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What are some examples of advanced train layouts possible with the PF train sets?

I recently got my first train set, the Constitution Chase, and it has sparked my imagination for building train layouts. My 3-year-old son has a small collection of wooden trains and we enjoy building ...
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4answers
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What was the first set produced by The LEGO Group?

What was the first Lego set produced, and when was it first released?
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2answers
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What does the acronym MOC stand for?

This is a common acronym used in the Lego community - what does MOC mean?
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1answer
704 views

What are the characteristics of “Miniland” scale?

I have heard many references to "Miniland" scale. From what I have seen, this style of building mostly includes figurines that are larger than normal mini-figs. What are some other characteristics of ...
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How to receive response from direct_command_reply from EV3 using Python?

I've established and tested a Bluetooth connection (by playing a tone) between EV3 and Mac running Yosemite with Python 2.7.11. I used file write as in bt.write(tone) in Python to play the tone with ...
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Chicago Blackhawks logo Lego building instructions

Does anyone have the building instructions for the Chicago Blackhawks logo that's made out of Legos ? Please help me, I'm trying to find so I can build it for my sick brother.
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4answers
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What LEGO sets/blocks to buy?

We plan to buy some lego (up to $200) for a charity that helps homeless children in India. Kids in the charity's homes are of all ages (2-18). Kids are very creative but obviously lack resources. I'm ...
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1answer
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LEGO set restore-er? (Emerald Night)

I just dug up my old LEGO Emerald Night from when I was 10 or so. As I lifted it from the box it was in pieces, with the only parts intact being the piston mech, tender, and passenger car. I got it ...
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EV3 ide flickering

I'm using the Mindstorms IDE for EV3 on OSX. Everytime I'm moving the cursor the screen starts to flicker. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3JkonowmD0&feature=youtu.be . Any ideas what's ...
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0answers
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LEGO EV3 T-Rex movement fix

I tried to make T-Rex with instructions from the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory by Daniele Benedettelli. I see that the T-Rex is not able to move forward due to heaviness of the brick. Also the feet ...
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2answers
76 views

How to clean dirty white tiles? [duplicate]

I ordered a couple of tiles from bricklink.com, but they arrived a bit dirty. I'd like to make them look shining new before using them for my creation. Is there a quick and reliable way to do it?
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1answer
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Resources for building MOCs with pieces entirely from single sets

On most websites I've found, people post MOCs that use a random (or seemingly unlimited) supply of pieces. However, I'm interested in building MOCs using only pieces entirely from one set. (For ...
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4answers
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How do i organize all my LEGO bricks and parts? [duplicate]

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 ...
0
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1answer
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NXT 2.0 speakers not functioning

I have the NXT 2.0 set, and have owned it for about 5 years now. About a week ago, the sound coming from the speaker started sounding distorted, and eventually stopped working. That time I restored ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Connecting EV3 to Mac over Bluetooth without Lego Mindstorms software

I am trying to connect the EV3 brick over Bluetooth to a Mac so I can use direct commands to send bytecodes. However, the Bluetooth connection remains active only through the Lego Mindstorms ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Where can I find LEGO Doctor Who sunglasses and guitar?

Where can I find LEGO minifigure sunglasses in black and a rock band guitar for the new Doctor Who set? I have searched on ebay and LEGO.com.
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4answers
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How can I wirelessly connect the NXT and an iOS device?

I've seen videos around YouTube (like this one for a car) that show an ability to control a Mindstorms set via iOS (either iPhone or iPod Touch). I am just getting started with Mindstorms, but find ...
4
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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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0answers
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how to assign values for 2d array in bricxCC?

I use BricxCC to program my NXT robot, and the problem is that I can't figure out how to assign value to 2d array unit after array was initialized. the code looks like this: int map[8][11]= { ...
2
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0answers
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Is there a free ImageSet of the Minifigure Series?

As I wrote an iOS App, which helps you collect the Minifigure Series, that I want to distribute for free and LEGO is not willing to let me use their Minifigure Images, I am looking for the images ...
4
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1answer
83 views

Why are there some extra letters on lego Car License Plates?

Most of the car in Lego City have a sticker license plate. The number on a license plate is corresponding to the Lego Set number. But what about these extra letter there? Is it just to add more ...
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5answers
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How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?

I'd like to know how I can create computer imagery of my own models or existing models. How can we do photographic quality or cartoon like images?
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1answer
94 views

How much tension can I expect to get out of a lego chain before it starts to give away?

Assuming I am using the technic chain links to make a chain, how much force can I expect to be able to get out of the chain before it breaks? Suppose I am using a 16t gear to directly drive a 24t ...
3
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1answer
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Identification for harness/hose/pipe + wings

I'm still trying to follow the instructions mentioned in my last question, and I came upon this image: . Does anybody know what piece/pieces that/those are on the right? (I know the # for the ...
2
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1answer
413 views

EV3 Error and VM Program Instruction Break

I'm making a program which is very complex and large but it does not contain any Arrays in it. Weird thing is, last night it worked fine but today when I downloaded the exactly same thing into the EV3 ...
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2answers
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EV3 - At what time DIRECT_REPLY is sent by brick?

