And in order to use the set, assuming that using an ...
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3answers
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How to program two NXT motors to run at the same time?

I'm working on a project with multiple axis of movement… trying to get two motors to run at the same time in order to achieve a mix of two!
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1answer
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LEGO Friends drinking bottle (850817) containing BPA?

LEGO has recently released Friends drinking bottle 850817, but there's no mention anywhere (not on the product itself, not on the product's web page) as to whether the product contains BPA (Bisphenol),...
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Would LEGO use recycled plastic? [closed]

I have been studying the application of new recycling technologies because I am concerned with plastic pollution. I have thought of a way to apply new technology differently but the missing piece of ...
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1answer
652 views

Under what conditions are the LEGO boardgame dice unfair, and by how much?

For LEGO's board game line, they have moulded a LEGO die, with a 2x2 stud pattern on each side. Obviously, weight distribution is going to be thrown off if you use a full studless plate on one side ...
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3answers
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Why are new LEGO bricks softer than old ones?

The older bricks that were made back in the day, "pre-2K", seem to be made out of a harder and more durable brick that would hurt your feet when you walked on them. Now it appears that since the other ...
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3answers
149 views

What will LEGO do when all the crude oil on earth is used?

When crude is no longer available (which is in 53.3 years) what will LEGO do, since oil is needed in order to make plastic? Is there a plastic alternative, or another type of material that is strong ...
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1answer
117 views

LEGO manufacture/purchase statistics by country [duplicate]

I'm doing a world geography project over the globalization of LEGO. Eventually I will put everything on a poster. I already know that Billund in Denmark is where they were first made, also Hungary, ...
5
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3answers
420 views

Where to find this green transparent brick?

Where can I find this lego brick? I have one but I want some more of them for a project.
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1answer
77 views

Ringing bell DUPLO [duplicate]

It's a yellow curved piece, (like the eye piece), with a red button on top that rings like a bell. My kids had this growing up in the 80's. Any info on what this piece is called or where to get one ...

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