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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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2answers
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
205 views

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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1answer
88 views

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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3answers
189 views

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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1answer
401 views

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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115 views

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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1answer
83 views

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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1answer
52 views

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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1answer
94 views

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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1answer
230 views

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 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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2answers
26 views

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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1answer
46 views

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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3answers
3k views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
3k views

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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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8answers
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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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1answer
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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
568 views
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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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3answers
446 views

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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11answers
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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
135 views

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
88 views

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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1answer
116 views

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
138 views

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
130 views

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
84 views

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
154 views

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
27 views

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
132 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
89 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
71 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
115 views

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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