For example: I've sent DIRECT_COMMAND_REPLY to rotate the motor for 720 deg. When EV3 brick should send reply: before motor finished rotation (right after my command was received) or after motor ...
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5answers
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How to use Power Functions with Mindstorms EV3?

Having learned that Mindstorms EV3 doesn't work directly with Power Functions, Q: Can you use Power Functions motors with the EV3 programmable brick? A: No, the connector does not match. I ...
4
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1answer
73 views

Is there a step-by-step guide to extracting a parts list from LDD to bricklink?

I'd like to build a model I have in LDD, but i don't know how to get my parts list (I exported BOM) into bricklink. I know there is rebrickable, but I don't see an option to import either .lxf or ...
3
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1answer
93 views

Identification for Hinge-like Piece

I'm trying to follow building instructions on Brickshelf, but I'm having some trouble finding the piece on the right in this photo: . Anyone know what it is?
4
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1answer
380 views

Is this piece some kind of rare/modified 200?

I have this piece which vaguely resembles 200, Technic Rack Winder Axle (Rebricked) but one end is different. It is 5 studs long, axle is 1 stud long, the gear lies between 3rd and 4th stud and the ...
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2answers
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Emmet's couch model in official sets different than the movie?

Lego's official building instructions for The Sea Cow set include building instructions for building Emmet's couch from The Lego Movie. Are there differences between this model and the one actually ...
5
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1answer
226 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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1answer
1k views

How many copies of each set is produced?

Is there any way to find out how many copies of a set were produced? I would like to know how rare some of my older sets actually are.
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1answer
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I have a series 14 Sasquatch (Square Foot) missing facial paint, is it normal?

Hi I have the camera holding Sasquatch but he does not have the black eyebrows and muzzle. The eyes and teeth are there but the rest is just brown.
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1answer
45 views

NXT2 motors limitation?

We are extending famous Dave Parker's nxtprograms.com 2 Touch Remote I have added 2 extra "threads" - one to control 3rd motor (which is a frontal "claw") and another one to use 4th touch sensor to ...
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3answers
4k views

How can I build a LEGO marble pump?

All right, here's a tough one for ya'll. How can I built a marble pump out of LEGO bricks? What would the mechanism which pushes the marbles up need to look like? Here's an example in this video: ...
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What are the differences between the two available pizza elements?

In the "Buy pieces" section of the Lego website, I looked up the pizza element. It turns out there are actually two of them! Element 6102555 costs $0.41/piece and 81867 costs $0.37/piece, but they ...
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2answers
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Can I find parts list for single fire truck in a fire station set?

I'm trying to find the partlist for the biggest firetruck in the 7208 Fire Station. Is there a page that contains lists for each car in a set?
0
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1answer
55 views

Can Lego Duplo and Lego Junior sets compatible? Can the pieces be mixed together from the different sets? [duplicate]

Are Lego Duplo and Lego Junior sets compatible? Can the pieces be mixed together from the different sets and all be played with together?
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Which hand is this minifigure extending normally?

I remember more than one argument with a friend over which way LEGO minifigures' hands should be oriented to be correct (with the thumb pointed upward/inward, like a human hand's neutral position). ...
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14answers
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What pieces are prone to breaking?

I've had a few pieces break over the years, which was a real bummer as I was not expecting them to. What are some commonly used pieces that are prone to breaking? Pieces that should be handled ...
2
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1answer
76 views

How can I connect CCBS parts to plain LEGO system?

Can anyone explain how the front shoulder was built in this MOC? Are there bricks that allow easy connections between CCBS and plain System?
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1answer
45 views

8034 softwer RIS 2.0 - how to work it under ubuntu 14.04?

can I get to work RCX2.0 softwer RIS2.0 under ubuntu 14.04? I've installed it under wine, but the graphics of my notebook was to high for it, and the next phase of installation - the looking for the ...
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4answers
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How to help a yellowed brick with a sticker?

My parents recently finally decided they can return me my childhood toys with 1990s Technic sets including the 8880 Super Car. All other sets were in boxes, but this one spent the last 15+ years ...
0
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2answers
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LDD not rendering

I've dug out the LDD application I found on an older hard drive. It seems however, that it has problems rendering the bricks and models: I am running LDD 4.3.8 on Windows7 Ultimate (64Bit) with ...
2
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1answer
147 views

Where does these knock-off LEGO's come from?

These are some of the non-LEGO pieces I had in my LEGO collection when I was a child, and I was told they were old LEGOs, but any site on the history of LEGO completely fail to show anything like ...
3
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3answers
215 views

Where can I get threads compatible with LEGO pulleys?

Have LEGO threads ever been produced? Even the biggest LEGO rubber band is too short to meet my requirements. I need them for this year's WRO challenge. Note that the challenge only allows Lego ...
0
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1answer
58 views

How many parts were in Advent calendars of yore?

Is there any convenient way to find out how many pieces were in previous years' Advent calendars? I looked through a dozen calendars on bricklink and most of them do not include the part count in the ...
1
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1answer
101 views

Sizesorting machine

I am quite new to LEGO Mindstorms, and can't seem to wrap my head around this one. I am making a size sorting machine, sorting brick sizes depending on the time they take to pass the lightsensor. So ...
0
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2answers
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