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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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How do I know when current sets will retire?

As the title asks, how is the easiest way to find when current sets on the Lego website will be retired and no longer sold. For example, the 10197 Fire Brigade has been around since 2009, same as ...
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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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Does the value of Lego increase over a period of time?

I have a couple of exclusive Lego sets such as the 50th Anniversary set, 10184 Town Plan, as well as the Lego Harry Potter 10217 Diagon Alley set. I was wondering if these will increase in value into ...
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How can I remove fast glue (Cyanoacrylate) from LEGO bricks? [duplicate]

I recently bought some second-hand LEGO bricks. Some of these bricks have quick glue on them. How can I get rid of the glue?
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Best way to match minifigs and tell what set they are from?

What is the best way to match minifig torsos, legs, heads? Is there a listing of all LEGO minifigures? I have a lot of minifigs with torsos and legs but have no idea which head goes with it. ...
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Strongest LEGO structuce - (1) Pillars

What is the strongest LEGO 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 LEGO ...
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Basic bricks in Ninjago Spinners sets

Every Ninjago spinner set contains basic bricks of the same color: two 1X2 bricks and a 2x2 flat. See: http://brickset.com/sets?query=spinners What is the purpose for these bricks?
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Has Lego discontinued presenting alternate configurations on the backs of modern boxes?

When I was younger, the backs of my Castle/Space Lego set boxes showed alternate model builds for the supplied pieces, configurations not detailed in the instruction manual. I appreciated these ...
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How do i organize all my LEGO bricks and parts?

I just have a massive amount of lego laying around in a container. Kind of hard to sort through whenever i need parts. I was wondering if anyone has experience with many different sizes of lego ...
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What is this minifig?

Saw this on Facebook, what is this minifig? Some people say it is from Atlantis but I'm not so sure.
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Advanced set to 5.5 years old

My son have great successful with build a lot of Lego models, include complex, such as Family house set. And I want to meet him with advanced model, that include some gears and more functional. I ...
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How to build a limited slip differential?

Lego provides a couple of ways for building a differential, such as this: and also provides a limited-slip gear like this: ...
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How can I build a Lego rubik's cube?

How can I build a LEGO Rubik's cube, I have 2 of them, and I've built them several times, but how can I build a LEGO Rubik's cube.
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How do you plan large structures for easy and safe transport to shows?

Imagine I am building a large display that will cover many square feet and have both tall buildings and lots of small details. What are some techniques for making these things modular? Is it safer to ...
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Which train motor is more powerful, 9V or 12V?

I recently picked up LEGO bricks again and due to lack of space I'm planning to build a multilevel train layout. I do have a descent amount of 12V track along with trains and switch points, but I was ...
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EV3 Brick Error Symbols?

I am currently developing an EV3 robot that sorts colored technic beams. However, the brick will only run part of the program and then generate a strange error code on the brick's screen. The error ...
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Creating electronic product which is compatible with Lego brick [closed]

Currently, my company has an idea to create the product to integrate with your Lego brick. So far, we found that there is a product at kickstarter, mcookie (Link: ...
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I have an idea for a new kind of LEGO, using new types of elements

I have an idea for a new LEGO product (not a LEGO set or anything, I know that the Lego ideas site exists, but a new "kind" of LEGO) I've been trying to contact LEGO about it without any luck. So I ...
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1answer
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Is there a modern equivalent for windscreen piece 6152?

For a creation I'm building, I am using a white windscreen piece (part ID 6152). Looks like this piece was last produced in the late 1990's. Is there a modern equivalent that preserves this general ...
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0answers
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Error “unable to open port” in LeJOS EV3 behavior programming

I'm writing a behavior based LeJOS EV3 program. I'm using two sensors: touch and ultrasonic. I'm using two large motors and one medium motor. I'm using a sample provider for the touch screen but not ...
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What glue should I use for permanent LEGO construction?

The incredible precision of LEGO parts makes them attractive for building precise jigs, but the fact that they can come apart fairly easily isn't so helpful for this application. Can anyone recommend ...
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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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Which is faster: M motor or XL motor?

I understand that the M motor has an adequate amount of speed, and the XL motor is best known for its torque. But is the XL motor really faster than the M motor? Or is it the other way around? I am ...
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How to run two LEGO electric trains at the same time?

I have a LEGO city built with a train encircling it. The track is the classic style with metal railings running through it. I have a switch track as well that is connected to an NXT robot to switch ...
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How can I use multiple switch options in Lego Mindstorms EV3 software?

What I see is just a simple if/then/else. What I am looking for is to be able to add multiple options, more than yes/no. I use a motor as a switcher, so I rotate it to some position and measure its ...
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Can anyone help id this partial build/set?

I found this partial set bagged at Savers, looked interesting. But searching thru peeron, I cannot figure out what set this might belong to. Is anybody familiar with what set this might be associated ...
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Is Mindstorms EV3 backwards compatible?

