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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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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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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
83 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
68 views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
111 views

What is this hinge piece?

What are the two pieces that make up this hinge and brick?
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1answer
325 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
83 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 ...
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78 views

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
647 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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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
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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
115 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, ...
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3answers
395 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
76 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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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 ...
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What's a good base collection of tiles?

I recently picked up a copy of the LEGO ideas book, and been inspired. As a novice builder, I've noticed that almost every model makes use of tiles to provide a finished look, which seems like a great ...
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2answers
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Looking for set to go with a specific brick [closed]

I have a bunch of random Lego pieces and looking to see if they come with a specific set. I have a picture but not sure how to post. Is anyone able to help?
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Repairing Lego minifigure torso cracks/damage

I have a ton of Lego minifigures that I really put through their paces throughout my childhood (fighting pirates, exploring space... basic stuff really). A number of them are damaged on the torso. ...
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3answers
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Lego Torsos cracking

I have just recently acquired the new crossbones' hazardous heist, and suprisingly, not even a week went by and my really sweet Black widow figure already has a small crack in her side. Will This ...
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1answer
43 views

How to parameter the ports in move tank block EV3?

How do I parameter the ports at Move Tank block (in My Block)?
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1answer
89 views

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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What is the basis of purism in LEGO building? [closed]

LEGO purism is the idea that LEGO constructions should be made with only with official Lego blocks with no modifications. Other bits of plastic, papercraft, metal supports, and so on are frowned upon. ...
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How many different types of Lego bricks have been produced?

I was curious and wondering: How many different types of Lego bricks have been produced since the start of the company in 1949?
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2answers
522 views

Strongest LEGO structure - (2) Floor

What is the strongest LEGO box structure? I am going to build a LEGO computer case. Different from Mike Schropp and greenyouse, I am planing to build an upright case. (This is a general "strongest ...
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1answer
302 views

Giant LEGOs--that aren't QUATROs?

We got a big tub of secondhand LEGO bricks, and included was a random pile of what appear to be giant LEGO bricks. They are a bit bigger than DUPLO bricks but smaller than QUATRO bricks and have an ...
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2answers
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How to tape something to the bottom of a brick

I'm installing lights in my buildings (I'm using Neopixel strips, which have a flat back), and I'm trying to tape the lights to the ceiling. Of course, bricks and plates aren't smooth on the bottom, ...
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2answers
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ev3 education brick dosen't work well

I have ev3 education kit and when I make a program and put it on the brick and run it at first time it run very well and the robot go in straight line and make 90 degree turn very well but when i run ...
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1answer
606 views

Pass sensor or motor port number as a parameter

I want to create a block for one light sensor or one motor separately. Is it possible to give the number of the port as a parameter to a sensor or motor block via data wire? In NXT-G it was possible.
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68 views

How big is a LEGO torso in Microsoft Paint

I am trying to print decals, but I don't know how the size of the torso or any other parts are supposed to scale in my Microsoft Paint.
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1answer
156 views

Letter B on the top of a LEGO clone

What LEGO clone is this? I love it after LEGO, but I can't find more! Identification please?
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1answer
87 views

How to convert a model from Lego Digital Designer Extended into non-Extended?

Q: How do I figure out which pieces in my model are "illegal?" I'm using Lego Digital Designer. My Lego model I've designed uses parts that don't exist. This is a bummer because I am trying to ...
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1answer
96 views

What is this Lego piece?

My brother bought a big tub of Lego recently and found this piece inside. He doesn't know what it is and we can't find anything about it online so we were wondering what it is. He says it isn't in any ...
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2answers
77 views

Help with marks?

I am trying to find out the significance of 3 marks that appear on the back of base plates. There are 3 circles in a row. The first contains numbers 0-9 in increments of one with a small arrow ...
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1answer
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Looking for instructions for brick set #135149

I have part two and part three of the this set and I am pretty sure this set has to come from the "Lego Movie" series. The reason I say is because one of the bags has one or two of the secret police ...
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1answer
57 views

Dark metallic gray tube: Is it a LEGO?

Unfortunately, I no longer own the piece in question. But here are the specs: Dark metallic grey, like Super Battle Droids. Somewhere in the vicinity of 6 inches long. Flat ends: not a cut or broken ...
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2answers
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LDD Seems to be missing a piece

So I'm trying to make an alternate version of the UCS Tie Fighter. I'm following the official instructions downloaded from the LEGO site, and I've come in to a problem. This piece, seen here (ID: ...
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2answers
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How can a brick/color combination exist but not be part of a set?

In a recent question the 2x4 transparent brick in neon green came up as a rare part (see Does someone know where i can find this lego brick?). It doesn't seem to be listed as part of a set (at least ...
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Is there a place where you can buy single pieces of LEGO-compatible systems?

I've acquired a set of MegaBloks and was amazed at the slopes with studs on top. Unfortunately the set is $15 and there's only 6 pieces I need. So I wanted to ask, are there any sites like Bricklink ...
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4answers
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Do any of the KRE-O Transformers sets actually transform?

KRE-O, a LEGO-compatible brick toy, has several officially licensed Transformers models. I have two of the smaller ones and they do not actually "transform" - you take them apart and put them back ...
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1answer
56 views

How come themes like Bionicle can afford so many new parts?

LEGO is quite economical about introducing new parts in its standard sets. One reason is they need to fit in the system, but the other is that hard tooling molds for production is quite expensive. ...
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What are the torque limits of gears?

I am using Lego in the classroom to introduce students to geared machines. As part of this I am asking them to design a winch, using a small 1.5V DC motor and a collection of the common Lego gears, ...
2
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2answers
106 views

What's the maximum pressure one airtank can withstand and how to tell its limit?

I bought a airtank and using it to support many v2 pneumatic cylinders, while I'm using a v1 pump and one motor to pump air to this air tank. Since another airtank or a lego pressure gauge is very ...
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2answers
279 views

How much torque can a lego axle handle?

from to this question, it seems that the gears are stronger than the axles, which begs the question of how strong are the axles? if you connect one of the stronger motors, such as say the buggy motor: ...
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What set are these bags? Detectives wanted

I just bought this collection of LEGO parts. I am mostly curious about the sealed bags. Most are numbered 2011. Thanks for the input in advance! More detailed pictures: http://imgur.com/a/ebkvz

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