LEGO Group announced the next Mindstorms version, the EV3 which will be available in the Fall, 2013. Does anyone know if the new version, specifically the controller, will be backwards compatible ...
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Are 10682 “Creative Suitcase” and 10695 “Creative Building Box” compatible?

I just wanted to be sure if these two sets 10682 and 10695 are compatible.
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What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?

After a 20 year hiatus I picked up LEGO again as a hobby. I've been into the Trains lately and need bricks. I found a couple places to pick them up but they all suck for various reasons. The first was ...
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1answer
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Is there a site where I can put in a set of individual lego bricks (by part ID) and get an optimized list of stores to buy (to minimize shipping)

I'm new to this site, so please forgive me if this is a duplicate. Background story I got my 6 years old the Lego City Arctic largest set, and then realized he had previously had 2 other arctic ...
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Is it safe to wash LEGO pieces in the dishwasher?

I've heard from a lot of people that LEGO can be washed in the dishwasher, but I'm concerned about warping, losing stickers, wearing off of painted pieces, etc. Is it safe to actually wash them in the ...
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How many, and what the names are of all the countries that buy, sell, make, and assemble LEGO? [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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1answer
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How can the 12v Train 7823 Container Depot be used to load container ships as per Lego Catalogue

As I kid I was always confused by the description of the 7823 Container Depot in the Lego Catalogues: ..."The crane can be raised so container ships can be loaded." An example can be seen in ...
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1answer
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How did the LEGO 7862 Remote Controlled Decoupling and Signal work?

I've never seen this set in person, although it appears occasionally in 12V Lego train system images. I've never seen it used, or described. How did the LEGO 7862 Remote Controlled Decoupling and ...
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Inverting motor's rotation

I've designed a robot with two motors. It works as follows: The first motor is attached to the the person's arm, the second motor receives the calculated movement and moves accordingly. When the ...
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Will playing with a PF train motor by hand damage it?

If one pushes a PF-motorized train by hand, will it cause damage to the motor, or any of the other parts (IR Receiver, Battery box)? It is essentially working as a generator when turned by hand, so ...
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Mindstorms Vision Command - what shall I do with it?

I have a Vision Command camera, bricks and book, still boxed with instructions and a W98 coaster, er I mean CD, and was about to donate it to a charity shop but it seems there's no 64 bit driver for ...
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Slow down the mindstorms EV3 motor so target position is not overshot

I have Debian jesse installed on a mindstorms EV3 and I'm using the ev3.lego library: https://github.com/topikachu/python-ev3 I want to be able to slow down the motor as it reaches its target ...
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1answer
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Where did these small tan bricks come from?

I was going through an old box of LEGO bricks from the 70's and 80's and I found a number of small bricks that appear to be about 2/3 size. They have the LEGO logo, and appear to be the official tan ...
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1answer
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Control two Lego NXTs with an Arduino

I'm new here and also very noob with the Arduino. I have a basic knowledge in Java and some more in C# so code isn't a problem. I can learn it easily. I have a project assigned. I would like to know ...
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How to remember initial position of a robot and return to it

I have an EV3 robot with motors, like a car, that can move forward/backward and left/right and have some sensors attached. I want it to remember its initial position by remembering all the movements ...
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How many flexible tracks does it take to make a complete oval?

I have couple of straight tracks, no curved tracks, so the only option now from me is to buy the new 7499 straight + flexible tracks. Therefore: How many boxes of 7499 tracks do I need to make a ...
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2answers
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Can I repair a broken LEGO brick with glue?

I have a dump truck hinge piece that snapped in half when it got bent backwards too hard. Is there a type of glue that would be appropriate to repair the piece? Would superglue be a good choice? ...
4
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1answer
172 views

Where does this green plane fuselage piece come from?

It has the year 2005 on it and the number 22988 I think. Anyone know what it is?
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284 views

What is the purpose of this plate with door rail?

I'm looking at the this piece: Is this piece some kind of a track on which you can build stuff that slides? I see it in sets as a decorative piece from time to time. What does "door rail" even ...
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On what plane is 7292 Propellor Adventures based?

The set 7292, Propeller Adventures, features a twin engine airplane. It looks a bit like the de Havilland Mosquito, but not quite. On what plane, if any, is it based?
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Mindstorms Software Versions

Here is what I have: Site licences for Mindstorms Software 1.0 (NXT) and EV3. An upgrade to Version 2.0 for the NXT 9 NXT kits 4 EV3 kits 2 Renewable Energy Kits and Temperature sensors My ...
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LEGO Brick Color Palette [duplicate]

Have any new brick colors come out recently? I haven't seen many diverse colors and was wondering if there is still an expanding palette for the bricks being produced.
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952 views

Which buildings were based on sets in the LEGO Island video game?

The Wikipedia article for Lego Island mentions 'Most of these buildings are based on real Lego sets in circulation at the time of release for the game.' I haven't played the game in a long time but ...

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